Compare 2009 Ford Explorer vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Ford Explorer
2009 Honda Pilot
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RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $26,458 $28,470
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 15 21 $27,649 $29,780
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $28,569 $30,790
AWD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $28,569 $30,790
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $29,319 $31,615
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $29,761 $32,100
AWD 4-Door V8 XLT 14 19 $29,761 $32,100
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 15 21 $30,512 $32,925
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $31,431 $33,935
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $31,431 $33,935
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,623 $35,245
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 14 19 $32,623 $35,245
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $32,901 $35,550
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 15 21 $34,093 $36,860
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $35,012 $37,870
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $35,012 $37,870
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $36,203 $39,180
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 14 19 $36,203 $39,180
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
2WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,458
$25,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,470
$27,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$475 / month
$462 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you are looking for a truck-based SUV that can tow, the Ford Explorer is ahead of most of its rivals. The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate -
EPA Classification
- 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 58.6
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 153.7
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 -
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 -
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.9 71.0
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 109.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.3 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 78.5
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 190.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 47.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 18.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.01 x 0.43 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 21.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.69
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
721 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
721 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
721 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T53 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2329 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3340 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2107 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2860 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4319
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Displacement
4.0L/245 3.5L/212
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 250 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 2.70
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.07
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.61
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.61
Trans Order Code
- TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.31
Summary
Body Code
NA -
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Multi-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 1.04
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.91
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Trailing Arms
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Doors
Side Door Type
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5

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