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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door LX
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Drivetrain

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,258 $39,670
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,459 $31,120
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,000 $29,520
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,052 $31,770
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,016 $35,020
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,476 $36,620
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,840 $37,020
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,511 $33,370
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,476 $36,620
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
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,717 $41,270
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.0 18.600
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.69 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
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) 4299 4534
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front 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
Displacement 3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 253 @ 4800 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 24
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.000
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Pilot Ford Explorer
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
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 -
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 (2012) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 9.1
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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