Compare 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Ford Explorer
2018 Honda Pilot
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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,015 $32,140
FWD XLT 17 24 $32,637 $34,175
4WD Base 16 22 $33,090 $34,290
4WD XLT 16 22 $34,690 $36,325
FWD Limited 19 27 $40,196 $42,090
4WD Limited 18 25 $42,249 $44,240
4WD Sport 16 22 $43,883 $45,950
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,512 $53,940
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2WD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD LX 19 27 $28,258 $30,900
AWD LX 18 26 $29,991 $32,800
2WD EX 19 27 $30,475 $33,330
2WD w/Honda Sensing EX 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
AWD EX 18 26 $32,208 $35,230
AWD w/Honda Sensing EX 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
2WD EX-L 19 27 $33,603 $36,760
2WD w/Honda Sensing EX-L 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
2WD w/Navigation EX-L 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
2WD w/RES EX-L 19 27 $35,063 $38,360
AWD EX-L 18 26 $35,336 $38,660
AWD w/Honda Sensing EX-L 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
AWD w/Navigation EX-L 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
AWD w/RES EX-L 18 26 $36,796 $40,260
2WD Touring 20 27 $38,355 $41,970
AWD Touring 19 26 $40,088 $43,870
AWD Elite 19 26 $43,372 $47,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,015
$28,258
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,140
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Explorer has pulled off a graceful transition from clumsy off-roader to genteel family wagon. The 2018 Honda Pilot ranks among the very best three-row crossover SUVs; it’s all about the packaging.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.7 152.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61 62
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 40.9
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 38.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.3 59.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 57.6
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
112.8 111
Height, Overall (in)
70 69.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
67 66.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.6
Track Width, Front (in)
67 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.8 46.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80.7 83.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
21 16.5
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)
39.2 39.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4443 4054
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
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 @ 6500 280 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
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)
3.39 4.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.27
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
8.8 8.0
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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