2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Honda Pilot

There’s not much, if anything, the competition does better than the new Ford Explorer. That’s because the 2017 Ford Explorer features an impressive powertrain, an interior offering all the passenger and cargo room you could ever need, a sleek and stylish exterior, easy and responsive handling and a wide array of advanced new safety, technology, comfort and convenience systems.

All of that is why we always have so much fun comparing the new Explorer to the competition, like we’re going to do here as we take a look at the 2017 Ford Explorer versus the 2017 Honda Pilot. Once you’re done looking everything over, you’ll see the 2017 Explorer is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a powerful, efficient, capable and fun to drive SUV.

2017 Ford Explorer


2017 Honda Pilot

290 HP Horsepower 280 HP
255 lb-ft. Torque 262 lb-ft.
21.0 ft.3 Cargo Capacity (Seats in Place) 16.5 ft.3
5000 lbs. Max Towing 3500 lbs.

2017 Ford Explorer: More Horsepower, More Cargo Space and More Towing Capability

Power and capability are two very important features for anyone looking to purchase a new SUV. That’s exactly why so many people flock to the 2017 Ford Explorer. The Explorer is the best-selling SUV in America, after all, and has been so for the last 25 years. So, let’s take a look at the power numbers of each model. The new Ford Explorer offers more horsepower than the new Honda Pilot, with 290 horsepower to the 2017 Honda Pilot’s 280 horsepower. On the other hand, the new Pilot does offer slightly more torque than the new Explorer, with 262 pound-feet to the 2017 Explorer’s 255 pound-feet. Which leads us to capability. The 2017 Ford Explorer can tow far more than the 2017 Honda Pilot. In fact, the new Ford Explorer can tow up to 5,000 pounds while the new Honda Pilot can only tow up to 3,500 pounds.

Cargo space is also very important to SUV shoppers. And the 2017 Ford Explorer once again comes out ahead of the 2017 Honda Pilot. That’s because the new Ford Explorer offers 21 cubic-feet of cargo capacity when all of its seats are in place, while the new Honda Pilot can only offer 16.5 cubic-feet.

For more on the 2017 Ford Explorer, please contact our Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.

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