When you need a Honda Odyssey, but you want an SUV, the 2021 Honda Pilot is ready to marry your daily-driving requirements with your adventurous soul’s desires. In fact, the Pilot is built on the same vehicle platform that Honda uses for the Odyssey, and they’re assembled in the same factory in Lincoln, Alabama (along with the Honda Passport and Ridgeline).
Equipped with three rows of seats and up to eight-passenger capacity, the 2021 Pilot ranks among the larger vehicles in its segment and supplies a ton of utility with a pinch of panache. It comes in LX, EX, EX-L, new-for-2021 Special Edition, Touring, Elite, and Black Edition trim levels. Prices range from $33,370 to $51,040, including the $1,120 destination charge. Our test vehicle arrived in Black Edition specification wearing extra-cost Platinum White Pearl paint. This is a new color choice for the Black Edition; previously it was offered only in black. The window sticker amounted to $51,435, including destination.