Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot

If a family adventure in Boise, Nampa, and Meridian is calling your name, you need a safe and spacious SUV to answer it. That might be why the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot are on your list. The question is: Which one is better suited to your family’s needs?To help answer that, our team here at Lyle Pearson Acura has created this Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot comparison. Keep reading to see which will be victorious!

Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot: Interior Comfort

Acura MDX InteriorBoth the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot have three rows of seating, so you’ll be able to pack the whole family in for the next road trip. They also come with several amenities that’ll help keep everyone relaxed on drives both short and long.

Both SUVs offer a standard Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control, which will even let the back-seat passengers find their ideal temperature. The Acura MDX, however, goes a little bit further with its available GPS-Linked Climate Control system. It monitors the position of the sun and its impact on the cabin. Then it adjusts the temperature accordingly!

The Pilot and the MDX also offer available heated and ventilated front seats, so you can personalize your comfort further. You’ll have more room to stretch out in the Acura MDX, however, it offers 41.4 inches of legroom up from, while the Pilot only has 40.9 inches.

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MDX vs Pilot: Innovative Safety Features

Having a host of advanced safety technologies at your back will give you more peace of mind when you hit the road with your loved ones. The AcuraWatch™ safety suite comes standard on the Acura MDX. It includes:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System and more!

The Honda Pilot comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite. It includes a wide array of similar features, so whichever SUV you choose you’ll have more confidence behind the wheel.

Finally, both models are constructed using the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body structure. It’s specially designed to absorb and redirect collision force away from the passenger cabin, so your family will be more protected on your next adventure.

Efficient Capability

Acura MDX in SilverIf you decide to take on your next journey behind the wheel of the Acura MDX, you’ll get to keep the fun going. That’s because it boasts an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG1, while the Pilot only manages to get an EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG.

If you really want to maximize efficiency, only the Acura MDX offers a Sport Hybrid configuration. The 3-Motor Hybrid System boasts a combined system horsepower of 321. Plus, it gets an EPA-estimated 26 city/ 27 highway MPG1.

Both SUVs can also be outfitted with an available all-wheel drive system. So, whether you’re taking on a slick road or a rugged path you’ll be able to get the whole family to their destination!

Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot: We Have a Winner!

It’s clear to see that the Acura MDX has the advantage in the comfort and efficiency categories. So, if that’s what you’re looking for in your next SUV, it might be the one for your Boise, Nampa, and Meridian drives.

Schedule a test drive at Lyle Pearson Acura today!

1 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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*Based on model year 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 models only) and other factors.

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