Now that the 2016 Honda Pilot has arrived at Capital Region Honda Dealers, it’s important that we see how its amenities stack up to competitors, like the 2016 Ford Explorer features. While both of these SUVs are about the same size, the Pilot comfortably seats up to eight and gives you more room for passengers and cargo storage, but when it comes to features, the Explorer just doesn’t compare. Let’s take a look.
Compare the 2016 Explorer Features
There are many different reasons to choose one SUV over another, but most of the time it comes down to the features that come standard on a vehicle like the Pilot that require further upgrades on the Explorer.
Here’s a quick look at just a few of the amenities you’ll find on every 2016 Pilot that require an upgrade or are completely unavailable on Ford’s latest SUV:
- Front active head restraints
- Multi-angle rearview camera
- Active noise cancellation
- Fuel-efficient V6 engine
Let us expand a bit on that last point. While both the Pilot and the Explorer have a V6 engine as standard, the Honda SUV is built for fuel economy. Rather than be a gas guzzling SUV like older models, Honda’s new Pilot is engineered for performance and efficiency, with available features like a nine-speed automatic transmission and an idle stop feature for even greater fuel efficiency.
- The base level 2016 Pilot 2WD LX earns an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg for 22 mpg combined.*
- The Explorer, on the other hand, only earns 24 highway and 17 city mpg, coming in at 20 mpg combined.
If fuel economy is a concern for you, then the Pilot’s efficient engine is one of its most valuable features.
Test Drive a Pilot
Let us put you behind the wheel of a 2016 Honda Pilot so that you can see what it has to offer you for yourself. Here we’ve just compared the basic LX trim level, but we recommend driver start off with a test drive of the mid-range EX-L trim to see whether they want to move closer to the top-of-the-line Elite or are okay with the lower trim levels.
Contact a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you to schedule your test drive today.