Comparison - Honda Pilot EX-L 2018 - vs - Ford Explorer Limited 2016

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Honda MR-V

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Make: 
Average Price: 
38,660
Updated: 
10 Feb 2018
41,300
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2016
Total Seating: 
8
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
18.60gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Steel Sapphire
#171F34
Obsidian Blue
#080932
Dark Cherry
#3C0E11
Black Forest
#304830
Crystal Black
#000000
Modern steel
#595959
Lunar Silver
#C4C4C4
White Diamond
#FCFCFB
Color: 
Blue Jeans Metallic
#29424F
Ingot Silver Metallic
#B3B8B6
Oxford White
#D0D3D5
Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
#95333C
Shadow Black
#0C0C0C

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility has been added to Pilots with the 8-inch touchscreen (EX and above). Otherwise, the Pilot carries over unchanged.

Pros
A versatile, roomy interior with spacious rear seats
Ride is smooth and compliant in most conditions
Better fuel economy than rivals
Multiple clever storage compartments

Cons
Nine-speed automatic transmission lacks refinement
Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
Third-row access is narrow
Touchscreen interface isn't very intuitive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Honda Pilot ranks 3 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. Though it’s a little more expensive than other midsize SUVs, its standard V6, roomy cabin, and available active safety features make the 2017 Honda Pilot a smart choice.

Pros
Plush, roomy seats
Adult-friendly third row
Cavernous cargo bay
Great safety scores

Cons
Complicated audio and climate controls

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Honda Pilot is a capable, refined crossover SUV with all the goodness of a minivan, save for the sliding doors.
The Honda Pilot was one of the first big crossovers to completely shun the old SUV idiom. No blocky, bluff styling, no truck-like frame, no rugged low-ratio transfer case or knobby off-road tires. The first Pilot had slim roof pillars, a cushy Civic-like cabin, and lots of seats.

Pros
The boxy look's been banished
Lavish new interior light-years ahead of the old
Better seats, better cargo space
Android interface, lots of ports for plugs
Gas-mileage gains

Cons
Maybe not as distinctive in styling
9-speed automatic can get confused
Blind-spot monitors only on most expensive model
One-touch seats only on EX-L and pricier models

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.50L
Torque: 
262ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
255ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
280hp
at 6 000rpm
290hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.40Feet
38.90Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Push Button Start
Power Door and Tailgate Locks
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4 Total)
Cargo Area Bag Hooks
Map Lights (All Rows)
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Destination Download*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Adjustable pedals

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.50in
198.10in
Width: 
78.60in
78.90in
Height: 
69.80in
70.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
7.90in
Front Track: 
66.30in
67.00in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
67.00in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
112.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.50
41.40
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
40.50
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
43.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
39.80in
Front Hip Room: 
59.10in
57.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
62.00in
61.30in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.30in
56.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
62.00in
61.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
83.90cu.ft
80.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
21.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.00degrees
20.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
19.70degrees
21.30degrees
Curb Weight: 
4284.00lbs
4629.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
no
More Power Features: 
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Digital keypad power door locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Passenger seat with manual adjustable lumbar support
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Leather-Trimmed Interior
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Sliding Sunvisors
Rear Window Defroster with Timer
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
Cargo Area Light
Hidden Storage Well
Capless Fuel Filler
Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
Integrated Sunshades (2nd-Row)
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirro
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Three zone climate control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S
225 Watts Stereo Output
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
225-Watt Audio System with 7 Speakers
8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
SMS Text Message Function
Song by Voice
Memory card slot
USB connection
6 Months of provided satellite radio service
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
1 subwoofer(s)
390 watts stereo output
Sony premium brand stereo system
Sony premium brand speakers
Mast antenna
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Rear Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper / Washer
Windshield
Roof rack
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18
20
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Painted alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Warning w/Brake Support
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Rear height adjustable headrests
BLIS Plus Inflatable Rear Seatbelt Package
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Dual front with head protection chambers side-mounted airbags

Options

Packages: 
Equipment Group 302A
Equipment Group 300A
Equipment Group 301A
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Lock Kit
Power Liftgate
License Plate Bracket
Dual Panel Moonroof
Rear Bumper Protector
20-inch Polished Aluminum Wheels w/P255/50R20 A/S BSW Tires
Roof Rack Crossbars
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Smokers Kit w/Element
2nd Row Captain's Chairs
Rear Cargo Well Protector
DVD Headrest
Rear Retractable Cargo Shade
2nd Row Console
Voice Activated Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige Leather
#958875
Black Leather
#221F22
Color: 
Medium Light Camel, cloth
#817E70