Can I tow a boat with the 2017 Honda Pilot?

By Product Expert | Posted in Honda Pilot, Towing & Payload on Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 8:57 pm
2017 Honda Pilot towing capacity

When you’re in the market for a vehicle that can tow some serious cargo, you’re probably thinking you’ll need a full-size SUV or a large truck. But that isn’t necessarily the case! The 2017 Honda Pilot is a fuel-efficient three-row crossover SUV with an impressive towing capacity, but is it strong enough to tow a boat? Read on to find out!

2017 Honda Pilot towing capacity

The 2017 Honda Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds, which should be more than enough to tow a boat, depending on the size of the boat and weight of the trailer, of course. It’s important to keep in mind that only trims equipped with all-wheel drive have a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. Trims equipped with 2-wheel drive can tow up to 3,500 pounds, which is still enough to haul ATVs, small boats and most other things you’ll need to tow.

2017 Honda Pilot trim levels
2017 Honda Pilot cargo space

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How much can each of the 2017 Honda Pilot’s trim levels tow?

Trim Level
LX
EX
EX-L
Touring
Elite
Standard Engine
3.5-liter V6; 280 hp; 262 lb.-ft.
3.5-liter V6; 280 hp; 262 lb.-ft.
3.5-liter V6; 280 hp; 262 lb.-ft.
3.5-liter V6; 280 hp; 262 lb.-ft.
3.5-liter V6; 280 hp; 262 lb.-ft.
Standard Transmission
6-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
6-speed automatic
9-speed automatic
9-speed automatic
Towing Capacity (2WD/AWD)
3,500 lbs/5,000 lbs
3,500 lbs/5,000 lbs
3,500 lbs/5,000 lbs
3,500 lbs/5,000 lbs
NA/5,000 lbs

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Drivers interested in meeting the 2017 Honda Pilot in person are invited to stop right in and see us at Matt Castrucci Honda or schedule an obligation-free test drive online. Need more information before getting in the driver’s seat? No problem! Drop us a line in the comments below or give our team a call and we’ll fill you in on all the information about this great family SUV!

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