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Compare 2011 Ford Explorer vs 2011 Honda Pilot

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Honda Pilot
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $28,726 $30,360
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $36,772 $39,535
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $31,299 $33,520
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 25 $26,886 $28,360
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 25 $34,952 $37,535
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 25 $29,479 $31,520
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $28,241 $31,170
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $31,042 $34,270
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 23 $32,849 $36,270
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $32,488 $35,870
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,665 $28,320
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 23 $35,379 $39,070
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,687 $32,770
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $32,488 $35,870
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 16 22 $34,295 $37,870
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $33,934 $37,470
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $27,111 $29,920
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 16 22 $36,825 $40,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,726
$28,241
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,360
$31,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$506 / month
$520 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Explorer a formidable shot right at the heart of the crossover market--one that's sure to pull some of the remaining SUV loyalists off their very high horses. If you can get past the garish grille and overwrought look, the 2011 Honda Pilot is a fine family vehicle, with minivan-like interior space and decent performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 62.2
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 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 153.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
67.0 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 72.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.0 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21.0 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 13.1 x - 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)
- TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.8 19.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4732 4310
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4100 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 250 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 3
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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