2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Honda Odyssey

Honda Pilot vs. Honda Odyssey Comparison

2021 Honda Pilot LX 2WD

Category

2022 Honda Odyssey LX
$32,550 starting MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$32,090 starting MSRP*
3.5L V6

Base Engine

3.5L V6
280 hp

Horsepower

280 hp
20 city / 27 hwy mpg***

EPA-Estimated MPG

19 city / 28 hwy mpg***
19.5 gallon

Fuel Tank Capacity

19.5 gallon
83.9 cubic feet / 109 cubic feet

Cargo Volume (behind 1st row)

144.9 cubic feet / 158 cubic feet

The 2021 Honda Pilot SUV and the 2022 Honda Odyssey minivan are both roomy and well-equipped vehicles, and either one could be an ideal choice for your Boulder-area family. While there are many similarities between the two, it’s the differences that will determine which is better suited to your needs. In this Honda Pilot vs. Honda Odyssey comparison from Fisher Honda, we’ll take a look at dimensions, performance capabilities, pricing, and features so you can make an informed decision.

Odyssey or Pilot: Pricing 

The sticker price is always going to be one of the first things you’ll want to look at when shopping for a new family vehicle. TThe starting prices of the Pilot and Odyssey are comparable, with the Pilot costing only $460 more in the base trim:

  • 2022 Honda Odyssey LX: $32,090 starting MSRP* 
  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX: $32,550 starting MSRP*

Odyssey or Pilot: Seating Capacity

With either the Odyssey interior or the Pilot interior you’ll enjoy plenty of room for passengers and cargo. Looking specifically at the Odyssey seating capacity vs. the Pilot, they differ slightly depending on the trim level:

Odyssey Seating Capacity vs. Pilot

  • 2022 Honda Odyssey: The entry-level LX can seat up to 7, while the EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite models offer seating for up to 8.
  • 2021 Honda Pilot: The Pilot LX, EX, EX-L, and Special Edition seat 8 passengers. The Touring model can seat 8 or 7, and the top-of-the-line Elite seats 7.

Odyssey or Pilot: Interior Dimensions & Cargo Space

The Odyssey seating capacity vs. the Pilot shows that they are evenly matched, and the same holds true with the Odyssey vs Odyssey vs. Pilot cargo capacity. Compare the Honda Odyssey vs. Honda Pilot interior dimensions and cargo space to see which is better suited to your Broomfield-area driving needs.

Honda Odyssey Dimensions 

  • Headroom (front/middle/rear): 40.7 inches / 39.5 inches / 38.3 inches 
  • Legroom front/middle/rear): 40.9 inches / 40.9 inches / 38.1 inches 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row): 32.8 cubic feet / 38.6 cubic feet 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row): 88.8 cubic feet / 92 cubic feet 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 1st row): 144.9 cubic feet / 158 cubic feet 

Honda Pilot Dimensions

  • Headroom (front/middle/rear): 40.1 inches / 40.2 inches / 38.9 inches 
  • Legroom front/middle/rear): 40.9 inches / 38.4 inches / 31.9 inches 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row): 16.5 cubic feet / 18.5 cubic feet 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row): 46.8 cubic feet / 55.9 cubic feet 
  • Cargo Volume (behind 1st row): 83.9 cubic feet / 109 cubic feet 

Odyssey or Pilot: Performance

  • Engines: Both the Odyssey and Pilot are powered by a 3.5L, Direct-Injected, i-VTEC® V6 engine that delivers 280 hp. 
  • Transmissions: The Honda Odyssey minivan comes equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters across all trim levels. Meanwhile, all Honda Pilot SUV trims come with a 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters.
  • AWD Option: The Honda Pilot is also available with Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as an upgrade to front-wheel drive. There is no AWD option with the Odyssey.
  • Fuel Economy: The entry-level Odyssey LX earns an EPA-estimated 19 city and 28 highway rating**, while the Pilot LX 2WD models have a 20 city / 27 hwy mpg*** rating from the EPA.

Odyssey or Pilot: Interior Technology

Both the Odyssey or Pilot include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Audio Connectivity as standard, with features like HondaLink®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Honda CabinTalk™, Rear Seat Entertainment System, and Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation™ available on higher trims. 

Odyssey or Pilot: Safety

All trims of the Odyssey and Pilot are equipped with the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assist and safety features which can offer extra peace of mind on the roads in and around Longmont. Honda Sensing® includes:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Choose Your Next Family-Friendly Vehicle at Fisher Honda

The Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot both have a lot to offer, and the best way to decide which is the better choice for you is to schedule a test drive at Fisher Honda. While you’re at our dealership in Boulder, make sure to ask about our new vehicle specials and current Pilot lease offers. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge applies to 2021 and newer models.

**19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. 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.

***20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2021 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.

 

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