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Compare 2014 Ford Explorer vs 2014 Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Explorer
2014 Honda Pilot
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $30,173 $32,015
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,862 $41,675
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,544 $34,900
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $28,288 $30,015
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,679 $32,900
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $29,189 $31,920
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $32,153 $35,170
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $33,977 $37,170
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,612 $36,770
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $27,137 $29,670
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $36,394 $39,820
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,648 $33,520
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,612 $36,770
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,437 $38,770
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $35,072 $38,370
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $28,596 $31,270
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $37,854 $41,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,173
$29,189
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,015
$31,920
Monthly Payment Estimate
$534 / month
$532 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage. Despite the 2014 Honda Pilot's truck-like exterior, it's one of more practical and family-friendly models on of the market today.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 32.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 62.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 153.7
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
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
112.6 109.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
67 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.6 8
Length, Overall (in)
197.1 191.4
Height, Overall (in)
71 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 87
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 18
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 47.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
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)
12.8 13.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.9
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/60TR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/65TR17 P235/60TR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4697 4299
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 130
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6500 250 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 21 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25 (Est)
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.5 8.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
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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