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2021 Honda Odyssey vs. 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Honda Odyssey

2021 Honda Odyssey LX 2WD


2021 Honda Pilot

$31,790 MSRP*

Starting Price

$32,550 starting MSRP*
280-hp V6


280-hp V6
19 city / 28 hwy mpg**

EPA-Estimated MPG

20 city / 27 hwy mpg***
3,500 pounds

Max Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds
144.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume
(behind 1st row)

83.9 cubic feet

If you are looking for a versatile vehicle that has plenty of space for both passengers and cargo, you have likely come across both the Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot in the course of your search. Each model is truly a great option for taking on the roads of Muscle Shoals, but one option may be a better choice for you and your family. So, which will it be: the Honda Odyssey or Pilot? Compare the Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey below in several key areas to find your perfect fit.

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Pricing 

When comparing the Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey in terms of price, you will notice that the starting prices for the base models and top-of-the-line trims are quite comparable. Pricing on those trims for the Odyssey is a bit more budget-friendly, but both vehicles are an excellent value for Tuscumbia families.

  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX: $32,550 starting MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition: $48,720 starting MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda Odyssey LX: $31,790 starting MSRP* 
  • 2021 Honda Odyssey Elite: $47,820 starting MSRP*

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Dimensions

Space is often a top concern when shopping for a family vehicle. Fortunately, when you choose the Odyssey or Pilot, you can expect ample room for all passengers to stretch out comfortably without sacrificing space for your belongings: 

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 
  • Wheelbase: 111.1 inches 
  • Length: 196.5 inches 
  • Height: 70.6 inches 
  • Width: 78.6 inches 

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 
  • Wheelbase: 118.1 inches 
  • Length: 205.2 inches 
  • Height: 68.3 inches 
  • Width: 78.5 inches 

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Performance Specs

Both the Honda Pilot and Honda Odyssey feature a 3.5L V6 engine under the hood, and each deliver 280 hp for your daily drives in Sheffield. When it comes to fuel economy, the base Pilot is slightly more efficient for city driving, but the base Odyssey comes out ahead on the highway.

Where the two differ most mechanically is the automatic transmission. The Honda Odyssey is outfitted with a 9-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters across all trim levels. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, has a 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters on the Touring trim and above.

If you are looking for the added peace of mind and stability of the Honda Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, it is only available as an upgrade on the Pilot. 

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Advanced Technology 

In the Honda Odyssey or Pilot, you will find Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Audio Connectivity as standard features across all trim levels. Upgrade to higher trims for additional advanced features like HondaLink®, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, Honda CabinTalk™, and Honda satellite-linked navigation™. See what sets the two apart in terms of tech features below: 

  • Honda Odyssey – Honda CabinWatch®, 8-inch audio touchscreen, and an optional rear entertainment system
  • Honda Pilot – Wireless charging station, humidity control, tri-zone climate control and air filtration, heated seating, and 2nd row captains chairs

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Safety

You will find the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assist and safety features across all Honda Pilot trim levels. To have Honda Sensing® on the Odyssey, you need to upgrade to the EX trim or above. What does Honda Sensing® offer Madison drivers? 

Honda Sensing® Safety Features

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

Honda Sensing® Driver-Assist Features

  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Test Drive the Odyssey or Pilot Today

If you are still not sure if the Odyssey or Pilot is right for you, we invite you to Greenway Honda of Florence today to set up a test drive. Compare the Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey in person when you get behind the wheel in Florence. Contact us today for more information, and be sure to take a look at our new vehicle specials


*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 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.

***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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