2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Honda Pilot 

2020 Ford Explorer vs 2020 Honda Pilot

This year, the best-selling Explorer has been redesigned from the ground up and grabs some of the latest features in the industry. The extensive update now pulls the abilities of long-held market rivals such as the Honda Pilot into question. See how Honda's own midsize entry fairs against the challenge when we compare the advantages of the 2020 Ford Explorer vs the 2020 Honda Pilot.

Despite their identical size, the Ford Explorer manages to take the upper hand in cargo volume with a standard cargo area of 18.2 cubic feet, or 87.8 cubic feet with the rear rows folded flat. Passengers also see more space in the cabin of the Explorer with 43 inches of front legroom, 39 inches of second-row legroom and 32.2 inches of third-row legroom.

2020 Ford Explorer 


2020 Honda Pilot 

$33,860  Starting MSRP  $31,650 
43 in / 39 in / 32.2 in  Legroom (1st, 2nd & 3rd)  40.9 in / 38.4 in / 31.9 in 
18.2 cubic feet  Cargo Volume  16.5 cubic feet 
5,300 - 5,600 lbs.  Towing Capacity  3,500 - 5,000 lbs. 

Advantages of the 2020 Ford Explorer

First to bat, the 2020 Honda Pilot is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, which generates 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The 2020 Explorer offers more power from the get-go, featuring a standard 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 engine rated for 300 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Also available on the Explorer is a 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 rated for up to 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft.

The new Ford Explorer puts a roster of captivating technology features at your disposal. Some available feature highlights found on the 2020 Explorer include:

  • 10.1" LCD portrait touchscreen
  • 12.3" digital instrument cluster
  • Multicontour seats with Active Motion®
  • 14-speaker B&O Sound System

Drivers with questions about the new 2020 Ford Explorer lineup at Akins Ford can contact a dealership representative for more details and personalized assistance.