2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Ford Explorer vs 2018 Honda Pilot

The Ford Explorer has been the most popular SUV available here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL, and all across the county, for that matter, for as long as we can remember – and even longer than that, too. It’s created itself such an impressive legacy thanks to Ford constantly and continuously upgrading and enhancing it each model year. And the 2018 Ford Explorer is no different, with brand new style features, five new wheel options, a next generation Safe and Smart Package, and a newly available SYNC Connect infotainment system that itself features a 4G modem that can provide up to 10 devices with high-speed Wi-Fi. That’s just a few of the impressive new features of the new Ford Explorer lineup, by the way.

What this all means is that the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup is once again the best choice out there for anyone shopping for a new SUV. And we’re setting out to prove that point with this 2018 Ford Explorer versus 2018 Honda Pilot comparison.

2018 Ford Explorer


2018 Honda Pilot

3 Engine Options 1
290 HP & 255 lb-ft. Standard Power Ratings 280 HP & 262 lb-ft.
365 HP & 350 lb-ft. Top Power Ratings N/A
21.0 ft.3 Rear Cargo Capacity 16.5 ft.3

2018 Explorer Lineup at Brandon Ford in Tampa FL: More Engine Options, More Power, and More Cargo Space than the 2018 Honda Pilot

Power is an important feature for new SUV shoppers, so that’s what we’re going to start off with in this head-to-head model comparison. As you can see in the comparison table, the 2018 Honda Pilot lineup fails miserably at trying to live up to the engine and powertrain standards set by the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup. For starters, the new Ford Explorer lineup features a powertrain lineup made up of three powerful and efficient engine options. The new Honda Pilot lineup has no powertrain lineup to speak of, as the same engine powers all 2018 Pilot trim levels.

The 2018 Ford Explorer lineup is also far more powerful than the 2018 Honda Pilot lineup, with the new Pilot lineup only being able to offer slightly more standard torque while falling far behind in every other power category.

But power isn’t the only thing SUV shoppers look for. They also want cargo space. And, as you can see, the 2018 Explorer lineup provides almost 5 more cubic-feet cargo space than the 2018 Pilot lineup.

For more on the 2018 Ford Explorer lineup, please contact our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.