my new 2007 Pilot
By okdoit11 on
2007 Honda Pilot LX 4dr SUV 4WD (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Hoping this was a good cross for road trips AND towing, it good only on road trips. Quiet, comfortable and great ergonomics inside. Typically SUV, bulky to drive/handle. Terrific reliability. In short a great people and stuff hauler It is not a good towing vehicle. I have a 2700# tent trailer (when fully loaded) and the rear end drops considerably and with the severe cut off on the headlights, night driving is hazardous due to oncoming traffic high beam warning flashing. It doesn't have anywhere near a low gear going down grades and is clearly not an off road vehicle. Summary: terrific land cruiser, not good tower, especially at night and on any sigificant decline.
It is oversold as a towing vehicle as there is no suspension upgrade/option for towing. No aftermarket suspension kits allowed on the 2006 and 2007, per the experts, due to the stability and tip over controls. It is not an offroader, especially on wet dirt roads with a trailer with any decline.