Compare 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Explorer
2014 Honda Pilot
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FWD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
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 $38,862 $41,675
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,137 $29,670
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,596 $31,270
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,189 $31,920
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,648 $33,520
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,153 $35,170
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,612 $36,770
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,612 $36,770
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,977 $37,170
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $35,072 $38,370
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,437 $38,770
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,394 $39,820
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,854 $41,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,288
$27,137
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,015
$29,670
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$495 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. Despite the 2014 Honda Pilot's truck-like exterior, it's one of more practical and family-friendly models on of the market today.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.8 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 153.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 62.2
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 109.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 191.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 87
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 18
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
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)
12.8 13.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/65TR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4534 4306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 250 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
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
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
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.0 8.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
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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