Hello, I’m purchasing a 2014 Honda Pilot ex-l 4wd and need to install an aftermarket trailer hitch (it didn’t come with one installed), but am having trouble finding one available. Can someone recommend one that will be compatible? Thank you!
Pull the center vanity cover in the rear bumper, and you'll find the factory 2" hitch receiver cleverly hidden there. Two almost-Dzus thumb knobs under there will release the cover for removal. Note how the upper tabs fit in the bumper cover so you can get it back in place later. Stow it carefully while towing.
With the Towing Kit you can haul trailers weighing up to 3,500 pounds with a 2WD & 4,500 pounds with a 4WD Pilot. Items come complete in a case that fits into the rear cargo bin underneath the cargo floor
It is my understanding that the 2014 EX-L AWD has a standard 2" hitch receiver and complete towing package (tranny cooler, hi capacity fan and alternator). Follow Dr. Bob's advice and open the cover on the rear bumper.
Last I looked, a replacement cover is pretty darn inexpensive. I think it was under $10, but it's been a while. I was looking at adding a rear foglight in the cover, separate project still in a notebook someplace.