pilot and odyssey


2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Honda Odyssey

Honda Pilot LX 2WD


Honda Odyssey LX
3.5L V6

Base Engine

3.5L V6
280 hp


280 hp
20 city / 27 hwy mpg**

EPA-Estimated MPG

19 city / 28 hwy mpg*
19.5 gallon

Fuel Tank Capacity

19.5 gallon

The Honda lineup offers lots of options for Omaha families, including the Pilot and the Odyssey. Both are spacious, versatile vehicles designed to make your everyday drives simpler, safer, and more enjoyable. Still, you may be unsure whether your best bet is an SUV like the Pilot or a minivan like the Odyssey. 

While there are many similarities, choosing between the Odyssey or Pilot depends on your family’s needs in Gretna. Below, join Honda of Lincoln for a comparison of the Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey, and then browse our Odyssey and Pilot inventories to find your favorite models!

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Performance Specs

  • Engine: Every family needs fuel efficiency and reliable power while traveling around Bellevue, so both the Pilot and the Odyssey are equipped with a standard 3.5L Direct-Injected i-VTEC® V6 engine. The specs speak for themselves: 280 horses and 262 lb-ft of torque mean you’ll have no trouble pulling ahead on the highway. And with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg on the highway, power comes without a price.
  • Transmission: No matter which Honda Odyssey or Pilot trim level you choose, seamless shifts and a smooth ride are de rigueur. The Odyssey comes with a 10-speed automatic, versus a 9-speed automatic on the Honda Pilot SUV.
  • All-Wheel Drive: Both models come with standard front-wheel drive, which is your best option if you want to maximize fuel economy. However, only the Pilot can be upgraded with all-wheel drive. Towing a popup trailer far from home in Lincoln? The Pilot’s available Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive system delivers enhanced traction and control in all weather and road conditions.

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Interior Dimensions

Choosing between the Odyssey or Pilot may well come down to cargo and passenger volume. The Pilot interior has space for one more passenger than the Odyssey, but the minivan’s cavernous cargo area will be more useful if you’re often transporting sports gear and other supplies.

Honda Odyssey LX Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 163.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row: 144.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 88.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 32.8 cubic feet

Honda Pilot LX 2WD Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row: 83.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 46.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 16.5 cubic feet

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Safety Features

Thanks to the standard Honda Sensing® safety suite, the Odyssey and the Pilot are both winners when it comes to keeping your family secure in Bellevue. Active driver-assist features act like an extra pair of eyes on the road:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Test Drive a New Odyssey or Pilot at Honda of Lincoln 

Still deciding whether the Odyssey or Pilot is the perfect choice for your family? The experienced team at Honda of Lincoln is happy to help you compare specs, trims, and pricing. When you’re ready to lease or finance your new Honda, be sure to check out our new vehicle specials and pre-owned specials. Contact us for more car-buying tips, or contact us to get started today!

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*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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