2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Pilot 2WD LX Lunar Silver Metallic

2017 Honda Pilot
2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Ford Explorer

When it comes to three-row crossover SUVs, space and performance are sure to be a the top of your list, but what if you are able to find a model that excels in those areas, as well as efficiency and equipment? That’s exactly what the 2017 Honda Pilot does. Compare this vehicle to the 2017 Ford Explorer, and there’s simply no contest – the Pilot wins outright. Once you reach the same conclusion, head to Sussex Honda to test drive the newest Pilot.


Opting for the 2017 Honda Pilot not only means you’ll get better performance than you would with the 2017 Ford Explorer, but also better efficiency. You can expect 262 lb-ft of torque, for example, whereas the Explorer only musters 255 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the Pilot can accomplish an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway1, as compared with the Ford model’s 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

Honda Pilot Elite


From its cargo and passenger capacities to towing abilities, the 2017 Honda Pilot excels. For one, it has seating for eight people with 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, plus 16.5 cubic feet as standard for storage and 83.9 cubic feet maximum. The 2017 Ford Explorer, on the other hand, can only seat seven people with 151.7 cubic feet, and manages to hold a maximum of just 80.7 cubic feet of gear. What’s more, when properly equipped, the Pilot can haul 3,500 pounds behind it, while the Explorer can only tow 2,000 pounds.

Honda Pilot Cargo Hatch Open


Not only are you guaranteed all of these perks by purchasing the 2017 Honda Pilot over the 2017 Ford Explorer, but you will also pay less for them.

  • Honda Pilot: MSRP from $30,7452

  • Ford Explorer: MSRP from $32,660

Honda Pilot Front Exterior

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You’ve concluded that the 2017 Honda Pilot is the better choice over the 2017 Ford Explorer – so now what? Contact the team at Sussex Honda to arrange a visit, and our staff will happily show you our inventory of new Pilot models. We look forward to working with you!

*1Based on 2017 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.

2MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.