The 2020 Honda Pilot towing capacity reaches up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped, making this an ideal vehicle for drivers seeking both 8-passenger seating as standard and exceptional capability. If that sounds like you, read on to explore:

  • Honda Pilot Engine Specs
  • Honda Pilot Towing Strength
  • Honda Pilot Towing Package

Honda Pilot Engine Specs

The Honda Pilot brings up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque across all trim levels thanks to its 3.5L 24-Valve SOHC i-VTEC® V6 engine.

As summed up by Edmunds.com “there’s no doubt the standard V6 has plenty of power to move this large crossover”. You’ll enjoy everything from brisk takeoffs when towing heavy in the city to confident cruising power when you’re hauling heavy on the highway.

Honda Pilot Towing Strength 

The Honda Pilot offers 2WD as standard and an Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System that’s available with all trims and standard with the Elite and Black Edition.

Towing capacities come in at:

  • Up to 3,500 lbs. with 2WD
  • Up to 5,000 lbs. with AWD*.

Any 3,500 lbs. rated model will be able to handle things like pop-up tent trailers, lightweight boats, small utility trailers, personal watercraft, tent trailers, a couple of ATVs, or a smaller Airstream camping trailer.

Stepping up to 5,000 lbs. should allow for loads like towable RVs, small ski boats, and small horse trailers.

Honda Pilot Towing Package

Taking full advantage of Honda Pilot towing power means investing in the Honda Pilot towing package**, which includes:

  • Trailer Hitch Receiver: Ball Mount Receiver, retaining pin, and clip.
  • Trailer Hitch Harness: 7-Pin round-style connector
  • Trailer Hitch Locking Pin: Provides added security.
  • Trailer Hitch Ball: In 17/8-inch or 2-inch

The 2020 Honda Pilot Provides Leading Towing Power

Whether you’re interested in Honda Pilot cargo space or interior features, the team at your local Hampton Roads Honda dealer can help. For all the latest information and special offers, feel free to contact us today.

*Maximum towing capacity for AWD trims is 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD trims is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory towing kit, trailer harness and hitch ball. Towing capacity can be increased to 5,000 lbs on Pilot AWD models with dealer-installed ATF cooler accessory. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

**Cannot be installed with Lower Trim – Rear.