Compare 2012 Honda Pilot vs 2012 Ford Flex

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Ford Flex
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
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
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
4-Door AWD SEL 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
4-Door AWD Limited 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
4-Door FWD Titanium 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
4-Door AWD Titanium 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
4-Door AWD Limited w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
4-Door AWD Titanium w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,179
$27,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,620
$29,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$491 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 38.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 50.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 44.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 41.8
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 58.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 155.8
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 33.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 41.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 58.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.8
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.0 68.0
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 117.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.4 201.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 20.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 43.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.0 83.2
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.8 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)
13.1 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.6
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4299 4471
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 248 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99C
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 262 @ 6250
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Ford Flex
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 (2011)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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