How do I know if my Honda Passport/Pilot/Ridgeline can tow a boat?
At a certain level of the automotive industry, towing capacity becomes very important to buyers. As far as the SUV or pickup truck inventory available at Meridian Honda is concerned, one of the most common questions our product experts hear is, ‘How do I know if my Honda Passport/Pilot/Ridgeline can tow a boat?’ It would be a mistake, and potentially dangerous, to assume that just looking at the towing capacity of the vehicle will tell the whole story. Loading a vehicle with too much weight carries a major risk of the load becoming uncontrollable and/or causing expensive damage to the vehicle. Let’s take a look at a few pieces of information that might come in handy for Meridian Honda customers when they’re shopping for a new vehicle.
There are few pieces of information you’ll need to collect to determine if your current vehicle or the one you’re interested in buying will be able to pull your boat to the water. First, you’ll need to determine how much your boat and trailer weigh together. Next, you’ll need to determine the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and the Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR). These numbers can be difficult to find on platforms outside the pickup truck class. Towing experts suggest using a couple of simple equations as an accurate workaround. The two formulas you need are below:
There are a few places to find your vehicle’s official curb weight, payload capacity and towing capacity. It will be printed inside of the vehicle’s owner’s manual as well as your vehicle manufacturer’s website.
Once you run all of the numbers, remember that you are getting the maximum weight or capacity value the vehicle is rated for. If the weight of the boat and trailer pushes the GVWR and GCWR to the upper limits, you won’t have any room for gear or other people.
We understand these numbers can be difficult to run down. If you need a little help finding the right information, make an appointment to speak with a Meridian Honda product expert today.
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Welcome to Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS
Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.
Our team at Meridian Honda is excited to get to know each of our customers on a personal level. At Meridian Honda, you will be able to browse an extensive selection of Honda cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and crossovers. This includes all of the headliners from the Honda model lineup, such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Pilot. In addition to our inventory of new vehicles, Meridian Honda is home to many top-quality pre-owned models from Honda and other brands. Take a look around our website to learn more about everything we have to offer at Meridian Honda. We look forward to your visit!