2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Comparison

With similar seating configurations and athletic capabilities, the 2021 Ford Expedition and the Honda Pilot are two versatile SUVs that are often compared. While the Pilot is a lower-cost option, it is clear that the Expedition offers more practical features and is well worth the extra cash. With more horsepower, a significantly higher towing capacity, and impressive standard infotainment, you’re sure to agree that Ford comes out on top.

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2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Performance

2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Performance

Picture this: you load your family and your gear into your spacious SUV, hook up your camping trailer, and set off on an adventure. The 2021 Ford Expedition is extremely capable and is the perfect vehicle for this scenario. It outperforms the Honda Pilot in power, strength, and grit with a towing capacity up to 9,300 pounds and up to 400 horsepower. Ford’s available heavy-duty trailer tow package gives you everything you’ll need for your next weekend getaway.

2021 Ford Expedition

  • Standard 3.5L EcoBoost engine with 375 HP and 470 lb.-ft torque
  • Available 3.5L EcoBoost engine with 400 HP and 480 lb.-ft torque
  • 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
  • Available FX4 off-road package
  • Available hill start assist and descent control
  • Available continuous controlled damping
  • Standard RWD
  • Available 4WD
  • Towing capacity up to 9,300 lbs.
  • Available heavy-duty trailer tow package
  • 17mpg city, 24mpg highway

2021 Honda Pilot

  • 3.5L V6 engine with 280 HP and 262 lb.-ft.
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard FWD
  • Available AWD
  • Towing capacity up to 5,000 lbs.
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2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Seating/Storage/Cargo

A leading consideration when purchasing a new SUV is the seating, storage, and cargo space of the vehicle. Both of these vehicles seat up to 8 people and feature optional second row captain’s chairs. However, the 2021 Ford Expedition stands out when it comes to storage and cargo space. The Ford boasts about 12 extra cubic feet of cargo space more than the Honda. Additionally, it features a standard power-folding third row and an available power-folding second row for painless cargo hold access.

2021 Ford Expedition

  • Seats up to 8
  • Available second row captain’s chairs
  • Up to 121 cubic ft of cargo space
  • Standard third row power-recline seats
  • Available second row tip-and-slide seats
  • Available second row power-folding
  • Available motion activated lift gate
  • Unique two-row, 5-seat only XL STX model

2021 Honda Pilot

  • Seats up to 8
  • Available second row captain’s chairs
  • Up to 109.2 cubic ft. of cargo space
  • Storage compartment under cargo floor
  • Available power liftgate or hands free liftgate
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2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Seating/Storage/Cargo
2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Technology Features

2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Technology Features

The Honda Pilot comes up short on standard infotainment and technology. The Ford Expedition comes standard with features only available for an upgrade on the Honda. Most notable is the standard 8.0-inch Sync3 touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other exciting features such as the available dual-headrest rear entertainment system, available Ford+Alexa, and the standard FordPass smartphone app make the Ford a technology-lover's sanctuary.

2021 Ford Expedition

  • Standard FordPass
  • Standard 8.0-inch Sync3 touchscreen infotainment
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Available premium B&O sound system by Bang and Olufsen
  • Available wireless charging
  • Available Ford+Alexa
  • Available Waze navigation
  • Available Dual-headrest rear seat entertainment system
  • 6 available USB ports
  • Available navigation with SiriusXM traffic and Travel Link

2021 Honda Pilot

  • Standard 5.0-inch display
  • Standard 7-speaker sound system
  • Available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Available HondaLink telematics system
  • Available Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Available 8.0-inch display
  • Available wireless charging
  • Available navigation
  • Available 10-speaker sound system
  • Available satellite and HD radio
  • 2 USB ports
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2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Safety Features

Overall, the Ford Expedition and Honda Pilot offer similar safety features that are now common among most new vehicles. What sets the Ford apart from its competitor are the impressive safety features associated with trailer-towing. The Expedition comes standard with blind spot monitoring with trailer coverage and offers optional features such as pro-trailer backup assist and trailer brake control with integrated trailer sway control.

2021 Ford Expedition

  • Standard pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking
  • Standard Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert and trailer coverage
  • Standard rear-view camera
  • Standard auto high-beam headlamps
  • Available enhanced park assist
  • Available lane-keeping system with lane departure warning
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • Available rear sensing system
  • Available 360-degree camera
  • Available trailer brake control with integrated trailer sway control
  • Available pro-trailer backup assist
  • Available intelligent 4WD with terrain management system

2021 Honda Pilot

  • Standard rear-view camera
  • Standard forward collision warning
  • Standard collision mitigation braking
  • Standard lane keep assist
  • Standard lane departure warning
  • Standard road departure mitigation warning
  • Standard adaptive cruise control
  • Standard auto high-beam headlights
  • Available blind spot monitoring
  • Available rear cross traffic alert
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available LED fog lights
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2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Interior

2021 Ford Expedition vs Honda Pilot Interior

With its outdated interior, the Honda can’t compare to the lavish features offered by Ford. The Expedition flaunts available heated, ventilated and massaging first row captain’s chairs that make it so you don’t ever want to arrive at your destination. Available woodgrain-appliqué accents and a leather-trimmed interior give it a comfortable and luxurious feel. All of this plus an available jaw-dropping panoramic vista roof are sure to impress even the toughest critics.

2021 Ford Expedition

  • Available heated and ventilated seats
  • Available panoramic vista roof
  • Available leather interior
  • Available 10-way power driver and passenger captain’s chairs
  • Available woodgrain-appliqué accents
  • Available leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • Available second heated bucket seats
  • Available front massaging seats

2021 Honda Pilot

  • Standard cloth upholstery
  • Available leather-trimmed seats
  • Available heated and ventilated front seats
  • Available heated second row captain’s chairs
  • Available panoramic moonroof
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Why Buy From Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY?

Purchasing an SUV is a big decision and we at Heritage Ford are here to assist you in clearly laying out all of your options. We firmly believe in the 2021 Ford Expedition for many reasons. With its massive strength and capability, sleek and stylish exterior, and high-quality interior, you’ll find that the Expedition checks all of your boxes.

Our team at Heritage Ford near Louisville, KY takes your happiness very seriously and we will not rest until you are satisfied with your new Ford. Come in today and see how we can make your dreams a reality.

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