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2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

2021 Honda Pilot

vs.

2020 Acura MDX
$32,250 MSRP*

Starting Price

$44,400 MSRP
8 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers
152.9 cubic feet

Passegner Volume

132.7 cubic feet
83.9 cubic feet

Max. Cargo Volume

68.4 cubic feet
Available

Auto High-Beam Headlights

N/A

When you think about a family SUV, there’s a good chance the Honda Pilot and Acura MDX spring to mind. If you’re deciding between the two models, Metro Honda is here to help you make a decision! Whether you’re looking to compare prices, interior space, or safety features, you can do so in our new Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison below. Find out which SUV is a better fit for you and your family!


MDX or Pilot: Pricing

If you’re like most Bayonne shoppers, the first spec you’ll look at when comparing two or more models is price. You’ll be pleased to learn that the Honda Pilot has a lower starting MSRP than the Acura MDX, which is technically a luxury SUV. So, if you’re interested in upgrading to a higher trim or wish to customize your SUV, you’ll have more wiggle room in terms of price with a Honda Pilot. Compare the Pilot and MDX prices below:2021 Honda Pilot Starting MSRP:

  • Starting MSRP of $32,250*

2020 Acura MDX Starting MSRP: 

  • Starting MSRP of $44,500
2021 Honda Pilot parked on a city street

MDX or Pilot: Interior Dimensions

The Acura MDX and Honda Pilot interiors appeal to Newark families because they’re spacious in the front and rear seats. When you compare the dimensions more closely, however, the Honda Pilot stands out as more accommodating. For starters, it seats eight people vs. seven inside the Acura MDX. Below, you’ll find a quick overview of both models’ interior measurements:

2021 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 8 people
  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 16.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 46.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row: 83.9 cubic feet
  • Standard 2nd and 3rd row 60/40 split seats

2020 Acura MDX Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7 people
  • Passenger Volume: 132.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 15.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 38.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row: 68.4 cubic feet
  • 50/50-split 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd row
2021 Honda Pilot Front Interior and Dashboard

Honda vs. Acura: Safety Features

Both SUVs feature brand-specific safety systems like Honda Sensing® and AcuraWatch™. Driver-assist features, such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System are included in either package. However, when you spring for the Pilot, you’ll gain access to a few features you won’t get on the MDX:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): This feature recognizes posted speed limit signs and alerts the driver.
  • Honda LaneWatch™: When you signal, you’ll see a large view of the lane you’re switching to on the display audio touchscreen.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights: Your Honda Pilot will automatically switch between high- and low-beams to suit your current driving condition when AUTO/low-beam mode is selected.

Step Inside the Honda Pilot at Metro Honda Today!

When you compare the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX, it’s easy to see that the Pilot SUV is less expensive yet offers a more spacious interior and exclusive safety features. Ready to get behind the wheel of a new Honda SUV? Contact us online or give us a call at (201) 369-2308 with any questions or to schedule a test drive. While you’re here, be sure to browse our new vehicles specials for offers on the latest Honda models. Interested in a like-new Honda SUV that is affordably priced and comes with valuable warranty coverage? Check out our certified pre-owned Pilot inventory.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,175.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.


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