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2017 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 Honda Pilot Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Honda Pilot. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Pilot. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Explorer will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Honda Pilot.

Dimensions
The Ford Explorer is about the same width as the Honda Pilot. When looking at overall length, the Ford Explorer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Pilot.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Explorer and the Honda Pilot are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has the same turning radius as the Honda Pilot, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Honda Pilot.

Utility
The Ford Explorer has less seating than the Honda Pilot, making the Honda Pilot the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Honda Pilot.

Warranty
The Ford Explorer comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Pilot.

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Compare the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2016 Honda Pilot.

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2017 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $31,160 - $53,235

2016 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $30,145 - $46,570
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.32%
City MPG: 17 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 26 - 27
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $30,070 - $50,839 $27,570 - $42,552

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.