Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Platinum Dune Metallic Tri-Coat
VS
Steel Sapphire Metallic

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$28,630 - $31,267
$27,600 - $30,337

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 - 290 hp
280 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.3L I
3.5L V6 24

Interior Features

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
40.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
40.1 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.5 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.6 in.
40.2 in.

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available

Passengers

Passengers
7
8

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.8 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.9 - 39.2 ft.
39.4 ft.

Width

Width
78.9 in.
78.6 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4443 - 4629 .lbs
4054 - 4220 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
280 - 290 hp
280 hp

Torque

Torque
255 - 310 ft. lbs.
262 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
2000 - 5000 .lbs
3500 - 5000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 - 500 .lbs
350 - 500 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.6 gal.
19.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
17 - 23 mpg
19 - 27 mpg

City

City
16 - 17 mpg
18 - 19 mpg

Highway

Highway
22 - 24 mpg
26 - 27 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Seatbelt Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag
Optional
Not Available

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer
Honda Pilot

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
7
8

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
151.7 ft³.
152.9 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4443 - 4629 lbs.
4054 - 4220 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 - 22 mpg.
21 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 - 19 mpg.
18 - 19 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
22 - 27 mpg.
26 - 27 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 - 5000 lbs.
3500 - 5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 - 500 lbs.
350 - 500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 - 5000 lbs.
3500 - 5000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 - 500 lbs.
350 - 500 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
2000 - 5000 lbs.
3500 - 5000 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
998, 998-1, 99H
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded V-6
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.3 L/140 - 3.5 L/213
3.5 L/212

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
446, 44C, 44J
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 - 4.58
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 - 2.96
2.10

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 - 1.91
1.49

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 - 1.45
1.06

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.75

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - 0.75
0.56

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88
2.27

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36, 3.39, 3.65
4.25

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540
Not Available

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1, 8.4, 8.8, 9.2, 9.8
8.0 - 8.4

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.9 - 39.2 ft.
39.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.8 in.
13 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.6 gal.
19.5 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
40.1 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.9 in.
40.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
61.5 in.
62 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
57.3 in.
59.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
40.6 in.
40.2 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
39.5 in.
38.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
61 in.
62 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56.8 in.
57.3 in.

Third Head Room

Third Head Room
37.8 in.
38.9 in.

Third Leg Room

Third Leg Room
32 in.
31.9 in.

Third Shoulder Room

Third Shoulder Room
50.8 in.
57.6 in.

Third Hip Room

Third Hip Room
40.7 in.
44.6 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.8 in.
111 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.9 in.
78.6 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
70 in.
69.8 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
67 in.
66.3 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
67 in.
66.3 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
7.8 - 8.3 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
80.7 ft³.
83.9 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
43.8 ft³.
46.8 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
21 ft³.
16.5 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Explorer
Pilot

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Sport Utility
Intermediate Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.3 - 3.5
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
SOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4 - 6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4