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Compare 2021 vs 2020 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Honda Pilot
2021 Honda Pilot 2020 Honda Pilot

  Engine

3.5L V6 3.5L V6

  Horsepower

280 280

  MPG (City/Highway)

20/27 * 19/27 *

  Standard Transmission

9-speed automatic 6-speed automatic

  Standard AC System

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Manual Air Conditioning

2021 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Honda Pilot

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There are a few differences between the 2021 and 2020 Honda Pilot worth noting for deciding which model to get. The Honda Pilot is a high-ranking midsize SUV with three rows of seats in both model years. However, in 2021 has some changes to make it even more appealing. This year, the Honda Pilot gets a new standard transmission, an automatic with nine speeds. A new trim level joins the lineup too, called the Special Edition. The base trim, which is the LX, is now equipped with automatic climate control. Both models have spacious, versatile cabins that have large and comfortable back-row seats. The Pilot has many storage compartments in both years, and it has an exceptional fuel economy for its class.

Performance

The 2021 and 2020 Honda Pilot share the same engine, but they have some differences in transmission. Both have one engine across the lineup, which is a 3.5L with six cylinders. With this gasoline engine, the Pilot produces a maximum of 280 HP and 262 LB-FT of torque in both years. In 2020, the Pilot is equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission and a nine-speed on the Touring. In 2021, the nine-speed transmission is standard. All-wheel drive is standard on the Black Edition and Elite trims, while front-wheel drive is standard on the others.

Appearance

Appearance is mostly the same for both model years. The base Pilot gets LED lighting and chrome touches. The new Special Edition trim in 2021 receives a hands-free liftgate and larger 20-inch alloy wheels. Roof rails are added to the Touring trim level, which also has automatic LED lights. The Black Edition, offered in both years, has black exterior accents and a red-and-black interior with red accent contrast stitching.

Features

Many features are included in the 2021 and 2020 Honda Pilot. The LX comes with a multi-angle rearview camera in both years, and it adds automatic climate control in 2021. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration are standard on the second trim and up. Leather seats are added to the EX-L, which also gets a moonroof and sunshades in the second row. The Special Edition focuses on technology with wireless phone charging and a hands-free tailgate. The Touring gets a premium sound system, heated front, and second-row seats and an entertainment system in the back. A panoramic roof and captain's chairs are added to the Elite, along with a heated steering wheel.

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* 2021 Honda Pilot: 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2020 Honda Pilot: 19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.