2018 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity and Cargo Space
During the 1990s, drivers flocked to gargantuan truck-frame based SUVs that offered improve safety, large cargo areas and the ability to take your vehicle off-road. With gas being as cheap as it was, buying a large vehicle that got less than twenty, or even fifteen, miles per gallon was a common decision made by drivers who wanted peace of mind and versatility.
As the classic line from The Outsiders goes, however, “nothing gold can stay.” The early 2000s saw gas prices not only increase, but spike. This spike drove many drivers to smaller cars and hybrids, but many had become attached to the confidence, utility and safety that came with an SUV. Thus, crossovers were born.
Crossovers took the best elements of SUVs – their cargo volume, ground clearance, ride height/visibility and power and moved them into a more efficient unibody frame (as are used in building cars). Since then, the crossover class has been unstoppable, replacing sedans as the default vehicle for millions of individuals and families in every market.
Capability is Not to Be Compromised
Although the market has been kind to crossovers and seen manufacturers introduce them in sizes as small as subcompact-class vehicles (like the Honda HR-V) and even crossover pickup trucks (like the Honda Ridgeline), manufacturers who compromise the capability of an SUV often find themselves facing lower-than-projected sales. Just because drivers traded their SUVs for crossovers, doesn’t mean the U in SUV is no longer important.
Strong, reliable and luxuriously finished, the 2018 Honda Pilot is a third-row crossover that seemingly seeks to make drivers wonder why they ever choose bulky truck-frame SUVs. The Pilot’s interior is composed, quiet and filled with technology to enhance the comfort and convenience of both front-row and rear passengers.
2018 Honda Pilot Max Towing Capacity
When it comes to capability, the 2018 Honda Pilot doesn’t disappoint either. The 2018 Honda Pilot can tow up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped*. This allows the 2018 Pilot to tow a range of differently-sized covered and uncovered trailers, camper units and recreational vehicles.
The Pilot’s high towing capacity places it in line with small trucks from other manufacturers, providing maximum utility for those who need or want to tow large loads.
2018 Honda Pilot Cargo Space
If what you’re looking to transport isn’t a tow-behind item, but rather a “stuff inside” item, you’ll be delighted to know that the 2018 Honda Pilot has a ton of cargo space for you to use. Here’s how that space is divided up!
(Note: Cargo space measurements in this blog are based on J1100 cargo volume measurement standard and do not include floor space first and second seats or front seats moved forward. With accessories and trim-level specific equipment occupying space, cargo volume is shown as a range.)
- Cargo space with all seats up (behind third-row): 16.5 cubic feet (LX) to 16 cubic feet (Elite)
- Cargo space with third-row folded (behind second-row): 46.8 cubic feet (LX) to 46 cubic feet (Elite)
- Cargo space with third- and second-row folded (behind first-row): 83.9 cubic feet (LX) to 82.1 cubic feet (Elite)
Get Your 2018 Honda Pilot at Covington Honda
Covington Honda has the 2018 Honda Pilot and with enough trim levels, drive types and colors that you’ll be able to find the perfect Pilot for you. Take advantage of the Pilot’s towing capacity and interior space today!
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*Maximum towing capacity for AWD models is 5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD models is 3,500 lbs. Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory towing kit, trailer harness and hitch ball. Please see your Honda dealer for details.
Honda Pilot Elite shown in featured image.