We tow a 2005 Honda Pilot. We really enjoy the vehicle. It is extremely durable, an absolute pleasure to drive, and tows so well that we don't know it's behind us (except for looking at it in our dash monitor).
Preparing to tow the Pilot requires that a specific procedure is faithfully obeyed. It involves starting the engine, shifting from Park to D, then down into each forward gear, then back to neutral and let the engine idle for another three minutes before turning the engine off and placing the key in the accessory position. If you accidentally shift into reverse, then the entire procedure must begin all over again after placing the gear shift again into Park. This will allow you to tow the vehicle for up to 8 hours at a maximum speed of 65 MPH.
Here's the catch. Too many people were not following the procedure properly, which caused transmission failures. Finally Honda decided to stop authorizing the Pilot for towing.
The 2007 Pilot has the same drive train as my 2005 Pilot. People are towing the 2007 and newer Pilots, even though Honda says they can't.
The 2015 Honda Pilot has a different transmission that cannot be towed.
Jim & Kate
2016 Creekside 23RKS, 2014 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel
1995 Monaco Dynasty 36', 2005 Honda Pilot