2018 Honda Pilot vs 2018 Ford Explorer

2018 honda pilot and 2018 ford explorer side by side

Drivers in search of an SUV with ample cargo and passenger space, an efficient powertrain and a host of standard and available comfort and convenience are in luck with the new 2018 Honda Pilot at Planet Honda.

The new, three-row 2018 Honda Pilot provides impressive power and capability, as well, making this the perfect SUV for family adventures and more. With seating for eight passengers and ample cargo room, you'll never have to leave anyone or anything behind.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2018 Honda Pilot and how it compares to the 2018 Ford Explorer.

2018 Honda Pilot LX (2WD)


2018 Ford Explorer Base

$30,900* Starting MSRP $31,990
19 City / 27 Highway miles per gallon** Fuel Economy 17 City / 24 Highway miles per gallon
152.9 cubic feet Maximum Interior Cargo Volume 151.7 cubic feet
8 Maximum Passengers 7

2018 Honda Pilot Specs and Features

While both the 2018 Honda Pilot and the 2018 Ford Explorer offer available all-wheel drive, a V6 powertrain and three-row seating, there are a number of differences. One of the biggest differences between the two SUV models is the interior capacity. Drivers in need of more cargo and passenger space are in luck with the new Honda Pilot. While both offer the ability to fold the second and third rows, the 2018 Honda Pilot offers more cargo capacity when the rows are folded down. When the third row is folded down, the Pilot offers 55.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity (compared to the Explorer's 43.9 cubic feet) and when both the second and third rows are folded down, the Pilot offers 109 cubic feet of cargo capacity (compared to the Explorer's 81.7 cubic feet).

Additional key features of the 2018 Honda Pilot include a standard 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, the available Honda Sensing® suite of safety technology, one-touch 2nd-row seats and more.

Schedule a test drive of a new 2018 Honda Pilot at Planet Honda today!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $995.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
**Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors.