2020 Acura MDX

Acura MDX

2020 Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX vs. 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

Costa Mesa and Tustin customers in the market for a new SUV may have their eyes on models like the 2020 Acura MDX or 2020 Honda Pilot, but which one is right for you? Weir Canyon Acura is here to break down the latest versions of these luxury SUVs in terms of performance, safety, and interior features to help you make the right decision. See which model comes out on top in this MDX vs. Pilot comparison today!

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Engines & Fuel Economy

Performance is key when it comes to a luxury SUV, and while the Pilot and MDX have similar drivetrains and engine configurations, the MDX manages to surpass the Pilot in terms of its transmission, fuel economy, and overall performance. See how the specs for these two models compare below:

2020 Acura MDX

  • Front-wheel drive
  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 hp
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 20 mpg/city* and 27 mpg/highway*

2020 Honda Pilot

  • Front-wheel drive
  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 280 hp
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg/city and 27 mpg/highway

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

Many drivers also want an SUV that can keep them safe no matter if they are around town or away from home. Both models once again come with similar safety systems and driver-assist features like lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking system, a rearview camera, and blind-spot monitoring. But where these vehicles differ is safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). During NHTSA frontal crash tests, the Acura MDX earned a five-star rating**, while the Honda Pilot only earn four stars.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Luxury Features

In addition to performance and safety, drivers also went plenty of the latest technology and comfort features for a truly well-rounded ride. When looking at both models, customers will see that the new MDX offers more features over higher trims like the Honda Pilot Touring and Elite. Take a look and see some of the incredible features you’ll have in the Acura MDX interior:

  • 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 the All-New Acura MDX for Sale at Weir Canyon Acura

After you’ve compared the MDX vs. Pilot for 2020, you can see how the MDX holds its own against other models like the Lexus GX, Acura RDX or BMW X5. Be sure to browse our inventory of new MDX models for sale to find your favorite trim level at a price that suits you best. Contact us today to get the car buying process started and be sure to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Montclair!

*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 www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.

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