2018 Explorer vs 2018 Pilot

See How They Stack Up 2018 Explorer vs 2018 Pilot

Compare the 2018 Ford Explorer to the Competition at Ford of Kirkland

From the handsome styling sure to catch your eye, to the enormous interior that's packed with comforts in every seat, to the plethora of entertainment tech and safety features, the monstrous power under the hood, and so much more, the 2018 Ford Explorer could easily be the mid-size SUV you've always dreamed about. We have this gorgeous ride here at Ford of Kirkland and we'd love to show you how it bests the competition! It has a strong rivalry with the Honda Pilot but, after perusing the facts we've listed below, we think you'll agree that the Explorer easily leaves its competitors in the rearview mirror.

The 2018 Ford Explorer vs. the 2018 Honda Pilot

  • While both SUVs boast similar standard V6 engines, the 2018 Ford Explorer hits 290 horsepower. The 2018 Honda Pilot, on the other hand, only musters a lesser 280 horsepower from its standard V6 engine.
  • The 2018 Explorer's 6-speed automatic transmission comes with paddle shifters, giving you more control over your driving experience; the Honda Pilot's transmission doesn't allow you to manually shift in any way, reducing the fun behind the wheel.
  • The base Explorer model comes with optional parking assistance technologies to help you stay safer while parking; the Honda Pilot doesn't offer this feature.
  • You'll find a standard cargo area of 21 cubic feet in the Explorer, besting the Pilot's standard cargo space of only 16.5 cubic feet.
  • With 7.8 inches of ground clearance, the Ford Explorer has an easier time clearing obstacles than the Honda Pilot's shorter 7.3 inches of ground clearance.
  • Taller passengers will love how the Explorer provides more head and leg room than the Pilot, in both the front seats and the back seats.
  • Ford models come with a 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance warranty, besting Honda's inferior 3-year/36,000-mile roadside assistance warranty.

The 2018 Ford Explorer - Preferable to Honda SUV Competition in Kirkland, WA

This best-selling three-row Ford SUV proves superior to the 2018 Honda Pilot in the areas that matter for your family travel experiences. We encourage you to take the next steps in your information-gathering by scheduling a test drive at our Kirkland dealership today. Reach out with your questions during regular business hours, and our team is more than happy to help.

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  1. Ford of Kirkland

    11800 124th Ave NE
    Kirkland, WA 98034

    • Sales: (425) 821-6611
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Ford of Kirkland

11800 124th Ave NE
Directions Kirkland, WA 98034

  • Sales: (425) 821-6611
  • Service: (425) 821-6611
  • Parts: (425) 821-6611


  • Monday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am - 7:00pm
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