Black 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot

Charcoal Gray 2019 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX
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2020 Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Honda Pilot
290-hp 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

280-hp 3.5L V6

Safety System

Honda Sensing
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

Manhasset drivers looking for a new full-size SUV that delivers advanced safety innovations and a strong, fuel-efficient performance will want to compare the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX. Use our Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX SUV comparison guide to determine which is best for you and your daily commutes.

MDX vs. Pilot: Engines & Fuel Economy

When it comes to what’s under the hood, you’ll find that both the MDX and Pilot come with standard front-wheel drive and a 3.5L V6 engine. The differences lie in the power output as well as the transmissions. The Pilot engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the MDX gets a more powerful nine-speed automatic transmission.

The MDX also provides more power, delivering 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The Pilot only delivers 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The MDX is also more fuel-efficient on Garden City streets. With its base engine, the MDX earns 20 mpg/city* and 27 mpg/highway.* The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, earns 19 mpg/city and 27 mpg/highway.

MDX vs. Pilot: Safety Features

Though the Honda Pilot comes standard with Honda Sensing, which includes driver assists like lane departure warning and a collision mitigation braking system, you’ll find those features plus features like a rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring standard on the MDX.What sets them apart is safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). While the 2020 models have yet to show results, the 2019 models hold their own. In NHTSA frontal crash tests, the 2019 Acura MDX earned a five-star rating.** The 2019 Honda Pilot earn four stars.

MDX vs. Pilot: Luxury Features

Taking a closer look into the comfort and technology features available in the 2020 Acura MDX interior, you’ll find plenty to keep any Glen Cove drive entertaining and comfortable. The following feature highlights from the Acura MDX interior are either not available in the Honda Pilot, or they cost extra:

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

Find an Acura MDX for Sale at Rallye Acura in Roslyn!

No matter whether you’re looking to learn more about the 2020 Acura MDX colors, interior, and performance, or you’re ready to apply for financing online to drive your favorite new Acura home, contact Rallye Acura. You can even check out more comparisons such as the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX to find the perfect Acura MDX configuration for you! We also offer new vehicle specials so you can save more on a new Acura luxury SUV!

*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.

**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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