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 Mt. Juliet, TN

The 2022 Honda Pilot is the midsize crossover SUV that will undoubtedly live up to your high expectations in all key areas. From its third row of seating in its spacious cabin to its premium technologies and features, it has everything that you may be hoping to find in a new crossover. However, you may be curious to learn about the differences between the 2021 and 2022 versions of the Honda Pilot. Notably, both of these versions are included in the Pilot’s third generation, but they are not identical.


The most notable difference between the 2021 and 2022 versions of the Pilot is the deletion of the LX and EX trim levels. These were the first two trim levels in the lineup for 2021. However, Honda has added the Sport trim and TrailSport trim for 2022. All trims for both years pull 280 horsepower from a 3.5-liter, V6 engine. This engine is linked to a nine-speed transmission. Lower trim levels have front-wheel drive with available all-wheel drive. However, the top two trims make all-wheel drive a standard feature.


Between the 2021 and 2022 model years, the Honda Pilot shows no major exterior style changes. This popular model portrays its confidence from its tall, angled nose to its sculpted rear. The grille has a horizontal theme with integrated, multi-elemental headlights. Lower-body molding runs along the entire perimeter of the Pilot. Because the 2022 model year deletes the lower-level trims, all of this year’s Pilot trims have 18-inch wheels or larger, LED headlights, a sunroof, and heated side mirrors. Higher-level trims add auto wipers, power-folding and auto-dimming side mirrors, sound-reducing windows, and more.


For 2022, the base-level trim is undeniably well-appointed compared to competitors. In fact, the base-level Pilot for 2022 has keyless entry, a power liftgate, remote engine start, driver’s memory settings, second-row sunshades, a tri-zone climate control system, smart device integration, and a slew of advanced safety features. Higher trim levels add a hands-free liftgate, a wireless charging pad, a navigation system, a rear entertainment system, an advanced sound system, and more.

Our Music City Honda sales reps want to help you get more familiar with the Pilot. To compare the 2021 and 2022 model years and to get to know more about each of the trim levels, contact our sales office 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.