2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

If you are in the market for a used midsize SUV, you will want to know the differences between the 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot. Our complete Explorer vs. Pilot comparison looks at the performance, pricing, interior features, and safety of each model.

Release Dates | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Honda Pilot are available now in Colorado Springs.

Price | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

On average, you can expect to pay around $30,000 for a pre-owned 2019 Ford Explorer, while the average price paid for a 2019 Honda Pilot is around the same cost.

Changes | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Ford Explorer was the final model year before a complete redesign. The 2019 Honda Pilot comes with some updates over the previous model, including a new nine-speed automatic transmission and some extra standard driver-assist features.

Highlights | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Honda Pilot provide three rows of comfortable seating and offer an enjoyable ride.

Trim Levels | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Ford Explorer is available in five trim levels: Base, XLT, Limited, Sport, and Platinum.

The 2019 Honda Pilot comes in six trim levels: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, EX-L Navi/RES, and Elite.

Hybrid/Plug-In Hybrid | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

There is not a hybrid model for the 2019 Ford Explorer or the 2019 Honda Pilot SUV.

Interior dashboard comparison of a Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

MPG | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The fuel economy estimates of the 2019 Ford Explorer vary based on the powertrain.

  • V6 with FWD: 17/24 mpg
  • V6 with AWD: 16/22 mpg
  • Turbo-four, with FWD: 19/27 mpg
  • Turbo-four with AWD: 18/25 mpg
  • EcoBoost V6 with AWD: 16/22 mpg

Additionally, the 2019 Honda Pilot has a range of fuel economy numbers as well, based mainly on the transmission and drivetrain choice.

  • Six-speed auto with FWD: 19/27 mpg
  • Six-speed auto with AWD: 18/26 mpg
  • Nine-speed auto with FWD: 20/27 mpg
  • Nine-speed auto with AWD: 19/26 mpg

Performance | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 290-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, but there is also an available 280-horsepower 2.3-liter turbo EcoBoost four-cylinder or the 365-horsepower 3.5-liter turbo EcoBoost V6. Models come standard with front-wheel-drive, but all-wheel-drive is available. Plus, all Explorers are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission. While the 2019 Honda Pilot only comes with one engine - the 280-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, it does come with front- or all-wheel-drive and a six- or nine-speed automatic transmission.

Towing Capacity | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Honda Pilot can tow up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

Cargo Space | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Both SUVs have a comparable amount of cargo room. The 2019 Ford Explorer features 21 cubic feet behind the back row, 43.9 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 81.7 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The 2019 Honda Pilot offers 16.5 cubic feet behind the back row, 46.8 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 83.9 cubic feet with both rows folded down.

Cargo space comparison between a used Ford Explorer and a Honda Pilot

Dimensions | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Ford Explorer dimensions measure 198″ L x 79″ W x 70″ H, while the 2019 Honda Pilot is slightly shorter and higher at 197″ L x 79″ W x 71″ H.

Technology & Amenities | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Ford Explorer comes standard with a 4.2-inch color display, the SYNC infotainment system, a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and Bluetooth. The 2019 Honda Pilot comes standard with a five-inch display, a seven-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, and two USB ports.

Interior Design | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

While both the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Honda Pilot come standard with cloth upholstery, the Ford SUV also features an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with all models.

Seating | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Ford Explorer has room for seven people across the three rows. However, there are models with second-row captain's chairs that alter the capacity to six instead. The 2019 Honda Pilot seats eight in the standard model, but can also be purchased with second-row captain's chairs, taking the capacity down to seven instead.

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Interior seating comparison of a 2019 Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Exterior | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Honda Pilot come with either 18- or 20-inch tires.

Color Options | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Both the 2019 Ford Explorer and the 2019 Honda Pilot come with a variety of color options.

2019 Ford Explorer:

  • Interior: (8) Medium Stone, Ebony Black, Medium Light Stone, Medium Soft Ceramic, Medium Stone w/ Light Stone, Ebony Black w/ Fire Orange, Ebony Black w/ Copper, and Ebony w/ Red
  • Exterior: (8) Blue, Oxford White, Magnetic, Ingot Silver, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Agate Black, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, and White Platinum Metallic Tri-coat

2019 Honda Pilot:

  • Interior: (3) Beige, Black and Gray
  • Exterior: (8) Steel Sapphire, Deep Scarlet, Obsidian Blue, White Diamond, Black Forest, Lunar Silver, Crystal Black, and Modern Steel 
Profile view and comparison between the Explorer and Pilot

Reviews & Ratings | 2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

The 2019 Ford Explorer received a perfect five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. It also received a ranking of 81/100 from JD Power. The 2019 Honda Pilot also received a five-star rating from the NHTSA and an 81/100 from JD Power.

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You can test drive the pre-owned Honda Pilot models today. With the vast selection available to you and the available Honda financing offers, you can get behind the wheel quickly.

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