2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Ford Explorer
2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Ford Explorer
Goshen and Monroe drivers comparing the 2016 Ford Explorer to the 2016 Honda Pilot are invariably impressed by the superiority of the latter. Providing stronger efficiency ratings, a roomier interior, and a vast array of features, the 2016 Honda Pilot is a competitively designed SUV.
- LX: The LX provides premium equipment as standard, including a multi-angle rearview camera, a push button start system, and a 4.2-inch multi-informational display.
- EX: The new Pilot EX provides more comfort with a 10-way power driver’s seat, enhances entertainment with a complimentary subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, and improves usability with an 8-inch audio touch-screen.
- EX-L: The EX-L is all about convenience and versatility. A power liftgate opens automatically making loading and unloading a breeze, while one-touch, 2nd row seats allow you to effortlessly expand your cargo area.
- Touring: The Touring trim provides drivers with top-of-the-line technology, including a Honda satellite-linked navigation system, rear Blu-ray/DVD entertainment system, and a 540-watt premium audio system with 10 speakers and a subwoofer.
- Elite: The Pilot’s high-end trim comes with heated and ventilated front seats and a heated front seat for flawless comfort, as well as an all-new panoramic moonroof.
The 2016 Ford Explorer is also available in five trim levels:
- Explorer: The entry-level Explorer falls short in terms of features, offering 18-inch wheels and privacy glass for the second and third rows.
- XLT: Comes fitted with LED lights, fog lamps, and an optional SYNC system with Ford MyTouch feature.
- Limited: This model takes an effort to make your drive a little more interesting, with ambient lighting as standard, as well as a heated steering wheel.
- Sport: The Sport model is fitted with Ford’s 4WD system, and has the option of adding an upgraded liftgate.
- Platinum: The Explorer’s top trim level comes with 20-inch wheels and a dual-panel moonroof as standard.
Powertrains and MPG
The 2016 Honda Pilot provides one outstanding engine across all trim levels. The EarthDreams V6 puts you command of 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to keep your drive strong and responsive. However, you will be able to select between 9-speed or 6-speed transmission. With the 9-speed transmission and FWD, the 2016 Pilot can achieve 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined.*
In contrast, the 2016 Explorer forces you to choose between three engines: a 290-hp 3.5L Ti-VCT V6, a 280-hp 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost, and a 365-hp 3.5L V6 EcoBoost. Each one is fitted with a 6-Speed SelectShift automatic transmission system, with the 2.3L offering the most efficient ride with a combined rating of 22 mpg.
You’ll have up to 109 cubic feet of cargo space to play with when all seats are down, compared to just 81.7 cubic feet in the Explorer. For more cargo space, more passenger room, and a greater level of versatility, the 2016 Honda Pilot is your only option.
Comfort and Convenience
However, the 2016 Honda Pilot is the only model to come with advanced compatibility engineering (ACE) body structure. This precision design redirects impact energy away from occupants in the event of a collision, and it’s the kind of technology you need to keep you and your family safe on the road.
Experience Pleasing Innovation by Test Driving the 2016 Honda Pilot
To fully understand the 2016 Honda Pilot, come visit the showroom at Middletown Honda for a test drive today. Our sales experts can answer any questions you have about this innovative family SUV.