The 2014 Honda Pilot vs. the 2014 Ford Explorer

Honda drivers in Merrillville and the surrounding Northwest Indiana communities that are in the market for a comfortable and powerful sport utility vehicle are encouraged to head to their Highland, Indiana Honda dealership and take a look at the 2014 Honda Pilot. The Pilot is one of the most versatile SUVs on the market, offering a variety of the latest technological features, helping it stay ahead of others in its class, including the 2014 Ford Explorer. While the Explorer is certainly a fine vehicle in itself, our staff at Bosak Honda will show you why you should choose the 2014 Pilot.

  • Safety – When it comes to safety, there aren’t many competitors that can match the reputation and reliability of the Pilot. The 2014 Pilot received a 5-star Front Driver Crash Test rating from the NHTSA, while the Explorer received a 4-star rating. In addition, Honda’s SUV comes equipped with standard front active head restraints, second and third row head restraints, and brake assist, none of which are available on Ford’s model.
  • Performance and Fuel Efficiency – While both SUVs come powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, the 2014 Honda Pilot offers better fuel economy ratings than the 2014 Ford Explorer. The Pilot offers an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway* while the Ford only gets 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Honda’s Pilot also has a fuel capacity of 21 gallons compared to 18.6 gallons for the Explorer, allowing you to travel further on a single tank of gas.
  • Space and Comfort – With the ability to seat up to eight passengers comfortably, the Pilot offers more room than the Explorer. Honda’s offering delivers 153.7 cubic feet of passenger space, while the Explorer only has 151.7 cubic feet. You’ll also get more cargo room in the Pilot, with 87 cubic feet of maximum cargo capacity compared to the 80.7 cubic feet in the Ford.

Test Drive the 2014 Honda Pilot Today

Located at 9800 Indianapolis Blvd in Highland, Indiana, Bosak Honda is only 20 minutes from Merrillville. We’ve got a full lineup of the latest Honda cars, trucks, and SUVs, including the 2014 Honda Pilot, for you to choose from. for a test drive today.


*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.