Ford Explorer Ford Explorer 2018 Honda Pilot Honda Pilot 2017

We are 108,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $40,345

Honda Pilot EX-L   
Difference: $9,590

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,957

Honda Pilot EX-L   
Difference: $10,761

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182017
ModelExplorerExplorerPilot
TrimSportPlatinumEX-L
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $45,950 $53,940 $36,605
Base Invoice $43,883 $51,512 $33,463
Safe and Smart Package 1,295    
Panoramic sunroof 1,695    
AWD     1,800
Honda Sensing     1,000
Safe and Smart Package 1,230    
Panoramic sunroof 1,610    
AWD     1,642
Honda Sensing     912
Options (change) 2,990 0 2,800
Options (change) 2,840 0 2,554
Destination 995 995 940
Total Price $49,935 $54,935 $40,345
Total Invoice $47,718 $52,507 $36,957

Return to top

While we strive for accuracy, the site is not error-free, and prices can change at any time.

Dealer Price Quotes

Want to find out how much dealers are willing to discount these cars?

Request free, no-obligation Ford Explorer dealer quotes or Honda Pilot dealer quotes from dealers using our car quote form.

The process is easy and takes just a minute or two. You'll receive price quotes from local approved dealers within 48 hours.

TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Honda Pilot EX-L
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,610
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $6,958
Model Year201820182017
ModelExplorerExplorerPilot
TrimSportPlatinumEX-L
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6365hp V6280hp V6
TransmissionT6T6A6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)16/22 MPG16/22 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)390, 12500, 12225, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/50-20245/60-18
Total Price$49,935$54,935$40,345
Adjustments for Features-3,980-8,0200
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$45,955$46,915$40,345
Cost Above Minimum$0$960$0
Total Invoice$47,718$52,507$36,957
Adjustments for Features-3,803-7,6660
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$43,915$44,841$36,957
Cost Above Minimum$0$926$0

Return to top

Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Model Year201820182017
ModelExplorerExplorerPilot
TrimSportPlatinumEX-L
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100 
6-speed automatic  $1000
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100 
Active noise reduction $0$0
Hands-free trunk or liftgate$100$100 
Heated steering wheel$100$100 
Keyless entry keypad$50$50 
Power-adjustable pedals $125 
Remote app$25$25 
Remote climate control$25$25 
Remote window/roof operation $15 
Semi-automated parking system $500 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350 
Universal garage door opener $100$100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial  $200
Automatic braking, low-speed  $200
Blind spot camera, passenger side  $150
Blind spot warning system$200$200 
Curve control$50$50 
Hill descent control$250$250 
Inflatable rear seat belts $200 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based$200$200 
Lane keeping assist  $400
Obstacle detection, front$200$200 
Obstacle detection, rear$300$300 
Pedestrian detection  $50
Rear cross-traffic detection$100$100 
Safety key$5$5 
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Wide-view front camera $150 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net  $40
Roof rails$250$250 
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity$50$50 
CD player$125$125 
HD radio$50$50 
MP3-compatible player$50$50 
Navigation system$600$600 
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175 
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150 
Surround sound$250$250 
Traffic + travel information$25$25 
Variable intermittent wipers  $75
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100 
Wi-Fi hotspot$50$50 
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0  
Black grille (optional)$0  
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200 
Skid plate (one)  $50
Sunroof  $900
Tow hook(s), front$40$40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror$75$75 
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200 
Conversation mirror  $25
Interior ambient lighting $150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750 
Power-folding mirrors $50 
Spotter mirror(s)  $50
Turn signals on or near mirrors$25$25 
Powertrain 
Active rear differential  $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300 
Folding third row seats  $600
Heated second row seats $200 
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200 
Leather door panel trim $250 
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 $150
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats  $75
Manual recliner, third row seats  $125
Massage, driver seat $100 
Massage, passenger seat $100 
Memory system, driver seat $200 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 $100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power release, second row seats  $50
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power-stowing third row seats$1000$1000 
Tailgating position, third row seats$50$50 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather $1000 
Wood trim $300 
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100
Alloy wheels  $350
Machined alloy wheels$350$350 
Performance steering system (optional)$0  
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0$0 
Suggestive steering  $0
Total Value of Features$11,570$15,610$7,590
Value of Feature Adjustments$3,980$8,020$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-3,803-7,6660

Return to top

Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Model Year20182017
ModelExplorerPilot
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.6 in111.0 in
Length198.3 in194.5 in
Width78.9 in78.6 in
Height70.0 in69.8 in
Curb Weight4,890 lb.4,230 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.6 gal.19.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom41.4 in40.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in62.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room57.3 in59.1 in
Row 1 Legroom40.6 in40.9 in
Row 2 Headroom40.6 in40.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room61.0 in62.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.8 in57.3 in
Row 2 Legroom39.5 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom37.8 in38.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room50.8 in57.6 in
Row 3 Hip Room40.7 in44.6 in
Row 3 Legroom33.3 in31.9 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
21.0 ft316.5 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
43.9 ft346.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
81.7 ft383.9 ft3

Return to top

Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Sport

Safe and Smart Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rain-sensing wipers100No
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Blind spot warning system200No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested120064%
Total Not Requested67536%

Option Package Details
Honda Pilot EX-L

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Heated mirrors25Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Active rear differential500No
Terrain selector200Yes
Total Requested25033%
Total Not Requested50067%
Honda Sensing
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Lane keeping assist system400No
Total Requested100054%
Total Not Requested85046%

Was this information useful?

We're glad we could help! Share this page:

We're so sorry! Tell us how we can improve it.

See TrueDelta's information for all SUVs
See TrueDelta's information for all Ford models.