2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Pilot

Seeing as the Ford Explorer has been America’s best-selling three-row SUV for as long as we can remember, it’s probably safe to assume it can sell itself without needing any help from us here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL. But each new model year is exactly that – new. With new models, new features, new upgrades, and new enhancements throughout the entire automotive industry, no model is safe from one year to the next.

That’s why we’re going to continue to put the new Ford Explorer lineup up against its toughest competition – to show you why it continues to be the cream of the crop in terms of three-row SUVs. This time around, we’re going to take a look at how the new Explorer lineup stacks up against Honda’s latest Pilot lineup in this 2019 Ford Explorer versus 2019 Honda Pilot head-to-head three-row SUV comparison.

2019 Ford Explorer


2019 Honda Pilot

3 Engine Options 1
365 HP & 350 lb-ft. Top Power Ratings 280 HP & 262 lb-ft.
151.5 ft.3 Passenger Volume 151.7 ft.3
81.7 ft.3 Max Cargo Capacity 82.1 ft.3

Comparing the Engine Options, Power Ratings, and Interior Space Specifications of the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Honda Pilot

What’s under the hood of a new SUV is one of the most important things to know for many SUV shoppers, so that’s where we’re going to begin our 2019 Explorer versus 2019 Pilot model comparison.

What’s under the hood of your new Ford Explorer is up to you – as you get to choose from three engine options, the most powerful of which features a horsepower rating of 365 and a torque rating of 350 pound-feet. The new Honda Pilot lineup does not give you any engine choices. Instead, all 2019 Pilot trim levels feature a horsepower rating of only 280 and a torque rating of only 262 pound-feet.

Inside, the two model lineups are practically identical in terms of passenger volume and cargo capacity – as outlined in our comparison table above.

If you’d like to learn more about the 2019 Ford Explorer lineup, everything it can do, and everything that comes along with it, please contact our staff here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL.