2021 Honda Pilot Review

2021 Honda Pilot Silver Side View

In the 2021 Honda Pilot, you can do and be anything you want with your trusty SUV by your side. It escorts you, clad in sweatpants, to the school car line near Harrisburg, or accompanies you, all dressed up, when you eat at a sophisticated restaurant around Mechanicsburg and Hershey, Pennsylvania. At Faulkner Honda, we’re excited to share the latest Pilot with drivers aiming to go the extra mile.

Honda Pilot Interior and Dimensions

A well-designed cabin greets you when you open the door with plenty of seating for eight. Choose leather-trimmed seating that may be equipped with both heat and ventilation for your comfort. Available 2nd-row captain’s chairs spruce up the back for riders seeking a little more extravagance than your standard bench seat. Let’s look at the three spacious rows up close:

Dimensions Front Row (inches) Second Row (inches) Third Row (inches)
Headroom 40.1 40.2 38.9
Hip Room 59.1 57.3 44.6
Legroom 40.9 38.4 31.9
Shoulder Room 62 62 57.6

Virtually lift the hands-free access power tailgate, and, with folded down seats, you get a maximum of 109 cubic feet of cargo space.

When you want to communicate to the third row, and chatter makes that a challenge, just use the available CabinTalk®. This interior PA system allows you to announce the next bathroom stop or any other necessary information.

2021 Honda Pilot Driving Rear ViewHonda Pilot Safety

If you’re unfamiliar with Honda Sensing® systems, you’re in for a safety treat. The standard driver-assist systems give you protection and guidance, so that you stay safe in any circumstance. Take the Collision Mitigation Braking System™—it puts the brakes into effect if an impending frontal collision rears its head. The Lane Keeping Assist System keeps you centered in your lane with gentle steering action.

For multiple views outside your window, the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera comes with three separate depictions normal, top-down, and wide. This ensures you can go forward or in reverse with just one look…or three!

Honda Pilot Technology 

At the helm of your Honda Pilot, technology offers several options to make your dashboard the entertainment center. Control your audio, receive and send messages, and look up directions on the available 8-inch Display. To stream your apps, opt for Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ and recharge your smartphone with the optional wireless phone charger.

Sit in the second row and enjoy a movie or two with the available Advanced Rear Entertainment System that comes with a 10.2-inch screen and a built-in Blu-Ray™ player. With the optional Multi-Zone Audio, from any place in your cabin, you can have a concert-like experience.

Honda Pilot Performance

Whether you undertake an extended road trip or quick errand, count on the Honda Pilot performance. The standard V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission can be started with the push of a button and produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

Select your drivetrain between 2WD or available AWD. Here’s the gas mileage you can expect from each:

  • Across all Pilot trims with 2WD, it achieves an EPA-estimated 20 City/27 Highway MPG
  • Across all Pilot trims with AWD, it achieves an EPA-estimated 19 City/26 Highway MPG1

If you go with the AWD, Intelligent Traction Management further enhances your capability on the road during treacherous conditions. It includes Normal, Snow, Mud, and Sand modes to handle different situations.

Tow a load like a camper, trailer, or boat with your Pilot. Depending on the drivetrain, you can haul the following:

  • 2WD tows up to 3,500 pounds
  • AWD tows up to 5,000 pounds

That adds another layer to the utility the Pilot brings.

Go the Extra Mile in the 2021 Honda Pilot

Driving the 2021 Honda Pilot makes you feel like you can handle what’s thrown your way on the road. It becomes your partner while you roam through Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Hershey. Schedule a test drive at Faulkner Honda today!


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.