Tailgate with Lift-Up Glass Hatch
The Pilot's tailgate offers convenient access to its spacious cargo compartment. Gas-pressurized struts assist the opening process, while a sturdy handle built into the inner panel makes closing the tailgate easier. The rear glass lifts up independently of the tailgate, which allows for easy access to the cargo area without having to open the entire tailgate.
Pilot EX-L and Touring models include a power tailgate that can be operated remotely with the key fob or by pushing a button inside the driver’s area. An electric motor in the cargo area will raise and lower the entire tailgate; however, it will not open or close the lift-up glass hatch. A simple push of the button will close the tailgate, and this can be done from as far away as 50 feet.
 Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Follow applicable load limits and loading guidelines.
Integrated Class III Trailer Hitch
An integrated Class III trailer hitch, tastefully hidden behind a cover, is standard on every Pilot. In addition to the integrated hitch, the Pilot comes ready to tow with a heavy-duty power steering cooler. And 4WD models add an automatic transmission-fluid cooler. The trailer harness is standard on Touring models, and available on EX-L and below models. Maximum towing capacity is 2,000 lbs for 2WD models, and 4,500 lbs for 4WD models.
 Maximum towing capacity for 4WD models is 4,500 lbs. Premium unleaded fuel is recommended when towing above 3,500 lbs. Maximum towing capacity for 2WD models is 2,000 lbs. Towing requires the addition of the Honda accessory towing kit, trailer harness and hitch ball. Trailer harness is standard on Touring models. Please see your Honda dealer for details.