2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Honda Pilot

Is the 2015 Ford Explorer the Right Choice for Central Illinois Drivers?

Three-row SUVs are becoming less and less common in Central Illinois, and this lets the 2015 Ford Explorer set itself apart from many competing SUVs. And if you don’t have enough passengers to fill up all three rows of seats, the Ford Explorer has room for as much as 80 cubic feet of cargo. Entry-level Ford Explorers come with a 4.2-inch display screen, cruise control, and roof rails as standard features, and many modern drivers may be wondering just where the standard tech features are, though if you’re willing to upgrade your SUV, Ford has three more trims that you can upgrade to.

If you need your next SUV to feature the latest in tech amenities, a spacious interior, and an impressive economy, see the 2015 Honda Pilot. The Honda SUV comes with a Honda-exclusive infotainment system with 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone/audio, a rearview camera with guidelines, tri-zone climate control, and much more at the basic LX trim level. Honda’s standard features leave many competing models like the Explorer in the past. It might seem like the Pilot’s eight-passenger seating would put it on the same level as Ford’s SUV, but Honda offers a more spacious interior that can make room for up to 87.0 cubic feet of cargo space. Though it may seem like a small difference, the 2015 Pilot 2WD has an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 25 mpg* and comes out ahead of the 24 highway mpg of the Ford Explorer.

Compare the features side-by-side on these two SUVs:

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