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 Grapevine, TX

For Grapevine-area drivers who are in the market for a three-row SUV, it can be difficult to top the Honda Pilot. The Pilot boasts a few decades of history, and it has evolved beautifully through three distinctive generations. Now that you are taking a closer look at the Honda Pilot, you understandably want to know about the differences between the 2021 Pilot and the new 2022 version. Our Grapevine Honda sales team is available to help you with your research.


In 2021, the Honda Pilot was offered in seven trim levels. In 2022, the lower LX and EX trim levels are deleted, and Honda has added the Pilot Sport trim and Pilot TrailSport trims. Across the board, the Pilot draws 280 horsepower from a 3.5-liter V6 engine. A nine-speed automatic transmission accompanies it. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional for most trim levels. The rugged TrailSport and top Elite and Black Edition trims have standard all-wheel drive.


The Pilot’s façade holds steady between the two model years. As a three-row SUV, the cabin has tall dimensions with gentle curvature through the hood. The flat hood angles cleanly into a rounded nose. The grille has a hexagonal shape with a series of horizontal bars running across it. The triangular headlights are capped by a separated LED light bar. From the molded front bumper to the extensive definition on the sides, the Honda Pilot displays exceptional personality from every angle.


Because the 2022 Pilot lacks the two entry-level trims that are found in the 2021 trim lineup, the 2022 version lacks basic options. For 2022, the starting Sport trim has distinguished features like a push-button ignition, remote engine start, front heated seats, heated mirrors, keyless entry, an 8-inch touch display screen, satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and more. Top Pilot trim levels offer a panoramic sunroof, second-row captain’s chairs, a heated steering wheel, automatic wipers, parking sensors, an intercom system, a wireless hotspot, a premium sound system, a rear entertainment system, ambient interior lighting, and other exceptional features.

Our inventory at Grapevine Honda is refreshed frequently, so it is always a great time to stop by and explore the Pilot in person. To make arrangements for your showroom tour and Pilot test drive, contact us today.

* 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.