2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Ford Explorer

For generations, SUVs have dominated the American psyche, finding equal popularity in markets ranging from busy professionals to families and young drivers. Their fierce exterior styling, serious power and great accessibility has made them a top choice for just about every kind of consumer, and two vehicles that consistently lead the pack include the 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Ford Explorer. Our question is, how do these two models stack up with each other?

Our team here at Planet Honda is dedicated to providing you with a comfortable and informative buying experience, so we’ve done some research on the Pilot and Explorer trims. Let’s jump in and see what they bring to the table for you and your family!

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2017 Pilot vs 2017 Explorer
3.5-liter V6 Engine 2.3-liter Inline 4
280 / 262 Horsepower / Torque 280 / 255
Up to 83.9 cubic feet Cargo Volume 80.7 cubic feet
Up to 5,000 pounds Towing capacity Up to 5,000 pounds

2017 Honda Pilot Golden CO

Stylistically and performance-wise, the 2017 Honda Pilot in Golden CO and 2017 Ford Explorer have proven themselves to be top competitors for each other. You can expect equivalent levels of horsepower and maximum towing capacity with both models, and interior space that rivals most other vehicles on the road. However, for a more connected, intuitive and smart driving experience, the 2017 Honda Pilot warrants a second glance. Its different trim levels all bring something new for you, whether you opt for features on its EX-L (Power tailgate, heated seats, etc.) or Elite (Panoramic sunroof, ventilated seats, etc.) trims. In addition, the Pilot has an uncanny ability to keep you safe through every situation. It brings many different safety and driver assistance features to the table, some of which include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Available Honda Lane-Watch™
  • Available Lane Keep Assist
  • Many more!

If you are interested in seeing what else the 2017 Honda Pilot can provide, feel free to contact our sales team here at Planet Honda. We can get you behind the wheel for a test drive and help you work out a financing deal if you’re convinced that it’s the right SUV for your needs. Stop in and see our team today to find out what has made it such a top choice for drivers across the country!

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