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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
MSRP
$36,230
Invoice
$33,120
Average Price Paid
$31,949
2,302 listings nationwide

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2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
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2019 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,765
2019 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,235
8 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

2019 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

The 3-row crossover is the king of family vehicles. Sure, minivans remain a popular choice for large families, but there has been a pendulum swing from the days of blocky old Dodge Car...

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 8
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
No User Reviews
2019 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
5
writes:
Excellent vehicle and experience!
Power Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD better.
"Solid handling. Safe. "
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Honda Pilot EX-L AWD better.
"Automatic fold down seats. "
10
writes:
Has some get up and go and over all a nice SUV
Power Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4Motion AWD with Technology worse.
"The Honda Pilot has a little more horsepower but overall isn’t a huge factor to me"
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Atlas SE 4Motion AWD with Technology better.
"Waaaay more space and the seats are comfortable."
90
writes:
Like this SUV alot. Like the ride and quitness, and the updae to the 2019
Handling Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited FWD worse.
"They both handle very nice, "
Family Car Ranked 2019 Toyota Highlander Limited FWD worse.
"The room inside"

Specs

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2019 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
--
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18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
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26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.6 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
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280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
--
--
262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
12:1
10:1
11.5:1
Displacement
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
3.5 in x 3.66 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 40.9 in
Back Legroom 39 in 38.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.2 cu ft 16.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,607 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,300 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 198.8 in 196.5 in
Width 89.3 in 78.6 in
Height 69.9 in 70.6 in
Wheelbase 119.1 in 111 in

Available Options

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
2019 Honda Pilot
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Forest Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Deep Scarlet Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Steel Sapphire Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

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