SUV Towing and Flat Tow Information

Torrance, Calif. August 27, 2003


Vehicle

Drive Wheels

Engine

Base MSRP

Weight

Fuel Mileage

Towing Capacity (lbs.)

Flat Tow Capability

Honda CR-V LX 4x2

Front

2.4 I-4

$18,900

3201

23/28

1500(a)

Yes(d)

Honda CR-V LX 4x4

All

2.4 I-4

$19,300

3258

21/25

1500(a)

Yes(d)

Honda CR-V EX 4x4

All

2.4 I-4

$21,600

3287

21/25

1500(a)

Yes(d)

Honda Element DX 4x2

Front

2.4 I-4

$16,100

3352

21/25

1500(a)

Yes(d)

Honda Element DX 4x4

All

2.4 I-4

$17,500

3489

21/24

1500(a)

Yes(d)

Honda Element EX 4x2

Front

2.4 I-4

$18,650

3414

21/24

1500(a)

Yes(d)

Honda Element EX 4x4

All

2.4 I-4

$20,050

3544

17/22

1500(a)

Yes(d)

Honda Pilot LX 4x4

All

3.5 V-6

$27,100

4416

17/22

3500(b)/4500(c)

Yes(d)

Honda Pilot EX 4x4

All

3.5 V-6

$29,470

4439

18/25

3500(b)/4500(c)

Yes(d)

Honda Odyssey LX

Front

3.5 V-6

$24,400

4310

18/25

3500(b)

No

Honda Odyssey EX

Front

3.5 V-6

$26,900

4365

18/25

3500(b)

No

Acura MDX

All

3.5 V-6

$35,700

4420

17/23

3500(b)/4500(c)

Yes(d)

a) Loads above 1000 lbs. require surge-type or electric trailer brakes. Consult the owner's manual for complete details.
b) Requires transmission oil cooler and power steering fluid cooler and may require surge-type or electric trailer brakes (1,000 lb.+), weight-distribution hitch (1,850 lb.+) and sway control (2,000 lb. +). Maximum towing capacity may vary depending on passenger/cargo load of vehicle. Consult the owner's manual for complete details.
c) Rating applies to boat towing only.
d) May require procedure that includes running the engine for 3 minutes at the beginning of a trip and at least every 8 hours thereafter. Consult owner's manual for complete towing procedure information.

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