Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot

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2018 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,200
Invoice
$41,493
Average Price Paid
$41,800
523 listings nationwide

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2017 Honda Pilot
EX
MSRP
$33,180
Invoice
$30,339
Average Price Paid
$30,486
1,071 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis

Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$43,046
Good Price
$40,909
Great Price
$39,687
2017 Honda Pilot
EX
Fair Price
$31,400
Good Price
$29,809
Great Price
$28,899

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2018 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,925
1 listings nationwide

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2017 Honda Pilot
EX
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$33,644
16 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
No Expert Reviews
2017 Honda Pilot
EX
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Honda builds the 2017 Pilot for people who are exactly like me. I’m a parent. I’ve got four kids, two still living in the house, which is located in the suburbs of a major city. I’ve g...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews and User Rankings

User Rankings by Category

Users ranked cars they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Winning categories:
    Winning categories:
      Based on rankings.
      2018 Acura MDX
      FWD
      No User Reviews
      2017 Honda Pilot
      EX
      55
      writes:
      It was, a bit more Smaller up front then the rear was for a Test drive and all.. I can sense the FWD Transfer ...
      Power Ranked 2013 INFINITI QX56 4WD better.
      "Its High output 32 Valve DOHC V8 and the Pilot only has a FWD V-6.... The 400hp QX56 out performs the Pilot any day"
      Family Car Ranked 2013 INFINITI QX56 4WD worse.
      "Its better to Get-in & Out of overall Tall/ Short people. And; I liked the Comfort Dash Controls & it is aimed more to a family w/ more Commuting& w/out Sacrificing the MPG Going w/ the QX56. BUT? Its the HP overall the Safety features/ Cargo Capacity the QX56 has to offer better over the Pilot Vehicle."
      50
      writes:
      Overall did not like it as much the Santa Fe.
      Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD better.
      "Both rows of back seats fold down and give about 115 cubic feet of cargo space which was mote than the Pilot."
      Family Car Ranked 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD better.
      "Overall features were better."
      writes:
      really nice to big fo me it a family car my kids are grown and gone

      Specs

      2018 Acura MDX
      FWD
      2017 Honda Pilot
      EX
      Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
      Drivetrain
      FWD
      FWD
      Fuel Economy, City
      19 MPG
      19 MPG
      Fuel Economy, Highway
      27 MPG
      27 MPG
      Fuel Tank Volume 19.5 gal 19.5 gal
      Engine
      Fuel Type
      Gasoline
      Gasoline
      Power
      290 hp @ 6,200 RPM
      280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
      Torque
      267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
      262 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM
      Cylinders
      6 cylinders
      6 cylinders
      Compression Ratio
      11.5:1
      11.5:1
      Displacement
      3,500 cc
      3,500 cc
      Bore x Stroke
      3.5 in x 3.66 in
      3.5 in x 3.66 in
      Safety
      ABS Brakes Standard Standard
      Driver Airbag Standard Standard
      Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
      Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
      Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
      NHTSA Crash Test Results
      Overall 5 stars 4 stars
      Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
      Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
      Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
      Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
      Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
      Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
      Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
      Comfort and Convenience
      Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
      Air Conditioning Standard Standard
      CD Player Standard --
      Radio Standard Standard
      Power Windows Standard Standard
      Power Door Locks Standard Standard
      Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
      Passenger Power Seats Standard --
      Interior
      Maximum Seating 7 seats 8 seats
      Front Legroom 41.4 in 40.9 in
      Back Legroom 36.6 in 38.4 in
      Payload and Towing
      Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 16.5 cu ft
      Maximum Payload 1,367 lbs 1,471 lbs
      Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
      Exterior
      Length 196.2 in 194.5 in
      Width 77.7 in 78.6 in
      Height 67.4 in 69.8 in
      Wheelbase 111 in 111 in

      Available Options

      2018 Acura MDX
      FWD

      Exterior Colors

      • Basque Red Pearl II
      • Crystal Black Pearl
      • Lunar Silver Metallic
      • Modern Steel Metallic
      • White Diamond Pearl
      2017 Honda Pilot
      EX

      Exterior Colors

      • Black Forest Pearl
      • Crystal Black Pearl
      • Dark Cherry Pearl
      • Lunar Silver Metallic
      • Modern Steel Metallic
      • Obsidian Blue Pearl
      • Steel Sapphire Metallic
      • White Diamond Pearl

      Option Packages

      • Roof Rails
      • Heated Steering Wheel
      • Running Boards
      • Running Boards with Lights
      • Tires: 20" Continental
      • Wheels: 18" Chrome-Look Alloy
      • Wheels: 20" Black Alloy

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