Compare 2013 Ford Explorer vs 2013 Honda Pilot

2013 Ford Explorer
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,000 $29,520
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,459 $31,120
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,052 $31,770
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,511 $33,370
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,016 $35,020
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,476 $36,620
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,476 $36,620
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,840 $37,020
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $34,935 $38,220
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,300 $38,620
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,258 $39,670
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,717 $41,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,427
$27,000
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,100
$29,520
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.700 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.300 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.200 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.500 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.700 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.000 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.600 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.700 153.7
Third Head Room (in)
37.800 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.300 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.800 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.800 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.400 40.0
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.900 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67.000 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.600 7.97
Length, Overall (in)
197.100 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.400 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.000 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.600 109.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.800 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)
80.700 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.000 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.600 21.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.750 19.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.200 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4534 4299
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 250 @ 5700
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.000 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.612
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.880 1.888
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.870 1.606
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.390 4.312
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.410 0.766
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.740 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.480 2.697
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.840 1.071
Trans Type
6 5
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.259 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 1.0
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4 (2012)
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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