2019 Ford Explorer vs Honda Pilot


In the market for a midsize SUV? At Fred Beans Ford of Newtown, we know there are several great choices out there. Our 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot comparison will walk you through two options that may have caught your eye already, so you can see if one of them seems right for you.

Enjoy our car comparison and contact us if you'd like to learn more. A drive through Newtown, Langhorne, or Southampton is more convenient when you're behind the wheel of a utility vehicle!

Explorer vs Pilot: Performance

SUVs make for great towing vehicles, and the 2018 Explorer and 2018 Pilot don't disappoint. If equipped with all the right towing packages, the Explorer and Pilot can each tow up to 5,000 pounds. Hitch up that camper or speedboat for your next weekend getaway and see with these vehicles can do.

However, when it comes to power, the Explorer takes the cake. The Pilot's standard and only engine maxes out at 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque, but the Explorer's 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 goes even further with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque on tap. Behind the wheel of the Explorer, you can accelerate up mountain roads or merge with highway traffic without a problem.  

Explorer vs Pilot: Interior Space

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer sport expansive interiors that can fit plenty of cargo with 80+ total cubic feet of cargo space to be utilized in either vehicle. However, you'll find that the Explorer is a bit better at accommodating passengers of all shapes and sizes without sacrificing all of your cargo room with the following interior dimensions:


Explorer

Pilot

Front-Row / Second-Row Headroom

41.4 inches / 40.6 inches

40.1 inches / 40.6 inches

Front-Row

 Second-Row

Third-Row Legroom

42.9 inches

39.5 inches

33.3 inches

40.9 inches

38.4 inches

31.9 inches

Standard Cargo Room

21.0 cubic feet

16.5 cubic feet

Explorer vs Pilot: Infotainment

The infotainment system of the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Honda Pilot have plenty of features to help you stay connected during your drive. Each has an available 8-inch touchscreen display and standard Bluetooth® wireless tech, so you can stream audio or make hands-free calls without taking your eyes off the road.

However, there are certain features you'll only find in the Explorer, including the Ford MyKey® feature, which lets you program audio/speed limits and seat beat reminders for other drivers. If you're the parent of teen drivers, this feature is especially handy, as it can help you monitor their driving habits for peace of mind.

2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Pilot: Which Will You Choose?

As you can see, the 2019 Ford Explorer comes out on top with its powerful performance, expansive interior, and state-of-the-art features. Decide for yourself if this is the right choice for your daily drive through Newtown, Langhorne, and Southampton by taking a test drive with us at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown. Give us a call today to schedule yours!

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