2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer Comparison: Honda Laura Video

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Honda Laura is back again with another great matchup in the shootout series! I recently had the chance to compare the 2016 Honda Pilot EX-L and the 2016 Ford Explorer XLT on location at Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown, RI.  As always, a thank you goes out to Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk for allowing us to take out the Honda Pilot. Special thanks to Herb Chambers Ford of Braintree for allowing us to take out the 2016 Ford Explorer. Be sure to watch my Youtube video to see how the cars matchup against each other.

Honda Pilot EX-L

Exterior:

Chrome grill

LED daytime running lights

Moonroof

18” Alloy wheels

Backup camera

Keyless Entry

HCHS 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer honda exterior

Interior:

Honda Sensing

4.2” information display

Digital odometer

Bluetooth

HCHS 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer Honda interior

Under the hood:

3.5 liter, V6 i-VTEC engine

18 city/26 highway/21 combined

HCHS 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer honda under the hood

 

Ford Explorer XLT

Exterior:

LED signature lights

Roof rails

Capless fuel system

Heated side-view mirrors

18” Aluminum wheels

LED headlamps

HCHS 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer ford exterior

Interior:

Dual multi-information display

Steering wheel audio controls

Tri-zone climate control

SYNC with MYFord Touch

HCHS 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer Ford interior

Under the hood:

3.5 liter, V6 Ti-VCT engine

16 city/23 highway/19 combined

HCHS 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer ford under the hood

My overall impressions are; the Honda Pilot appeals to those looking for a more modern, stylish ride, whereas the Ford Explorer relies on the “old school” look and feel. While driving the Honda it was a smooth and soft ride, regardless of terrain. The Ford Explorer was super comfortable (probably the most comfy seats I’ve sat in) and had great suspension. However, I still prefer the Honda Pilot. It all comes down to personal preference. Do you prefer the reliability of a Honda or the style and substance of an Explorer? Comment below with your pick.

HCHS 2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Ford Explorer comparison

 

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