2013 Honda PilotThe 2013 Honda Pilot should be an easy choice for anyone in the Frankfort, IL area who’s looking for a versatile vehicle. It has space when you need it, it’s comfortable for everyday driving, it can handle some towing and some off-roading, and it’s even good on gas! What more could you want? At Community Honda of Orland Park, we think it’s an easy vehicle to love. Of course, if you’re shopping around for SUVs, you might be considering the 2013 Ford Explorer as well. Here’s how the two vehicles stack up.

Reasons to Choose the 2013 Pilot

  • Fuel economy – There’s no reason to drive a gas-guzzler anymore, not when vehicles like the 2013 Honda Pilot give you the space of an SUV at a wallet- and environment-friendly EPA estimate of 25 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city.* The 2013 Ford Explorer doesn’t quite match up, with a 24 mpg highway and 17 mpg city.
  • Power – If you go with the Pilot, you’re not going to sacrifice much power in order to get those extra miles per gallon. In fact, both of these vehicles get similar 3.5L V6 engines, with plenty of muscle to tow up to 2,000 pounds. That’s right: both the Explorer and the Pilot have identical towing ratings.
  • Safety – While both of these SUVs get excellent safety ratings, the Pilot does come out ahead in one important test: in the frontal crash test rating from the NHTSA, the Pilot received 5 stars, while the Explorer got 4. The Honda also comes with active head restraints in every row in order to help protect against neck injury during a rear-end collision — that’s not an available feature on the Explorer. Another feature the Pilot gets that is absent on the Explorer is electronic brakeforce distribution.
  • Convenience – The 2013 Pilot comes with a standard rearview camera to make backing up and parking both safer and easier. You also get automatic dual-zone climate control — neither of these features are standard on the Explorer.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park

Visit Community Honda or Orland Park to drive the Honda Pilot today. We’re just a few minutes northeast of Frankfort, at 8340 W 159th St in Orland Park, IL. In addition to the Pilot, we also have the rest of the outstanding Honda lineup and a large inventory of used cars. We’d love to help you find your next vehicle, so stop by today!


*Based on 2013 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.