Towing Capacity Guide for Honda 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

Honda Ridgeline Towing

2023 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 an 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 standard 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 Sport RTL RTL-E Black Edition
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
Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System Standard Standard Standard Standard
Total Payload Capacity (lbs) 1,583 1,544 1,509 1,509
Towing Capacity* (lbs) 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000

*Maximum towing capacity is 5,000 lbs. Towing requires accessory towing equipment. Please see your Honda dealer for details.


Towing Capacities for Honda Crossovers & SUVs

Honda Passport Towing

2023 Honda Passport Towing Capacity

Bold, rugged, and ready for any challenge – the commanding Honda Passport is an excellent choice for those who aren’t afraid of heading off the beaten path. Eye-catching styling and functional design details help the Passport make a lasting impression both on city streets and mountain trails. A fully-independent suspension, a unibody frame, and a standard direct-injection i-VTEC® V6 engine each demonstrate how no obstacle will stand between you and your next camping trip. Individual drive modes and innovative tech features prove how the Honda Passport has both the muscle and smarts to help you make memories that last a lifetime.

Honda Passport Trims EX-L TrailSport Elite
Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) All-Wheel-Drive System Standard Standard Standard
Towing Capacity (lbs) 5,000 pounds 5,000 pounds 5,000 pounds
Engine w/ Horsepower Direct-Injected i-VTEC® V-6 Engine – 280 HP Direct-Injected i-VTEC® V-6 Engine – 280 HP Direct-Injected i-VTEC® V-6 Engine – 280 HP
Fuel Economy* (City/Hwy/Combined) 19 / 24 / 21 19 / 24 / 21 19 / 24 / 21

*19 city/24 highway/21 combined mpg rating. 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.


Honda Pilot Towing

2023 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 available satellite-based navigation, 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 models and 5,000 lbs on All-Wheel-Drive models. A perfect sidekick to haul a small boat or RV. Plus you can drive with confidence knowing your Pilot is backed by the standard collection of Honda Sensing™ driver assist technologies.

Honda Pilot Trims Sport EX-L Touring TrailSport Elite
Towing Capacity* (2WD/AWD) (lbs) 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 3,500/5,000 -/5,000 -/5,000
Engine w/ Horsepower 3.5-liter V6 w/ 285 HP 3.3.5-liter V6 w/ 285 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 285 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 285 HP 3.5-liter V6 w/ 285 HP
Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD System Available Available Available Standard Standard
Cargo Volume (Cu. ft)** Behind 1st Row 111.8 112.4 – 114.3 112.4 113.7 112.1
Seating Capacity 8 7 or 8 8 7 8

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

**Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.


Honda CR-V

2023 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 its 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 its standard 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 EX EX-L
Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™ Available Available
Towing Capacity (lbs) 1,500 1,500
Engine w/ Horsepower 1.5-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder with 190 HP 1.5-liter Turbocharged 4-Cylinder with 190 HP
Fuel Economy* (AWD; City/Hwy/Combined) 27 / 32 / 29 27 / 32 / 29

*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX & EX-L trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX & EX-L trims. 43 city/36 highway/40 combined mpg rating for the 2WD Sport trim. 40 city/34 highway/37 combined mpg rating for AWD Sport & Sport Touring trims. 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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.


Honda Odyssey Exterior

2023 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 Bluetooth streaming audio. 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. This super minivan even has a towing capacity of 3,500 lbs. So you can bring along a utility trailer with your prized possessions on your family vacation.

Honda Odyssey Trims EX EX-L Sport 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
Towing Capacity* (lbs) 3,500 3,500 3,500 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) 144.9/158 140.7/155.8 140.7/155.8 140.7/155.7 140.7/155.7
Seating Capacity 8 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.

**19 city/28 highway/22 combined mpg rating. 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.


Honda HR-V

2023 Honda HR-V Towing Capacity

Although the Honda HR-V is not recommended for towing, it’s still an excellent choice for those living active lifestyles. An available all-wheel drive system and 2.0-liter DOHC i-VTEC® 4-cylinder engine provides the perfect combination of capability and efficiency. Nimble handling and a compact platform allow the HR-V to squeeze into small spaces where other crossovers cannot. With the rear seats folded down, the Honda HR-V has a maximum cargo capacity of 55.1 cubic feet to accommodate all of your gear.