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2013 Ford Explorer XLT

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2013 Honda Pilot EX

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2013 Ford Explorer
(2013 Ford Explorer 4dr FWD shown)
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2013 Honda Pilot
(2013 Honda Pilot 4dr 4x4 shown)
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2013 Toyota Highlander
(2013 Toyota Highlander 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $32,680 $31,770 $31,850
Destination Charge $895 $830 $860
Invoice Price $30,474 $29,052 $29,079
Total List Price $33,575 $32,600 $32,710
Available Engines 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium) 250-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 270-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 17 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 mpg 25 mpg 24 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver
Overall, Overall
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)
Front, Overall Front
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)
Front, Driver's
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Good
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Available:
rear center 3 point seatbelt
N/A Available:
immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 7, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 9 performance, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 8 performance, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A N/A
Interior 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Air conditioning, front Standard:
manual
dual zone front automatic manual
Available:
dual zone front automatic
N/A N/A
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear with separate controls with separate controls with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors N/A N/A dual
Cargo concealed storage N/A Standard N/A
Cargo net N/A Available Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard Standard
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass N/A Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome urethane urethane
12V DC power outlet 4 4 3
Lighter elements Available:
front
N/A N/A
Ashtray Available Available Available
Overhead console Standard:
full with storage
mini with storage mini with storage
Available:
mini with storage
N/A N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger driver and passenger driver
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver and passenger driver
Programmable garage door opener N/A Standard N/A
Instrumentation Standard:
analog
analog analog
Available:
digital/analog
N/A N/A
Driver information center Standard N/A Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release Available:
power
N/A N/A
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/metal-look Standard:
urethane
urethane
N/A Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A
Seats 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity Standard:
7 passengers
8 passengers 7 passengers
Available:
6 passengers
N/A N/A
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
6-way power
8-way power 8-way
Available:
8-way power
N/A N/A
Front passenger seat direction controls 6-way power 4-way 4-way
Lumbar support Standard:
driver and passenger
driver driver
Available:
driver
N/A N/A
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints Standard:
adjustable
adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Available:
adjustable w/tilt
N/A N/A
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats Standard:
60-40 split-bench
60-40 split-bench bucket
Available:
full bucket
N/A N/A
Rear armrest N/A Standard N/A
Rear head restraints Standard:
3 - fixed
3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Available:
2 - fixed
N/A N/A
3rd row seats 50-50 split-bench 60-40 split-bench 50-50 split-bench
Seat trim Standard:
premium cloth
cloth Standard:
premium cloth
Available:
leather
N/A Available:
leather
3rd row fold into floor manual manual manual
Entertainment 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Voice recognition Standard N/A N/A
Speakers Standard:
6
7 6
Available:
9 performance
N/A N/A
Available:
8 performance
N/A N/A
Amplifier Available N/A N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
N/A Available:
with DVD
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
N/A N/A
1st row LCD screen Standard:
2
1 1
Available:
3
N/A N/A
2nd row LCD screen Available:
2
N/A Available:
2
N/A N/A Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Airbags, knee protection passenger N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front and rear front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Available Standard Standard
LED brakelights Standard N/A N/A
Door curb lights N/A 4 2
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
First aid kit N/A Available Available
Blind spot sensor Available N/A N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 N/A 24/25,000
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A N/A 24/25,000
Exterior 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Antenna integrated roof window grid window grid
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
Available:
tri-coat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Bodyside moldings N/A body-colored Available:
body-colored
Bodyside insert chrome N/A chrome
Grille trim silver chrome silver
Fog/driving lights front front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door Standard:
liftgate
liftgate liftgate
Available:
power liftgate
N/A N/A
Tinted windows deep deep deep
Rear window type fixed flip-up flip-up
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard N/A Standard
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A N/A
2nd row sunroof Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
N/A N/A
Spoiler lip N/A lip
Roof rack Available Available Available
Roof rails Standard Available Standard
Rear step bumper Available Standard Standard
Tires Standard:
P245/60HR18.0 BSW AS
P235/60TR18.0 BSW AS P245/65SR17.0 BSW AS
Available:
P255/50HR20.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A
Wheels Standard:
18" painted aluminum
Standard:
18" machined aluminum
Standard:
17" machined aluminum
Available:
20" polished aluminum
Available:
18" painted aluminum
Available:
machined aluminum
Available:
painted aluminum
Available:
machined aluminum
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel Standard:
compact steel
full-size aluminum
N/A Available:
steel
N/A
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Running boards N/A Available Available
N/A Available:
illuminated
N/A
Fender flares N/A N/A Available
Mud flaps Available Standard Available
Mechanical 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Engine Standard:
3.5L V-6
3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Available:
2.0L I-4
N/A N/A
Engine - valvetrain DOHC SOHC DOHC
Turbocharger Available:
intercooled turbo
N/A N/A
Recommended fuel Standard:
regular unleaded
regular unleaded regular unleaded
Available:
premium unleaded
N/A N/A
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist N/A Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type independent multi-link multi-link strut
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard N/A Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 5-spd auto w/OD 5-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio Standard:
3.39
4.31 3.48
Available:
3.36
N/A N/A
Remote vehicle starting system N/A Available N/A
Specifications 2013 Ford Explorer XLT 2013 Honda Pilot EX 2013 Toyota Highlander Base Plus V6
Exterior length 197.1 " 191.4 " 188.4 "
Exterior body width 78.9 " 78.5 " 75.2 "
Exterior height 70.4 " 70.7 " 69.3 "
Engine Standard:
3.5L V-6
3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Available:
2.0L I-4
N/A N/A
Horsepower Standard:
290 @ 6,500 rpm
250 @ 5,700 rpm 270 @ 6,200 rpm
Available:
240 @ 5,500 rpm
N/A N/A
Torque Standard:
255 @ 4,000 rpm
253 @ 4,800 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm
Available:
270 @ 3,000 rpm
N/A N/A
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard Standard
Fuel economy - city 17 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg 25 mpg 24 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke Standard:
3.64 / 3.41 "
3.50 / 3.66 " 3.70 / 3.27 "
Available:
3.44 / 3.27 "
N/A N/A
Curb weight Standard:
4,534 lbs.
4,299 lbs. 4,045 lbs.
Available:
4,448 lbs.
N/A N/A
Available:
4,517 lbs.
N/A N/A
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) Standard:
6,160 lbs.
5,952 lbs. 5,800 lbs.
Available:
6,120 lbs.
N/A N/A
Available:
6,180 lbs.
N/A N/A
Front gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 3,080 lbs. 2,921 lbs. N/A
Rear gross axle weight rating (GAWR) 3,300 lbs. 3,362 lbs. N/A
Payload N/A 1,633 lbs. 1,755 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight Standard:
2,000 lbs.
2,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs.
Available:
5,000 lbs.
N/A N/A
GCWR Standard:
6,880 lbs.
N/A N/A
Available:
6,820 lbs.
N/A N/A
Available:
6,870 lbs.
N/A N/A
Available:
9,920 lbs.
N/A N/A
Wheelbase 112.6 " 109.2 " 109.8 "
Front track 67.0 " 67.7 " 64.0 "
Rear track 67.0 " 67.5 " 64.2 "
Turning radius 19.4 ' 19.0 ' 19.4 '
Drag coefficient N/A N/A .34
Front legroom 40.6 " 41.4 " 43.2 "
Rear legroom 39.8 " 38.5 " 38.3 "
Third row legroom 33.2 " 32.1 " 29.9 "
Front headroom 41.4 " 40.0 " 40.6 "
Rear headroom 40.5 " 39.8 " 40.1 "
Third row headroom 37.8 " 38.2 " 36.3 "
Front hiproom 57.3 " 58.6 " 56.7 "
Rear hiproom 56.7 " 56.9 " 56.5 "
Third row hiproom 40.7 " 48.4 " 42.3 "
Front shoulder room 61.3 " 61.5 " 59.7 "
Rear shoulder room 61.0 " 62.2 " 59.5 "
Third row shoulder room 50.8 " 58.9 " 55.0 "
Luggage volume 21.0 cu.ft. 18.0 cu.ft. 10.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 80.7 cu.ft. 87.0 cu.ft. 95.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 152 cu.ft. 154 cu.ft. 146 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 18.6 gal. 21.0 gal. 19.2 gal.