When comparing the 2022 Ford Explorer's and the 2022 Honda Pilot's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Ford Explorer has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The 2022 Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, reliability, resale value and overall quality score. The 2022 Ford Explorer and 2022 Honda Pilot have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Ford Explorer's and the 2022 Honda Pilot's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Honda Pilot is a better car than the 2022 Ford Explorer.
2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Pricing
A used 2022 Ford Explorer ranges from $30,184 to $52,986 while a used 2022 Honda Pilot is priced between $33,299 to $45,799. For a new model, the 2022 Ford Explorer's price is between $41,278 and $59,629, with the 2022 Honda Pilot priced between $37,989 and $52,031.
2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Ford Explorer loses 46.2 percent of its value and the 2022 Honda Pilot loses 44.4 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Honda Pilot retains 1.9 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Ford Explorer.
2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Explorer is 8.2 out of 10 while the Honda Pilot's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Ford Explorer being ranked 6 out of 21 Best 7-Seater SUVs and the Honda Pilot being ranked 2 out of 21. Out of 30 Best SUVs with 3 Rows, the Ford Explorer is ranked 9 and the Honda Pilot is ranked 3. The Ford Explorer is also ranked 13 out of 30 Best Midsize SUVs while the Honda Pilot is ranked 4 out of 30. The Ford Explorer is also ranked 18 out of 66 Best Crossover SUVs while the Honda Pilot is ranked 4 out of 66.
2022 Ford Explorer vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Explorer is 8.6 out of 10. For the Honda Pilot the reliability rating is 9.1 out of 10. This gives the Honda Pilot a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Explorer.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2022 Ford Explorer’s base engine makes 300 horsepower, and the 2022 Honda Pilot base engine makes 280 horsepower. Both the Explorer and the Pilot are rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 501 and 527 miles respectively. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are crossover/midsize SUVs, the 2022 Ford Explorer has the advantage of offering more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2022 Honda Pilot has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2022 Ford Explorer and the 2022 Honda Pilot have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.