New Honda Pilot Model Review

New 2021 Honda Pilot at Zeigler Honda of Racine

Unpack the new 2021 Honda Pilot, a bold and modern SUV that reinvents what a family car can be. The choice is yours, from a slew of enticing exterior paint and wheel options ready to make a statement to all the sophisticated interior options and materials that unlock premium comfort in every row. Uncover all the new Pilot effortless functionality and next-level versatility that enhances your everyday drive. Stretch out and enjoy all the latest technology and versatility in premium comfort, rediscover the balance between a family-friendly SUV and a thrilling workhorse built to take on any terrain or season. Learn more about the new Pilot with a test drive at Zeigler Honda of Racine, the automotive home of drivers in the Racine, WI area.

Starting at $32,550

Exterior Design and Performance Features

From the new front grille to the 20-inch alloy wheels, the new Pilot boasts a rugged and memorable modern aesthetic. As flexible as it is stylish, the new Pilot offers next-level versatility your whole family can enjoy. Behind the wheel, you're treated to all the latest performance features right at your fingertips. These stellar performance features and performance highlights include:
  • Intelligent traction management
  • All-Wheel Drive system
  • 20 city and 27 highway mpg
  • 280 horsepower

Interior Features

Relax in all the latest modern conveniences, premium comforts, and smart versatility in the new 2021 Honda Pilot. Featuring premium interior amenities that help keep you and all your passengers connected and entertained. Additionally, the new Pilot also features numerous storage compartments and offers next-level cargo capability, allowing you to maximize its large interior space to suit your ever-changing lifestyle needs. Interior feature highlight includes:
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration
  • Seating for eight
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System
  • 109 cubic feet of cargo volume
  • 60/40 split 2nd and 3rd-row seats

Safety and Technology Features

Get the latest safety technology standard in the new Pilot, this includes Honda Sensing® Safety & Driver-Assistive Technology. Each feature equipped to have your back in any situation, allowing you to drive with confidence. Standard safety features in the Pilot include:
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning

2021 Honda Pilot Competitive Comparisons

2021 Honda Pilot AWD Touring vs the 2021 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD

2021 Honda Pilot vs Toyota Highlander Feature Comparison
2021 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD
Rear Entertainment System: Not Available
Road Departure Mitigation Braking: Not Available
One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats: Not Available
Passenger Space: 139.1 cu-ft
2021 Honda Pilot AWD Touring
Rear Entertainment System: Standard
Road Departure Mitigation Braking: Standard
One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats: Standard
Passenger Space: 151.7 cu-ft

Enjoy even more great premium comforts and space than the Toyota Highlander Limited in the new 2021 Honda Pilot AWD Touring. There’s not a bad seat to be had in the latest Honda Pilot Touring model, with plenty of space and premium comforts for all. No matter if you’re in the Heated 2nd-Row Seats or spacious 3rd-Row Legroom with a more spacious 31.9 inches compared to cramped 27.7 inches the 2021 Highlander Limited offers, the new Honda Pilot Touring is tailored to everyone.

2021 Honda Pilot AWD Touring vs the 2021 Traverse Premier AWD

2021 Honda Pilot vs Chevy Traverse Feature Comparison
2021 Chevy Traverse Premier AWD
Adaptive Cruise Control: Not Available
Road Departure Mitigation System: Not Available
Rear Entertainment System: Optional
One-Touch Power Moonroof: Optional
2021 Honda Pilot AWD Touring
Seating for up to 8: Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control: Standard
Road Departure Mitigation System: Standard
Rear Entertainment System: Standard
One-Touch Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature: Standard

Unlock more premium space and comfort in the new 2021 Honda Pilot AWD Touring, a premium SUV built for everyone. Not only does the new Pilot offer seating for up to 8 unlike the 2021 Traverse Premier, but it also does so while being better on gas too! Touting an impressive 22 combined mpg compared to the Chevy Traverses lacking 20 combined mpg.

What's new to the 2021 Honda Pilot?

The 2021 Honda Pilot offers several updates and innovations from the previous year, these differences include:

  • Performance: Standard nine-speed automatic transmission on all Pilot trims. 
  • Premium Comforts: Standard dual-zone automatic climate control. 
  • Designs: A new Special Edition Pilot trim for 2021 with roof rails and 20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels.

2021 Honda Pilot Trims


Starting at $32,550


  • 280-hp Direct-Injected, i-VTEC® V-6 Engine 
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) 
  • Honda Sensing® 
  • Seating for 8


Starting at $35,230

  • Intelligent Traction Management
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration
  • Android Auto™ Integration
  • One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats


Starting at $38,660

  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Driver's Seat with Two-Position Memory
  • Integrated Second-Row Sunshades

Special Edition

Starting at $39,260

  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Roof Rails
  • 20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels


Starting at $43,220

  • Blu-ray™* Rear Entertainment System (RES)
  • Available Heated 2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
  • 590-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers
  • LED Headlights with Auto-On/Off


Starting at $48,420

  • Panoramic Roof
  • Heated 2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel

Black Edition

Starting at $50,220

  • Black Edition Exterior Trim
  • Black Edition Leather Interior
  • 20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels
  • Red Ambient LED Lighting

Pilot FAQs

The new 2021 Honda Pilot has a starting price of $32,550.

The latest Honda Pilot comes equipped with an impressive 280-hp Direct-Injected, i-VTEC® V-6 Engine.

The new Honda Pilot offers numerous performance upgrades including an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™, All-Wheel Drive, and even Intelligent Traction Management for additional off-road confidence.

The new Honda Pilot comes equipped with the intuitive and innovative Honda Sensing® that includes:

  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning

The new Pilot offers spacious seating for up to 8 passengers.

The latest Pilot comes loaded with impressive entertainment features including Apple CarPlay® Integration, Android Auto™ Integration, and even an available Rear Entertainment System.

The 2021 Honda Pilot offers numerous upgrades including One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats, a Panoramic Roof, Heated 2nd-Row Captain's Chairs, Heated, and Ventilated Front Seats, and even a Heated Steering Wheel can be added.

The latest Honda Pilot boasts a spacious 151.7 cu-ft of passenger space, plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy no matter where you are seated.

Yes, the new Honda Pilot offers an impressive 20 city and 27 highway mpg!

Contact Us to Learn More

  1. Zeigler Honda of Racine

    1701 SE Frontage Rd
    Mount Pleasant, WI 53177

    • Sales: 262-822-3244
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