How Much Can a Honda Pilot Tow?

September 29th, 2020 by
2021 Honda Pilot with Roof Box

Don’t let the sleek, sophisticated looks of the new Honda Pilot fool you. This beautiful SUV is not just for commuting. The Pilot is built to play as hard as you do. That means it can handle towing your boat or ATVs all over the Lynn area on the weekend. How much can a Honda Pilot tow? Let’s talk about the 2021 Honda Pilot towing capacity and the available features that will enable you to get the most out of your towing experience.

How Much Can a Honda Pilot Tow, Exactly?

So, how much can a Honda Pilot tow? The 2021 Honda Pilot towing capacity varies by drivetrain. If you opt for the 2-wheel drive (2WD) version, which comes standard on all but two of the trims, your towing capacity will max out at a respectable 3,500 pounds. But, if you upgrade or choose a trim that already comes standard with the all-wheel drive (AWD) drivetrain, that towing capacity goes all the way up to an astounding 5,000 pounds. That’s enough to tow a fishing boat, a small camper trailer, or a trailer with a couple of motorcycles.

2021 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity

The AWD drivetrain with the 5,000 pound towing capacity is either standard or available on every trim of the 2021 Pilot. However, the 2WD version is not available on the Pilot Elite or Pilot Black Edition. Here is the standard 2021 Honda Pilot towing capacity by trim:

2WD Standard – Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds (upgrade to AWD available)

  • Pilot LX
  • Pilot EX
  • Pilot EX-L
  • Pilot Special Edition
  • Pilot Touring

AWD Standard – Towing Capacity 5,000 pounds (2WD not available)

  • Pilot Elite
  • Pilot Black Edition

Maximize Your 2021 Honda Pilot Towing Experience

Pulling a trailer behind you is not just about the impressive Honda Pilot towing capacity. Honda wants you to be safe as you tow your cargo along our Newburyport roads. That’s why we recommend these available features that will make your towing experience safer and easier:

  • HondaLink – monitor the status of your vehicle right from your smartphone
  • Eco Assist System – helps you maximize fuel efficiency
  • Hill Start Assist – keeps your Pilot from rolling backwards on a hill when you take your foot off the brake
  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System – maximizes the towing capacity of your vehicle by distributing the right amount of power to the right wheels to help keep your Pilot on the road
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines – backing up to a trailer is much easier with this feature

Check Out the Honda Pilot Towing Power at Honda North

After exploring the 2021 Honda Pilot towing capacity, we make it easy for you to get behind the wheel of your next vehicle. You can even apply for financing online. Our dealership is conveniently located near Ipswich, but you can also browse our entire inventory from the comfort of your own home! So, contact us today!

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