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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 18 25 $26,837 $28,280
FWD 4-Door XLT 18 25 $30,027 $32,095
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $35,268 $37,855
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,677 $30,280
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,847 $34,095
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,088 $39,855
2WD 4-Door LX
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Drivetrain

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,661 $37,920
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,026 $38,320
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,837
$26,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,280
$28,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$477 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It's a rifle shot at the heart of the crossover market: the 2012 Ford Explorer gives any SUV loyalist a reason to leap off their very high horse. Don't let the macho-boxy look intimidate you; the Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense for large families—especially with improved mileage and a most tasteful front-end design for 2012.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.0 62.2
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 41.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.6 8.0
Length, Overall (in) 197.1 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 71.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 21.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 37.9
Tires
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4557 4299
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.16 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High 1.00 -
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
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.86 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.1 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
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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