2021 Honda Pilot vs. The Competition

2021 Honda Pilot vs. The Competition

The 2021 Honda Pilot is at the top of the pack when it comes to capable SUVs. It boasts a winning combination of comfort and capability to go with excellent performance for a vehicle of its size. At Cambridge Centre Honda, you’ll find the right Honda Pilot model for you that has all the features you expect and desire in a class-leading SUV. See below for a breakdown of how the Pilot stacks up against the competition.

Pilot Advantages


The 2021 Honda Pilot offers a 3.5L V6 engine coupled with 9-speed automatic transmission with Grade Logic Control, ensuring that the Pilot is as efficient as possible with power throughout its drivetrain. Additionally, the Pilot offers an ECON mode for the most fuel efficient driving as possible, ensuring that you can cruise by the pumps more often without worry at all.

Performance Specifications

Vehicle Engine Transmission Horsepower @ RPM Fuel Economy (Combined)
2021 Honda Pilot 3.5L V6 9-Speed Automatic 280 @ 6000 11L/100km
2021 Toyota Highlander 3.5L V6 8-Speed Automatic 295 @ 6600 10.3L/100km
2021 Chevrolet Traverse 3.6L V6 9-Speed Automatic 310 @ 6200 11.6L/100km
2021 Kia Telluride 3.8L V8 8-Speed Automatic 291 @ 6000 11.2L/100km


The 2021 Pilot upholds the strong reputation Honda has when it comes to safety. The Pilot features standard safety technologies such as Road Departure Mitigation and ACE Body Structure, a super-strong design build featured in Honda models, and is packed with additional safety features that make it one of the safest SUVs on the road for you and your occupants. Check out the comparison against some of the competition below.

Safety Specifications

Vehicle Road-Departure Mitigation System Adaptive Cruise Control With Low-Speed Follow Next-Gen ACE Body Structure
2021 Honda Pilot Standard Standard Standard
2021 Toyota Highlander Not Available Available N/A
2021 Chevrolet Traverse Not Available Not Available N/A
2021 Kia Telluride Not Available Available N/A


The 2021 Pilot is loaded with standard and available convenience features that enhance your driving experience. Rear Entertainment, Wi-Fi Hotspot, and One-Touch 2nd Row Seats are just some of the amazing features the Honda Pilot has that the competition lacks.

Convenience Specifications

Vehicle Rear Entertainment System Wi-Fi Hotspot Capability One-Touch 2nd Row Seats
2021 Honda Pilot Standard Standard Standard
2021 Toyota Highlander Not Available Not Available Not Available
2021 Chevrolet Traverse Not Available Available Not Available
2021 Kia Telluride Available Not Available Not Available

Check out the great selection of 2021 Honda Pilot models here at Cambridge Centre Honda, where our team of experts will help you find the right Pilot model for you! 

Contact us today, or visit our dealership for more information on where to start.