2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition vs Black Edition

2021 Honda Pilot Elite

With the release of the 2021 Honda Pilot, Honda has added a new member to the vehicle’s lineup – the Pilot Special Edition (SE). The new Special Edition trim level brings together premium features for a mid-range price. The 2021 Pilot SE builds on the Pilot EX-L trim and offers features that are most often found in top trim levels.

This 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition vs Black Edition comparison is going to look at how the latest member of the Pilot lineup compares to the top-tier Pilot trim level. See how the two compare below in this comparison guide from Battison Honda in Oklahoma City, OK.

2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition


2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition

8 Passengers Seating Capacity 7 Passengers
Not Available Advanced Rear Entertainment System Standard
Standard Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor Standard
Front Row Heated Seats Not Available

Key Differences – 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition vs Black Edition

The 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition and Black Edition share some key similarities but also have some key differences as well. Both the Pilot SE and Black Edition come fitted with a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Both models manufacture 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 Pilot Black Edition comes standard with the Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ AWD System, which is an available option on AWD Pilot SE models.

Drivers will get slightly more cargo space in the Pilot SE, while Pilot Black Edition models will get a bit more passenger space. The Pilot SE offers 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row of seats and up to 83.8 cubic feet of space when both rear rows are folded down. The Black Edition offers 16 cubic feet of standard cargo space and up to 82.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.

The 2021 Pilot SE features 20-inch black wheels, front and rear skid garnishes, roof rails, a wireless phone charger, and a foot-activated hands-free access power tailgate. The Black Edition is equipped with a range of blacked-out features, including black-painted wheels, blackout grille trim, blackout door sash, red interior lighting, and red highlights in the perforated seats.

To learn more about the 2021 Honda Pilot Special Edition or 2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition, contact a member of the Battison Honda team today.