2025 Honda Pilot
vs 2024 Ford Explorer

Key Comparisons

2025 Honda Pilot

2024 Ford Explorer

Horsepower

285 @ 6100 rpm
(SAE net)

300 @ 5500 rpm
(2.3T 4-cylinder)

 

Maximum
Seating Capacity

8

7

 

Maximum
Cargo Capacity

111.8 cu ft
at least

87.8 cu ft

 

Automatic
Climate Control

Tri-zone
on all trims

Tri-zone 
on all trims

Tire Fill Assist

Standard
on all trims

Not Available
on any trim

Hill Descent Control

Standard
on all trims

Not Available
on 2WD trims

CabinTalk®

Standard
on EX-L and above

Not Available
on any trim

Traffic Sign Recognition
System (TSR)1

Standard
on all trims

Not Available
on any trim

The Verdict: The Pilot can carry more people, accommodate a lot more cargo and keep everyone happier with more standard features. The Honda emerges victorious!

1 TSR cannot detect all traffic signs, may misidentify certain signs and does not include any braking or speed control functions. Accuracy will vary based on weather and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for complying with all traffic regulations.