At Northside Honda, we know there are many great SUV options out there, but two models are sure to grab your attention. The new Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer are some of the most popular choices in their class. While these midsize SUVs offer some similarities, there are many factors that set them apart.
To make your car-buying decision easier, we’re here to provide drivers near San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX, with a detailed comparison of the Pilot and Explorer. Continue reading to see how these models stack up against each other!
If you’re shopping for an SUV, you probably want something that has plenty of seating. In both the Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer, you’ll be able to fit the entire family. In the base trim of the Honda Pilot, you’ll find seating for up to eight passengers. Unfortunately, you’ll only have seven seats inside the Ford Explorer.
Not only does the Honda Pilot offer more seating than the Ford Explorer, but some of its interior dimensions are much more spacious, too. Riders in the Pilot will enjoy stretching out with 152.9 cubic feet. On the other hand, the Explorer only offers 152.7 cubic feet.
As for cargo inside the Honda Pilot, you can expect a maximum cargo of 109 cubic feet behind the first row, 55.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and 18.5 cubic feet behind the third row. Unfortunately, the cargo dimensions lack inside the Ford Explorer, with only 87.8 cubic feet behind the front row, 47.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and 18.2 cubic feet behind the third row.
Behind the wheel of any vehicle, you want to drive with confidence knowing you’re protected in case of a collision. With the Honda Pilot, you’ll have peace of mind during your travels with Honda Sensing®. Honda Sensing® is a safety suite with some of today’s most advanced safety and driver-assisting technology features. A few features that come standard in this suite include:
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)—When an unavoidable collision is detected, the brakes will be automatically applied.
Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM)—This feature detects when you cross over lanes without a turn signal and helps you return to your lane.
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)—When your vehicle strays out of the center of your current lane, this feature will adjust you back in place.
The Ford Explorer also offers a wide variety of safety features, including the Lane-Keeping System and Automatic Emergency Braking, which is similar to the Honda’s Collision Mitigation Braking System™. However, you won’t have the luxury of having the Road Departure Mitigation System like the Pilot.
There’s a lot to love about both the Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer, but one offers just a bit more to drivers around San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights, TX. To test drive the Honda Pilot, call our team at Northside Honda and we’ll get you all set up!