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2021 Honda Pilot Overview

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Honda’s Three-Row Family SUV

As Dakotaland drivers search SUVs for sale in Sioux Falls, the list of “must-have” items typically includes safety, interior space and storage, comfortable seating, and technology. The 2021 Honda Pilot delivers on all fronts and then some! With the all-new Pilot, Honda built a midsize SUV with more interior space than ever before so that eight passengers can enjoy all three rows without sacrificing cargo area. Ride along with Vern Eide Honda as we provide an overview of the 2021 Pilot, including performance specs, color choices, trim levels, and more.

2021 Honda Pilot Three-Row Interior Image

2021 Pilot Towing Capacity

Can a 2021 Honda Pilot pull a trailer?


2021 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity Image

Yes, when properly equipped with Honda towing accessories a 2021 Pilot can pull a trailer. While 2WD models can tow up to 3,500 pounds, a Pilot equipped with available all-wheel drive has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. New for the 2021 model year, every Honda Pilot now pairs the 3.5-liter V6 engine to a 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) with shift-by-wire technology and paddle shifters. The perfect equipment to help harness Pilot’s 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

2021 Pilot Colors

What colors does the 2021 Honda Pilot come in?

The 2021 Honda Pilot has seven different trim levels to choose from and comes in eight distinctive colors, including:

  • Black Forest Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Deep Scarlet Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Steel Sapphire Metallic
2021 Honda Pilot Colors Jellybean

2021 Pilot Trim Walk

What are the 2021 Honda Pilot trim levels?

From the base model LX to the delightfully dark Black Edition, the 2021 Honda Pilot provides Sioux Falls drivers with nothing but fun choices. The aforementioned Black Edition is now available in Platinum White Pearl for a striking contrast of dark and light colors. However, the biggest news is Honda introducing the all-new Special Edition trim to Pilot’s lineup. Scroll down to take a 2021 Pilot trim walk.


2021 Honda Pilot LX Trim Level

2021 Honda Pilot LX

  • 280-hp Direct-Injected, i-VTEC® V-6 Engine
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
  • Honda Sensing®
  • Seating for 8
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission with Idle-Stop
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • 18-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • LED Low-Beam Headlights with Auto-On/Off
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Push Button Start
  • Capless Fuel Filler

2021 Honda Pilot EX Trim Level

2021 Honda Pilot EX

  • Intelligent Traction Management
  • Apple CarPlay® Integration
  • Android Auto™ Integration
  • One-Touch 2nd-Row Seats
  • Blind Spot Information System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • 10-Way Power Driver’s Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • 8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution Touch-Screen
  • SiriusXM® Radio and HD Radio™
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smart Entry with Walk Away Auto Lock®
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Fog Lights
  • CabinControl® Remote Compatibility

2021 Honda Pilot EX-L Trim Level

2021 Honda Pilot EX-L

  • Leather-Trimmed Seats
  • One-Touch Power Moonroof
  • Driver’s Seat with Two-Position Memory
  • Integrated Second-Row Sunshades
  • Power Tailgate
  • Two-Position Memory for Driver’s Seat
  • 4-Way Power Passenger’s Seat
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • HomeLink® Remote System
  • Three USB ChargingPorts
  • Side Mirrors with Memory and Integrated LED Turn Indicators

2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition

  • Wireless Phone Charger
  • Grille and Front/Rear Badging
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Roof Rails
  • 20-Inch Black Alloy Wheels
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Driver’s Seat with 2-Position Memory
  • 2nd-Row Sunshades
2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition Trim Level
2021 Honda Pilot Touring Trim Level

2021 Honda Pilot Touring

  • 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
  • Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot Capability
  • 20-Inch Alloy Wheels
  • Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™
  • Roof Rails
  • Body-Colored Parking Sensors
  • Blue Ambient LED Lighting and Front Beverage Holders
  • HondaLink® Subscription Services
2021 Honda Pilot Elite Trim Level

2021 Honda Pilot Elite

  • Panoramic Roof
  • Heated 2nd-Row Captain’s Chairs
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Standard Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) System
  • Perforated Leather Front- and 2nd-Row Seats
  • 590-Watt Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers
  • Multi-Zone Audio
  • Automatic-Dimming, Power-Folding Side Mirrors
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Illuminated Front- and Second-Row Beverage Holders
  • LED Front-Row Map Lights
2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition Trim Level

2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition

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

2021 Pilot Safety

Is the 2021 Honda Pilot reliable?

As you can see, the 2021 Honda Pilot has many strengths and features, but safety continues to take center stage. Starting with Honda Sensing®, which includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Adaptive Cruise Control, all of which are designed to keep you feeling confident and safe when you take on Sioux Falls area roadways. The Blind Spot Information System and Cross Traffic Monitor—standard on EX and above—keep you on the road with peace of mind knowing you’ll be alerted if any vehicle swerves into your lane or draws close from behind you.

The Pilot has been known for safety and reliability, toting many awards to back up the great value of owning the Honda Pilot. This three-row family vehicle continues to reign supreme within the midsize SUV class, as it has once again earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).* The 2021 Pilot has the size and strength to keep your precious cargo safe, which our staff at Vern Eide Honda knows is vital when driving in the Harrisburg, Brandon, or Madison area. If you have any questions about the Pilot or any other Honda SUV model, call (605) 271-9518 or utilize our online contact form. We would love to hear from you!

* Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (
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