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Compare 2020 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Pilot vs 2020 Toyota Highlander

2020 Ford Explorer
X
2019 Honda Pilot
X
2020 Toyota Highlander
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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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Hybrid LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander Hybrid LE AWD 35 35 $36,489 $39,800
Highlander Hybrid LE FWD 36 35 $35,022 $38,200
Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD 35 34 $43,090 $47,000
Highlander Hybrid Limited FWD 36 35 $41,302 $45,050
Highlander Hybrid Platinum AWD 35 34 $46,025 $50,200
Highlander Hybrid Platinum FWD 36 35 $44,237 $48,250
Highlander Hybrid XLE AWD 35 34 $39,056 $42,600
Highlander Hybrid XLE FWD 36 35 $37,589 $41,000
Highlander L AWD 20 27 $33,050 $36,200
Highlander L FWD 21 29 $31,589 $34,600
Highlander LE AWD 20 27 $35,059 $38,400
Highlander LE FWD 20 28 $33,598 $36,800
Highlander Limited AWD 20 27 $41,633 $45,600
Highlander Limited FWD 21 29 $39,853 $43,650
Highlander Platinum AWD 20 27 $44,555 $48,800
Highlander Platinum FWD 21 29 $42,775 $46,850
Highlander XLE AWD 20 27 $37,616 $41,200
Highlander XLE FWD 21 29 $36,155 $39,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,721
$31,387
$36,489
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$34,330
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$572 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.0
7.2
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 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.6 55
Second Leg Room (in)
39 38.4 41
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 40.1 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 152.9 141.3
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.3 57
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 62 59
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.9 27.7
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.2 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 44.6 45.6
Passenger Capacity
7 8 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 62 58.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43 40.9 40.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 59.1 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 70.6 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 66.3 65.4
Wheelbase (in)
119.1 111 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 78.6 76
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 66.3 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 - 8
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 196.5 194.9
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 46.8 48.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.7 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 83.8 84.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 16.5 16
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 - -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13 13.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6 13.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.2 19.5 17.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18 P235/65SR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/60HR18 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
NA 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4060 4465
Wheels
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 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 262 @ 4700 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99H NA NA
Displacement
2.3 L/140 3.5 L/212 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5500 280 @ 6000 243 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27 35
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 0.56 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.36 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.25 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.49 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - -
Trans Type
10 6 1
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 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.10 -
Trans Order Code
44T NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.06 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
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 5.1
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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2020 Ford Explorer
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  • Factory rebate up to $2,750 for all buyers
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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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  • Lease: From $399/mo.
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