|2015 Honda Pilot||2015 Ford Explorer|
|18 City/25 Hwy||Fuel Economy||17 City/24 Hwy|
|171.7 cu-ft.||Total Interior Volume||172.7 cu-ft.|
|3.5L V6 250 hp 253 lb-ft.||Engine||3.5L V6 290 hp 255 lb-ft.|
2015 Honda Pilot vs 2015 Ford Explorer
These days, space and utility aren’t enough to capture the attention of drivers. It takes advanced safety and quality standard features to be worthy of a driver’s attention. We believe that the Honda Pilot excels in this area and to prove it we have compared the 2015 Honda Pilot vs the 2015 Ford Explorer. When it comes to performance, both vehicles find themselves at highly capable levels for a similar price. Each one is slightly better in different categories, but the Pilot pulls away from the Explorer when features begin to be compared.
Just taking a look at the tri-zone automatic climate control system tells you how serious Honda is about comfort. No only does it provide customized temperature for multiple passengers, it also controls humidity and keeps the vehicle from feeling like the Mojave or a swamp. It sits comfortably in-between the two at just right. The Pilot comes standard with a rearview camera, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink and a Multi-information display.
The Powerful Pilot
The Honda Pilot is capable of towing up to 4,500 lbs thanks to the V6 engine. With this comes a four-wheel independent suspension, hill start assist and variable torque management. These features combine to offer capability in a number of scenarios. It makes it easier to tow in hilly regions, get out of sticky situations with low traction and keep moving, no matter what you’re trying to accomplish. The engine also has variable cylinder management so that you can enjoy better fuel efficiency.
There are also advanced entertainment options, like the DVD rear entertainment system. The 9-inch screen offers another option for passengers to pass the time while taking long drives. You will enjoy the ability to use voice commands to pick out songs, even when using your iPod. The navigation system, though not entertainment, is also important and can be easily controlled through voice commands. The Pilot is not just capable and powerful in terms of towing and the like, it provides an experience for every passenger.