Honda is introducing the new trim called Special Edition and it adds some mild changes to the new Pilot three-row crossover. According to the manufacturer, 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition trim is now available to purchase alongside the other trims.
This trim is based on the EX-L grade as a starting point and it features a great package of equipment. Prices for Special Edition starts at $38,960 for the two-wheel-drive layout or $40,960 with all-wheel drive.
2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition Features Attractive Design
The latest 2021 Honda Pilot remains to be a handsome three-row SUV. However, going for the new SE trim, buyers will get more features and even better design. According to information that we got, from the official website, this model hosts more recognized grille and front/rear skid garnishes.
Unlike the standard model that comes with 18-inch wheels, the SE model will include 20-inch black wheels, roof rails, and foot-activated hands-free access power tailgate. Besides, Black Edition is on the top of the offer. This model will add black-painted wheels, blackout trim on the grille, window surround, and door sash. Also, it can be now ordered with a Platinum White Pearl paint in addition to Crystal Black.
First Look Inside
The new 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition adds several essential features, which were previously available only on the higher trim levels. First of all, this model looks modern inside and more comfortable. It includes standard dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charger, leather seats, second-row sunshades, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat.
Moreover, Pilot Touring is above SE trim and it still includes more luxury features. This trim comes with a built-in navigation system, parking sensors, in-car Wi-Fi, heated second-row seats, and available second-row captain’s seats. The Pilot Elite is one of the top trims that add a dual moonroof, ventilated front seats, auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, and a heated steering wheel. The Black Edition is a top trim level and it includes plenty of black accents. Like before, we should expect the same perforated leather and Black Edition badging everywhere.
2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition Engine
The latest 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition as the rest of the lineup remains unchanged under the hood. All models come with a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 making 280 hp and 262 lb-ft (355 Nm) of torque. The Special Edition will use a new standard nine-speed automatic transmission instead of the six-speed as the EX-L.
Also, as before, all trim levels are available with either 2WD or Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management (iVTM-4) all-wheel-drive system. However, going for the top Elite and Black Edition, buyers will get AWD exclusively as standard.
Price and Release Date
The upcoming 2021 Honda Pilot will come with more content than before and it will add a new trim level SE. Special Edition is based on the popular EX-L trim and it adds several important features.
The entry-level LX now starts at $33,370, including the $1,120 destination fee. Compared to the predecessor, this is an increase of $725. Moreover, Special Edition starts at $38,960 for the two-wheel-drive layout and $40,960 for the model with all-wheel drive. All Pilot models are now available to purchase. Moreover, for more information, you can visit the official website.