2016 Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer
In terms of choosing the right SUV, there are three things every driver is looking for: cargo space, top-notch performance, and a premium infotainment system.
In this 2016 Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer vehicle comparison, we’ll explain the key differences between these two models so drivers from Miami, Coral Gables, and Gladeview can be sure that they’re making the right decision. If you have any questions about this comparison, contact us at Braman Honda in Miami.
Interior Features of the Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer
When talking about space, every inch counts. That one inch could mean the difference between sitting comfortably in your new SUV and having your head pushed against the ceiling. The 2016 Honda Pilot balances interior volume and vehicle size to give drivers plenty of cargo room without feeling like you’re driving a small bus.
In total, you’ll find 83.9 cubic feet of cargo volume, 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, and seating for up to eight in the 2016 Honda Pilot.
Meanwhile, the Ford Explorer has just 81.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, only 151.6 cubic feet of passenger volume, and is limited to a seven-passenger maximum. So in terms of interior space, the 2016 Honda Pilot simply has more of it.
Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer Performance Specs
The 2016 Honda Pilot comes standard with a potent V6 engine capable of dishing out 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. Plus a standard Eco Assist System helps you drive more efficiently. For additional control, the Honda Pilot is equipped with Hill Start Assist, Intelligent Traction Management, and an available Intelligent Variable Torque Management All-Wheel Drive System.
The 2016 Ford Explorer also comes standard with a V6 engine, but providing just 255 lb-ft of torque, drivers could notice a difference in power compared to the Honda Pilot. Another key difference is that the 2016 Ford Explorer doesn’t have Hill Start Assist, which helps to keep the vehicle from rolling backward when starting from dead stop on steep inclines.
2016 Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer Infotainment Systems
Coming standard in the 2016 Ford Explorer is a SYNC® with MyFord® infotainment system that allows you to listen to music, make hands-free phone calls, and displays the video feed from the rearview camera.
Although the available 8-inch display in the 2016 Honda Pilot adds a suite of incredible features, the standard 5-inch color LCD screen is still remarkably powerful. Combined with a seven-speaker audio system, you’ll be able to plug in your music device via the USB port, stream music wirelessly using Bluetooth® technology, as well as enjoy Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink for making and receiving phone calls.
Explore the 2016 Honda Pilot
Now that you’ve read this vehicle comparison featuring the new 2016 Honda Pilot and the Ford Explorer, you’re ready to take your research to the next level. Drivers in the Miami, Coral Gables, and Gladeview area can schedule a test drive of the Honda Pilot by contacting us at Braman Honda in Miami. You can even schedule your appointment online using our fast and easy test drive request form.