The Honda Pilot’s interior is geared toward passenger space, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking when it comes to cargo storage. As noted by the writers at Motor Trend, versatility and carrying capacity are two of this three-row SUV’s strong points: “The Pilot’s cabin is reminiscent of a minivan, with rear seats that are easy to fold away and handy hidden storage beneath the cargo bay floor.”
Hidden Storage Well: Every Honda Pilot comes equipped with an easy-to-use hidden storage well nested underneath the floor of the cargo bay. With your rear seats folded flat, you’ll have access to an extra 3 cubic feet of space that you can use to separate messy equipment or keep your cargo out of sight.
Secure Your Precious Cargo: Four cargo-area tie-down anchors, cargo-area bag hooks, and a built-in cargo light make it easy to get the most out of your Honda Pilot’s storage bay. Smaller items that you’d like to keep close at hand can be stored in the Pilot’s standard multi-functional center console storage space, its lockable glove compartment, or its driver’s and front passenger’s seatback pockets (passenger-side only on the LX trim).
Power Tailgate: The Pilot’s power tailgate can be operated using your key fob, and it’s a standard feature on the available EX-L, Touring, and Elite trim levels. With this feature equipped, you’ll find that it’s easier to load up heavy cargo, access your equipment when you need it, and start your adventures off on the right foot.
Towing Capacity: Even 2WD Pilot models can tow up to 3,500 pounds, and since Honda’s Intelligent Variable Torque Management All-Wheel Drive is available on every Pilot (and standard on the Elite), you’ll have the option to increase your maximum towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. On the Touring and Elite trim levels, you’ll also be able to transport cargo using your standard roof rails.
Easy Fold-Down Rear Seating: The 2018 Pilot has been designed to maximize passenger space, but it’s easy to reconfigure this SUV’s interior at a moment’s notice. When its split second- and third-row seats are laid flat, you’ll have access to as much as 109 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s more than enough space to move furniture or transport outdoor equipment.
One-Touch Second-Row Seats: You’ll be able to take advantage of every inch of the Pilot’s interior when you upgrade to the EX-L trim level or above. These models have been equipped with standard one-touch second-row seats that can slide to accommodate passengers or cargo as you move between the second and third rows.
The Honda Pilot’s standard features leave little to be desired, but that doesn’t mean you should miss out on its enormous stock of available interior and exterior accessories! Drivers who take the time to explore their options are sure to find plenty of components that excite them, no matter how unique their particular needs and interests may be.