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2014 Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Flex vs. Honda Pilot

2014 Ford Flex vs. 2014 Honda Pilot

Parents have a lot of things to think about. Aside from their own concerns and work and home, they have to think about where their kids need to be, what they are going to eat and what they are going to eat, among many other things. So when it comes time to choose a vehicle that is going to cater to those versatile demands, it’s important mom and dad make the right choice. While family-focused vehicles are heavily advertised from various automakers, one of the most overlooked of the bunch is the 2014 Ford Flex. To show you what makes it such a strong choice, we’ll compare the 2014 Ford Flex vs. 2014 Honda Pilot to ensure you at least consider it as a choice in your vehicle search.

Under the hood, the Flex provides plenty of power to carry the weight of seven passengers and cargo without feeling sluggish and lethargic. In its base configuration, the 2014 Ford Flex is fitted with a 287-horsepower V-6 that makes 254 pound-feet of torque. With that engine under the hood, the 2014 Ford Flex is estimated to achieve 20 combined mpg and as many as 25 mpg on the highway. Drivers can find more power and similar fuel economy by upgrading to the Flex Limited, which is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 EcoBoost engine. That turbocharged, direct-injection powertrain returns 365 horsepower while combined mpg only drops to 18.

The 2014 Honda Pilot also gets its power from a 3.5-liter V-6, but one that provides 250 horsepower. With front and all-wheel drive available, there are a few options, but the single engine configuration doesn’t provide the choices the Flex does. Also, fuel economy is slightly lesser with an estimated rating of 21 combined mpg.

While both seat seven or eight, the Flex is longer and provides more legroom. Both vehicles offer cargo capacity in the around 85 cubic feet. As you can see, the Flex has a little more character in its exterior styling, and if you like the way it looks, it certainly outperforms the Pilot making it one of the best choices in its class.

Moms and dads may also want to wait for the release of the 2015 Ford Expedition this fall or check out the 2014 Ford Explorer, which has been one of the staples of the utility segment for more than a decade.

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