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Get Road Trip Ready With the 2024 Honda Pilot

Head-on view of a white 2024 Honda Pilot Trailsport off-roading.​​​​​​​

Hitting the open road on vacation to see new cities and landmarks or to go camping in the woods is almost a rite of passage for families in America. Few of us don’t have fond memories of piling into the family car and journeying for hours, eagerly anticipating our destinations. In the past, the actual car journey might have been rather uncomfortable. This was before modern cars with their multi-zone climate controls, charging ports for smart devices, comfortable seating arrangements, and smooth driving experiences.

Luckily for this generation of kids, their parents can select a vehicle that is road trip-ready, like the 2024 Honda Pilot. This three-row, full-size SUV is the perfect companion for any road trip. Whether you’re road-tripping the western seaboard, hitting the woods for a camping adventure, or venturing up to Canada to take advantage of great skiing, the 2024 Honda Pilot will make the journey just as much fun as arriving at your destination.

The Honda Pilot is redefining family travel, and there are loads of available features to help any type of family make the most of their precious time together. We’ll discuss standard capabilities and available features that improve towing, handle cargo, and make the driving experience a smooth one even when traversing brand-new roads. Buckle up because the Honda Pilot is primed to take you on your next excursion!

Cargo Capacity

First, let’s talk about cargo capacity inside the cabin of the 2024 Honda Pilot. Besides being able to comfortably seat seven or eight people depending on the trim level chosen, drivers can fit 21.8 cu.ft. worth of cargo into the back without so much as lowering the seats. That’s half a dozen large suitcases that are stored with ease. If you’re headed to the airport with your family, that’s a huge bonus. If you need even more cargo capacity, all you need to do is lower the rear bench to get a capacious 59.5 cu.ft. of total space.

If you’re going camping and have loads of tents, coolers, hiking equipment, and food, you’re going to have no trouble fitting it all in the back. Hauling everyone’s skis, water sports equipment, and gear has never been easier! And if, for some reason, you need even more space––maybe you want to fit in a long canopy or other awkwardly shaped gear––simply fold down the second row of seats to make an impressive 111.8 cu.ft. of total storage space in the back. This is handy for whatever life throws at you.

The steering wheel and infotainment screen in a 2024 Honda Pilot Elite.​​​​​​​

Rooftop Capacity

Large families often find that it’s more convenient to load the roof with extra items when they’re road-tripping and leave the back cargo hold for smaller items like bags. At Klein Honda, we can help you get your Honda Pilot properly kitted out with roof attachments to make it easy to load your bulky items. We can get you set up with kayak attachments, a roof box or basket, ski and snowboard attachments, surf or paddle board equipment, bike attachments, or simply crossbars for you to use in any way you see fit. The possibilities are seemingly endless on the 2024 Honda Pilot’s large and sturdy roof. No matter the type of activities your family likes to engage in, there’s an accessory to help make it faster and easier to hit the road so you don’t waste time struggling to load up.

Engineered for Travel

The 2024 Honda Pilot was engineered for travel. Every Pilot comes standard with a powerful 3.5L V6 engine that creates 285 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque that will have you getting up to speed quickly and never worrying about passing power. Despite being a large SUV, you’ll never feel weighed down on the road. There are two drivetrain systems to choose from on the Honda Pilot. Two-wheel drive comes standard and provides plenty of maneuverability in conjunction with the powerful engine. However, if you’re planning on taking the family on lots of trips and want to be extra prepared for bad weather and dirt roads at the campsite, opt for the available Honda i-VTM4 all-wheel drive option.

Honda's i-VTM4 system is a specialized all-wheel drive system based on torque-vectoring technology. It helps the 2024 Honda Pilot better distribute torque not only between the front and rear axles but also between the individual wheels so that maximum traction can be reached. It works by routing the power that the 3.5L V6 generates through a special computer-controlled twin-clutch system on the rear axle. This all-wheel drive system, combined with the Pilot’s four-wheel independent suspension, gives drivers a smooth handling experience even when they hit a bump in the road.

For extra control, there is even a special Trail Torque Logic feature on the TrailSport trim of the 2024 Honda Pilot. If a rear wheel leaves the road because of a pothole or if you take a speed bump too quickly, it pushes extra torque to the wheels that are still making contact with the road. If you’re navigating a campsite with tree roots and muddy embankments, being able to switch to Trail Mode for extra control will keep you feeling steady no matter what. Families traveling together on a road trip will find these extra features boost safety as well as comfort on long trips.

A silver 2024 Honda Pilot Touring towing a teardrop trailer up a mountain.​​​​​​​

Towing Capacity

If you have an active family life, it’s likely that even with the Honda Pilot’s cavernous cargo area and plenty of roof-rack space, you might need a little more. Maybe you want to bring your ATV, a small trailer loaded with camping gear, your boat, or even a camper! You might be thinking that you’d need a truck to accomplish this goal, and then there wouldn’t be enough room to seat all your kids, but think again!

The 2024 Honda Pilot is towing-ready! Even the standard Pilot equipped with two-wheel drive can tow an impressive 3,500 lbs. For maximum strength, drivers can choose the all-wheel drive system and equip their Pilot to tow up to 5,000 lbs! It’s recommended that drivers use premium gasoline to fuel their Pilot if they are planning on towing more than 3,500 lbs.

Multiple built-in technologies in the 2024 Honda Pilot add to its ability to effectively and safely tow a payload. These include things like Hill Descent Control, which helps the driver navigate slopes without sliding. Drive modes for conditions such as snow, mud, and sand help the driver maintain optimal traction no matter the conditions, making it safer to hit the road even with a trailer in tow.

Find the 2024 Honda Pilot at Klein Honda

Our neck of the woods is an active one. We have so many opportunities to go out into nature with our families to camp and hike, and there are endless road trip possibilities that will make for priceless family memories. The 2024 Honda Pilot makes for the ideal travel companion, no matter the variety of road trips you and your family want to embark on. With plenty of cargo space, roof storage flexibility, and towing capacity, you can load your whole family into the Pilot and hit the road with all your gear with ease. Stop by Klein Honda to see the 2024 Honda Pilot in action and talk with our staff about all the great accessories that can be equipped onto the Pilot! We can help you customize your SUV to fit your family’s lifestyle perfectly.