Does the Honda Pilot have AWD? 

August 19th, 2019 by

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If all-wheel drive is a must-have for your new SUV you might be asking yourself, “Does the Honda Pilot have AWD?” Though front-wheel drive comes standard, the 2020 Honda Pilot does have all-wheel drive as an available option across both 6-speed and 9-speed automatic transmission configurations. Below, the Metro Honda experts will detail exactly which models have it, and how useful it is on Bayonne roads.

Honda Pilot AWD Models & Engine Specs

Among the five Honda Pilot trim levels, all-wheel drive is available on the LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring models, and it comes standard on the 2020 Honda Pilot Elite and Black Edition trims with 9-speed automatic transmissions. All Honda Pilot configurations come equipped with the same V6 engines, but the models are separated by their differing automatic transmissions.

  • Honda Pilot Engine Specs
    • Direct-injected i-VTEC® V6 engine
    • 280 hp
    • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • Honda Pilot LX, EX & EX-L Transmission
    • 6-Speed Automatic Transmission (6AT)
  • Honda Pilot Touring, Elite & Black Edition Transmission
    • 9-Speed Automatic Transmission (9AT) with Shift-By-Wire (SBW) and Paddle Shifters

2020 Honda Pilot

Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ (i-VTM4™) AWD

What does Honda’s unique all-wheel drive system do for drivers on Newark roads? The Intelligent Variable Torque Management™ All-Wheel Drive technology adjusts the amount of torque in each wheel for more control on Jersey City roads. This can help enhance driving in almost any weather condition by:

  • Allowing variable front-to-rear distribution of engine torque to send power to the wheels in need of traction.
  • This system also allows the dual electro-hydraulically actuated clutch packs to activate separately allowing for variable amounts of torque to be distributed to each rear wheel independently.

The system is able to precisely meet traction needs and enhance stability in rain, ice, snow, and anything else mother nature can throw at your Pilot.

Honda Pilot Performance Features

The Honda Pilot AWD models have several performance features outside of all-wheel drive that help enhance Hoboken driving. Some of these features include:

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control
  • Brake Assist
  • Blind Spot Monitoring System (BSI) with Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Available Honda Sensing® safety suite and driver assist technologies

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