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2017 Ford Explorer v. 2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Ford Explorer v 2017 Honda Pilot

If you are in the market for a midsize family SUV, you have most likely narrowed your choice down to a couple of options. Two of the best midsize SUV models available today are the 2017 Ford Explorer and the 2017 Honda Pilot. These vehicles have a lengthy list of similarities that make them two of the best choices when it comes to midsize SUVs. Finding the optimal SUV for you and your family can be a difficult decision, which is why your friends at Portsmouth Ford want to help you determine which of these vehicles fits your needs the best. We will examine the different features of these vehicles to figure out which one is better for your family. From safety to size to standard features, we can figure out which vehicle helps your family more.


If you are shopping specifically with towing capability in mind, know that the 2017 Explorer boasts you a 5,000 lbs. maximum towing capacity, while the 2017 Honda Pilot peaks at 3,500 lbs. Another feature that makes them different is that the Explorer drives on pure aluminum wheels while the wheels of the Pilot are an aluminum alloy. The roof rails on the Explorer come standard while you have to pay extra to put them on the Pilot. Those who want to use their midsize SUV to haul cargo should choose the 2017 Ford Explorer.  The Explorer is bigger than the Pilot, with a total length of 198.3 inches, while the Pilot is only 194.5 inches long. The Explorer is also wider with a 112.6-inch width versus the Pilot, which is 111 inches wide.

If you are talking about fuel flexibility, don't look past the Ford Explorer. The engine of the Explorer is flexible in the fuel department, as it can run on both ethanol and gas. The engine of the Honda Pilot runs on only gas. The roadside assistance program of the Ford Explorer is five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. The roadside assistance program of the Honda Pilot is just three years or 36,000 miles. You can count on the safety features of the 2017 Ford Explorer, as it has an overall front crash rating of five stars, while the 2017 Honda Pilot has a front crash rating of four stars. So come to Portsmouth Ford and find that midsize SUV in Portsmouth that you have wanted.

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2017 Ford Explorer v 2017 Honda Pilot