Engine/Chassis Features

Intelligent Traction Management (EX and above)

What’s the Benefit?

Intelligent Traction Management helps enable Pilot drivers to maintain traction, stability and driving confidence in a wide variety of conditions—with the ease of just pushing a button.

The Feature:

The Pilot benefits from an advanced feature to enhance traction in a variety of conditions.

  • The system was engineered at the Honda R&D facility in Ohio and tested worldwide—from the sands of Dubai and Moscow mud to the snows of Minnesota.
  • It works with the Drive-by-Wire throttle, the VSA system, the transmission shift map and—on i-VTM4 models—the all-wheel-drive system to provide the optimum power for the surface friction available.
  • Drivers of Pilot two-wheel-drive models can select between Normal and Snow modes; Pilot AWD models add Mud and Sand modes as well.
  • To change modes, drivers press the Intelligent Traction Management button behind the shifter; the button is labeled SNOW on 2WD models, and has a vehicle-profile icon on AWD models.
  • On the first push, the DII will display the modes available.
  • Subsequent pushes will cycle through the available modes.
  • When the desired mode is highlighted, it will be engaged after a 3-second interval.
  • The selected mode will remain engaged until a new one is selected, or the ignition is shut off.
  • The system will default to Normal mode upon restart.