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2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Review

Picture of the 2022 Ford Explorer

2022 Ford

MSRP*: $35,510 to $55,630
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2022 Honda

MSRP*: $38,080 to $51,870
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MPG - City 18 - 25 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 22 - 28 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 87.8 ft3 82.1 - 83.9 ft3
  • 300-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 318-hp, 3.3-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 400-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 300 - 400 hp 280 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 - 5,600 lbs 500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 198.8 in 196.5 in
Exterior Width 78.9 in 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 43.0 in
Rear 39.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.5 in
Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

The Ford Explorer offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Honda Pilot. The Ford Explorer will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Honda Pilot, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Pilot.

The Ford Explorer is about the same width as the Honda Pilot. When looking at overall length, the Ford Explorer takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Honda Pilot.

When considering towing capacity, the Ford Explorer is clearly the choice over the Honda Pilot for pulling heavy loads. The Ford Explorer has a little more horsepower than the Honda Pilot.

With somewhat higher torque, the Ford Explorer transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Honda Pilot.

The Ford Explorer has less seating than the Honda Pilot, making the Honda Pilot the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Explorer has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Honda Pilot.