2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Honda Pilot
90.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.9 cubic feet
290 hp 3.5L V6

Base Engine

280 hp 3.5L V6
9-speed automatic


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

Gas Mileage

19 city mpg / 27 highway mpg

Safety System

Honda Sensing

When comparing SUVs, two great choices are the 2020 Acura MDX and the 2020 Honda Pilot. Placing the Honda Pilot vs. the Acura MDX side by side gives you a lot to love in both cars, but we think that for those Union County drives, there’s nothing quite like the MDX. Springfield Acura has the skinny on the MDX vs. the Pilot as well as some great MDX lease specials.

MDX vs. Pilot: The Engine

When you’re driving an SUV through Bridgewater, performance is at the top of many people’s lists and it’s no different when comparing the Honda Pilot vs. the Acura MDX. Either way, you’re getting a standard 3.5L engine, but the performance specs differ slightly between the two vehicles. The Pilot will give you a six-speed automatic, but the MDX offers you a wider range of speeds with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The MDX engine gives you better performance overall with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, compared to the 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque you can expect driving a Pilot. In addition, you’re getting slightly better mileage with the MDX vs. the Pilot, with 20 city/27 highway* on the MDX Standard Package with FWD as it offers a 20 city mpg/27 highway mpg* rating over the Honda Pilot which comes with a 19 city mpg /27 highway mpg rating.

MDX vs. Pilot: Safety

Overall, you’ll find similar safety features in both the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot, like the rearview camera and available blind-spot monitoring. The MDX, however, gives you safety features that you won’t get in the Pilot. Here is a short list of the Acura MDX standard safety features:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

Springfield Acura Is For Smart Drivers

Driving smart in Staten Island doesn’t have to be a challenge. It’s as simple as trusting in Springfield Acura for your next car. We’ve got great model research on the 2020 MDX and sales professionals who always have your needs front and center. Get in touch with us today.

*Based on 2020 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.

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