The 2009 Honda Pilot with two-wheel drive is rated to tow 3,500 pounds, while four-wheel-drive Pilots can haul a maximum 4,500 pounds. A Class III trailer hitch comes standard on every 2009 Pilot, as do heavy-duty cooling fans and transmission and power-steering coolers to keep fluid temps down during heavy towing. The Pilot only requires regular unleaded gasoline for normal use, but Honda recommends that you fill up with premium fuel when towing a trailer that weighs more than 3,500 pounds.
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