The 2013 Honda Pilot vs. the 2013 Ford Explorer
When it comes to vehicles in the full-size SUV segment, like the 2013 Honda Pilot, there’s no doubt that Orange County drivers are looking for a vehicle that can help them do more while still helping them save money. While for other automakers that might necessitate some level of compromise, it doesn’t when it comes to the Pilot. Featuring a powerful engine, efficient mileage ratings, a comfortable interior, and an attractive price tag, here at Middletown Honda we think the Honda Pilot promises to be the better buy, even against segment rivals like the 2013 Ford Explorer.
Honda Offers More Power, Fuel Efficiency, and Comfort
When it comes to the powertrain of a full-size SUV, you want something that can get the job done, and both the 2013 Honda Pilot 2WD LX with automatic transmission and 2013 Ford Explorer Base FWD can. Both vehicles come equipped with extremely capable 3.5L V6 engines, but it’s the Pilot that can offer you equal or better power and performance while saving you money at the pump. With 2WD models of the Pilot getting an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, it’s built to be more fuel efficient than the Explorer, which only gets 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.*
There’s no doubt that Honda’s popular SUV is designed to offer a better cabin experience than the Explorer; being a larger vehicle, the Pilot offers more hip room and shoulder room for passengers in all three rows than the Explorer, as well as seating eight people, while the Explorer can only seat seven. Passengers in the Pilot will also appreciate the vehicle’s standard dual zone climate control, which isn’t available on the Ford.
Schedule a Test Drive at Middletown Honda
Orange County drivers can experience the advantage for themselves firsthand when they schedule a test drive at Middletown Honda; contact us to see how you can get behind the wheel of this amazing SUV today!
*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.