2015 Honda Pilot

If you’re looking for an SUV that offers plenty of passenger and cargo room then head on over to your Frankfort-area Honda dealer and take a look at the new 2015 Honda Pilot. The Pilot delivers a comfortable ride and comes loaded with some of the latest technological features, making it versatile enough to handle heavy duty work, but easily suit the entire family.

At Community Honda in Orland Park, we realize that the 2015 Pilot is in a class with many comparable models, such as the 2015 Ford Explorer. Here’s a closer look at how these two SUVs compare.

Trim Levels and Powertrain

The 2015 Honda Pilot comes available in five trims: LX, EX, SE, EX-L, and Touring. Under the hood of each Pilot is a 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 250 hp and 253 lb-ft of torque, paired with a standard five-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available as an option.

The Explorer can only offer four trims, limiting selection, but also comes powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that produces 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, but this negligible increase in power comes at a cost: the FWD model of the Explorer can only produce 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway where the 2WD Pilot with the five-speed automatic transmission tops it out with 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway*. Those numbers might not seem huge right off the lot, but will mean much more 10 years down the road.

Safety Features

As always with Honda, safety is a high priority, and the Pilot is no different. The 2015 edition received a five-star front driver crash test rating from the NHTSA, while the Ford only received four stars. The Pilot also earned four stars in the NHTSA’s Rollover Safety Rating, whereas the 2015 Explorer earned three stars.

Additional safety advantages of the 2015 Pilot include second and third row active head restraints, totally unavailable on the Explorer.

And to add icing to the cake, the 2015 Pilot LX starts at just $29,870**, nearly $1,000 cheaper than the Ford.

Test Drive a 2015 Honda Pilot at Community Honda in Orland Park

View InventoryCommunity Honda in Orland Park is located at 8340 W 159th Street, only a short drive from Frankfort. If you’re interested in learning more about all that the 2015 Honda Pilot has to offer, we encourage you to come and visit our dealership. We’ll be glad to help set you up with a test drive so you can get behind the wheel. For any questions contact us at (855) 207-0308.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $830.00 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.