2016 Honda Pilot LXAlbany-area drivers in search of a new family-sized SUV, have you been drawn to the 2016 Ford Explorer price, imagining just how easily it can fit into your family budget? What would you say if we told you that the brand new 2016 Honda Pilot was not only more affordable immediately, but that its higher fuel economy makes it more affordable in the long run? Those are just two of many great reasons we think you will prefer the 2016 Pilot to the Ford Explorer.

Let’s take a look at how these two SUVs stack up.

Honda Builds Affordable SUVs

First, while the prices of these two SUVs are similar, the Pilot comes out ahead, and not by just a few dollars. The 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX has a price of $29,995 (MSRP)* while the Ford Explorer’s entry-level trim is priced at $30,700. That’s over $700 in savings just for choosing Honda’s SUV.

See what’s under the hood for each of these SUVs and discover even more savings with Honda:

  • The 2016 Ford Explorer FWD has a 3.5L V6 engine with 290 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque, capable of towing 2,000 pounds. It’s rated at 24 highway and 17 city mpg.
  • The 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD LX, on the other hand, has a 3.5L V6 engine with 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque that can tow 3,500 pounds, and it earns an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 19 city mpg.**

Notice that even though the Explorer offers just a little bit more power than the Pilot, Honda’s SUV puts its power to greater use with a towing capacity of nearly double that of the Explorer.

Test Drive a Pilot

We think that the 2016 Pilot bests the 2016 Ford Explorer price and fuel economy, but we want to show you that there’s os much more to the Pilot than how easily affordable it is. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today and let us put you behind the wheel of a brand new Honda Pilot so that you can experience it firsthand.

We suggest starting with the mid-range EX-L trim and then working up or down the trim levels to decide which set of features is right for you.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set their own prices.
**Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.