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Compare 2012 Ford Flex vs 2012 Honda Pilot

2012 Ford Flex
2012 Honda Pilot
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4-Door Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD 16 23 $35,039 $37,615
Flex 4-Door Limited AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $37,765 $40,610
Flex 4-Door Limited FWD 17 24 $33,356 $35,765
Flex 4-Door SE FWD 17 24 $27,918 $29,465
Flex 4-Door SEL AWD 16 23 $31,705 $33,950
Flex 4-Door SEL FWD 17 24 $30,021 $32,100
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD 16 23 $37,310 $40,110
Flex 4-Door Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost 16 23 $40,035 $43,105
Flex 4-Door Titanium FWD 17 24 $35,627 $38,260
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 18 25 $28,778 $31,470
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 18 25 $31,743 $34,720
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 18 25 $33,567 $36,720
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 18 25 $33,202 $36,320
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 18 25 $26,179 $28,620
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 18 25 $35,984 $39,370
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 17 24 $30,238 $33,070
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 17 24 $33,202 $36,320
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/Navi 17 24 $35,026 $38,320
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 24 $34,661 $37,920
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 17 24 $27,638 $30,220
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 24 $37,443 $40,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,039
$28,778
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,615
$31,470
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$525 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of our top-rated vehicles, the 2012 Ford Flex has real distinction, along with top-shelf turbo power, great seats and great features. Don't let the macho-boxy look intimidate you; the Honda Pilot makes a lot of sense for large families—especially with improved mileage and a most tasteful front-end design for 2012.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.8
Passenger Capacity
7 8
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 48.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 38.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 58.9
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
155.8 153.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 61.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 32.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 191.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 72.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 78.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 13.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 37.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 19.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R19 P235/60R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R19 P235/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4643 4295
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.93
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 250 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.61
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.07
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Honda Pilot
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.9 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2011) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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