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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,773 $33,000
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,935 $30,700
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,622 $38,200
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,487 $40,200
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,820 $32,700
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,638 $35,000
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $40,191 $43,100
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,831 $33,720
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,371 $32,120
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,336 $35,370
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,795 $36,970
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $35,254 $38,570
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,619 $38,970
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $38,036 $41,620
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,778 $31,470
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,795 $36,970
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,319 $29,870
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,577 $40,020
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $34,160 $37,370
2WD 4-Door SE 18 25 $30,283 $33,120
4WD 4-Door SE 17 24 $31,743 $34,720
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Ford Explorer may have a historic name, but it's a much more comfortable, road-worthy vehicle than it ever was in the past. The 2015 Honda Pilot is one of the most practical and family-friendly vehicles in its segment, despite its boxy, truck-like appearance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 70.4 70.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 67 67.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.6 109.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.7 87
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 21 18
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.8 47.7
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) 12.8 13.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.6 21
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.2 37.9
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18 P235/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18 P235/65TR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 2000 2000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4432 4299
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Styled Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Styled Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 175 130
Engine
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
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code 998-1 NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 18
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 2.70
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 8.5 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5.0 (Est)
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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