What's New for the 2021 Honda Pilot?
Looks are important for vehicles available these days, irrespective of category. Anyone who gives importance to looks should seriously consider buying the 2021 Honda Pilot. Exterior and interior features appear vastly improved as compared to the previous version. The vehicle is a great mix of refinement and ruggedness, and this modern family mover is a common sight. For more information on the 2021 Honda Pilot, read ahead.
Trim levels of the 2021 new Honda Pilot are as follows:
· Black Edition
· Special Edition (new)
The Special Edition is a completely new trim, offering several new features.
Elite and Black Edition trim levels are fitted with get AWD (All Wheel Drive) as standard, and it is optional on the others. Buyers can look at the following colors:
1) Black Forest Pearl
2) Steel Sapphire Metallic
3) Lunar Silver Metallic
4) Modern Steel Metallic
5) Crystal Black Pearl
6) Obsidian Blue Pearl
7) Platinum White Pearl
Engine Specifications and More:
The 2021 Honda Pilot gets a 3.5 liter Direct Injection i-VTEC V6 petrol powerplant, same as the one used in 2019. This powertrain can churn out 280 hp of power and 262 pound feet of peak torque. A new addition in 2021 is that all trims are fitted with the same 9-speed Automatic Transmission.
Many changes were already made in the 2019 Honda Pilot already got several changes in 2019, such as:
· Completely new infotainment system
· New designs at the front and rear
· An updated cabin
With these put into place, exterior style of the 2021 editions haven’t been tinkered around with much, except for new fog lights, headlights with a new design, and a trapezoidal grille. Reverse lights light up in a U-pattern, and higher trim levels can be seen with a new rear garnish. LED headlights further enhance the presence of the Elite and Touring models.
20 -inch alloy wheels are also available, while the LX trim comes with 18-inch alloys.
Here are certain new features that are now standard across all trims of the 2021 Honda Pilot:
· Paddle Shifters
· Dual-zone climate control
· Automatic Stop-Start
A brand new steering wheel was used in the 2019 models, and the same one will be seen here. Other major interior features include:
· Rear seat entertainment screens
· Leather upholstery (EX-L)
· 3 rows of seats for 7-8 passengers
· PA system in the cabin
· Heated captain’s seats in the 2nd row (Touring trim level)
· 4G WiFi
· Dual zone automatic climate control
· Memory functions for driver’s seat
· Roomy cabin.
Space in the 2021 Honda Pilot is more than the Toyota Highlander but less than Volkswagen Atlas.
Safety and Security:
As per IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), the 2021 Honda Pilot has received a top safety rating. Honda’s safety program, Honda Sensing, has the following technologies:
· Road Departure Mitigation System
· Adaptive Cruise Control
· Collision Mitigation Braking System
· Lane Keeping Assist System
Safety features in addition to Honda Sensing include Auto high beam headlights and Rear Privacy Glass.
The Special Edition trim builds on amazing features already present in the EX-L. Roof rails are extra on the SE.