2019 Honda Pilot

2020 Honda Pilot*

2019 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX*

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

Both the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Acura MDX are great choices to upgrade your Denver commute, but which one has the interior space, safety features, and price that will best suit your needs? Find out in this Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison from Planet Honda.

2020 Honda Pilot


2020 Acura MDX

Starting at $31,550* MSRP


Starting at $44,400 MSRP
8 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers
152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

132.7 cubic feet
109 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

90.9 cubic feet
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Pricing & Performance

When looking at the sticker price, it’s clear that the Honda Pilot is a more budget-friendly choice than the Acura MDX:

2020 Honda Pilot Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $31,550**

2020 Acura MDX Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $44,400

As for performance capabilities, both the Pilot and MDX can deliver V6 power on the roads in and around Lakewood. The Honda comes with a standard 280 hp i-VTEC® V6, while the Acura is powered by a 290 hp i-VTEC® V6. If you are planning on hauling a boat or travel trailer out to Arvada Blunn Reservoir, the MDX and Pilot towing capacity is 3,500 to 5,000 pounds.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Interior Dimensions

A three-row SUV is should have a roomy and versatile cabin space, and both the Pilot interior and MDX interior offer just that:

2020 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 46.8 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 109 cubic feet
  • Standard 2nd and 3rd Row 60/40 split seats

2020 Acura MDX Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 132.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 45.1 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 90.9 cubic feet
  • 50/50-split 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd row

The interior dimensions are very similar between these two SUVs, but for maximum passenger and cargo space, the Pilot is the better choice.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

Arvada families want an SUV that is safe, and with either the Honda Pilot or Acura MDX you’ll enjoy a wide range of advanced safety technologies. Every 2020 Pilot model comes standard with the Honda Sensing® safety suite, and all 2020 MDX trim levels are equipped with the AcuraWatch™ safety package. The safety and diver assist systems offered by both include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System™ (RDMS™)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Tet Drive the Honda Pilot Today at Planet Honda

Review the Pilot safety features, and MPG ratings, and see how this smart SUV matches up against competitors like the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander. Here at Planet Honda we have a great inventory of new Honda PIlot models for you to choose from, and with our new vehicle specials you’re sure to get the budget-friendly price you’re looking for. Why wait? Schedule a test drive today! If you have any questions, or would like more information, please feel free to contact us. If you’re still doing your research, explore other popular models like the Odyssey vs. Sienna!

*2019 model shown

**MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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