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Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $40,345

Honda Pilot EX-L   
Difference: $11,740

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,957

Honda Pilot EX-L   
Difference: $12,800

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelExplorerExplorerPilot
TrimSportPlatinumEX-L
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $45,355 $53,235 $36,605
Base Invoice $43,315 $50,839 $33,463
Adaptive cruise control 1,150    
Package 401A 2,965    
Rear bumper protector 75 75  
Panoramic sunroof 1,595    
AWD     1,800
Honda Sensing     1,000
Adaptive cruise control 1,094    
Package 401A 2,817    
Rear bumper protector 71 71  
Panoramic sunroof 1,515    
AWD     1,642
Honda Sensing     912
Options (change) 5,785 75 2,800
Options (change) 5,497 71 2,554
Destination 945 945 940
Total Price $52,085 $54,255 $40,345
Total Invoice $49,757 $51,855 $36,957

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Honda Pilot 4dr SUV has a 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Sport trim is $45,355. The features would cost an additional $5,785. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $52,085.

The base sticker price of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $53,235. The features would cost an additional $75. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $54,255.

The base sticker price of the Honda Pilot EX-L trim is $36,605. The features would cost an additional $2,800. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $40,345.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Pilot trims is 0. Based on this adjustment, the Honda Pilot EX-L appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Ford Explorer 4dr SUV has a turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Honda Pilot 4dr SUV has a 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Even when the Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Ford Explorer Sport trim is $43,315. The features would cost an additional $5,497. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $49,757.

The invoice of the Ford Explorer Platinum trim is $50,839. The features would cost an additional $71. Including the destination charge of $945, the total price of this trim is $51,855.

The invoice of the Honda Pilot EX-L trim is $33,463. The features would cost an additional $2,554. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $36,957.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Ford Explorer trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Pilot trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Honda Pilot EX-L appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Honda Pilot EX-L
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $6,200
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,529
Model Year201720172017
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)500, 12500, 12225, 7
Tire (rear if not all the same)255/50-20255/50-20245/60-18
Total Price$52,085$54,255$40,345
Adjustments for Features-4,460-7,7100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,625$46,545$40,345
Cost Above Minimum$1,080$0$0
Total Invoice$49,757$51,855$36,957
Adjustments for Features-4,261-7,3690
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$45,496$44,486$36,957
Cost Above Minimum$1,010$0$0

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Features Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Model Year201720172017
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$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$125 
Remote window/roof operation$15$15 
Semi-automated parking system $500 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial  $200
Automatic braking, low-speed  $200
Blind spot camera, passenger side  $300
Blind spot warning system$200$200 
Curve control$50$50 
Hill descent control$250$250 
Inflatable rear seat belts$200$200 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based $200 
Lane departure warning system $200$200
Lane keeping assist system  $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$150 
Cargo Management 
Roof rails$250$250 
Trailering equipment (7 wire)$150$150 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player$125$125 
HD radio$50$50 
MP3-compatible player$50$50 
Navigation system$600$600 
Rain-sensing wipers $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 $75
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100 
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 
Conversation mirror  $25
Interior ambient lighting$150$150 
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750$750 
Power-folding mirrors$50$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$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$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  $100
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$12,310$15,560$7,850
Value of Feature Adjustments$4,460$7,710$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-4,261-7,3690

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Explorer vs. Honda Pilot

Model Year20172017
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

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Sport

Package 401A
FeatureValueRequested?
Sony, 500W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Wide-view front camera150No
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power100No
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Power-adjustable pedals125No
AC power outlet100No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Remote window/roof operation15No
Interior ambient lighting150No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75No
Blind spot warning system200No
Rear cross-traffic detection100No
Inflatable rear seat belts200No
Total Requested1005%
Total Not Requested211595%

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%

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