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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Honda Pilot: What’s the Difference?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparisons, Honda Pilot, Model Information on Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at 1:17 pm
Blue 2021 Honda Pilot in a Desert vs Blue 2020 Honda Pilot on a Country Road

Differences Between the 2021 Honda Pilot and 2020 Honda Pilot 

Fans of the Honda Pilot are in for a treat with the debut of the 2021 Honda Pilot in the summer of 2020. With the highly-anticipated debut of the updated Honda Pilot, many families in search of a Honda crossover want to know – what are the differences between the 2021 Honda Pilot and 2020 Honda Pilot? Find out how the 2020 Honda Pilot has been upgraded with this overview of the latest Honda Pilot by Earnhardt Honda! 


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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Honda Pilot: Engine and Performance Specs 

Reliable power and performance are hallmarks of the Honda brand and the Honda Pilot is a family favorite at Earnhardt Honda. The 2021 Honda Pilot will maintain the 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6 power core that was a staple of its predecessor. With the reveal of the 2021 Honda Pilot, the standard six-speed automatic transmission will be replaced with a nine-speed automatic transmission for all trim levels. Armed with this powertrain under the hood, the two-wheel drive 2021 Honda Pilot will earn 20 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg combined*. Honda Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD is available to upgrade performance when faced with rough terrain or weather. 

2021 Honda Pilot Front Seat Interior and 2020 Honda Pilot Steering Wheel and Center Console

2021 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Honda Pilot: Features and Technology 

Built for family adventures, the 2021 Honda Pilot will improve on the foundation established by its predecessor – the 2020 Honda Pilot. Updated 2021 Honda Pilot entries will add a Special Edition trim to the lineup that features 20-inch black alloy wheels, leather upholstery, second-row sunshades, roof rails, a power driver’s seat, a signature style grille, a hands-free power liftgate and a wireless phone charger. Additional upgrades to the Honda Pilot spec sheet that families will love include an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Honda Sensing® safety systems, heated front and rear seats, in-car Wi-Fi, second-row Captain’s Chairs and more. 


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What are the differences between the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Honda Pilot? Take a closer look and find the right fit with this comparison created by Earnhardt Honda. Find the perfect fit for you and your family in the Avondale area when you visit the Earnhardt Honda online inventory!  

*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.

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