2016 Honda Pilot LX 2WD 2016 Ford Explorer
$30,875 MSRP $31,050
3,500 lbs Standard Towing 2,000 lbs
83.9 cu-ft. Cargo Volume 81.7 cu-ft.
19 City/28 Hwy* Fuel Economy 19 City/28 Hwy

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Ford Explorer

Over the past few years there have been many different advances in safety, performance and technology for SUVs. There are many great examples of these improvements, two we particularly want to talk about are the 2016 Honda Pilot vs the 2016 Ford Explorer. Both of these vehicles are ideal for families, thanks to their large interiors, powerful engines and plenty of features for entertainment. There are some differences between the two however. The Pilot offers more standard towing, more space and it comes with the option for all-wheel drive at every trim level.

The two vehicles do offer the same level of fuel efficiency, but the Pilot does remain more efficient at higher trim levels thanks to the nine-speed automatic transmission. The Honda Pilot also offers drivers and passengers with more technology with features like the rear entertainment DVD system. Similarly beneficial for passengers is the level of space available for both passengers and cargo.

The Honda Pilot in Dayton

The Honda Pilot comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The standard level of towing for the Honda SUV is 3,500 pounds, but higher trim levels are capable of towing up to 5,000 pounds. Every trim comes with the option for all-wheel drive. This also comes with the option for three driving modes with most trim levels. The Pilot can take on sand, snow and mud with ease.

The Pilot also comes with many advanced safety features. These features are part of the Honda Sensing package and include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation system and collision mitigation braking system. The Pilot is the ideal vehicle for families as well as drivers that like to do a bit of off-roading.

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle

2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Ford Explorer