Does the Honda Pilot Have AWD?

October 2nd, 2020 by

2020 Honda Pilot packing away sports equipment


The new Honda Pilot has a lot to offer Denver-area drivers. From its roomy and well-equipped interior to its strong towing capability and impressive safety ratings, this midsize SUV is an ideal choice for busy families or anyone who leads an active lifestyle. One question we field quite often here at Planet Honda is: “Does the Honda Pilot have AWD?” While the Pilot comes standard with front-wheel drive, you can upgrade to Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive (AWD) to enjoy enhanced traction and control in all kinds of weather and road conditions. Learn more about the Honda Pilot AWD system, and then schedule a test drive at our dealership in Golden today!

How Does the Honda Pilot AWD System Work?

The Honda Pilot AWD system provides confident handling, whether you’re driving on Lakewood streets or heading into the Rockies on a camping trip. The Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) System automatically senses how much torque is needed for each of your wheel axles and will continuously adjust distribution to provide maximum traction when and where it’s needed most. The system also allows the clutch to activate separately so that the torque is distributed to each rear wheel independently. This will help you to maintain control and safe braking when driving in wet, snowy, or slippery conditions.

Honda Pilot AWD System Features

Along with increased traction and control, the Honda Pilot AWD capabilities are further enhanced by this SUV’s impressive performance specs. Check out some of the other performance features of the Honda Pilot below:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 280 hp
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • Intelligent Traction Management
  • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters
  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • 5,000-pound towing capacity

Honda Pilot AWD Models

The Honda Pilot AWD system is available on five of the seven Pilot trim levels and is standard on the top two trims. The Honda Pilot lineup is as follows:

  • Honda Pilot LX
  • Honda Pilot EX
  • Honda Pilot EX-L
  • Honda Pilot Special Edition
  • Honda Pilot Touring
  • Honda Pilot Elite
  • Honda Pilot Black Edition

Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team is happy to help you pick out the Pilot color and trim that will best suit your Arvada-area driving needs today at Planet Honda.

Explore the Honda Pilot AWD Models at Planet Honda

Now that you have all of the details regarding the Honda Pilot AWD system, visit Planet Honda to take this capable SUV out for a road test. Meanwhile, find out how the Pilot matches up against competitors like the Acura MDX, Toyota Highlander, and Nissan Pathfinder. Don’t forget to browse our new vehicle specials, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

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