2013 Ford Flex vs. 2013 Honda Pilot
2013 Ford Flex  2013 Honda Pilot
18/25 MPG 18/25
285 Horsepower 250
83 Cargo Capacity (cu.-ft.) 87
4,500 Towing Capacity (lbs.) 2,000

2013 Ford Flex vs. 2013 Honda Pilot

the exterior looks of the 2013 Ford Flex

There are a lot of euphemisms for describing the exterior looks of the 2013 Ford Flex and 2013 Honda Pilot: “Unique” “A really good personality” “A face only a mother could love”. That last one may have been a bit harsh, but you are not likely to see many vehicles with the bold styling of either of these options. Both would be described as “boxy” and in comparing the features of the 2013 Ford Flex vs. 2013 Honda Pilot, we can see how these SUVs use their design as an asset.

Properly equipped, the 2013 Ford Flex has seven-passenger seating with its three rows. Among the more lauded aspects of the Ford Flex’s design is the comfortable third-row that can be accessed easily by adults and the seats are comfortable as well. Some reviews of the 2013 Honda Pilot have accused the third-row seating as a bit uncomfortable because of their low stance that may cramp taller riders. Both vehicles also do a pretty good job of hauling cargo. The Honda Pilot has up to 87 cubic-feet of cargo space available when properly configured and the Ford Flex hangs in there with just a bit less at 83 cu.-ft.

Horsepower and towing capacity of the Ford Flex vs. the Honda Pilot

In keep with Ford’s habit offering engine options to their customers, the Ford Flex has a couple of attractive options for potential buyers to choose from. The base trim of the Ford Flex is a 3.5-liter, V-6 with an upgraded 285-horsepower and when paired with the standard six-speed transmission the Ford Flex will get up to 18 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. All models of the Honda Pilot have a 3.5-liter, V-6 of its own and also records a fuel-economy score of 18 mpg (city) and 25 mpg (highway). The Limited trim on the Ford SUV has a the option of having a powerful turbocharged engine that is rated to 355-horsepower.

Looking at the towing capabilities of the 2013 Ford Flex vs. the 2013 Honda Pilot, the big edge goes to the Ford Flex that is rated at 4,500 pounds will all powertrains. The Honda Pilot comes standard with front-wheel drive and is capable of 2,000 pounds and needs the all-wheel drive feature to match the Ford Flex’s 4,500-lb. capacity.

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Horsepower and towing capacity