Honda Towing Capacity Guide for Trucks and SUVs

Honda Towing Capacity Guide for Trucks and SUVs
There’s nothing better than going on adventures to see the world around you. That may mean hauling your camper to your favorite campsite or hauling your boat to the lake. Regardless of what your getaway involves, there’s a Honda truck or SUV capable of towing your prized possessions. Below we’ve listed all of the Honda vehicle towing capabilities to help you match the right Honda for your gear.

Towing Capacities for Honda Trucks

2018 Honda Ridgeline

2018 Honda Ridgeline Towing Capacity

The Honda Ridgeline is one of the most versatile and utility-driven midsize trucks on the market. Its In-Bed Trunk comes with innovative features like In-Bed cooler with drain plug, In-Bed audio and 2-pronged AC outlet — making it a great companion for camping. For even more cargo space, two Bed Extenders are available that offer an extra 16 inches of storage with the tailgate down. The available all-wheel-drive system with Intelligent Traction Management which includes four unique modes for normal conditions, sand, snow and mud will give you confidence for wherever your family or friends want to go. As for towing, Ridgeline models that are properly equipped with All-Wheel-Drive feature an integrated tow hitch with 7-pin connector, 262 lb-ft of torque and the ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs.

Honda Ridgeline Trims RT Sport RTL RTL-T RTL-E Black Edition
Engine w/ Horsepower Not Available Available Available Available Standard Standard
Intelligent Variable Torque Management™
(i-VTM4™) AWD System
3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP
Total Payload Capacity (2WD/AWD) (lbs) 1,465/NA 1,465/1,580 1,452/1,569 1,447/1,562 NA/1,499 NA/1,499
Towing Capacity* (2WD/AWD) (lbs) 3,500/NA 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000

*5,000 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for AWD models; 3,500 lbs. For 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.


Towing Capacities for Honda Crossovers & SUVs

2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Honda Pilot Towing Capacity

The Honda Pilot is a 3-row family SUV that has it all — eye-appealing style, sophisticated interior and off-road capability. With just a touch of a button, the 2nd-row seats automatically move forward, not only making it easy for your passengers to access the third row, but to create space for your gear. Long road trips won’t seem so long, thanks to Rear Entertainment System featuring DVD and Blu-ray Disc™ capability, up to five USB ports for charging your favorite electronic devices and heated 2nd-row Captain’s Chairs. The Pilot offers great towing capacity of 3,500 lbs on 2-Wheel-Drive and 5,000 lbs on All-Wheel-Drive. A perfect sidekick to haul a small boat or RV. Plus you can drive with confidence knowing your Pilot is backed by the available Honda Sensing™ driver assist technologies.

Honda Pilot Trims LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Towing Capacity* (2WD/AWD) (lbs) 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 -/5,000
Engine w/ Horsepower 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP
Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System Available Available Available Available Standard
Cargo Volume (Cu. ft)** Behind 1st Row 109 109 109 109 108.8
Seating Capacity 8 8 8 8 7

*5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity for AWD models with accessory ATF cooler; 3,500 lbs. For AWD models without accessory ATF cooler and 2WD models. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your dealer for details.

**Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward.


2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V Towing Capacity

The formula of efficiency, practicality and refinement make the Honda CR-V one of the best-selling SUVs. Features like Hands-Free Access Power Tailgate and 60/40 Split Rear Seating can accommodate whatever or whoever you’re taking with you. Plus with Leather-Trimmed Seats, Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control and Heated Front Seats it’s easy to keep everyone comfortable. The CR-V is an incredibly adaptable SUV, thanks to the available 190 horsepower turbocharged engine and available Real Time All-Wheel Drive. Plus it has a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs — ideal for pop-up tent trailers or utility trailers with jet skis or snowmobiles.

Honda CR-V Trims LX EX EX-L Touring
Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ Available Available Available Available
Towing Capacity (lbs) 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500
Engine w/ Horsepower 2.4-liter w/ 184 HP 1.5-liter Turbocharged with 190 HP 1.5-liter Turbocharged with 190 HP 1.5-liter Turbocharged with 190 HP
Fuel Economy* (AWD; City/Hwy/Combined) 25/31/27 27/33/29 27/33/29 27/33/29

*Based on 2018 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.


2018 Honda Odyssey

2018 Honda Odyssey Towing Capacity

The Honda Odyssey has been a family favorite for decades and boasts a long list of features that take family transportation to a new level. The Magic Slide 2nd-Row Seats™ move up and back and side to side — giving passengers plenty of room and making it easy to access the third row. The cabin is packed with tech-savvy features that will get you through any ride to soccer practice or family vacation. The driver will enjoy the 8-inch touchscreen that has Apple or Android smartphone compatibility, Wireless Phone Charger and HondalinkⓇ. As for the passengers, there’s Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, 2nd- and 3rd-Row Sunshades, multiple USB ports and Advanced Rear Seat Entertainment System. We can’t forget to mention the fan favorite feature the HondaVACⓇ which is a built-in vacuum with a removable waste bin. This super minivan even has a towing capacity of 3,000-3,500 lbs. So you can bring along a utility trailer with your prized possessions on your family vacation.

Honda Odyssey Trims LX EX EX-L Touring Elite
Engine w/ Horsepower 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP
Engine w/ Horsepower 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 280 HP
Towing Capacity* (lbs) 3,000 3,000 3,000 3,500 3,500
Fuel Economy** (City/Hwy/Combined) 19/28/22 19/28/22 19/28/22 19/28/22 19/28/22
Cargo Volume (Behind 1st-row) (cu ft) 144.9/158 144.9/158 140.7/155.8 140.7/155.7 140.7/155.7
Seating Capacity 7 8 8 8 8

*Requires surge-type or electric trailer brakes and available Honda accessory towing package and hitch ball. Premium unleaded fuel recommended when towing. Please see your Honda dealer for details.

**Based on 2018 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.