Ford Explorer vs Honda Pilot

 

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Competitors Can't Keep Up with Everything the Ford Explorer Has in Store for Drivers Near Alexandria

With tons of room for passengers and cargo, the newest automotive tech, and engines that excel everywhere from the city to roads less travelled, the Ford Explorer possesses all the qualities that car shoppers from Leesville to Marksville, LA are looking for in their next mid-size SUV, which makes it one of the best options in its class. To prove it, we've compared it with the Honda Pilot, another popular model, and gone over some of the key areas that our customers consider when starting the car buying process, so find out more below.

In what areas did we compare the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot?

Design

Both models have three rows of seats that make them practical for large families, but parents that want to avoid complaints from the back seats will find that the extra room of the Ford Explorer helps in that regard. It has more leg room for each of the three rows and more head room for the front two rows. Plus, the Ford Explorer has a larger cargo area behind the third row, so you can fit sports gear or luggage without losing passenger space.

Capability

With off-road friendly features and rugged engines, the Ford Explorer wasn't just given its name: it earned it. It has three unique engine options, two V6's and an I4, while the Honda Pilot sticks with the same V6 engine throughout, but that engine can't match the power of the Explorer's options.

Even the I4 engine of the Ford Explorer, which uses turbocharging, has the same amount of horsepower, 280, while blowing the Pilot's V6 out of the water in terms of torque, 310 pound-feet for the I4 vs 262 pound-feet in the Pilot. However, the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine of the Ford Explorer, with its 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, will certainly entice Pineville, LA drivers craving raw power and excitement whenever they grip the steering wheel.

In addition to the powerful engines, the Ford Explorer has features, like a Terrain Management System and Hill Descent Control, that are designed for the trail, and it's available four-wheel drive is more capable than the available all-wheel drive system of the Honda Pilot.

Safety

Airbags and a sturdy frame are still important when discussing the safety capabilities of vehicles, but advancements in the safety field have led to the creation of some amazing features that may prevent you from being involved in an accident. Both models are available with features like:

  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Auto high beam headlights
  • Forward collision warning with brake support
  • Lane keeping system

However, the Ford Explorer doesn't stop there, which is what sets it apart. It is available with rain-sensing wipers that adjust to the amount of rainfall, so you can always see without having to fiddle with knobs, and it offers an Enhanced Active Park Assist feature that tackles tough parking jobs for you. The Honda Pilot offers neither.

Technology

For an even higher level of convenience, the Ford Explorer has some very smart technology that helps in our ever-more-connected world. It has everything from smart-charging USB ports for mobile devices, and more charging options overall than the Honda Pilot offers, to an available hands-free liftgate for when you need a hand while yours are full, which again, is a feature the Honda Pilot is not available with.

Learn About Other Benefits of Owning a Ford Explorer at Hixson Ford of Alexandria!

We hope this comparison was useful, and if you're interested in the Ford Explorer, stop in at our Alexandria dealership today!


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