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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: $39,165

Honda Pilot Touring   
Difference: $8,180

Lowest Total Invoice: $35,531

Honda Pilot Touring   
Difference: $9,707

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2009201820182018
ModelPilotExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimTouringLimitedSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $36,895 $42,090 $45,950 $53,940
Base Invoice $33,415 $40,196 $43,883 $51,512
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted 1,600      
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   570    
Panoramic sunroof   1,695 1,695  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,995 1,995 1,995
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted 1,446      
Trailer Tow Package - Class III   542    
Panoramic sunroof   1,610 1,610  
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens   1,895 1,895 1,895
Options (change) 1,600 4,260 3,690 1,995
Options (change) 1,446 4,047 3,505 1,895
Destination 670 995 995 995
Total Price $39,165 $47,345 $50,635 $56,930
Total Invoice $35,531 $45,238 $48,383 $54,402

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Honda Pilot Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,775
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,498
Model Year2009201820182018
ModelPilotExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimTouringLimitedSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine250hp V6280hp I4365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionA5T6T6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)512, 10390, 12390, 12500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/65-17255/50-20255/50-20255/50-20
Total Price$39,165$47,345$50,635$56,930
Adjustments for Features0-4,405-5,430-11,295
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,165$42,940$45,205$45,635
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,265$2,695
Total Invoice$35,531$45,238$48,383$54,402
Adjustments for Features0-4,209-5,188-10,793
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$35,531$41,029$43,195$43,609
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,166$2,580

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Features Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year2009201820182018
ModelPilotExplorerExplorerExplorer
TrimTouringLimitedSportPlatinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
5-speed automatic$900   
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100$1100$1100
FWD$0$0  
AWD  $1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100 $100
Active noise reduction$0  $0
Adaptive cruise control   $750
Cruise control$250$250$250 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100$100$100
Heated steering wheel $100$100$100
Keyless entry keypad $50$50$50
Power-adjustable pedals   $125
Proximity key $250$250$250
Remote app $25$25$25
Remote climate control $25$25$25
Remote start $150$150$150
Remote window/roof operation $15 $15
Semi-automated parking system   $500
Sunshades, second row$125   
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250 $250 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350 $350
Universal garage door opener$100$100 $100
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist $25$25$25
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0   
Blind spot warning system   $200
Cross-traffic warning, rear   $100
Curve control $50$50$50
Forward collision warning   $200
Hill descent control  $250$250
Inflatable rear seat belts   $200
Knee airbag, passenger $100$100$100
Lane departure prevention, steering-based   $200
Lane departure warning   $200
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system   $100
Safety key $5$5$5
Terrain selector  $200$200
Trailer sway control $25$25$25
Vehicle health reports $0$0$0
Wide-view front camera $150 $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40   
Console with shifter $150$150$150
Console without shifter$150   
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate$150   
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50$50$50
Android Auto support $100$100$100
App support $100$100$100
Apple CarPlay support $100$100$100
Bluetooth audio streaming $25$25$25
CD changer, in-dash$325   
CD player $125$125$125
Dual-zone climate control $125$125$125
Entertainment system with dual headrest screens $1200$1200$1200
Entertainment system, ceiling-mounted$1000   
HD radio $50$50$50
Off-road navigation system$0   
Rain-sensing wipers   $175
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250   
Rear air vents with manual controls $150$150$150
SMS text-to-speech reader $25$25$25
Surround sound $250$250$250
Traffic + travel information $25$25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75$75 
Voice control for external devices $0$0$0
Wi-Fi hotspot $50$50$50
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)  $0 
Black grille (optional)  $0 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250$250$250
Bodyside moldings$75   
Panoramic sunroof $1200$1200$1200
Skid plate (one)$50   
Sunroof$900   
Tow hook(s), front  $40$40
Wheel-lip moldings $75$75$75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror   $75
Auto-dimming headlights   $200
Conversation mirror$25   
Interior ambient lighting$150$150 $150
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display $250$250$250
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750$750$750
Power-folding mirrors $50 $50
Spotter mirror(s) $50$50 
Powertrain 
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls  $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300 $300
Door sill trim plates $100  
Folding third row seats$600   
Heated second row seats $200 $200
Illuminated door sill trim plates  $200$200
Leather door panel trim$250  $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150$150$150 
Manual fore-aft adjuster, second row seats$75   
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat$50   
Massage, driver seat   $100
Massage, passenger seat   $100
Memory system, driver seat$200$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$100
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100$100
Power-stowing third row seats $1000$1000$1000
Tailgating position, third row seats $50$50$50
Upholstered instrument panel, leather   $1000
Wood trim   $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel   $150
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350$350  
Machined alloy wheels  $350$350
Performance steering system (optional)  $0 
Sport suspension (upgrade)  $0$0
Total Value of Features$6,690$11,095$12,120$17,985
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$4,405$5,430$11,295
Value of Feature Adjustments0-4,209-5,188-10,793

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Specifications Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20092018
ModelPilotExplorer
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase109.2 in112.6 in
Length190.9 in198.3 in
Width78.5 in78.9 in
Height71.0 in70.0 in
Curb Weight4,320 lb.4,458 lb.
Fuel Capacity21.0 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.0 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room61.5 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room58.6 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.4 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom39.8 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room62.2 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.9 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.5 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom38.2 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room58.9 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room48.4 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom32.1 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
18.0 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
47.7 ft343.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
87.0 ft381.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Explorer Limited

Trailer Tow Package - Class III
FeatureValueRequested?
Oil cooler0No
Class III trailer hitch50Yes
Trailering equipment (7 wire)150Yes
Total Requested200100%
Total Not Requested00%

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