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2024 Honda Pilot vs. 2024 Ford Explorer

Comparison of 2024 Honda Pilot and 2024 Ford Explorer

1. Design and Exterior

The 2024 Ford Explorer is also a great looking vehicle. However, it's sleek and smooth, and exudes more of a sporty look rather than your traditional SUV. The lines are elegant and the body looks as if it's constructed from a single piece of metal. The windows are slanted and all of the panels are seamless. The 20-inch wheels on the Explorer are also attractive and are a huge step up from their smaller wheel contender, the Pilot. The quality of the Explorer wheels may be a bit more flashy with the dual-spoke pattern and silver finish, but it's all a matter of preference. These two vehicles are aimed at different types of people, and the design separates them quite nicely.

The 2024 Honda Pilot excels in the design aspect. It's boxy and masculine, and its squared edges remind one of the old SUVs and trucks that used to draw the segment in the olden days. It sticks to its guns for what the previous generation started. From the LED headlights and taillights to the 20-inch wheels and immaculate paint quality, the 2024 Pilot is a looker no matter what trim.

1.1. Exterior styling

So in comparison, both are good looking vehicles, albeit good looking in different ways. The Pilot's more conservative styling is aimed at appealing to a wide variety of customers, and ultimately ensuring its timelessness. On the other hand, the Explorer's more aggressive and sporty styling, combined with a limited life cycle will likely make it appear outdated years down the line.

The 2024 Ford Explorer has sporty and aggressive styling. From the front, the vehicle is quite visually striking. It exhibits narrow and aggressive headlights, and a chrome power bar grille which integrates the Ford oval at the top. A new trapezoidal lower air dam is flanked with optional fog lamps. The front fascia is somewhat beak-like in appearance, as it juts forward during the lower hood line. The side profile of the Explorer is clean and unadorned, as the only significant style lines are a character line running from the back of the headlight to the taillight, and the lower door crease. The Ford has black B and C pillars that make the roof appear to be floating, and lastly the vehicle has a stout rear end with highly protruding taillights and a reverse trapezoidal license plate area.

The 2024 Honda Pilot is somewhat boxy and angular in shape, much like its predecessor. Some of the styling features that set it apart are hidden in the details. It has a raised beltline that steps up at the third-row windows, and a kink in the rear quarter window, both reminiscent of various Acura models. The front end is a bit more aggressive than the rest of the vehicle, due to a large chrome grille and an aggressive lower bumper. The hood has a sculpted indentation that breaks up its otherwise large and flat plane.

1.2. Size and dimensions

Measured from the dimensions, we can say that there is not much difference between the size of these 2 cars. But, the Pilot is a total of 152 pounds lighter than the Ford Explorer and slightly different in body length, width, and height. This slight difference in dimensions gives a big influence for both cars in handling and fuel efficiency. The greater height and weight of the Explorer compared to the Pilot also give poorer fuel efficiency. From the looks, both cars look big with rugged looks and big grilles that give bold looks, but in terms of efficiency in fuel and handling, the Pilot is honored as the winner here.

The dimension and size of a car are often the first thing that you notice, especially for large SUVs such as Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer. The Pilot is 196.5 inches long, 78.6 inches wide, and 68.5 inches tall, for a total of 52.4 cubic feet of interior space, while the Ford Explorer is 198.8 inches long, 78.9 inches wide, and 69.9 inches tall. This is 2.3 inches longer, 0.3 inches wider than the Pilot, and 1.4 inches taller. The interior space is slightly bigger, with a total of 55 cubic feet. From the dimensions, we can directly conclude that the size difference between these 2 cars is not so much.

1.3. Wheel options

In comparison to the Ford Explorer, the base model has an 18×7.5J rim with a 255/65R18, which isn't that much different from the Honda Pilot's 18-inch rim. While the higher trims, which are the XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, and ST, have a 20×8.5J rim with a 255/55R20 tire size. Both have quite similar rim sizes, but the tire for the Ford Explorer is 1 inch smaller compared to the Honda Pilot. It is also worth noting that the Ford Explorer ST has a 21×8.5J rim with a 275/45R21 tire. From the tire specs, it is obvious that the Ford Explorer has better handling compared to the Honda Pilot, and this is more noticeable when driven on a more curvy road.

Honda offers different trims: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring, and Elite. The LX and EX trims are fitted with 18×8J rims with a 245/60R18 tire. The EX-L, Touring, and Elite have a bigger 20×8J rim with a 245/50R20 tire. The different sizes would depend on how bad the road conditions are in your area. If you live in an area with bad road conditions and need a higher sidewall tire for better ride comfort, an 18-inch rim would be sufficient. While the 20-inch rims would be more suitable if you're looking for better handling since they have a wider and lower profile tire.

2. Performance and Engine

In the torque department, the Pilot and the Explorer are evenly matched too. With a bigger engine compared to the Explorer, the Pilot produces 267 lb-ft of torque while the Explorer only falls 1 lb-ft short. But torque numbers don't mean anything without talking about towing capabilities. In the towing department, the Pilot can tow up to 3500 pounds with front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models, but the all-new lighter frame Explorer can tow at least 5300 pounds with rear-wheel drive on the base models, or a whopping 5600 pounds if it is equipped with the towing and equipment package on the 2.3-liter V6 to the 3.0-liter V6 models, and the ST and the Platinum models have a maximum towing capacity of 5200 pounds.

Starting with the powerhouse beneath them, both of these mid-size family SUVs have a good engine. The 2024 Honda Pilot has a 3.5-liter V6 engine, up from the 3.3-liter V6, that produces 290 horsepower. It is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission, replacing last year's (and in certain models, this year's) six-speed, with front- or all-wheel drive. Meanwhile, the 2024 Ford Explorer only dropped the 2.3-liter turbo inexpensive base models to improve the agility and throttle response at the low end, replacing it with the 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter V6 engines. The high-performance Explorer ST only gets the optional 3.0-liter V6 plug-in hybrid or the 3.0-liter V6 engine that produces a tremendous 400 horsepower. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, with rear- or all-wheel drive. Despite having many choices, the Explorer's high performance is costly as the ST model, which produces 20 horses more than the Pilot, or the Platinum model, only offers a 3.0-liter V6 engine with a whopping 365 horsepower. However, both of these models are not as potent as the base models of 2023, which have 400 and 35 more horsepower respectively over this year's ST and Platinum model. In the end, the Explorer's base engine is still underrated at 2.0 liters compared to the 2023's 2.3 liters, therefore this is a slight downgrade on paper considering the 400 horsepower, and the ST model only comes in rear-wheel drive forms, leaving only the Platinum model with an edge over the Pilot, but certainly not the base models.

2.1. Engine options

The 2024 Honda Pilot comes equipped with a choice of two engines, while the 2024 Ford Explorer offers three. The base engine on the Explorer is a Duratec 23 2.3-liter engine which delivers a smooth 154 horsepower and 165 lbs ft of torque. The Duratec 23 is built with aluminum and has a two-piece block structure and structural oil pan. It employs a twin-shaft balance module to quell engine vibration and an A-style ribbed accessory drive belt to provide better grip and minimize noise. However, another Duratec engine, the 40 all-aluminum V6, is newly available on the Explorer. This engine achieves 210 horsepower and 240 lbs ft of torque and is available on the top-of-the-line Eddie Bauer model. The base Pilot comes with a 3.5-liter, all-aluminum, 24-valve VTEC V6 engine producing 240 horsepower and 242 lbs ft of torque. An available option for this vehicle is the Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) System. This technology enables the engine to operate in either 6, 4, or 3 cylinders depending on driving conditions and improves fuel efficiency. When 3 cylinders mode is engaged, large vibration is the only indicator that the driver can tell from the driver's seat. It has been said that this technology can save the driver 20-25% on fuel costs. This engine seems to outperform any of the Ford Explorer engines in terms of power and engineering, but lacks a turbo or forced induction engine which has been discussed for the following generation of Pilots.

2.2. Horsepower and torque

The Pilot has a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 280 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. The engine comes standard on all trims and lots of options. There is also an updated 9-speed automatic transmission to help with fuel economy and acceleration. The 9-speed has had some complaints in the past from auto reviewers and current owners; however, there is a lawsuit for miscommunications of the problems from Honda that is giving owners about $800 in reimbursements or a $1500 certificate to buy a new Honda. There is also a Pilot hybrid that shares the same powertrain as the current Accord hybrid. The hybrid version has a 2.0L 4-cylinder that makes 212 hp and 232 lb-ft of torque, but the fuel economy is significantly higher. Pricing for the hybrid is about $2300 more than the equivalent trim of the base model V6. The Explorer now has 3 engine options. The first is a 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 300 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. This engine is a new standard on all base, XLT, and Limited trims. The second engine is a 3.3L hybrid V6 that has a combined total of 318 hp, but torque numbers haven't been communicated yet. The last option is a 3.0L turbocharged V6 that makes 365 hp and 380 lb-ft. All models will come standard with a 10-speed automatic transmission, and all 2WD models are rear-wheel bias.

2.3. Fuel efficiency

The 2024 Honda Pilot fuel economy is targeted to excel above the rest and is designed to maximize fuel efficiency. The engine, however, is the same as the previous year. It is a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 with 250 horsepower designed to operate on Honda's fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management system. This system will allow the engine to run on six, four, or three cylinders depending on driving conditions. This will help with an estimated 17-18 mpg in the city and 23-24 on the highway for the 2WD models and an estimated 1-2 mpg less for the 4WD models. This translates to an increase of 1-2 mpg in each driving condition from the previous generation's Honda Pilot, which was rated at 16-17 city and 22-23 highway with the same engine type.

Alternatively, the fuel economy of cars today is very important. The costs of operating a vehicle these days are very expensive and typically on the top 10 list of monthly expenses. Most recently, new car buyers have become more concerned and educated about what they are purchasing and how much it will cost them in the future. The fuel economy is something to consider because gasoline prices are continuously rising and no matter how good the car or truck is, an expensive fuel bill will overshadow that. Depending on the type of vehicle, you will want to compare the fuel economy with others similar style vehicles (i.e. crossover with crossover, truck with truck, etc.). This is because the Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer are both larger type vehicles. Fuel economy could be a huge deciding factor for those who plan to save some money in gasoline with their next larger vehicle.

2.4. Towing capacity

Overall, it's clear that the 2021 Ford Explorer is the better choice for someone who is looking for a vehicle with a high towing capacity. The ability to haul up to 5,600 lbs safely with all the features to make a towing experience easy are hard to match. A slightly older Pilot with a higher maximum capacity of 4,500 lbs could be an option for someone looking at a used vehicle. A travel trailer or any heavy load that is regulated near the Explorer's towing capacity is best moved with a vehicle specifically designed for towing, such as a pickup truck. In the mid-size SUV market, there are only a few to choose from, and the Explorer sits at the top in regard to towing.

On the other hand, Honda's claimed towing capacity of 3,500 lbs for both the AWD and 2WD models of the Pilot does not match up to the Explorer. This low towing capacity can limit a customer's ability to tow larger items and possibly damage the vehicle if the load is too heavy. The Pilot does come with a few features to help with towing, such as Hill Start Assist, and AWD models also get the Intelligent Variable Torque Management and its designed system that can send power to all four wheels when torque is lost at the front or used for additional traction.

As we all know, the towing capability is the main aspect a customer looks for in a car, and the new 2021 Ford Explorer with a towing rating of 2,540-5,600 lbs is said to be able to tow like a pickup truck capable of towing heavy loads such as a travel trailer or even a pontoon boat. How is this accomplished though? The Class III & IV trailer tow package that includes a J-connector, trailer hitch, and a 7 & 4 pin wiring harness and rearview camera capability makes the trailer connection in the Explorer a lot easier for the driver. The rearview camera system actually helps the driver align the vehicle when hooking the trailer and can actually be used when driving normally. This feature is available to all trims for the Explorer. Finally, the dual-arm independent rear suspension, which is designed to limit steering and jacking inherent to towing a trailer, will keep the vehicle's ride smooth even when hauling a large load.

3. Interior and Comfort

Beyond the base model, the Pilot's cabin doesn't feel all that premium, and it's a bit underwhelming when compared to the vehicle it replaced. At least the lack of a shifter for the nine-speed automatic transmission frees up the space between the front seats for a massive console. The Explorer's cabin feels an upscale step up from its predecessor, and while its rotary gear shifter allows the lack of a console, pinching pennies on the volume and seek controls feels a bit chintzy for a vehicle wearing a Platinum badge. The new View and Mark vehicle experience is also a step up, if a slight one, from Honda's Display Audio system, which is also is more software update-friendly. Overall, the EXPLORER has a slight edge in cabin materials and electronics. But both vehicles have tough competition from the Koreans.

The Pilot and the Explorer both offer three-row seating configurations, but the Explorer's wheelbase is 10 inches longer, translating to a more spacious third row. The Pilot offers seating for seven or eight with two different second-row configurations, the standard three-across bench or two captain's chairs. The Explorer has an optional second-row console that means seating for six. Overall, the Pilot is more versatile for fitting various permutations of people and cargo. Both SUVs offered easy access to the third-row with sliding and tilting second-row seats, and the middle seats in both vehicles can be moved forward with a car seat installed.

3.1. Seating capacity and configuration

The Pilot is a mid-sized SUV that offers three rows of seating and can accommodate up to eight passengers. With its sliding and tilting second-row seat, it provides relatively easy access to the third row. The EX and above trims substitute the second-row bench for two captain's chairs, reducing overall seating capacity to seven. You can choose to have second-row captain's chairs for the second row instead of the three-person bench seat. However, only the captain's chairs are available with the Entertainment package and navigation system. This offers a choice for customers who want the extra seat or middle seat access to children in the second row. The Explorer can be had in five, six, or seven-occupant configurations, making it one of the few vehicles in its class that offers a second-row bench seat. All configurations come standard with a split-folding second row and a 50/50-split third row. The last-place Explorer XLT and base Explorer Limited come with the second-row bench. The six-occupant configuration has two second-row bucket seats and no third-row seat. The second-row seats are also available on the XLT, both with an additional cost. Any Explorer can have the dual seat and the fold-flat third row stored and power operated. While the Honda is unique in that it provides a low step and sliding mechanism for the second-row outer seats, the Ford is unique in its availability of a power-folding third row.

3.2. Cabin materials and quality

Honda Pilot has a solid, upscale cabin, according to the statement. It provides a stylish aesthetic compared to the Ford Explorer. The Explorer has better build quality, but it doesn't look or feel as nice. Both vehicles have a good number of features to their name. These features are readily accessible in the Ford Explorer compared to the Honda Pilot. It's easier to use the Ford's features, and they're better integrated as well. Explorer easily wins this comparison because of the quality of its build. Costing about $24,000, the base model Explorer has seen a large price increase this year, but it associates with an interior quality a grade above the similarly priced Pilot. But Explorer's superiority here is quickly hindered when we consider that a reasonable decision would be to buy the higher-end Pilot EX-L, which has more features, interior quality comparable to the Explorer, and at a price only slightly higher than the base model Explorer. This point is especially noteworthy, as the excellent value of a Pilot model is worth a mention. Comparing the top model Pilot Elite to the Explorer Limited, the Pilot is slightly behind in interior quality, but is still more practical. The higher sitting position of the Explorer makes entry and exit difficult, especially for older customers, while the Pilot has more convenient access to the third row, a more spacious third row, and more cargo space behind it. Step-in height is something of a misnomer for these vehicles as the Explorer has 8.2 inches of ground clearance and the Pilot has 7.3 inches, however, the Explorer's passenger flooring is still located 28.2 inches off the ground, or 3.3 inches higher than the Pilot, so our argument still stands. A Pilot Elite with captain's chairs also has a second-row walk-through to the third row and two inches more second-row shoulder room than an Explorer Limited. Translated, the Explorer may have a more luxurious look, but the Pilot is a much more functional vehicle.

3.3. Technology features

At the time of this writing, the 2024 Pilot has not been formally released, and there is not a fully detailed list of standard safety features on each trim level. It has been suggested that Honda is moving towards making certain safety features exclusive to higher trims, so a complete safety suite may not be available in the base model. Honda did not state what the extent of availability of the safety suite would be. Due to the convenience of having these features standard across all trim levels, I would rate this category in favor of the Explorer.

- Honda: Honda Sensing safety suite (adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, etc.). - Ford: CoPilot 360 Assist (equivalent of safety suite) with more broad availability on models.

This category appears pretty evenly matched, but further details could prove otherwise. Unfortunately, I couldn't find specific details on what kind of wireless smartphone integration is included in these vehicles. The execution of these systems could vary greatly, but based purely on feature specification, this leans toward a tie. The Ford modem essentially serves the same function as the Honda Wi-Fi hotspot, but it does not appear to have an option for upgrading to a faster data package. If I were to give a slight edge based on what I think would be more practical, I would lean toward the Honda system here as the extra cost of a data plan could be justified by not using up data on a phone plan and providing internet for passengers that may not have an applicable plan. Honda also has an edge in offering a 4-speaker premium audio system and a 550-watt 11-speaker system. The caveat here is the new availability of a 980-watt 14-speaker B&O Green sound system in the 2023 Explorer - a feature that could push many music enthusiasts to upgrade to the high-level trims on the Explorer.

Technology: - Honda: 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.2-inch infotainment screen, wireless smartphone integration, CabinControl app, satellite radio, wireless charging, dual rear-seat USB charging, embedded AT&T 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, HondaLink subscription services, premium audio options - includes a 590-watt 10-speaker system. - Ford: 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, 10.1-inch portrait-mounted infotainment, wireless smartphone integration, FordPass Connect embedded modem, SiriusXM radio, 14-speaker B&O sound system.

3.4. Cargo space

The cargo area of the Honda Pilot is longer than that of the Ford Explorer when all seats are in place. The measurement on the Pilot is about 42 inches long by 40 wide by 18 high, compared to the Explorer's, which is 21 wide by 42 long by 15 high. The result is that both midsize SUVs offer similar space for cargo behind the third-row seats. Now, both the Honda and Ford have a 60/40 split folding third row. The result is that when the third row is in place, the cargo area on both is narrowed. However, on the Explorer, the wheel wells intrude quite a bit into the cargo area, resulting in a difficult time when storing large objects. By contrast, the Pilot has a fairly flat area, making it easier to store cargo. With the third row folded, the Explorer gains about eight inches in length of the cargo area. The second row on the XLT trim and above lets you fold the seats with the press of a button in the cargo area. When the second row seats are folded down, cargo space is maximum for both SUVs. The net result is that the Ford Explorer offers a bit more flexibility in configuration, as no second row seat features in the Honda provide the same ease as the Explorer's power-folding seats, and no all trims of the Pilot allow the second-row seat to fold flat. However, the Pilot has a deeper cargo area, allowing for the storage of more cargo. The recent trend in the midsize SUV market has been a decrease in maximum cargo capacity and an increase in third seat comfort. This has certainly been true, and most Pilot and Explorer owners with a third row will be using the vehicle for a school carpool, leaving both to wonder if time carrying over extra sports gear and getting a bigger vehicle is not far away.

4. Safety and Advanced Features

The Pilot's standard safety features include automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist. An around-view camera system and rear automated emergency braking are optional. Ford offers most of these features on the Explorer, but none are standard on the base model. The Pilot offers a driver monitoring system called CabinWatch which provides a video feed of the second and third row from the front touchscreen. It is paired with CabinTalk which lets the driver communicate with second and third row passengers through the speakers or headphones. The Explorer offers a rear seat entertainment system with dual 8-inch touchscreens, but no feature quite like CabinTalk or CabinWatch. Both SUVs offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as well as Wi-Fi hotspot capability. The Pilot and Explorer both received five out of five stars in National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests. The Explorer was rated 2019 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the newly revised headlight scores caused it to lose that status for 2020. The Pilot has yet to be rated a top safety pick, but the 2016-2018 models were an IIHS top safety pick, and the 2019 and 2020 models both received "good" headlight scores. Headlight scores aside, both SUVs have solid safety ratings with their 2019 and 2020 models. The Explorer has had eight safety recalls for the 2020 model while the Pilot has had none for its model. Finally, it is worth mentioning, Explorer sales dropped significantly soon after its release due to multiple concerns about reliability, ride quality, and safety issues which led to multiple sets of recalls from Ford. With cost being a major concern for many consumers, the Pilot has a price to quality ratio that is difficult for the Explorer to match. This ultimately affects the buyer's decision on choosing either the Pilot or the Explorer as their desired SUV.

4.1. Standard safety features

The Honda Sensing suite has been recognized many times for its effectiveness, and now it comes standard on every 2024 Honda Pilot. The 2023 model year used to hide many safety features onto the higher trim levels, most importantly the roof strength, head restraint, and seat test, and therefore took away the invitation to expensive a top trim level if consumers wanted to keep their families safe and secure inside the vehicle. All resistings of the 2024 model have been tested, including the lower trim levels, and it has shown the best standard safety comfort and protection on the small overlap before, during, and after collision test compared to other vehicles in its class. On top of the Honda Sensing features put into place, the new Pilot benefits from significant front-end structure and airbag upgrades, and in IIHS test performance its rating improvement from an "Acceptable" to a "Good" rating in the small-overlap front crash test, and an "Acceptable" to a "Good" for ease of use on the child seat anchors. This rating has made the 2024 Pilot a 2023 IIHS top safety pick. Other standard safety features include Vehicle Stability Assist, Anti-Lock Braking System, side curtain airbags with rollover sensor, Advanced Compatibility Engineering structure, and multi-angle rear-view and rear-view on the new 8-inch touchscreen display. All which comparably match up against the rest of the competition in this class, and also compensates for the ongoing decline in rollover-related fatalities in SUVs from 2002. The 2024 Ford Explorer's standard safety features are also the best of any Explorer variants in history, but in comparison to the 2024 Pilot it can be possibly the most disappointing category for only a slightly better front driver and passenger seating. While Vehicle Stability Control and Curve Control come standard, and the overhead canopy and side curtain airbags on the 1st and 2nd row do offer substantial protection in vertical collisions or vehicle rollover type incidents, the study on the small overlap driver crash test performance isn't as convincing as the Pilot's results. After being compared to the competition on the 2002-2018 driver fatality database using rates according to the driver, the Explorer did not show good results in this category and the discontinuation of its smaller counterpart the Ford Escape states an additional improvement is needed to develop a safer compact SUV product.

4.2. Driver-assistance technologies

Like standard safety features, both vehicles' driver-assistance technologies fall under the category of active safety features. While Honda Sensing and Ford Co-Pilot360 are similar suites of features, there are some differences in the features offered. Both vehicles offer adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition and lane-keeping systems. Both Honda and Ford vehicles can produce steering-wheel vibrations to alert the driver to a lane departure, though only the Honda vehicle can correct the lane drift. The 2024 Honda Pilot features low-speed braking control in addition to collision mitigation braking. Low-speed braking control can automatically apply the brakes if the vehicle gets too close to an obstacle in its path at speeds less than 6 mph. This feature works well with parking sensors to avoid obstacles. The 2024 Ford Explorer has rear braking control in addition to front collision warning and automatic emergency braking. A more significant difference occurs with the rear automatic emergency braking feature in the Ford Explorer. This feature is highly effective at avoiding collisions in reverse, which are the most common type of crashes for newer drivers. Both vehicles have blind spot information and rear cross-traffic monitoring systems, but only a feature developed by Honda Acura called traffic jam assist can provide steering support to keep the vehicle in its lane when a traffic jam brings it to a stop. Any of these vehicles' systems are capable of reducing the likelihood or severity of a crash, but Honda's features are more focused on systems that operate at low to moderate speeds while Ford's features are geared more towards higher speed situations.

4.3. Infotainment system and connectivity options

More information regarding the upcoming Honda Pilot includes a change in the bumper and the presence of a dual exhaust. However, the most noticeable change is in its body dimensions. Based on leaked infographics from Honda, it can be seen that the upcoming Pilot will no longer come in a boxy shape. Honda offers a more modern design compared to its competitors, making it slightly more rounded and streamlined. This body change may affect its cargo space, but it is only a small sacrifice so it can compete in design with other midsize SUVs. Overall, the new design of the 2024 Honda Pilot gives a refreshing look and makes it more competitive in the market. This new design is quite promising, especially for consumers who expect a modern midsize SUV with a lot of features.

2024 Honda Pilot: The company announced the design of the incoming 2024 Honda Pilot. As soon as the last iteration of this SUV has been released, features that can be expected from the newest model are raised. Highlighting a new design, this upcoming Pilot will be released with aggressive looks. Along with this, the SUV also brings new features, redesigning its headlights to use LED lights. Meanwhile, the previous version of the Pilot only has halogen lights. Unfortunately, this SUV's signature grille is not changed and it is said to still use the chrome-coated style. This upcoming SUV also receives a redesign on its taillights, using full LED lights and comes with a 3D design.

2024 Honda Pilot vs. 2024 Ford Explorer

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