2015 Honda Pilot vs. 2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Ford Explorer

2015 Ford Explorer

When you need an SUV that is big enough for all your passengers and cargo and strong enough to take you wherever you want to go, the 2015 Honda Pilot is a standout. It delivers an appealing blend of convenience, comfort, capability, and style that was developed with the needs and wants of today’s drivers in mind. To highlight just how much this vehicle succeeds, we’ve compared it head to head with the 2015 Ford Explorer. Dive into the results, and then plan a trip to Silko Honda in Raynham, just a short drive south of Easton.


If you want a vehicle that comes with all the features and technologies you require without inflating the price, the new Pilot is the clear choice. The base trim comes with comfort features like automatic dual-zone climate control, style features like a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and safety features like a standard rearview camera. The Explorer offers those too, but only if you pay more to access a higher trim level.
2015 Pilot Interior Features

Fuel Economy

Fuel economy helps you save money month in a month out. That’s why it’s so frustrating that the Explorer forces you to pay for a higher trim level to get better gas mileage. The base engine is a 3.5L V6 that only gets 17 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. The base engine in the Pilot is also a 3.5L V6, but it delivers drivers fuel-efficiency ratings of 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.* Those differences might seem small, but they add up over the lifetime of ownership.
2015 Honda Pilot on road

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

You don’t want to have to leave anyone or anything behind. That’s not a problem in the 2015 Honda Pilot because it delivers a spacious 153.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, and 87.0 cubic feet of total cargo space. The Explorer, by contrast, has a passenger volume of only 151.7 cubic feet, and maximum cargo space for just 80.7 cubic feet of stuff. The Pilot also has standard seating for eight while the Explorer tops out at seven.

Hit the Road in a 2015 Honda Pilot

The Pilot really is the better vehicle for both families and outdoor adventurers. And since it saves you gas and costs less than the Explorer, it is the better value too. If you want to tour the vehicle in person and take it for a test drive, make your way from Easton to Silko Honda in Raynham. We are located at 1580 New State Highway in Raynham, MA 02767, just 20 minutes from Easton down MA-24. Visit us seven days a week, and look for us just past the Raynham Marketplace.

* 18 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for 2WD models and 17 city/24 highway/20 combined mpg rating for 4WD models. Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.