Red 2019 Honda Odyssey

2020 Honda Odyssey***
*Image Shown is 2019 Model

Black 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Odyssey vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

Honda Odyssey LX (10AT)


Honda Pilot LX 2WD (6AT)
3.5L V6

Base Engine

3.5L V6
280 hp


280 hp
19 city / 28 hwy mpg*

EPA-Estimated MPG

19 city / 27 hwy mpg on 2019 model**
19.5 gallon

Fuel Tank Capacity

When it comes to the Honda Odyssey, writes that SUV buyers are missing out on the minivan’s “unparalleled packaging and capability.” This raises the question: which vehicle offers more space, better interior flexibility, and sufficient power for Lynn road trips: the Honda Odyssey or Honda Pilot? Truthfully, both are great family vehicles that will give you reliable and efficient performance for years to come. Below, we’ll highlight the differences in this Honda North 2020 Honda Odyssey vs. Honda Pilot side-by-side comparison so you can make an informed decision.

Pilot vs. Odyssey: Performance

Pilot or Odyssey—which has a more efficient engine? Honestly, you have to squint to see the differences between the Odyssey and Pilot performance specs. Both vehicles offer 280-hp, 3.5L, Direct-Injected, i-VTEC® V6 engines that, at the Honda Odyssey and Pilot base trim levels, obtain similar fuel economies—the Odyssey just barely beats out the Pilot mpg on the highway, as shown in the chart above. Among the few mechanical differences between the two are the automatic transmission choices. The Honda Odyssey minivan comes equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters across all trim levels; the Honda Pilot SUV has the option of a 6-speed automatic transmission (6AT), and a 9-speed automatic transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters on the Touring trim and above.Finally, the Honda Pilot is the only vehicle in this comparison that offers Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) as an upgrade to 2WD.

Pilot vs. Odyssey: Interior Technology

In the interiors of both the Odyssey and Pilot, you’ll find Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® and Audio Connectivity as standard features across all trim levels. Available technology on the higher trims of both vehicles includes features like HondaLink®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility, Honda CabinTalk™, and Honda satellite-linked navigation™. When looking for the features that set them apart, you’ll find that each model has some available features the other doesn’t:

  • Honda Odyssey – Honda CabinWatch®, 8-inch audio touch-screen, 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

Pilot vs. Odyssey: Safety

Honda Sensing® is a suite of driver-assist and safety features that offers a futuristic peace of mind for families. While these features are standard across all Honda Pilot trim levels, they aren’t available on the Honda Odyssey LX base trim—you’ll have to upgrade to the Odyssey EX or above.

  • 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)

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With seating for up to eight people and loads of cargo space, both the Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot are great road trip vehicles. But which Honda will be your next Ipswich car? We can think of two ways to help:

  1. Check out our new Honda lease deals for both the Odyssey and Pilot.
  2. Stop by Honda North to test drive both.

You’ll have a new vehicle in no time!

*19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. Based on 2020 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.**19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT trims. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT trims. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT trims. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT trims. Based on 2019 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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