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2021 Honda Pilot vs 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer

2021 Honda Pilot


2021 Ford Explorer

$32,250 MSRP*

Starting Price

$32,765 MSRP

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

Not Available

CabinTalk® In-Car PA System

Not Available

Advanced Rear Entertainment System

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Up to 18.5 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind the Rear Row

Up to 18.2 Cubic Feet
Up to 109.0 Cubic Feet

Cargo Space Behind the Front Row

Up to 87.8 Cubic Feet

Compare the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2021 Ford Explorer and you’ll notice that Honda’s 3-row crossover SUV seems to come out ahead in terms of everything from pricing to interior dimensions. We always want to see drivers take home the best model to meet their needs. To find out why we place such confidence in the Honda Pilot, simply read on to find out how it compares against the Ford Explorer in terms of:

  • Pricing Options
  • Features
  • Cargo Dimensions

Pilot vs. Explorer: Starting Prices 

Entry-level and top 2021 Honda Pilot trims include:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot LX: Priced at $32,250 MSRP*
  • 2021 Honda Pilot Elite: Priced at $48,420 MSRP*

Entry and top 2020 Ford Explorer trims include:

  • 2020 Ford Explorer Standard: Priced at $32,765 MSRP
  • 2020 Ford Explorer Platinum: Priced at $58,250 MSRP

The Explorer is a model year behind the Pilot, and yet it still costs more as standard and close to $10,000 more when you get to top-tier trims.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Features

The Honda Pilot might offer lower starting prices than the Ford Explorer, but it’s still able to provide state of the art technology that isn’t available with the Ford at any price, including:

  • 10.2-inch High-Resolution Advanced Rear Entertainment System
  • CabinTalk® In-Car PA System
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera

You could be looking for features able to help with anything from reversing in tricky spaces to keeping kids happy during longer drives and the Pilot would keep coming out ahead of the Explorer.

Pilot vs. Explorer: Cargo Dimensions

Part of the point of getting a 3-row crossover SUV is having plenty of cargo space, and the Honda Pilot ticks that box harder than the Ford Explorer.

  • Cargo Space Behind the Rear Row: Up to 18.5 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 18.2 in the Ford.
  • Cargo Space Behind the Middle Row: Up to 55.9 cubic feet the Pilot vs. 47.9 in the Ford.
  • Cargo Space Behind the Front Row: Up to 109.0 cubic feet in the Pilot vs. 87.8 in the Ford.

Take the Honda Pilot Out for a Test Drive by Visiting Victory Honda of Plymouth Today

It’s hard to resist the Honda Pilot after seeing how easily it outpaces rivals like the Ford Explorer. To find out more about the Pilot or any of our other new Honda vehicles, feel free to contact us today.


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.

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