The 2021 Honda Pilot began arriving at dealerships this week with a new Special Edition (SE) trim, along with several other upgrades.
The Pilot, which is made at Honda’s manufacturing facility in Lincoln, Alabama, comes standard with a 9-speed transmission with paddle shifters, dual-zone climate control and a new platinum white pearl color available for the Black Edition trim.
Geared for the family, this Pilot builds on the popular EX-L trim with features that include leather seats, second-row sunshades and power driver’s seat with 2-position memory settings, plus 20-inch wheels, roof rails, foot-activated hands-free access power tailgate and a wireless phone charger. The manufacturer suggested retail price for the 2-wheel-drive option is $38,960 and the all-wheel-drive option is $40,960.
The Pilot Touring continues to offer features drivers like, such as Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Blu-Ray based rear-seat entertainment, parking sensors, heated second-row outboard seats and exterior styling enhancements.
The Pilot Elite trim adds even more, including standard second-row captain’s chairs, dual moonroof, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, heated steering wheel and more.
The Black Edition adds black-painted wheels, blackout trim on the grille, window surround, red interior lighting and red highlights in the perforated leather, plus the new platinum white pearl color option.
The Pilot LX comes with 2-wheel drive and standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology, all for a retail price of $32,250. The Pilot LX with Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (iVTM-4®) all-wheel-drive system carries a price tag of $34,250.
The iVTM-4 uses electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated rear differential to apportion engine torque between the front and rear axles and distribute torque between the left and right rear wheels. The benefits for the driver are better all-weather handling and accurate steering under power.
All Pilot trims come standard with Honda Sensing suite of driver-assistive and safety technologies.
The Honda Manufacturing of Alabama facility, in Lincoln, makes the Pilot, Odyssey, Passport and Ridgeline vehicles, as well as the V6 engines that power them.