How Much Can the 2023 Honda Pilot Tow?

December 30th, 2022 by
2023 Honda Pilot

The new Honda Pilot is everything most Aurora drivers would want in an SUV. Not only is it packed with features, but it can also easily tow your boat or trailer. Just how much can a Honda Pilot tow? The 2023 Honda Pilot towing capacity is a remarkable 5,000 pounds. Let’s take a closer look at the details.

How Much Can a Honda Pilot Tow?

Chicago car shoppers get their choice of drivetrains when it comes to the new Honda Pilot. So, how much can the Honda Pilot tow when equipped with AWD instead of 2WD? Here’s how the Honda Pilot towing capacity breaks down by trim level and drivetrain:

2023 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity By Drivetrain:

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

  • Pilot Sport
  • Pilot EX-L
  • Pilot Touring

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

  • Pilot Elite
  • Pilot TrailSport

What Can the 5,000-Pound Honda Pilot Towing Capacity Handle?

Folks towing their boats or ATVs are a common sight on Naperville roads on most weekends. What can the Honda Pilot towing capacity handle? Can it take on your jet skis or camper? Here’s a partial list of what you can tow with the 5,000-pound Honda Pilot towing capacity:

  • Fishing boat
  • Jet skis
  • Motorcycles
  • Small open utility trailer
  • Single-axle camper trailer 

Other Important Engine Specs

The powerful V6 engine under the hood of the Pilot is the force behind its impressive towing capacity. Here are some of its performance specs:

  • V6 24-Valve DOHC with Dual Variable Timing Control
  • 285 hp @ 6100 rpm
  • 262 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm of torque
  • Available 2nd-Generation Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4®) AWD System
  • EPA-estimated gas mileage of up to 19 city / 27 highway  / 22 combined (2WD configurations)*

Come See the Honda Pilot at Valley Honda

Reading about the performance of the Honda Pilot is one thing, but getting behind the wheel and experiencing it for yourself is quite another. So, come down and take this exceptional SUV for a test drive. In the meantime, you can learn even more about the Pilot with our guides to the 2022 model’s impressive gas mileage and towing capacity. We’re just down the road from Oswego, so drop by or contact us to learn more about our current Honda Pilot lease offers today!


*19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 18 city/23 highway/20 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.


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