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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Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
MSRP
$44,200
Invoice
$41,493
Average Price Paid
$41,108
778 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
MSRP
$35,230
Invoice
$32,208
Average Price Paid
$31,925
1,592 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
$41,930
Good Price
$40,230
Great Price
$39,258
2018 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
Fair Price
$33,085
Good Price
$31,298
Great Price
$30,277

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$45,018
6 listings nationwide

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2018 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$35,709
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Introduced in 2001, the Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that has grown family-friendly with redesigns in 2007 and 2014. Following a 2017 facelift, the 2018 MDX sees only minor updates. Last...

2018 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

Since the its inception in 2003, the Honda Pilot has shared joint duty with the Odyssey minivan as Honda’s resident people-movers. With seating for up to eight people, it remains a cru...

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

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
No User Reviews
2018 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
writes:
Nice car... But, I love the interior not the outside shape of it
Handling Ranked 2018 Toyota RAV4 Limited better.
"The RAV4 drives beautiful effortless."
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Toyota RAV4 Limited better.
"Everything is wireless... Pandora, Google Maps, etc.. phone"
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Toyota Highlander LE Plus AWD worse.
"I liked the larger look outside and cargo set-up behind the rear seats. "

Specs

2018 Acura MDX
FWD
2018 Honda Pilot
EX AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
18 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 --
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 1,603 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs 5,000 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

Option Packages

  • Roof Rails
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Wheel: 20" Berlina Black Alloy
  • Wheel: 20" Dark Chrome-Look Alloy
2018 Honda Pilot
EX AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Forest Pearl
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Deep Scarlet Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl
  • Steel Sapphire Metallic
  • White Diamond Pearl

Option Packages

  • Roof Rails
  • Roof Rails with Cross Bars

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