2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Ford Explorer
2014 Honda Pilot 2014 Ford Explorer
8 Seats 7
87 cubic feet Storage Space 80.7 cubic feet
21 gallons Fuel Tank Size 18.6 gallons
18/25 mpg Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg

2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Ford Explorer

2014 Honda Pilot accolades


SUV’s continue to be some of the most popular vehicles on the road. The power, the space, and the ability to be filled to the brim with features, people, and storage space makes them incredibly adaptable and useful vehicles. Here at Planet Honda, we try to show why our vehicles outperform the competition, which is why when we compare the 2014 Honda Pilot vs the 2014 Ford Explorer, its easy to see why the Pilot is the better choice. Better fuel economy, more seats, and more storage space make it a much more flexible SUV to suit all your families needs.

One of the most important parts of an SUV is its capability to transport people. After taking over large parts of the minivan market, many people depend on SUVs to take their family from place to place. Which is why, while the 2014 Ford Explorer offers 7 seats, the 2014 Honda Pilot offers seating for 8. The extra seat doesn’t take away from the interior space tierh, as the Pilot offers even more cargo space than its competitor. With an available 87 cubic feet of storage, the Explorer only can muster 80.7 cubic feet.

Bigger doesn't mean slower


Despite the added space and additonal passenger, the 2014 Honda Pilot also achieves better fuel economy, getting 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 mpg on the highway*, both better than the Explorer’s 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Add to this the size of the fuel tank on the Pilot, 21 gallons, larger than the 18.6 gallons in the Explorer, and not only does the fuel economy outperform the Ford, but it makes for a much farther range on a full tank.

With all these factors, when the choose comes down to the 2014 Honda Pilot vs the 2014 Ford Explorer, Honda’s SUV simply outdoes its closest competition, offering more space, more seating, and better fuel economy and range.


*18 city/25 hwy mpg rating for 2WD models and 17 city/24 hwy mpg rating for 4WD models. Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

2014 Honda Pilot front view