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2015 Ford Flex vs 2015 Honda Pilot

Efficiency
Performance
Usability
Pricing
2015 Honda Pilot
2015 Ford Flex
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Efficiency

The 2015 Ford Flex is surprisingly fuel efficient, getting an EPA estimated 181 MPGs in the city and 251 MPGs on the highway. After all, the average American drives more than 13,000 miles a year - here's to more driving, and less stopping for gas. 2.

Performance

More transmission speeds, more horsepower, and more torque make the 2015 Ford Flex3 the clear winner when it comes to pick-up, power, and acceleration, the trifecta of SUV awesomeness.
2015 Ford FlexVS2015 Honda Pilot61Transmission Speeds543655Horsepower25043505Torque2534

Usability

The 2015 Ford Flex's6 lower ground clearance, 51vs.84 means a lower center of gravity and more stability. Whether you're chauffeuring your kids to ballet, or the Harlem Globetrotters to a game (it could happen), all of your passengers will be more comfortable with the 2015 Ford Flex's6 combined total of 4 inches more head and leg room in the front and rear seats. . The 2015 Ford Flex's6 wider wheelbase can mean greater stability. How much more stability? A noteworthy 8 inches' worth.



STYLISH THREE-ROW FLEX FEATURES SOPHISTICATED VERSATILITY–

Showcasing a dynamic design and a premium passenger environment, the 2015 Ford Flex is a refined alternative to the 2015 Honda Pilot, backed by numerous advantages in content and a noticeably lower entry cost.

A more comfortable cabin – provides significantly more passenger room than in the Pilot and more lux-level amenities, too

Plenty of passenger protection – thanks to the kind of helpful driver-assistance technologies missing from the Honda

Potent powertrains – highlighted by a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine and a standard six-speed transmission, neither of which can be purchased in the Pilot

 

A SAFE HAVEN ON THE ROAD

There’s a stark contrast in safety features between the 2015 Ford Flex and its Honda rival, with the former featuring a full array of modern-day passenger-protection measures.

Driver-assistance technologies – available on the Flex, but not the Pilot, are a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support

Inflation innovation – led to inflatable seatbelts for the outboard second-row passengers in the Flex, but don’t pop up in the Pilot

Exclusive Curve Control – relies on “four-wheel smart braking” to help Flex maintain the appropriate path while cornering

Teen driver safety – takes center stage with MyKey, offered only in Ford products and allowing owners to limit and monitor certain vehicle systems to minimize potential distractions when rookie drivers take the wheel

 

ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE

Available with front- or intelligent all-wheel-drive, the 2015 Ford Flex serves up two different engine choices that combine credible fuel-economy ratings and king-size output advantages over the current Honda Pilot.

Standard Flex V-6 – has 37 more horsepower than the Honda, along with one extra lb.-ft. of torque, but with the exact same city/highway fuel-economy ratings

Available Flex V-6 EcoBoost – boasts 115 additional horsepower and 97 more lb.-ft. of torque than the Pilot

Torque Vectoring Control – varies torque distribution to the front wheels in the FWD Flex to provide the kind of traction and steering response that can’t be had in the Honda

 

FLEX CAN OUT-PREMIUM THE PILOT

The 2015 Ford Flex can be configured with creature comforts not mentioned on the Pilot content list, as well as a notable style exclusive.

Climate-controlled seating – remains unavailable in the 2015 Honda Pilot, but extends to heated and cooled front seats, and a heated second row, with a heated steering wheel in the mix for good measure

A cooler console – can be found in the Flex, not the Pilot, with the ability to chill drinks down to 23 degree Fahrenheit

PowerFold third-row seating – enables class-exclusive functionality, since owners can stow the rear seats by just pressing a button

Two-tone exterior styling – only for fashion-forward Ford owners, who want to combine one of the nine exterior colors offered for the Flex with a choice of three contrasting roof colors

 

 


2015 Ford FlexVS2015 Honda Pilot51Ground Clearance84411Front Head Room404411Front Leg Room404401Rear Head Room394401Rear Leg Room3941171Wheelbase1094

Pricing

With an MSRP of $770 less than the 2015 Honda Pilot7, the 2015 Ford Flex6 provides the budget-conscious buyer enough cost savings to fill the 2015 Ford Flex's6 gas tank 10 times, with a little money left over for road-trip snacks.8. In the very unlikely event you'll need it, help is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the 2015 Ford Flex's6 Roadside Assistance, standard for 2 years longer than 2015 Honda Pilot7.
2015 Ford FlexVS2015 Honda Pilot$29,1001MSRP$29,870451Roadside Assistance34
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1 - 2015 Ford Flex 4dr SE FWD

2 - Average American drives 13,476 miles per year (source: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/ohim/onh00/bar8.htm)

3 - 2015 Ford Flex Limited w/EcoBoost

4 - 2015 Honda Pilot 2WD 4dr LX

5 - 2015 Ford Flex 4dr Limited AWD w/EcoBoost

6 - 2015 Ford Flex SE

7 - 2015 Honda Pilot LX

8 - Based on the price of $52.50 to fill the gas tank.