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2019 Ford Flex 2018 Honda Pilot Versus

2019 Ford Flex


2018 Honda Pilot

3.5L Ti-VCT V6


3.5L SOHC V6
287 hp


280 hp
155.8 cu. ft.

Passenger Volume

152 cu. ft.
20 cu. ft.*

Cargo Capacity (3rd Row)

16.5 cu.ft.

Serving Hinesville, Fort Stewart, and Jesup, GA

If you have a big family, a three-row crossover will be a great choice. The 2019 Ford Flex has been able to separate itself from the crowd. While the Flex’s bold styling turns heads on the road, its powerful performance keeps drivers engaged. Smart safety technologies make the new Flex an even more rewarding family vehicle. While the Ford Flex is impressive, it faces competition from the 2018 Honda Pilot. Let’s see which one of these SUVS wins this head-to-head comparison.


  • Ford Flex: 287 hp and 254 pound-feet of torque
  • Ford Flex: Roll Stability Control
  • Flex Ground Clearance: 5.9 inches
  • Honda Pilot: 280 hp and 262 pound-feet of torque
  • Honda Pilot: No Roll Stability Control
  • Pilot Ground Clearance: 7.3 inches

Both SUVs come standard with a powerful V6 engine. You can anticipate experiencing a similar level of performance during everyday driving situations. However, only the Flex offers an engine upgrade. The Flex’s available 3.5L EcoBoost engine rewards you with class-leading performance. The 2019 Ford Flex comes standard with Roll Stability Control, which helps inspire drivers with confidence. This cutting-edge technology monitors the vehicle’s center of gravity to ensure the maximum stability. The Flex sits lower to the pavement, which ensures especially nimble handling. When taking a curve, you'll definitely notice the Flex's agile road manners.


Top comfort and digital features in the 2019 Flex include:

  • SYNC 3 Infotainment System With Navigation
  • Capacitive LCD Touch Screen and Voice Recognition
  • Sony Sound System With 12 Speakers
  • SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link Services

The SYNC 3 infotainment hub in the 2019 Ford Flex includes an LCD touch screen with a capacitive interface that responds instantly to your input. The GPS navigation system in this SUV comes with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link services that provide real-time information on traffic delays, weather, gas prices and more. Both SUVs support Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for wireless connections with smartphones. You can listen to SiriusXM and HD Radio on the Flex's 12 Sony speakers.

Passive Safety Features

2019 Flex top safety amenities:

  • Personal Safety System
  • Safety Canopy System
  • Belt-Minder
  • Inflatable Seat Belts

Designed to make instant adjustments to the seat belts and air bags, Ford's signature Personal Safety System is installed in the 2019 Flex. The trademark Safety Canopy System is another passive safety feature that's standard in this Ford SUV. Rollover sensors and side curtain air bags are part of this advanced suite that mitigates injuries to passengers. Additionally, inflatable seat belts in the rear rows provide better protection than conventional seat belts. The Belt-Minder is another innovative feature that's integrated into the vehicle's front row.

As you can see, the 2019 Ford Flex outshines the 2018 Honda Pilot in several key categories. To schedule a test drive, contact J.C. Lewis Ford Hinesville and experience the the difference for yourself!

*Included rear seat well

**MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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