2021 Honda Pilot Adds Tons Of New Standard Features

These days, cars only sell like hotcakes when they’re bursting at the seams with standard features. As it just so happens, the 2021 Honda Pilot falls perfectly into that category — a midsize SUV with more standard features than you can count on your fingers and toes.

It all starts with the Honda Sensing® Suite, Honda’s premier safety feature package that holds nothing back. Standard on all trims of the 2021 Honda Pilot, the Honda Sensing Suite includes high-tech systems like lane-keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, an automatic start-stop system and more. 

It’s clear Honda is invested in providing you with a sense of security when you’re behind the wheel. As important as safety is, the fun doesn’t end there.

The 2021 Honda Pilot now features a standard 9-speed automatic transmission. Drivers of any trim can also take advantage of modern conveniences, including Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration, and paddle shifters. Even in the base LX model, you’ll feel right at home with all of the niceties we expect in today’s high-tech automotive landscape.

The standard features aren’t the only reason to consider making the 2021 Honda Pilot your next big purchase though.

2021 Honda Pilot Pricing

Starting at $32,250 MSRP, the base 2021 Honda Pilot’s price did take a slight jump over last year to compensate for the numerous new standard features. With that said, the cost is still among the most affordable for midsize SUVs. It’s certainly not the most lavish vehicle among its top competitors, but its impressive suite of standard safety features and spacious cabin make it an excellent value.

2021 Honda Pilot Trim Levels

Yes, there is a plethora of standard features included with the 2021 Honda Pilot. While that may be the case, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for only the standard features. The new Pilot offers seven possible trims, including the brand-new Special Edition.

After the base LX comes the EX, which starts at $34,930 and features extra niceties like an upgraded 8” infotainment display, heated seats and a blind spot information system with cross-traffic monitoring. Next is the EX-L, starting at $38,360, which comes with a power tailgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the HomeLink® Remote System.

Keep it moving up to the Special Edition, which starts at $38,960 and is equipped with hands-free tailgate access, a wireless phone charger and roof rails. Then there’s the Touring, starting at $42,920, which boasts second-row captain’s chairs, a rear entertainment system and a premier audio system. Not satisfied yet? How about the Elite, starting at $48,420 and featuring rain-sensing windshield wipers, a panoramic sunroof and heated steering wheel.

Last but not least is the Black Edition, starting at $49,920, which delivers many of the top-tier features already mentioned along with exclusive 20” black alloy rims, gloss black grille and red interior ambient lighting to give it a bold edge.

2021 Honda Pilot Features

All trims of the 2021 Honda Pilot come with a 2.5L V6 engine delivering 280 horsepower with an available Eco Assist™ system. All-wheel drive is available on all trims as well, and will cost an additional $2,000. Honda claims 20 mph city and 27 mpg highway (23 mpg combined) for the Pilot.

All trims of the 2021 Honda Pilot come with a 2.5L V6 engine delivering 280 horsepower with an available Eco Assist™ system. All-wheel drive is available on all trims as well, and will cost an additional $2,000. Honda claims 20 mph city and 27 mpg highway (23 mpg combined) for the Pilot.

The 2021 Honda Pilot is bursting at the seam with standard features, making this year’s model all the tantalizing of a buy. Given the copious safety systems, powerful engine, and abundance of technology at your fingertips, the list of reasons to have the Pilot atop your wishlist is lengthy