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2021 Honda Pilot Release Date, Changes, Hybrid

After so many years of popularity, the manufacturer redesigns the new three-row 2021 Honda Pilot to look even more attractive than before. Honda’s best-selling model will offer modern design and the highlight of the offer will once again be the hybrid engine that will make this SUV more fuel-efficient.

The Pilot model will be available with three rows of a seat and enough space to place seven passengers comfortably. We can even expect great and increased cargo space. Also, safety will be better thanks to the features like blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist and collision mitigation braking.

2020 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda Pilot Redesign

The exterior design of the 2021 Honda Pilot will be more modern thanks to the small updates. The new model will continue to ride on the same platform as before.

However, some changes will happen at the front and thanks to that the Pilot SUV looks more muscles and attractive. The front will be unique with three horizontal slats grille and beautiful LED headlights. Also, this year the manufacturer adds more chrome materials that make this model looks more premium. As before, the Pilot will be available in a few trim levels. The 18-inch alloy wheels are standard, while with the choice of the Touring version, buyers will get bigger 20-inch alloy wheels. A power-operated tailgate will be offered with the EX-L trim.

2020 Honda Pilot interior

Premium Interior

Like before, the 2021 Honda Pilot will provide techy and spacious cabin. Furthermore, there will be plenty of premium materials and some cues will be borrowed from the popular CR-V model. If we compare these two models, the Pilot offers a more roomy and versatile cabin. Also, It offers more overall space than a Toyota Highlander, but slightly less than the Subaru Ascent and Volkswagen Atlas.

As we already mentioned, the changes inside will happen and this will include new instrument cluster that is all-digital now and the new 8-inch touch screen, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, one-touch folding 2nd-row seats and more. With the three-row of seats the Pilot is capable to accommodate seven passengers. Safety will be great thanks to the adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist and collision mitigation braking.

2020 Honda Pilot engine

2021 Honda Pilot Engine

The 2021 Honda Pilot will be unchanged under its hood. The new model will borrow the same engine from the current one. Under the hood of the current model is the 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. However, with the new model, we can expect some modifications.

As before, we can expect the standard FWD system and optional AWD. Also, the 6-speed automatic gearbox remains available with the standard package, while 9-speed automatic transmission will be optional or standard on the higher trims. Fuel economy numbers are still unavailable for this model.

Honda Pilot Hybrid

According to the news, the 2021 Honda Pilot Hybrid will be the second model that will be offered next year. This model will get the same 3.5-liter V6 that will work in combination with an electric motor. So, what output we can expect? With this type of engine, the buyers can expect at least 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque. Also, because of the whole system, the new hybrid model will provide astonishing fuel economy.

2020 Honda Pilot side

Price and Release Date

The upcoming 2021 Honda Pilot will get some changes here and there. We know for sure that these changes and updates will increase Pilot`s price. The current model comes with a price of $33,000. So, we can expect that the new one will cost $2000 more or less.

Price for the hybrid model has yet to be announced, but from some rumors, it will be less than $45,000. According to the officials, the new model will be available sometime next year.

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