2018 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 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 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!

2018 Explorer vs 2018 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!

The Explorer is a true powerhouse when it comes to performance. The Pilot's 3.5-liter V-6 engine delivers up to 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque, but the Explorer's 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V-6 goes even further with 365 horses and 350 pound-feet on tap. Behind the wheel of the Explorer, you can accelerate up mountain roads or merge with highway traffic without a problem.   

The Infotainment Experience


The Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot multimedia systems 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.

Design & Styling

The 2018 Explorer has been given a facelift for 2018, bringing with it an aggressive new grill and fresh new color and wheel designs. With ten exterior colors, from Ruby Red to Shadow Black, and five all-new wheel options, you'll get more choices from the Explorer than the Pilot's eight exterior color options.

Both cars have standard halogen reflector headlights with auto on/off features, although the Explorer also uses LED low beams. The redesigned Explorer also adds standard LED taillights for the time, a feature the Pilot doesn't include on any trim level. If you're searching for high-powered bulbs that last longer and use less energy, the Explorer delivers in spades.

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Honda Pilot: Which Will You Choose?

We hope you enjoyed our 2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Honda Pilot comparison! These are both excellent midsize SUVs that offer plenty in the way of cargo and people space, but at the end of the day, we at Fred Beans Ford of Newtown believe you'll enjoy the power, technology and sleek redesign of the Explorer.

Schedule a test drive of the 2018 Explorer today. Decide for yourself if this is the right choice for your daily drive through Newtown, Langhorne and Southampton!

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