Compare the Ford Explorer near Waterbury, CT

CompareĀ the Ford Explorer in Watertown
vs. Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander & SubaruĀ Outback

Finding the right SUV can seem difficult when there are so many great options on the market today, which is why our team has taken the time to put together a quick comparison of the Ford Explorer and its closest competitors. If you've been thinking of the ways the Explorer might be the best fit, but understand that there are great SUV options out there, this is the best place for you to be.

On this page you'll get to see at a glance some of the ways in which the Explorer comes out ahead of the competition so you can make an informed decision, because we want our customers to know the full story before taking a test drive. For whatever lifestyle you lead, your vehicle should be able to handle it, because our Watertown, Waterbury, Bristol, Southington, New Milford, Naugatuck customers deserve nothing less.


Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot in Watertown, CT

2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Honda Pilot


  • When shopping for a new SUV, drivers want a good deal, which is why the Explorer comes out ahead of the Pilot in this case, because it's available for less when comparably equipped.
  • Horsepower is matched between these models, but the Explorer has 310 pound-feet of torque, while the Pilot only offers 262 pound-feet of torque.
  • Power folding mirrors makes it easier to squeeze into those tight places, which is why the Explorer has this feature available standard. The Pilot, however, does not have it even as an option.

Ford Explorer vs. Toyota Highlander in Watertown, CT

2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Toyota Highlander


  • The Highlander doesn't offer a navigation system on its lower level trims, while the Explorer does, making it easier for you to spend less on the finer things.
  • Rain-sensing wipers are a great feature to give you one less thing to worry about, which is why the Explorer has this feature available, but the Highlander doesn't offer it at all.
  • Wi-Fit Hotspot helps you remain connected to the outside world on any drive, regardless of cell coverage. If you want this feature, you can have it standard in the Explorer, but it's not available in the Highlander.

Ford Explorer vs. Subaru Outback in Watertown, CT

2017 Ford Explorer

2017 Subaru Outback


  • The Explorer's standard navigation system makes it easier to find your way around New England, but the Outback doesn't offer this feature, so it looks like you'd be on your own.
  • Heated mirrors will help you gain an edge over the snow storms that New England is famous for, but while the Explorer features this standard, it's not available at all with the Outback.
  • Satellite radio is a popular feature, which is why the Explorer is offering it as a standard feature, but the Outback doesn't at all.

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