Whether you need to haul work equipment to a job site around Oak Lawn or want to tow your boat or trailer a great weekend spot, the 2020 Honda Pilot towing capacity enables you to do it all. This mighty Honda crossover is engineered to deliver a powerful and stable towing performance and ensure customers stay safe when handling heavy equipment on Chicago roads. So, how much can a Honda Pilot tow? Read on to find out and then check out our inventory of Honda crossovers at Honda City Chicago. 

How Much Can a Honda Pilot Tow?

When looking at the towing capability of Honda Pilot trim levels like the LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite, you'll have a standard towing capacity of 3,500 pounds with the base 2WD system. Oak Park drivers looking for even more power can upgrade to an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System, which offers a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds on any trim package, but comes standard when you opt for the Pilot Black Edition. Your Honda crossover goes the extra mile to provide even more strength behind the wheel as it has a payload capacity of 1,420 to 1,625 pounds across all trim levels. In addition to the Honda Pilot's towing power, take a look a the rest of its performance specs below:

  • 3.5L V6 engine 
  • 280 horsepower
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 19.5-gallon fuel tank capacity
  • Standard 2WD 
  • Standard 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD 
  • Available 9-speed automatic transmission

Honda Pilot Performance Safety and Towing Features

Along with its towing strength and a slew of performance capabilities under the hood, the Honda Pilot comes with a range of safety features to have your back such as Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Electronic Brake Distribution, Anti-Lock Braking System, Vehicle Stability Assist, and a multi-angle rearview camera. While these driver-assist features already offer more advantages, the Pilot also features Honda Sensing® technologies to round on your ride such as:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking 
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control 
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights

No matter which Honda Pilot towing performance you're leveraging, Honda also provides drivers with additional performance systems to ensure efficient and stable handling and control when towing large quantities around town. Some of these features include:

  • HondaLink: Stay connected to your Honda model's fuel range, service schedule, and more whether inside your car or not.
  • Eco Assist System: This system will inform you of the status of your fuel usage to help you improve overall efficiency when braking or accelerating.
  • Hill Start Assist: Sensors detect when you're on a hill, and notify the system to apply the brakes as you move your foot from the brake pedal to the gas pedal. 
  • Intelligent Variable Torque Management AWD System: Not only does this system boost the Pilot's towing capacity, but it also helps it tackle nearly any kind of driving surface that can throw at you. 
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: Use the handy rearview camera to snag the best parking spaces or hitch a trailer or camper. 

Find the Honda Pilot for Sale at Honda City Chicago

No matter if you're working on a job near Cicero or picking up some equipment from downtown Chicago, you'll have the power, strength, and stability to get it all done with ease. Are you ready to hit the road in a Honda crossover of your own? Browse our new and pre-owned inventory for a Honda Pilot configuration that meets your needs and fits your budget. Our finance team is here to answer any of your questions and get the car buying process started. Contact us today for more information on how Honda City Chicago can pair you with the right vehicle!


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