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Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Subaru Ascent

2020 Ford Explorer
X
2019 Honda Pilot
X
2020 Subaru Ascent
X
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Base 4WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer Base 4WD 20 27 $33,721 $34,765
Explorer Base RWD 21 28 $31,781 $32,765
Explorer Limited 4WD 20 27 $48,366 $50,380
Explorer Limited RWD 21 28 $46,446 $48,380
Explorer Platinum 4WD 18 24 $55,920 $58,250
Explorer ST 4WD 18 24 $52,551 $54,740
Explorer XLT 4WD 20 27 $37,369 $38,925
Explorer XLT RWD 21 28 $35,449 $36,925
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EX 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $31,387 $34,330
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $33,120 $36,230
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $34,515 $37,760
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $36,248 $39,660
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES 2WD 19 27 $36,340 $39,760
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES AWD 18 26 $38,073 $41,660
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $43,874 $48,020
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,760 $31,450
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $30,493 $33,350
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,131 $42,820
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger AWD 19 26 $40,864 $44,720
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $38,857 $42,520
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger AWD 19 26 $40,590 $44,420
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8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,735 $39,345
Ascent Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,211 $34,395
Ascent Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,922 $45,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$31,387
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$34,330
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$572 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers. The 2020 Subaru Ascent is nearly as rational a family hauler as a minivan.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.1 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.3 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 62 61.1
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.9 31.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 152.9 153.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.2 40
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 44.6 45.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 62 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43 40.9 42.2
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9 36.3
Passenger Capacity
7 8 8
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 59.1 57.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.6 57.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39 38.4 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 66.3 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 111 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.6 76
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 66.3 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 196.5 196.8
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 - 32
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 70.6 71.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 46.8 47.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 - 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.8 - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 - 82.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 83.8 86.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 - 19.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 16.5 17.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 - 47.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.5 19.3
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39.4 38
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 350 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4060 4430
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 262 @ 4700 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
99H NA NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.5 L/212 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 280 @ 6000 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.06 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 0.56 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.36 3.23 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.25 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.49 -
Trans Type
10 6 8
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 0.75 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 2.27 3.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - 0.47
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.10 -
Trans Order Code
44T NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 8.0 7.7
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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2020 Ford Explorer
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  • Factory rebate up to $3,750
  • Lease from $279 for 36 months
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2019 Honda Pilot
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  • Financing: 1.9% APR for 36 mo.
  • Lease: From $279/mo. (2019)
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