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2021 Ford Explorer vs. 2021 Honda Pilot Review

New 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Ford
Explorer

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New 2021 Honda Pilot

2021 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*
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$32,225 to $54,480
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$32,550 to $50,220
Invoice* $31,258 to $52,301 $29,764 to $45,881
MPG - City 18 - 21 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 24 - 28 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Explorer offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than 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.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Honda Pilot, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Honda Pilot.

Performance
With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Honda Pilot. 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. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Honda Pilot.

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