Compare 2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Pilot

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FWD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Base 17 24 $31,394 $32,365
FWD XLT 17 24 $33,024 $34,400
4WD Base 16 22 $33,479 $34,515
4WD XLT 16 22 $35,088 $36,550
FWD Limited 19 27 $41,054 $42,765
4WD Limited 18 25 $43,118 $44,915
4WD Sport 16 22 $44,760 $46,625
4WD Platinum 16 22 $51,998 $54,165
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2WD LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD LX 19 27 $28,760 $31,450
AWD LX 18 26 $30,493 $33,350
2WD EX 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
AWD EX 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
2WD EX-L 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
AWD EX-L 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
2WD w/Navi & RES EX-L 19 27 $36,340 $39,760
AWD w/Navi & RES EX-L 18 26 $38,073 $41,660
2WD Touring 8-Passenger 20 27 $38,857 $42,520
2WD Touring 7-Passenger 20 27 $39,131 $42,820
AWD Touring 8-Passenger 19 26 $40,590 $44,420
AWD Touring 7-Passenger 19 26 $40,864 $44,720
AWD Elite 19 26 $43,874 $48,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,394
$28,760
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,365
$31,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$539 / month
$524 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Explorer has many virtues, but its replacement can’t come soon enough. Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.
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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 70.6
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 4036
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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