2019 Ford Explorer vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

May 1st, 2019 by


  • EcoBoost Engine
  • Ford Co-Pilot360™
  • SYNC® 3
  • FordPass Connect™

Visit Sheridan Ford in Wilmington, De to check out the new 2019 Ford Explorer.  When you compare it to the 2019 Honda Pilot, you’ll see that the 2019 Ford Explorer is the right choice for you with more features to make your commutes easy and fun.

Space and Cargo

The new 2019 Ford Explorer is perfect for the growing family with seating for up to seven. The 2019 Explorer provides plenty of room for everyone and their belongings. In terms of both passenger comfort and cargo, the 2019 Explorer offers plenty of space for optimal comfort, even if you’re on the taller side.

  • Head room: 41.4” 1st/40.6” 2nd/37.8” 3rd
  • Leg room: 42.9” 1st/49.5” 2nd/35.3” 3rd
  • Hip room: 57.3” 1st/56.8” 2nd/40.7” 3rd
  • Shoulder room: 61.5” 1st/61.0” 2nd/50.8” 3rd

The 2019 Explorer has a total passenger volume of 151.7 cubic feet. Behind the first row, the 2019 Explorer has 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space, 43.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and 21.0 cubic feet behind the third row. The 2019 Ford Explorer lets you bring everything you and your passengers need for extended trips.

Performance and Capability

The 2019 Ford Explorer engines offer impressive power and efficiency.  Two of  Ford’s EcoBoost® engines are available among the trim models: a 3.5-L Ti-VCT V6 engine, a 2.3-L EcoBoost® engine and a 3.5-L EcoBoost® engine. The 2019 Explorer comes available with Front-Wheel Drive capability or  4-Wheel Drive capability, depending how much off-road capability you need, you may want to choose a 4WD option. Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive monitors the road constantly and engages automatically for you to maintain traction. The Terrain Management System includes settings for Normal, Mud/Rut, Sand and Snow/Gravel/Grass, so you can choose the setting you need.

The 2019 Ford Explorer also has two available tow packages: Class II Trailer Tow Package and Class III Trailer Tow Package. Class II requires 4WD and the 2.3-L EcoBoost® and has a maximum towing capacity of 3,000 lbs. Class III requires 4WD and the 3.5-L EcoBoost® and has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 lbs.

Make less stops at the gas station with impressive fuel economy and a gas tank that can hold up to 18.6 gallons, which gives you longer range.


Drive safe and smart with Ford Co-Pilot360™. This feature combines technology and safety into one comprehensive suite of driver-assist technologies. These features include:

  • BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping System
  • AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision warning with Brake Support
  • Auto High Beam Headlights

The 2019 Explorer also features SYNC® 3 capability, FordPass™ Connect, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capabilities. These capabilities allow you to listen to your favorite music, audiobooks and podcasts, make phone calls hands-free, get turn-by-turn directions and more. Additionally, the 2019 Ford Explorer also features an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor, which allows you to see how long your engine oil will last until it’s time to get it changed.

Other Features

The 2019 Explorer features an exterior keypad that allows you to enter the Ford SUV without your key fob, which comes in handy in the event you accidentally lock your keys in the car.

Place your foot beneath the rear of the car to activate the Foot-Activated Liftgate. The rear liftgate opens on its own so you can easily place all your groceries, shopping bags, cargo or anything else that you need to put down in the rear of the car.

Visit Sheridan Ford to learn more about the 2019 Ford Explorer to take it for a test drive (link here), and fully compare it to the 2019 Honda Pilot. Visit our Ford dealership to learn more about our finance deals. Go see Joe at Sheridan Ford!