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2020 Honda Pilot

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2020 Honda Odyssey

2020 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Honda Odyssey

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2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Odyssey
3.5L V6

Base Engine

3.5L V6
262 lb-ft


262 lb-ft
19 city mpg/27 hwy mpg on LX 2WD trim with 6-speed automatic transmission*

EPA-Estimated MPG

19 city mpg/28 hwy mpg on LX trim with 10-speed automatic transmission**
19.5 gallons

Fuel Tank Capacity

19.5 gallons

Shopping for a roomy and well-equipped family vehicle? The 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Honda Odyssey are both solid choices, and with either one you’ll enjoy V6 power, advanced safety features, and a versatile interior. Find out which one will suit you best in this Honda Pilot vs. Honda Odyssey comparison from Honda of Watertown.

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Performance Specs

While the Pilot is one of the most family-friendly Honda SUVs, and the Odyssey is a smart and spacious minivan, either one can provide the acceleration required to get up to speed in a hurry on I-84. Both the entry-level Pilot LX 2WD and Odyssey LX are powered by a 3.5L Direct-Injected, i-VTEC® V6 engine that delivers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft with a 19.5-gallon fuel tank capacity.

The Odyssey minivan is equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire and Paddle Shifters across all trim levels, while the Honda Pilot SUV comes standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission. If you choose one of the upper Pilot trim levels such as the Touring, Elite, or Black Edition, you’ll get a 9-speed automatic transmission with Shift-By-Wire and Paddle Shifters. In addition, all Honda Pilot configurations are available with Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive as an upgrade to 2WD. The Honda AWD system can provide the traction and control you need on Southbury-area roads, especially during the winter months.

Honda Pilot vs. Odyssey: Interior Dimensions

Interior space is a crucial factor for anyone shopping for an SUV or minivan, and while the Odyssey LX offers a larger overall cargo volume and passenger volume than the Pilot LX 2WD, the Pilot has room for one extra passenger. Check out the Pilot dimensions vs. the Odyssey dimensions to find out which meets your family’s requirements:

  • Honda Odyssey LX
    • 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
    • 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

The 2021 Honda Pilot interior offers the same dimensions and passenger volume as the 2020 model.

Honda Pilot vs. Honda Odyssey: Safety Features

Safety is one of the top concerns for Torrington drivers, and with both the Pilot and the Odyssey you’ll have access to the Honda Sensing® suite of advanced safety and driver assist systems. Standard on all Pilot models, and on the Odyssey EX trim and above, the innovative Honda Sensing® technologies include:


  • 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 a New Pilot or Odyssey for Sale at Honda of Watertown

Whether you choose the Pilot or the Odyssey, you’ll find that each of these vehicles is powerful, efficient, versatile, and family-friendly. Learn more about the Odyssey towing capacity, as well as the Pilot fuel economy ratings and available colors, and check out our Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison. Then explore our Honda Pilot inventory and Honda Odyssey inventory online to choose your next family-friendly vehicle. Make sure to take a look at our current new vehicle specials, and if you have any questions about the available Honda SUVs, or would like to schedule a test drive, please feel free to contact us.


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