Compare 2011 Ford Explorer vs 2011 Honda Pilot

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Honda Pilot
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,665 $28,320
4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $27,111 $29,920
2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $28,241 $31,170
4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,687 $32,770
2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $31,042 $34,270
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 23 $32,488 $35,870
4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $32,488 $35,870
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 23 $32,849 $36,270
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $33,934 $37,470
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 16 22 $34,295 $37,870
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 23 $35,379 $39,070
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 16 22 $36,825 $40,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,886
$25,665
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,360
$28,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$473 / month
$472 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses. If you can get past the garish grille and overwrought look, the 2011 Honda Pilot is a fine family vehicle, with minivan-like interior space and decent performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 153.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
NA NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.0 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.0 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 190.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.0 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4557 4319
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Trailing Arms
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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