2019 Ford Explorer vs Honda Pilot

When it comes to mid-size SUVs, both the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Honda Pilot bring plenty to the table for drivers near Doylestown, Philadelphia, Warminster, and the nearby Pennsylvania communities.

Our team at Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown has compiled this review to help you understand what each vehicle has offer, and what you should consider when looking at a mid-size SUV. Check out this comprehensive comparison of the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Honda Pilot below!

Here's a first look:

2019 Ford Explorer

2019 Honda Pilot

Max Horsepower

365 HP

280 HP

Front Headroom / Front Legroom

41.4 / 42.9 inches

40.1 / 40.9 inches

Infotainment System


Various features

Backup Camera

180-degree camera

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

 Safety Features

Class-Exclusive Inflatable Outboard Second-Row Safety Belts

Standard 3-point seat belts

Interior Features: Explorer vs Pilot

You'll certainly be comfortable while you're driving in your Ford Explorer. For example, the power-adjustable driver's seat offers considerable lumbar support, and both you and your co-pilot will be happy with the open, spacious feel. As you can see above, the Pilot's front row isn't as spacious in terms of head- and legroom.

You can even retain some measure of control while you're not driving your SUV. With Ford's available MyKey® system, you can set certain limits for other drivers, like teenagers, elderly parents, etc. It's the ideal complement for the SecuriCode™ keyless entry pad, which allows you to program a 5-digit entry code.

Powerful Engine Options: Ford vs Honda

The Explorer's standard 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine responds well to daily driving, as does the Pilot's 280-horsepower V6 powerplant. However, there are a few other engine options for Ford's SUV.

You can also go with its powerful and efficient 2.3L EcoBoost® engine, which kicks out 280 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque, or its remarkable 3.5L EcoBoost® engine with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, Honda's SUV can't quite match these numbers, as it only offers a single engine option.

Advanced Entertainment Technologies

Technology features abound in both SUVs, including standard infotainment systems, color touchscreens, and connectivity capabilities. For instance, with the 2019 Explorer's more advanced trim levels, you can rock out to a Premium Sound System from Sony®, complete with Clear Phase, Live Acoustics, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and much more.

Meanwhile, you could upgrade the 2019 Honda Pilot to a premium audio system with multiple speakers, but that'll cost you extra. Plus, at the end of the day, it comes with neither Clear Phase nor Live Acoustics.

2019 Ford Explorer vs 2019 Honda Pilot: Discover Your Next Vehicle

The mid-size SUV is an increasingly popular choice these days. This becomes self-evident as soon as you start to compare the 2019 Ford Explorer and 2019 Honda Pilot. Regardless of whether you're driving around Philadelphia, Doylestown, Warminster, or anywhere else in Pennsylvania, we encourage you to contact us!

Call us, chat with us online, or stop by our dealership-Fred Beans Ford of Doylestown is here for you.

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