Compare 2022 vs 2021 Honda Pilot

2022 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Honda Pilot
2022 Honda Pilot 2021 Honda Pilot


3.5L V6 3.5L V6


280 hp 280 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

20/27 * 20/27 *

  Base Trim

Pilot Sport Pilot LX

  Standard Infotainment Display

8.0-in. high-resolution touchscreen 5.0-in. central display screen

  Apple CarPlay &   Android Auto

Standard Available

  Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Standard Available

  Blind-Spot Monitor

Standard Available

2022 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Honda Pilot

Serving Richardson, TX

The Pilot is Honda’s three-row crossover SUV, delighting drivers and passengers with its features and overall excellent capabilities for the last few decades. As you prepare to make your next SUV purchase, you may feel torn between the 2021 and 2022 versions of the Pilot. While most aspects of the Pilot for these two model years are the same, there are significant differences that you need to be aware of before you lock in your purchase plans.


In 2021, the Pilot is offered in seven trim levels. These are the LX, the EX, the EX-L, the SE, the Touring, the Elite, and the Black Edition from the base level up. In 2022, the LX and EX are shaved off of the trim lineup, and the Sport and TrailSport trims have been added. All trim levels are equipped with a V6, 3.5-liter gas engine, and a nine-speed automatic transmission. The result is the output of 280 horsepower. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional for most trims. For the TrailSport, Elite, and Black Edition, however, all-wheel drive is standard.


The 2021 and 2022 versions of the Honda Pilot are visually identical on a trim-by-trim basis. Both model years have a flat-bottom grille design and integrated, wedge-style headlights on the nose. They also have a tall stature with a beautiful pinstripe running across the sides. Entry-level exterior features are 18-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, and a power liftgate. Higher trim levels add 20-inch wheels, roof rails, a hands-free power liftgate, and dark accents.


You will not find any notable differences in available and standard features for the trim levels that carry up from the 2021 model year to 2022. However, the starting trim level for 2022 offers more features than the starting trim level for 2021. Standard equipment includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, heated front seats, a three-zone climate control system, keyless entry, and an 8-inch touch screen. All trims also now have safety gear like lane-keep assist, forward collision mitigation, adaptive cruise control, and a blind-spot monitor. Top trims add equipment like captain’s chairs in the second row, a heated steering wheel, a cabin intercom system, a rear entertainment system, ambient interior lighting, a navigation system, and more.

Lute Riley Honda is the place to go for a closer look at the Pilot in the local area. We pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to each customer, so you can count on us to help you find your perfect Honda in our extensive inventory. Contact our Lute Riley Honda sales reps today for assistance with your search for a new crossover SUV.

* 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2022 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.