2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Honda Pilot

We Have News for Mid-Missouri Drivers Shopping for the 2015 Ford Explorer…

Three-row SUVs are starting to become a thing of the past from many automakers, and Mid-Missouri drivers looking around for their next family or work vehicle likely have the 2015 Ford Explorer on their shortlist. The Explorer can expand to make room for as much as 80 cubic feet of cargo storage, though there are spacious SUVs available. The Explorer Base comes with a 4.2-inch display, cruise control, and roof rails, but if you want more high-tech amenities, Ford expects you to upgrade to one of their higher trim levels. That’s normal for SUVs, though, isn’t it?

It might have been normal for an SUV to require upgrades for Bluetooth or a touchscreen interface a decade ago, but these days, vehicles need to compete with models like the 2015 Honda Pilot. Honda’s three-row SUV has room for up to eight (or 87.0 cubic feet of cargo space if you’d rather move gear than people), and its standard features give a whole new meaning to the idea of “standard.” The Pilot LX comes with tri-zone climate control, Honda’s i-MID infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Pandora radio, SMS texting, and much more. And then there’s the fuel economy. 2015 Pilot 2WD models are not only better-equipped than the Explorer, they are more efficient as well with an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg on the Honda to 24 mpg on the Ford.

See what separates these two SUVs below, then take a test drive of the 2015 Honda Pilot from a Mid-Missouri Honda Dealer.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.