The Honda Pilot vs Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, and the Chevy Traverse

If you've been searching for a full-size SUV for your family, it's likely that you've encountered the eminently capable Honda Pilot and any of its many competitors, such as the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, or Chevy Traverse. Though each of these SUVs excels in its own regard, the Honda Pilot easily proves its superiority every day at our Honda dealership.


Cabin Space

With seating for up to eight passengers or seven with a second-row pair of captain's chairs, the Honda Pilot excels with a whopping 151.7 cubic feet of passenger volume, handily outperforming the Toyota Highlander by more than 10 feet!

While the Ford Explorer and Chevy Traverse offer marginally more passenger space, the Honda Pilot again takes the prize for an ergonomic interior design. This Honda vehicle is as friendly to kids as it is to adults with 16 cup holders, copious storage space, and a generous 44.6 inches of third-row hip room.

Amenities and Tech-Forward Features

The Honda Pilot is far more than just an SUV; it's your futuristic home away from home. You'll have access to standard tech features like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for stress-free phone connections, walk-away AutoLock® doors, and heated front seats that deliver exceptional entry-level value.

The Touring trim of the Honda Pilot even features a standard rear-seat entertainment system, which is a luxury that isn't even available on the Toyota Highlander. Additionally the conversation-enhancing CabinTalk® PA system doesn't appear at all on the Ford Explorer, Chevy Traverse, or Toyota Highlander, solidifying the Honda brand's dominance among family-focused SUVs.


For families on the go, one of the greatest standard inclusions in the Honda Pilot is the Honda Sensing® suite of driver-assist safety systems. Every new Honda vehicle features a Collision Mitigation Braking System™, a road-departure mitigation system, and a lane-keeping assistance system that work together to keep you and your family safe.

The Honda Pilot even comes standard with advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control - a feature only available at an extra cost on the Chevy Traverse - and helpful traffic sign recognition, which is entirely absent from the Ford Explorer.

Test Drive the Capable Honda Pilot Today

With such remarkable features and value, it's clear how the Honda Pilot outpaces its competitors in the family SUV segment. Get in contact with our team of Honda dealers at Gillman Honda Houston to schedule your test drive in this outstanding vehicle. 


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