Compare 2016 Ford Explorer vs 2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Honda Pilot
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Base 16 23 $31,894 $33,050
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $41,352 $43,300
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Platinum 16 22 $50,587 $52,970
Explorer 4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $41,543 $43,500
Explorer 4WD 4-Door XLT 16 23 $33,807 $35,400
Explorer FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $29,964 $31,050
Explorer FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $39,442 $41,300
Explorer FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $31,897 $33,400
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 19 27 $29,973 $32,780
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX w/Honda Sensing 19 27 $30,885 $33,780
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 19 27 $33,143 $36,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Honda Sensing 19 27 $34,055 $37,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 19 27 $34,055 $37,255
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 19 27 $34,602 $37,855
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 19 27 $27,752 $30,345
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 20 27 $37,808 $41,370
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX 18 26 $31,615 $34,580
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX w/Honda Sensing 18 26 $32,527 $35,580
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L 18 26 $34,785 $38,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/Honda Sensing 18 26 $35,697 $39,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 26 $35,697 $39,055
Pilot AWD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 26 $36,244 $39,655
Pilot AWD 4-Door Elite w/RES & Navi 19 26 $42,733 $46,770
Pilot AWD 4-Door LX 18 26 $29,394 $32,145
Pilot AWD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 19 26 $39,450 $43,170
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,894
$29,973
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,050
$32,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$551 / month
$546 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Explorer doesn't need to rely on hardcore off-road tools--not with its firm road manners, plush interiors, and choice of turbocharged power. The 2016 Honda Pilot has axed its hard edges: it's once again a smooth, capable family wagon, one that raises the bar for refinement.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.4
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
56.8 57.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 62
Third Leg Room (in)
32 31.9
Second Head Room (in)
40.6 40.2
Third Hip Room (in)
40.7 44.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 62
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 152.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 59.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70 69.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 66.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 111
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.6
Track Width, Front (in)
67 66.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 194.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 83.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 46.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 12.6
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
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 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Trailering
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4629 4074
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
175 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4000 262 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 280 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.10
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.1
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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