It’s well-known that both the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer are reliable SUVs, sure to transform the way you drive in the Vista, Escondido, and Carlsbad areas. At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Vista, we care about your driving experience—that’s why we’ve put together this 2022 Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer comparison to help you decide which is best for you.
Both models come with a long list of impressive features you’ll want to know about. Continue reading to learn more about these stand-out midsize SUVs and pick your favorite today!
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The moment you step inside the 2022 Pilot or the Ford Explorer, you’ll be able to see how these two vehicles differ. The Honda Pilot is equipped for any ride, with standard seating for up to eight people. The 2022 Ford Explorer only offers standard seating for seven.
For added luxury, the top Pilot trim reduces seating to seven, but with that comes along heated second-row captain’s chairs, a convenient feature for those riding in the backseat of the Honda Pilot.
Cargo space is something every driver considers before purchasing a vehicle. The Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer both have over 80 cubic feet of cargo space, so you’ll have plenty of room for beach gear, luggage, and, of course, groceries. In fact, the Honda Pilot can even maximize the space to enjoy up to 109 cubic feet.
Both the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer come with tri-zone automatic control systems. The Honda Pilot’s system is equipped with humidity control, air filtration, and second-row controls. While the Explorer has second-row controls, it lacks the other features.
When it comes to more comfort, the Honda Pilot also includes:
While the Ford Explorer offers heated front seats, they aren’t available on the standard trim. So, if you want a base trim with heated seats, the Honda Pilot is the one for you.
Technology can be used to your advantage inside your next SUV. Both the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer offer Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration. With this smartphone connectivity, it’s easy to use your phone features right from the touchscreen in the center-stack area. Access your favorite navigation app, respond to text messages, or choose that next song.
One stand-out feature of the Honda Pilot is the available Advanced Rear Entertainment System. This system comes with…
This system will keep the kids busy on long road trips. Plus, the multi-zone audio will allow them to sleep in the back while you listen to music in the front. While the Ford Explorer has amazing technology features, it falls behind when it comes to entertaining the kids.
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