2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 Honda Pilot

Sport Utility Vehicles are a big market these days for a number of reasons. Families are growing and in need of more space for more passengers. The adventurous spirit that has lived in the hearts of many people throughout history continues to thrive and requires a vehicle capable of carrying everything those journeys entail. If you are looking for an SUV, more options are out there now than ever before. But which one is right for you? We are here to help with a comparison of the 2016 Ford Explorer vs. the 2016 Honda Pilot.

The two vehicles start off with the same style of engine, a 3.5-liter V6. But let’s take a look at one of the biggest draws of an SUV—the cargo space. The new Ford Explorer has 21 cubic feet of cargo room when all of the seats are in place. That is 2.5 more cubic feet of room than the 18.5 cubic feet offered by the Honda Pilot with all seats in place. So if you have a full load of passengers, you will have more space to carry all of your luggage and equipment.

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2016 Ford Explorer vs. 2016 Honda Pilot
3.5-Liter V6 Base Engine 3.5-Liter V6
290 HP Horsepower 280 HP
21 Cubic Feet Cargo Capacity (All Seats in Place) 18.5 Cubic Feet
5,000 Pounds Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 Pounds

Why choose the 2016 Ford Explorer in Pine River MN?

In addition to the higher cargo capacity when all seats are in place, the 2016 Ford Explorer can tow 5,000 pounds behind it, compared to the 2016 Honda Pilot’s maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. That 1,500 pounds that separates the models could mean the difference between bringing your boat along to the lake or leaving it at home. The raw power under the hood certainly helps give the Explorer the strength it needs to tow more weight. The Explorer is capable of producing 290 horsepower compared to the 280 horsepower of the Pilot. The numbers speak for themselves in this comparison. Contact Houston Ford to see how you can get behind the wheel of the 2016 Ford Explorer today.

Red 2016 Ford Explorer on dirt road
2016 Ford Explorer interior seats and steering wheel
2016 Ford Explorer interior steering wheel and dashboard
2016 Ford Explorer rear hatch

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