When it comes to a Honda SUV, regardless of the model you end up choosing, you are getting one of the best all around SUVs on the market. Honda is known for making efficient, affordable automobiles, and their SUV fleet is no difference. There are three main SUVs in the Honda line, and they are the Honda Pilot, Honda CRV and the Honda Element. Below will be some information regarding the pricing, mileage, and other important details about each model. That way, you can make an educated consumer purchase for the car that fits your needs the best.
The Honda Pilot is the largest SUV on this list. It comes with the most trim options out of the three SUVs listed. Because of this, there is a big range in price. The base model LX starts around $28,000. The EX is the next step up and comes in at $30,745. The EX-L is one step higher and starts near $34,000. The highest priced Pilot is the Touring, which debuts at $37,000. Those are the prices for the two wheel drive versions, but most SUVs are four-wheel drive, so those prices each go up by about $1000 to $1500 for the four wheel drive transmission. The Pilot gets more gas mileage if you are using the two wheel drive, which comes in at around 22 miles per gallon on the highway, and 17 miles per gallon in the city. They are a little less for the four wheel drive version. It is also classified as an ultra low emissions vehicle (ULEV) which is rare for an SUV.
The CRV is a crossover SUV that gets the best mileage out of the three SUVs in their fleet. It gets 27 miles per gallon on the highway, and 20 miles per gallon in the city, for a combined miles per gallon rating of 23. There are three trim levels for the CRV, and they are the LX, EX and EX-L, with each having a two wheel drive and four-wheel drive transmission available. The prices are for the two wheel versions, but add around $1000 to each for the four wheel drive prices. The LX version, which is the base model is priced at $21,745. The EX version is priced at $23,845. The most expensive option is the EX-L, due to having more features being standard, and prices out at $26,495.
The Honda Element may be the middle car in this group, but it is also the safest by earning a top safety pick award for 2010 from the IIHS. The Honda Element gets 25 miles per gallon on the highway, while getting 20 miles per gallon in the city, for a combined miles per gallon rating of 22. There are only two trim levels for the Element, the LX and the EX, with each having a two and four-wheel drive transmission. The LX prices out to be $20,525, while the EX prices out at $22,635. The four wheel drive versions are about $1200 more than their two-wheel drive counterparts.