When you're in the market for a family-oriented three-row SUV, the sheer amount of choices available to you may feel overwhelming. Let's take a look at some of the key differences that set the latest Honda Pilot apart from competitors like the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander, and make it your most competitive option in Stratham.

Interior Space

The Honda Pilot has long been known for its family-friendly layout placing large storage compartments, generous cupholders, and ergonomic screens at the forefront of your ride. The second-row features six cupholders, temperature controls, an available entertainment center for rear riders, and easily depressed captain's chairs. While the Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer attempt to create a comfortable space for passengers occupying the second and third rows, nothing compares to the packaging of the Honda Pilot.

Safety Features

Of course, the Toyota and Ford SUVs have comprehensive safety systems built to keep you safe. The Toyota Highlander offers a driver's assistance suite featuring all the latest and greatest. Still, it's a new addition to the Toyota lineup and doesn't always function seamlessly, especially in nighttime conditions. As for the Ford Explorer, the standard suite of driver's assistance doesn't compare to the standard Honda Sensing® suite found in the Honda Pilot. This combination of active and passive safety features seamlessly blends airbags and collision mitigation systems that have been trusted by Honda drivers for years.

Power and Performance

In terms of power, the Ford Explorer features a lackluster I4 turbocharged engine in combination with a 10-speed transmission, and the Toyota Highlander offers a V6 that doesn't hold up at top speeds. Meanwhile, the Honda Pilot features an impressive 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a revised transmission that churns out smooth shifts thanks to Sport Mode.

Start shopping with your Portsmouth, NH area dealership, Honda Barn, today to get behind the wheel of the new Honda Pilot. We're sure you'll be impressed by its striking combination of grit, safety, and spaciousness.

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