2021 Honda Odyssey
2021 Honda Pilot
Engine & Performance
i-VTEC® V6 engine
i-VTEC® V6 engine
19 / 28**
CITY / HWY MPG, EPA RATING
20 / 27**
CITY / HWY MPG, EPA RATING
All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
7 or 8
7 or 8
Front / Rear Legroom
40.9 / 40.9
40.9 / 38.4
Maximum Cargo Capacity
Honda Sensing® Safety Suite
The key differences between Honda's Odyssey and Pilot models mainly revolve around their body styles. After all, there are plenty of similarities, since these family-focused models both offer three rows of seating for up to eight occupants.
The Odyssey certainly boasts the characteristics you'd expect to find in any minivan, namely rear sliding doors and a lower ride height. There are plenty of Odyssey-exclusive features, too. These amenities you won't find on other minivans -- and not even other Honda models like the Pilot.
The Odyssey minivan is the only vehicle that can be had with Honda's CabinWatch®, CabinTalk® and HondaVAC®. CabinWatch® allows the driver to keep an eye on the kids in the second and third rows; think of it as a rearview camera but for the van's interior! CabinTalk® complements the CabinWatch® features by letting the driver speak directly to the backseat passengers through the Odyssey's rear speakers.
With the exclusive HondaVAC®, cleaning up messes inside the Odyssey is a snap. This built-in vacuum reaches throughout the Odyssey's cavernous cabin to ensure you never miss a crumb or other debris from your family adventures.
Moving onto the Honda Pilot, you'll find that this mid-size SUV offers a perfect middle ground between the rugged 5-passenger Passport SUV and Honda's Odyssey minivan. Its style lies somewhere in between, as does its personality. This spacious three-row SUV boasts a large cabin for up to eight -- just like the Odyssey -- but features a sportier design than Honda's minivan.
The 2021 Honda Pilot offers more ground clearance than the 2021 Honda Odyssey, meaning it's ready for any rough terrain. With its higher ride height comes superb on-road visibility. In contrast, the Odyssey sits lower and offers those wide-opening sliding rear doors, so some family members may find it easier to get in and out of than the Pilot.
Both models are powered by Honda's dependable and efficient 3.5-liter i-VTEC® V6 engine that generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot SUV is the only model of these two that offers Honda's advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) for confidence-inspiring, all-weather traction.
While the new Honda Odyssey and Pilot models offer distinct design differences and personalities, they are both popular options for large and growing families. Deciding which one is right for your family largely comes down to your preferences in style, convenience features and performance.
At a glance, it may be tough to tell which is larger, the 2021 Honda Odyssey or 2021 Honda Pilot. As these models both feature standard three-row seating, their interiors are quite similar in overall size. However, you'll find that the Odyssey minivan is slightly bigger than the Pilot inside, both in passenger space and maximum cargo volume.
Drivers and families looking to maximize seating space and cargo capacity may prefer the Odyssey. However, the new Pilot SUV still offers plenty of room for your crew and gear!
The best way to compare the spacious cabins of the 2021 Honda Odyssey and Pilot models back-to-back is by visiting your local Honda dealer, Premier Honda! Contact our team so that we can set up a tour and test drive of both of these Honda models.
To some, the Honda Pilot has minivan-like features, but it is still firmly in the SUV camp. Honda's Pilot boasts a smoother and more streamlined silhouette than some of the more boxy and off-road-styled SUVs available but finds a nice balance between rugged and refined looks.
While the 2021 Honda Pilot features a sleek design not unlike the Odyssey minivan, it sits higher, providing greater ground clearance for any off-road adventuring. It also does not offer the Honda Odyssey minivan's classic feature: sliding rear doors.
If you're searching for a family-friendly, three-row vehicle, you can't go wrong with either the 2021 Honda Odyssey or 2021 Honda Pilot. These highly rated and highly refined Honda automobiles each offer seating for up to eight, the peace of mind of standard Honda Sensing safety technologies and plenty of other innovative Honda features.
If you are ready to shop and compare the 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan and 2021 Honda Pilot mid-size SUV in New Orleans, LA, then explore our website or visit our auto dealership. We stock both of these family-friendly models in a range of well-appointed trims and configurations for you and your crew to explore.
We've made our entire new Honda vehicle inventory available online, along with our vehicle appraisal form, finance application and current lease offers. Reach out to our Honda specialists for assistance with your new Honda minivan or SUV search!
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2021 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.