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2020 Acura MDX

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2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX


280-hp 3.5L V6
290-hp 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

280-hp 3.5L V6

Safety System

Honda Sensing
9-speed automatic


6-speed automatic
20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*

Fuel Efficiency

19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
90.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.9 cubic feet

If you’re searching for a full-size, family-friendly SUV, comparing the Honda Pilot vs.Acura MDX with Findlay Acura is the perfect place to start! Whether you choose the MDX or Pilot, you’ll be enhancing your daily Las Vegas commute. Read on to learn the differences between the MDX vs. Pilot when it comes to performance, safety, and interior with comparison experts at Findlay Acura.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Performance

Once you compare the performance specs of the MDX vs.Pilot, you’ll notice that both SUVs come with powerful 3.5L V6 engines and front-wheel drive. While the new MDX produces 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque with a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Pilot only offers 280 hp, 262 lb-ft of torque, and a six-speed automatic transmission. As you see, the MDX provides a better fuel economy since it offers a 20 mpg/city* and 27 mpg/highway* rating; while the Pilot has a 19 mpg/city and 27 mpg/highway rating. With a more fuel efficient vehicle, you’re able to get places faster with fewer stops!

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Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

For those who hope to travel to Mesquite and beyond, safety and towing capacity are two priorities. There are similar safety features that you’ll notice when you compare the MDX vs. Pilot. These features are s lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking system, a rearview camera, and optional blind-spot monitoring. Overall, the Acura MDX earns a higher five-star safety rating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), while the Pilot earns a four-star rating.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Interior Features

Drivers who are looking for an SUV with superior interior features to enhance comfort and connectivity as they drive to North Las Vegas, the MDX could be the perfect fit. The higher Pilot trim levels, the Touring and Elite, do not offer as many features as the MDX. Below are a few highlighted features customers love:

  • Sports seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior
  • 12-way power front seats
  • 50/50-split third-row seats
  • HomeLink
  • Tri-zone automatic climate cont
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™
  • Up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo room (vs. 83.9 cubic feet of cargo room in the Pilot)

Get Behind the Wheel of an Acura MDX for Sale at Findlay Acura Today!

Since you compared key factors of the MDX vs. Pilot, which one will you take home? If you’re not sure, learn more about the interior of the 2020 MDX or compare the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX or Acura MDX vs. Audi Q7 to make a decision! Do not hesitate to contact us at Findlay Acura. Feel free to ask us questions about your financing options.

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit Model tested with standard side airbags.

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