I know there is lots of Honda vehicle towing experience here, which is why I ask the question. I tow my 4500lb car trailer with the rl fairly regularly. It does a decent job. So I may need to get into a 7 passenger suv soon. I would like to stick with Honda. The options are a 2007+ MDX or a 2009+ Pilot. I like the pilot better, but it has the lowest tow rating. Why? I get the MDX has the 3.7l which may bump the rating, but then why does the rl have a higher rating then the Pilot?