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Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $40,635

Honda Pilot EX-L   
Difference: $9,300

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201820182018
ModelPilotExplorerExplorer
TrimEX-LSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $36,760 $45,950 $53,940
AWD 1,900    
Honda Sensing 1,000    
Safe and Smart Package   1,295  
Panoramic sunroof   1,695  
AWD 0    
Honda Sensing 912    
Safe and Smart Package   1,230  
Panoramic sunroof   1,610  
Options (change) 2,900 2,990 0
Options (change) 912 2,840 0
Destination 975 995 995
Total Price $40,635 $49,935 $54,935

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Honda Pilot EX-L
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,320
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $42,028
Model Year201820182018
ModelPilotExplorerExplorer
TrimEX-LSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine280hp V6365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionA6T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/26 MPG16/22 MPG16/22 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)225, 7390, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/60-18255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price$40,635$49,935$54,935
Adjustments for Features0-3,980-8,020
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$40,635$45,955$46,915
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$960

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Features Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year201820182018
ModelPilotExplorerExplorer
TrimEX-LSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed automatic$1000  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100
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
Cross-traffic warning, rear $100$100
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  
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$7,590$11,570$15,610
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,980$8,020
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,803-7,666

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Specifications Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
ModelPilotExplorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase111.0 in112.6 in
Length194.5 in198.3 in
Width78.6 in78.9 in
Height69.8 in70.0 in
Curb Weight4,230 lb.4,890 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.5 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.1 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room62.0 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room59.1 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom40.9 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom40.2 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room62.0 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.3 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.4 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom38.9 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room57.6 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room44.6 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom31.9 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
16.5 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
46.8 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
83.9 ft381.7 ft3

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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 warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Lane keeping assist400No
Total Requested100054%
Total Not Requested85046%

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
Cross-traffic warning, rear100No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested120064%
Total Not Requested67536%

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