2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Honda Pilot

News for Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, or West Virginia Drivers Considering the 2015 Ford Explorer…

Family-sized three-row SUVs are slowly being phased out by many automakers, and if you want a full-size family vehicle in Eastern Kentucky, Southern Ohio, or West Virginia,  the 2015 Ford Explorer is losing much of its competition. Ford’s SUV is spacious, with 80 cubic feet of cargo area available, though you’ll find roomier SUVs on the market as well. Features available on the Explorer might make the higher trim levels appealing, but the Explorer Base is somewhat stripped down, with standard amenities like a 4.2-inch display, cruise control, and roof rails. That’s common in the SUV market, isn’t it?

While vehicles like the Jeep Wrangler may have glorified the stripped down SUV, the fact is that many drivers in the Tri-State area expect and deserve more when it comes to features, and the2015 Honda Pilot provides them. Standard amenities on the Pilot’s basic LX trim include Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, steering wheel-mounted controls, SMS texting, Pandora radio, Honda’s 8-inch touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, alloy wheels, and more. It’s a suite of amenities that are causing drivers and automakers to rethink what “standard features” should be. And while the Ford Explorer may be more efficient than previous generations of the vehicle at 24 highway mpg, 2015 Pilot 2WD models earn an EPA-estimated 25 highway mpg despite having a powerful 250-hp 3.5L V6 under the hood.

Take a look at a comprehensive comparison between these two SUVs below, then let us know what you think of the Pilot after taking a test drive at a Tri-State Honda Dealer:

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.