What's new for the 2021 Honda Pilot?
Anyone who likes good looking vehicles must consider the 2021 Honda Pilot, which has been given excellent exterior and interior features in its latest avatar. This crossover SUV presents the best combination between style and comfort, especially on the outside. A few new developments in the 2021 range are available, which will be visible during this write-up.
An excellent mix of ruggedness and refinement can be seen in this crossover. It is surely a modern SUV for many families in the US.
Variants on Offer:
Buyers will be able to select from the following variants of the 2021 new Honda Pilot:
- Black Edition
- Special Edition (new)
Among these, the Special Edition is an all-new trim, meant to offer buyers several modern features.
Black Edition and Elite variants get All Wheel Drive (AWD) as standard, while it is optional on the others. The following colors are on offer:
- Obsidian Blue Pearl
- Steel Sapphire Metallic
- Black Forest Pearl
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Platinum White Pearl
- Lunar Silver Metallic
Maximum Power and Engine Performance:
The engine being used here is the 3.5 liter Direct Injection i-VTEC V6 petrol powerplant, same as that in 2019. It can generate 280 hp of power and 262 pound feet of peak torque. A new change in 2021 is that all variants now come with the same 9-speed Automatic Transmission.
The Honda Pilot already got several changes in 2019, which included:
- Brand new front and rear designs.
- A new infotainment system.
- An updated cabin.
Due to these, no changes have been made to the exterior style for the 2021 editions. New fog lights, a trapezoidal grille, and newly designed headlights are visible in the front. Its reverse lights illuminate in a U-pattern, and higher trims get a new rear garnish.
LED headlights enhance the presence of the Touring and Elite models. 20 -inch alloy wheels can also be seen here. In comparison, one can see the base LX trim comes with 18-inch alloys.
The latest features that have been made standard across all trims of the 2021 Honda Pilot, and they are:
- Automatic Stop-Start.
- Dual-zone climate control.
- Paddle Shifters.
The steering wheel used in this vehicle in 2019 was brand new and will also be present in 2021 models. Other interior features are as follows:
- 3 rows of seats for 7-8 passengers.
- Leather upholstery (EX-L).
- Entertainment screens for the rear seat.
- 4G Wi-Fi.
- Dual zone automatic climate control.
- PA system in the cabin.
- Memory functions for driver’s seat.
- A lot of room in the cabin. Though space is more than the Toyota Highlander, it is less as compared to the Volkswagen Atlas.
- Optional heated captain’s seats for the 2nd row in the Touring trim.
According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2021 Honda Pilot gets a top safety rating. Honda comes with a safety program titled Honda Sensing, which consists of:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System.
- Road Departure Mitigation System.
- Lane Keeping Assist System.
- Adaptive Cruise Control.
The car’s own safety features include a Rear Privacy Glass and Auto high beam headlights.