2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Ford Explorer


Speed Sensitive Volume Compensation

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Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

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Advanced Rear Entertainment System

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CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

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18.5 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row

18.2 Cubic Feet
109 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row

87.8 Cubic Feet

With the 3-row crossover SUV class more competitive than ever, we thought it was high time to create a 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer comparison. That meant digging into everything from engine specs to interior dimensions in a bid to help drivers choose the best model to fit their needs. To discover which one is right for you, simply read on to match Pilot vs. Explorer on:

  • Pricing
  • Cargo Space
  • Standard and Available Features

Pilot vs. Explorer: Pricing

The 2021 Honda Pilot range covers:

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

The 2021 Ford Explorer range covers:

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

The Explorer is insignificantly cheaper as standard, but its upper trims cost over $6,000 more than those of the Pilot.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Cargo Space

3-row crossover SUVs are partly popular thanks to their ability to take all the cargo most drivers will ever need to accommodate, but even the Ford Explorer can feel cramped when compared against the cavernous Honda Pilot.

You’ll find:

  • Up to 18.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 3rd row of the Pilot vs. 18.2 in the Explorer.
  • Up to 55.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 2nd row of the Pilot vs. 47.9 in the Explorer.
  • Up to 109.0 cubic feet of cargo space behind the 1st row of the Pilot vs. 87.8 in the Explorer.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Standard and Available Features

As flagship SUVs, both the Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer offer a wide range of features covering everything from everyday convenience to first-class comfort. That said, there are still more than a few popular amenities you’ll only find fitted with the Pilot.

Highlights include:

  • Speed Sensitive Volume Compensation
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera
  • Advanced Rear Entertainment System
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

Why Not Visit Ocean Honda of Port Richey to Experience the new Honda Pilot Firsthand?

If the 2021 Honda Pilot looks good all by itself, it reveals itself to be truly exceptional once compared against rivals like the 2021 Ford Explorer. You can find it now in our showroom alongside a full range of new vehicle specials, so feel free to contact us today if you’d like to find out more.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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