Honda Pilot vs the Competition

For drivers in search of a three-row SUV, we proudly offer the Honda Pilot. This Honda SUV is both comfortable and spacious. If your family just got a little larger, you'll love the Honda Pilot. It can comfortably carry your entire family and a few friends, and it will keep them safe on the road as well. Of course, SUVs are a competitive market, and the Toyota Highlander and the Ford Explorer are also popular choices. Although both of those are good vehicles in their own right, they pale in comparison to the  Honda Pilot. Here are just a few reasons why:

Honda Pilot vs the Toyota Highlander

  • The Honda Pilot offers an available eight-inch infotainment touchscreen, which brings Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration for enhanced smartphone connectivity. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are both unavailable on the Toyota Highlander.
  • The Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine, which generates 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. The standard engine in the Toyota Highlander is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder, which only gives you 185 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
  • The Honda Pilot comes with standard keyless push-button ignition, which helps make driving even more convenient. Keyless ignition costs extra on the Toyota Highlander.
  • The Honda Pilot comes standard with seven speakers. The Toyota Highlander comes with six standard speakers. Audiophiles out there know to choose Honda.
  • If you want to carry people and gear at the same time, the Honda Pilot has 16.5 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats up. The Toyota Highlander has 13.8 cubic feet of space with all the seats up.
  • The Honda Pilot has an impressive 62 inches of shoulder room, helping it deliver a comfortable ride to taller drivers. The Toyota Highlander has 59.3 inches of front shoulder room.

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Honda Pilot vs the Ford Explorer

  • The engine in the Ford Explorer only produces 255 pound-feet of torque; that's less than you get in the Honda Pilot.
  • The Honda Pilot can comfortably seat up to eight people. The Ford Explorer can only carry seven.
  • The Honda Pilot has a grand total of 83.9 cubic feet of cargo space with all the seats down. The Ford Explorer has a total of 80.7 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • The Honda Pilot comes with a standard 5-inch infotainment display. The Ford Explorer comes with a standard 4.2-inch infotainment display.
  • The Honda Pilot includes standard Honda Sensing. This means that every trim level of the  Honda Pilot, even the base trim, comes with adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning and more. These features all cost extra on the Ford Explorer.
  • The Ford Explorer has less front shoulder room than the Honda Pilot.
  • The Honda Pilot has a 19.5-gallon fuel tank, which is larger than the fuel tank in the Ford Explorer.

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There are plenty of options out there, but no automaker is quite like Honda, and the Honda Pilot is one of their finest. The Honda Pilot offers a something for every kind of driver. Come experience the Honda difference in person today; give us a call today at 888-749-1752, and we'll help you set up a test drive. You can also visit us here in Cockeysville, MD, to set one up in person. Here at Anderson Honda, we're proud to serve drivers from all over the Baltimore, Pikesville, and Towson areas. We can't wait to help you too.

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Disclaimer: Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.