2016 Honda Pilot vs 2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Ford Explorer

2016 Ford Explorer

The 2016 Honda Pilot is a top choice for motorists in Raynham and Easton who require a large cabin, plenty of cargo space, and optimal performance. This year’s model has been completely redesigned, bringing together a sophisticated AWD with a surprisingly fuel-efficient powertrain and a genuine commitment to safety, comfort, and entertainment. The 2016 Ford Explorer may be the more traditional choice in the class, but when you pit them head-to-head, the 2016 Honda Pilot proves its superiority.

Starting Price

Those looking for an affordable three-row crossover SUV will be glad they decided to look at the 2016 Honda Pilot.

  • 2016 Honda Pilot Price: MSRP starting at $29,995*
  • 2016 Ford Explorer Price: MSRP from $30,700

Performance and Fuel Economy

Whether you’re looking for a vehicle that’s capable of hauling heavier cargo or one that achieves better standard fuel economy, the 2016 Honda Pilot is your best bet. When fitted with a standard 3.5L V6 engine, the Honda Pilot is able to tow up to 3500 pounds thanks to the help of its 262 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy isn’t compromised either in the 2016Honda Pilot with up to an EPA-estimated 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city on front-wheel drive, six-speed automatic models.**

While the Explorer also comes with a standard 3.5L V6, its setup is only able to tow 2000 pounds and achieve 255 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is equally disappointing at an EPA-estimated 24 mpg highway and 17 mpg city.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

From passenger space to maximum cargo volume, the 2016 Honda Pilot proves the more versatile model on the inside as well. It measures at 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, while the cargo area opens up to an incredible 109.2 cubic feet when the first two rows of seats are folded down. That’s enough space to move the contents of a small apartment in one load! Meanwhile, the 2016 Ford Explorer’s cabin measures in just below the Pilot at 151.7 cubic feet. This doesn’t help it in the cargo department, either, which measures in well below the Pilot at a measly 81.7 cubic feet.


Even the base trim of the 2016 Honda Pilot comes with standard first, second, and third row head restraints on all seats. Not a single trim level of the 2016 Ford Explorer offers head restraints, raising concerns about passenger and driver safety in case of an accident.

Get Everything You Want from the 2016 Honda Pilot

Drivers can check out the 2016 Honda Pilot today at Silko Honda at 1580 New State Hwy. in Raynham Massachusetts. Come see it today or contact us for more information!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6AT models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6AT models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9AT models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9AT models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.