2020 Ford Explorer Red

Ford Explorer

2020 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

2020 Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

5 years/60,000 miles

Roadside Assistance

3 years/36,000 miles
18.2 cubic feet

Standard Cargo Volume

16.5 cubic feet
21 mpg city/28 mpg highway

MPG Ratings

19 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Hybrid Powertrain

300 hp

Standard Power

280 hp

Need an SUV that fits the whole Peoria family? Consider the 2020 Ford Explorer and the 2020 Honda Pilot. Both are strong contenders, but even a quick Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot comparison proves that the new Explorer:

  • Provides 1.7 more cubic feet for cargo when all seats are occupied
  • Generates 20 hp more from its introductory engine
  • Achieves superior fuel economy returns

Need more reason to choose the Ford Explorer? Check out this guide from Mike Murphy Ford for additional information!

Explorer vs. Pilot: Performance

Not only does the Ford Explorer outperform the Honda Pilot from the start, but it also offers more engine options to East Peoria drivers.


  • 2020 Ford Explorer
    • 2.3L EcoBoost® I-4 rated at 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
    • 3.0L EcoBoost® V6 rated at up to 400 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque
    • 3.3L Hybrid



  • 2020 Honda Pilot
    • 3.5L V6 rated at 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque


Explorer vs. Pilot: Fuel Economy

Despite being more powerful, the Ford Explorer also promises greater efficiency than the Honda Pilot. Whereas the Pilot hits an EPA-estimated 19 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, the Explorer achieves up to 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. And that’s not to mention the Explorer’s hybrid powertrain option, which can go more than 500 miles between fill-ups and still tows up to 5,000 pounds.

Explorer vs. Pilot: Cargo Space

Cargo space is a must-have for many Pekin drivers, and the Explorer certainly provides it. Whether all seats are occupied or you have the back seats folded down, you’ll have more room for your gear inside the Explorer than inside the Pilot.


  • 2020 Ford Explorer
    • 18.2 cubic feet as standard
    • 87.8 cubic feet maximum



  • 2020 Honda Pilot
    • 16.5 cubic feet as standard
    • 83.9 cubic feet maximum


Discover the Ford Explorer Advantages at Mike Murphy Ford!

Want to experience the Ford Explorer advantages for yourself? Make your way from Washington to Mike Murphy Ford! We can get you behind the wheel for a test drive and set you up with our new vehicle specials to save you some money on your purchase. No matter what, you can always reach out if you have any questions!

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