2014 Honda Pilot vs 2014 Ford Explorer

How Does The 2014 Ford Explorer Stack Up Against Other Large Crossover SUVs in Boulder?

If your family needs a spacious vehicle, the 2014 Ford Explorer is one of the many options to look at in the Boulder area. The 2014 Ford Explorer offers a few features modern drivers are looking for, including:

  • Soft-touch cabin materials
  • MyFord Touch System
  • Sync voice-activated system

While the 2014 Ford Explorer is getting some attention, there’s no doubting that most buyers in the market for a large crossover SUV will be much more impressed by the 2014 Honda Pilot. Compared with the Explorer, the 2014 Honda Pilot is safer, more affordable, more fuel-efficient, has more standard features, and can even fit more passengers.

Many people buying large SUVs are families, so safety is a top priority. The 2014 Honda Pilot has standard front active head restraints, second and third row head restraints, brake assist, and even an electronic parking assist system with ultrasonic sensors. None of these features are available on the Explorer base model. This is one of the reasons the Pilot received a 5 star rating from the NHTSA for the front driver crash test, while the Explorer only received 4 stars.

In terms of space, the Honda Pilot beats out the Explorer as well. While the Explorer offers a respectable 151.7 cubic feet of passenger space and a max cargo volume of 80.7 cubic feet, the Pilot is the clear winner with 153.7 cubic feet and 87.0 cubic feet respectively. Additionally, the Pilot has standard seating for 8 passengers versus seating for only 7 passengers in the Explorer.

Check out this side-by-side comparison of the 2014 Honda Pilot and the 2014 Ford Explorer for an even more in-depth look at the two models:

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options.