Ford Explorer vs Honda Pilot Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change

Select a car to compare

Cancel
Change
2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition AWD
Photo of 2020 model year shown

Select a car to compare

Cancel
+

User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
MSRP
$34,765
Invoice
$33,721
Average Price Paid
$33,078
314 listings nationwide

Shop

2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
Incentives Find if there are incentives in your area. Enter your zip code
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
No Data Available
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
No Data Available

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,562
2 listings nationwide

Shop

2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$50,558

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

For nearly 30 years, the Ford Explorer has settled into the American lexicon like Cheerios. We've gobbled up millions of them, from the rock-crawling Eddie Bauers of the 1990s to the b...

2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
No Expert Reviews
No Data Available
  • Look and Feel 5
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 6
No Data Available

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

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
40
src652 writes:
Forget the rest, Explorer is the best
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"Roomy"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"More stuff"
Value Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"FAST Better handling If cops use it, its good for me."
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD worse.
"Looks better. More aggressive."
150
Echo1243 writes:
Good vehicle... very roomy... almost too roomy... still kinda loose on the handling
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
20 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
27 MPG
26 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.2 gal 19.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
--
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 Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 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 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,560 lbs 1,521 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

Option Packages

  • Class III Trailer Tow Package
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD

Related Comparisons