Compare 2013 Honda Pilot vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Honda Pilot
2013 Ford Explorer
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,000
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,520
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$492 / month
$485 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Honda Pilot looks tough and truck-like from the outside, yet inside it's one of the better family haulers. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 50.800
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 39.800
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 41.400
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 61.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 151.700
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 33.200
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 40.500
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 40.700
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 61.000
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 40.600
Passenger Capacity
8 7
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 37.800
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 57.300
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.0 70.400
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 67.000
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 78.900
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.97 7.600
Length, Overall (in)
191.4 197.100
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 21.000
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 43.800
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 80.700
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 - - 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 - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 18.600
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 15.750
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 39.200
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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)
300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4299 4534
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 175
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 998
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 290 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.312 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.766 1.410
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.697 4.480
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.071 1.840
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.612 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.888 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.606 2.870
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.000
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.0 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 9.1
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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