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Honda Pilot Towing Capacity

Honda Pilot Towing Capacity

SUVs can bring a lot to the table. With utility in its name, SUVs provide the spacious room you want for passengers and cargo. They also enable stability and handling to maneuver along any road or conditions without sacrificing fuel efficiency.

The 2021 Honda Pilot’s tenacious towing capacity adds even more versatility. Greater towing capacity allows you to hitch your trailer, camper, or any other equipment you’re taking on the roads of Centennial, Aurora, and Denver, CO, and beyond.

In this review, our team at Mile High Honda focuses on the 2021 Honda Pilot towing capacity.

2021 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity

2021 Honda Pilot

The towing capacity of the Honda Pilot will vary based on the drivetrain you select for your car. With the 2WD system, the Pilot can tow a maximum of 3,500 pounds. If you get a 2021 Pilot with the AWD system, this SUV can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds—that’s enough heft for outdoor adventures, such as camping and fishing trips.

No matter which configuration you choose, the Honda Pilot provides more than enough towing capacity to handle any job. This Pilot’s towing capacity challenges your next outdoor excursion. Whether you’re taking the boat out to the lake for the weekend or need to haul a trailer, you’ll have the ability to complete the task at hand.

Understanding Towing Capacity

It’s important to first grasp what towing capacity is and how it’s represented. Certain components of the vehicle go into calculating what that towing number is, such as the frame of the SUV and the power that its specific engine produces. It’s also important to note that many vehicles will need the proper equipment to achieve the towing capacity displayed.

If you plan on towing large objects with your Honda Pilot or have a trailer or boat that you like to take on your travels, you’ll want to make sure you have all the necessary parts to do so safely. If you’re unsure, just ask one of our friendly team members for all the information!

Honda Pilot Engine: Performance and Configuration

2021 Honda Pilot Engine SpecsSince the amount you can tow is dependent on the engine, we wanted to quickly cover the engine found in the 2021 Pilot. This rugged vehicle comes standard with a 3.5L V6 engine across all trim levels. This direct-injection engine produces a great amount of power with 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque.

The Variable Cylinder Management™ and Eco Assist™ System both help save on fuel. Hill Start Assist is another standard feature that’s helpful when you’re going from an uphill stop to moving again with or without something hitched to the back of the car.

The Honda Pilot comes standard with a 2WD system in all trim levels except the Elite, which comes standard as AWD. The Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ AWD System—available in all trims and standard in the Elite—delivers torque straight to the axles and wheels that need
extra traction. This AWD system is a plus for drivers who enjoy exploring the great outdoors.

Tough Towing with the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot PerformanceThere are several reasons that your vehicle needs towing power. You could be trying to move larger objects that you need for your vacation. Maybe you need to operate special equipment for your job, and it requires a trailer or substantial cargo volume. Either way, you’ll need a vehicle with the space and capabilities to do so.

The Honda Pilot offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 when properly equipped. This SUV also has an expansive maximum cargo volume of 109.2 cubic feet when the second- and third-row seating is folded down. The Pilot is already a great family vehicle, but it can be a great work vehicle as well with the spacious cabin and large trunk.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that towing and hauling abilities aren’t required for family trips. In addition to hauling a boat or trailer, you may have a number of items you need to load into the rear of the vehicle as well. With available accessories, such as a roof rack, you can use the roof as additional cargo space. This is just another way that the Honda Pilot helps you take everything you need to traverse the Colorado countryside.

The abilities you have with the Honda Pilot are just another reason to check it out and see if it’s a fit for your family. If you’re the adventurous type and you like getting out and taking long vacations, this vehicle may be right for you.

2021 Pilot Safety

If you’re going to be towing large capacities and driving on tricky terrain, you also want to know that the vehicle you’re driving is safe and up to the task. The Honda Pilot can offer a lot when it comes to safety.

Driver assistive technologies, such as available Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Monitor and standard Auto High-Beam Headlights, help you to navigate the roads safely—especially when you’re towing. Standard Honda Sensing® provides a suite of safety systems that help you stay centered in your lane and avoid incidents around you.

These systems can help get you

See and Feel the Powerful Performance of the Honda Pilot

The 2021 Honda Pilot towing capacity is just one aspect proving that the capabilities of this vehicle are exactly what you’d like to find in an SUV. The Pilot’s engine packs the power needed to handle the variety of tasks you’ll have to complete while towing. This SUV also has the safety features you need to drive with peace of mind.

Get in touch with our sales team at Mile High Honda and learn more about all its features. Then, get inside the 2021 Honda Pilot and take it for a test drive to get the full experience. Whether you need to commute around Centennial, Aurora, and Denver or explore the brisk outdoors of Colorado, the Honda Pilot is up for the task.


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