Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,500
Invoice
$41,774
Average Price Paid
$37,636
1,475 listings nationwide

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2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
MSRP
$49,920
Invoice
$45,607
Average Price Paid
$45,930
1,021 listings nationwide

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

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Fair Price
$39,403
Good Price
$36,627
Great Price
$35,039
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
Fair Price
$47,667
Good Price
$44,928
Great Price
$43,362

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,298
54 listings nationwide

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2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$50,138
3 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Acura MDX, a premium 3-row crossover, is similar to the Buick Enclave, Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX L. The MDX is among the oldest vehicles in that class, having arrived for 2014. It...

2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
GeeDubya16 writes:
Sporty appearance with roomy interior especially for just two people with no kids or pets.
Power Ranked 2015 INFINITI Q50 3.7 Premium AWD better.
"More horsepower and torque."
Family Car Ranked 2015 INFINITI Q50 3.7 Premium AWD worse.
"More available seating in the MDX."
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GuruHGT79 writes:
Purchased after testing other luxury brands. Bought for style, ride, comfort and value. An excellent traveling...
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Seats fit around you with just enough padding to be comfortable on a long drive. BMW is an excellent car but not quite up to Acura standard."
Family Car Ranked 2020 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Three row seating with room in the back and storage underneath. Even third row is reasonably comfortable whereas some 3rd row models not so much. "
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Guru6Q56S writes:
great
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2020 Acura MDX
FWD
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
20 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
27 MPG
26 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 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 Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 7 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 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,336 lbs 1,521 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 196.2 in 196.5 in
Width 77.7 in 78.6 in
Height 67.4 in 70.6 in
Wheelbase 111 in 111 in

Available Options

2020 Acura MDX
FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Majestic Black Pearl
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Performance Red Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
2021 Honda Pilot
Black Edition AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl

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