2021 Honda Pilot: New Special Edition & Black Edition Upgrades
The 2021 Honda Pilot features a new Special Edition (SE) trim level, standard 9-speed transmission with paddle shifters, standard dual-zone climate control, and a new Platinum White Pearl color available for the Black Edition.
The 2021 Pilot LX with 2-wheel drive features standard Honda Sensing® safety and driver-assistive technology and the Pilot LX with AWD features Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (iVTM-4®) all-wheel-drive system.
The Pilot SE builds on the popular EX-L trim with additional features that, until now, were exclusive to top trims. In addition to leather seats, second row sun shades, and a power driver’s seat with 2 position memory, the new Pilot SE adds 20-inch black wheels, roof rails, grille and front/rear skid garnishes, a hands-free power tailgate, and a wireless phone charger.
The Touring model continues to offer premium features including Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, Blu-Ray based rear-seat entertainment, parking sensors, in-car WiFi, heated second-row seats, and exterior styling enhancements.
The Pilot Elite trim adds even more features including standard second-row Captain’s Chairs, a dual moon-roof, ventilated front seats, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, and a heated steering wheel.
The Black Edition Pilot adds black painted wheels, blackout grill, window and door sash trim, red interior lighting, and red highlights in the perforated leather. The Black Edition is also now available in Platinum White Pearl.
About the Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot has been praised for its versatility and family friendliness and remains a popular choice among customers.It is one of the few models that offer eight seating potions, with available three person capacity in both the second and third rows.
All Pilot trims also come standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assistive and safety technologies. Additional technology highlights include an available 8-inch touchscreen Display audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities.
The 2021 Pilot’s off-road and all-weather driving capabilities are assisted by Honda’s available intelligent Variable Torque Management system (i-VTM4®) with true torque-vectoring. Standard on all AWD models, i-VTM4® uses an electronically-controlled, hydraulically-actuated rear differential to apportion engine torque between the front and rear axles, and dynamically distribute torque between the left and right rear wheels. The benefits are superior all-weather handling, and neutral, accurate steering under power.