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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Ford Explorer

$32,250 MSRP*

Starting Price

$32,765 MSRP
Up to 8

Seating Capacity

Up to 8
18.5 Cubic Feet

Standard Cargo Space

18.2 Cubic Feet
109.0 Cubic Feet

Max. Cargo Space

87.8 Cubic Feet

10.2-inch High-Res Advanced
Rear Entertainment System

Not Available

CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

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In the battle of the 3-row crossover SUVs, few more fiercely competitive than the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer. Each model brings a whole lot to the table, so choosing the right one to fit around your lifestyle can be tricky. With that in mind, we decided to match them up across key areas to help drivers reach the right decision.

Simply read on to compare:

  • Pricing Options
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Available Features

Pilot vs. Explorer: Pricing Options

Entry-level trims include:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX: Priced at $32,250 MSRP*
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Standard: Priced at $32,765 MSRP

Top-tier trims include:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot Elite: Priced at $48,420 MSRP*
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum: Priced at $58,250 MSRP

Pricing is clearly going to be an important concern whatever type of vehicle you’re looking for, and the Honda Pilot starts lower than the Explorer as standard and significantly lower when you reach the highest trim levels.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Interior Dimensions

Drivers approaching this segment are invariably looking for spacious interiors, so it’s disappointing to see the Explorer only offering seating for up to seven. The Honda Pilot can seat up to eight, and it provides considerably more cargo space:

  • Cargo Space Behind the 3rd Row: Up to 18.5 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 18.2 in the Ford.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 2nd Row: Up to 55.9 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 47.9 in the Ford.
  • Cargo Space Behind the 1st Row: Up to 109.0 cubic feet in the Honda vs. 87.8 in the Ford.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Available Features

You should expect to find flagship technology available with 3-row crossover SUVs, and the Honda Pilot complies by offering:

  • 10.2-inch High-Resolution Advanced Rear Entertainment System: Plays from a Blu-Ray™ Player and Built-In Streaming Apps to keep rear passengers happy during longer drives.
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System: Prevents you having to raise your voice to be heard by picking it up through a front microphone and playing it through rear speakers.

Take a Closer Look at the 2021 Honda Pilot by Visiting Us Today

Available with attractive new vehicle specials from Freeway Honda, the Honda Pilot continues to outpace rival models like the Ford Explorer. For any further advice or assistance, simply contact us today.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $895.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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