2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Acura MDX

SUVs have grown to be iconic among the American public, endearing themselves to drivers far and wide for the versatility and longevity that they all offer. For some, there comes a need for a bit more luxury and comfort to go along with the undying performance, and today we have two vehicles on display that are capable of providing just that. The 2017 Honda Pilot and 2017 Acura MDX have made names for themselves in the industry for their commitment to enjoyment and safety on your drive, but how well do they match up with each other?

The car buying decision is vitally important for you and your family; that’s why at Planet Honda we take such great pride in helping you know as much about the vehicles you’re interested in as possible. Let’s jump in and see what the Pilot and MDX bring to the table!

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2017 Pilot vs 2017 MDX
3.5-liter V6 Engine 3.5-liter V6
280 hp / 262 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 290 hp / 267 lb-ft
Up to 83.9 cubic feet Cargo Volume 90.9 cubic feet
Up to 5,000 pounds Towing capacity 3,500 pounds

2017 Honda Pilot Golden CO

If you’re looking for a classy and confident SUV with innovation to spare, you can’t go wrong with either the 2017 Honda Pilot in Golden CO or the 2017 Acura MDX. They’ll both offer you similar levels of horsepower and torque, and storing all your belongings inside is no problem for either vehicle. However, if you’re looking for an SUV that can offer greater levels of efficiency, safety and technology inside, the Pilot warrants a second look. It can achieve up to 27 highway miles per gallon*, and seven passengers can fit inside, more than what the MDX can offer. Stepping behind the wheel, you can rest assured that your driving experience inside the Pilot will be safe and secure, thanks to the HondaSensing™ suite of driver assistance features, all of which are meant to give you that needed peace of mind. Some of these available innovations include:

  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Many more!

If you’re interested in seeing what else the Pilot is capable of providing for you and your family, feel free to contact our sales team here at Planet Honda. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive and discuss anything you’d like to know. Stop in and see us today!

*Based on 2017 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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