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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Ford Explorer


Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

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CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

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Advanced Rear Entertainment System

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18.5 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row

18.2 Cubic Feet
55.9 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row

47.9 Cubic Feet
109.0 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row

87.8 Cubic Feet

To make it easier for drivers to compare 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer, we’ve put together a quick but comprehensive overview of all the key differences that separate these two popular 3-row crossover SUVs. If you’re struggling to make the right choice to fit your own unique needs and wants, simply read on to compare:

  • Pricing Options
  • Available Features
  • Cargo Dimensions

Pilot vs. Explorer: Pricing Options

2021 Pilot trims range between:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX: Priced at $32,250 MSRP
  • 2021 Honda Pilot Elite: Priced at $48,420 MSRP

2021 Explorer trims range between:

  • 2021 Ford Explorer Standard: Priced at $32,225 MSRP
  • 2021 Ford Explorer Platinum: Priced at $54,480 MSRP

The Explorer starts a mere $25 lower as standard, but start looking at top trims and you’ll notice it demands over $6,000 more than the Honda Pilot.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Available Features

The Honda Pilot is home to some of the industry’s most forward-thinking features, including a wide range that aren’t available with the new Ford Explorer at any price. Examples include:

  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System: Plays from several different sources onto a 10.2-inch high-resolution screen to keep passengers happy through longer trips.
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System: Directs your voice through rear speakers to make communicating with those in the rear that much easier.
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Cycles through Normal, Top-down, and Wide viewing modes for safer and more convenient reversing.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Cargo Dimensions

The Honda Pilot is one of the segment’s most spacious models, and it certainly accommodates more than the new Ford Explorer. Here’s how cargo dimensions measure up:

  • Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row: Up to 18.5 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 18.2 in the Explorer.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: Up to 55.9 cubic feet the Pilot vs. 47.9 in the Explorer.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: Up to 109.0 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 87.8 in the Explorer.

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The team here at San Francisco Honda can’t wait to set you up with a Honda Pilot test drive and introduce you to all our new Honda lease deals. For any further advice or assistance, simply get in touch today.

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