The 2021 Honda Pilot or the 2021 Ford Explorer?



The 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Ford Explorer are two of the most compared vehicles in today’s market! Showing off many amazing features, the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Ford Explorer make for great vehic.les. But what really makes each one so special? Well, we here at Washington Honda have taken some time to look at the power, features, technology & safety, and comfort of both vehicles. We want you to take a look at each vehicle and decide which one is right for you. Let’s jump to it!


Compare the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. the 2021 Ford Explorer at Washington Honda | Pilot in dark room with lights on

Which is more powerful: The 2021 Pilot or the Explorer?

When it comes to power, you want to make sure you are making the correct decision. You want something that is reliable and will get the job done. So, let’s take a look at the 2021 Honda Pilot first. This vehicle has a 3.5L V-6 Engine and front and all wheel drive available on some of the trim line packages. One other amazing feature about the Pilot is that it has 280-HP.

The features of the 2021 Honda Pilot are amazing. But, in order to make an informed decision, we should compare that to the 2021 Ford Explorer. This vehicle has a 2.3L 4 cyl EcoBoost Engine that touts an impressive 300 HP. The Explorer also comes equipped with front wheel drive and all wheel drive is available.

When it comes to power, the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Ford Explorer are very close.

What features do the 2021 Pilot or the Explorer have?

With the ever changing importance of features in vehicles in today’s market, it is important to take a look at what these two specific vehicles have to offer. In the 2021 Honda Pilot, some of the features include Honda Sensing, which is a standard feature on Honda vehicles. An estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG rating. An available feature of note is Blind Spot and Cross Traffic Monitoring.

In the 2021 Ford Explorer, the features include standard FordPass Connect with the optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. It also comes with Ford Co-Pilot360 and there is 87.8 Cu Ft of cargo space behind the first row.

Knowing the features available in each vehicle are important to a well rounded decision!



Compare the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. the 2021 Ford Explorer at Washington Honda | Driver's seat and steering column

Compare the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. the 2021 Ford Explorer at Washington Honda | Close up on seats

Tell me about technology and safety in the 2021 Pilot and the Explorer?

Today’s drivers across the nation want their vehicle to be a seamless part of their life, and to have the systems and features to stay connected at all times. This includes having power for electronics, connectivity to listen to the latest music and podcasts, and much more in the way of comfort and convenience.

Both the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Ford Explorer have great connectivity, capable of connecting with your smartphone and making it easy to utilize the technology at your fingertips. Technology isn’t just about comfort – it’s also about safety. Both the Pilot and Explorer use the latest in safety technology to make our rides safer. The Pilot offers technology like a standard 5” touchscreen in their LX model, Advanced Compatibility Engineering ACE™ Body structure (which is a standard feature on all trim lines), and a 5000 lb towing capacity available.

Whereas the Explorer offers technology options like SYNC with Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System, SecuriCode Keyless Entry Keypad, and a sound system by Bang & Olufsen with 12 speakers.

Having knowledge of both technology and safety can help you make the best decision possible.

Which vehicle is more comfortable and has more utility space?

Driving in comfort is important to all drivers and making a decision without taking comfort into consideration would be a big mistake! Both the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Ford Explorer provide comfort features that even the most picky of backseat drivers or annoyances won’t have something to complain about. The 2021 Honda Pilot has features available on some trim lines that include a 10-way power adjustable driver seat with power lumbar support, a 215-Watt audio system with 7 speakers and subwoofer, and passenger seating up to 8 people.

The 2021 Ford Explorer has features that include standard Tri-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control and optional twin-panel moonroof and second row 35/30/35 split-fold-flat bench seating.

Not forgetting about comfort is important and using the information provided should help any driver make an informed decision!



Compare the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. the 2021 Ford Explorer at Washington Honda | Pilot parked outside of home



Hopefully, we were able to provide some insight into both the 2021 Honda Pilot and the 2021 Ford Explorer. We want you to be happy in the vehicle you drive, and hopefully knowing what each vehicle has to offer makes the decision between these two vehicles a little clearer. Ready to test drive a new 2021 Honda Pilot? Visit us at Washington Honda and let us help you drive off in a new vehicle, today!