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

2020 Ford Explorer
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2020 Honda Pilot
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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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Black Edition AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot Black Edition AWD 19 26 $45,424 $49,720
Pilot EX 2WD 19 27 $31,569 $34,530
Pilot EX AWD 18 26 $33,394 $36,530
Pilot EX-L 2WD 19 27 $34,698 $37,960
Pilot EX-L AWD 18 26 $36,522 $39,960
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES 2WD 19 27 $36,522 $39,960
Pilot EX-L w/Navi & RES AWD 18 26 $38,346 $41,960
Pilot Elite AWD 19 26 $44,056 $48,220
Pilot LX 2WD 19 27 $28,943 $31,650
Pilot LX AWD 18 26 $30,767 $33,650
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,313 $43,020
Pilot Touring 7-Passenger AWD 19 26 $41,137 $45,020
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger 2WD 20 27 $39,039 $42,720
Pilot Touring 8-Passenger AWD 19 26 $40,864 $44,720
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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
$45,424
$36,489
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,765
$49,720
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$579 / month
$829 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Ford Explorer rediscovers its capable, outdoorsy side without becoming trucklike in any other respect. The 2020 Honda Pilot is a three-row family crossover at the top of its class. The 2020 Toyota Highlander puts practicality above all else, but handling and styling make worthwhile cameos.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg 35 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Standard SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.9 39.4
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 44.6 45.6
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
Passenger Capacity
7 7 8
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 59.1 57.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.6 55
Second Leg Room (in)
39 38.4 41
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.5 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
59.1 57.3 57
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.8 62 59
Passenger Volume (ft³)
152.7 153.1 141.3
Third Leg Room (in)
32.2 31.9 27.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
66.9 66.3 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 - 8
Length, Overall (in)
198.8 196.5 194.9
Liftover Height (in)
32.8 - -
Height, Overall (in)
70.2 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.8 82.1 84.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
20.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.2 16 16
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.1 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
49.8 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.9 46 48.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
59 - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.8 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
83.9 - -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13 13.3
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6 13.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50HR20 P235/65SR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/65HR18 P245/50HR20 P235/65SR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5300 3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5300 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
530 350 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4345 4319 4465
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 20 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 20 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
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 Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 3500 262 @ 4700 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99H NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19 35
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.33 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 1.91 -
Trans Type
10 9 1
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.88 3.83 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.58 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.84 -
Trans Order Code
44T NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.38 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 0.81 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer Honda Pilot Toyota Highlander
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
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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2020 Honda Pilot
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  • 2020 Highlander is sold out
  • Lease: From $379/mo.
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