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Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,137 $29,670
2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,189 $31,920
2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,153 $35,170
4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,612 $36,770
4WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 17 24 $35,437 $38,770
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 17 24 $35,072 $38,370
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 24 $37,854 $41,420
4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,596 $31,270
2WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 18 25 $33,612 $36,770
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 18 25 $36,394 $39,820
2WD 4-Door w/Navi EX-L 18 25 $33,977 $37,170
4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,648 $33,520
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,137
$28,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,670
$30,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$500 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Despite the 2014 Honda Pilot's truck-like exterior, it's one of more practical and family-friendly models on of the market today. The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in) 58.9 50.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 39.8
Front Head Room (in) 40 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 153.7 151.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 61.5 61.3
Third Leg Room (in) 32.1 33.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 40.5
Third Hip Room (in) 48.4 40.7
Passenger Capacity 8 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 62.2 61
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.6
Third Head Room (in) 38.2 37.8
Front Hip Room (in) 58.6 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 70.7 70.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 67.5 67
Wheelbase (in) 109.2 112.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.5 78.9
Track Width, Front (in) 67.7 67
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8 7.6
Length, Overall (in) 191.4 197.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 47.7 43.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 87 80.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 18 21
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 12.8
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 12.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21 18.6
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 38.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65TR17 P245/65TR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/65TR17 P245/65TR17
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) 4306 4534
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Styled Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 6.5 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 650
Engine
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 5700 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 253 @ 4800 255 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 998-1
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 (Est) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 (Est) 17
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.61 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.31 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.89 2.88
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.70 4.48
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
Summary
Vehicle Name Honda Pilot Ford Explorer
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
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 (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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