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2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX | Compare SUVs | Speedcraft Acura
Black 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Acura MDX

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2020 Honda Pilot****
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2020 Acura MDX vs. 2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX


2020 Honda Pilot
290-hp 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

280-hp 3.5L V6
9-speed automatic transmission


6-speed automatic transmission

Safety System

Honda Sensing
20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*

Fuel Efficiency

19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
132.7 cubic feet

Max Passenger Space

152.9 cubic feet
90.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.9 cubic feet

A full size SUV can provide more support on the jobsite and plenty of benefits when you’re on your next adventure. That’s why Providence and Coventry drivers looking for their next ride may be deciding between stellar options like the 2020 Honda Pilot or 2020 Acura MDX. Each comes with their own set of promising performance, safety, and interior features, but only one can be right for you. Compare the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX with the help of the auto professionals at Speedcraft Acura.

MDX vs. Pilot: Engines & Fuel Economy

A strong performance can be the deciding factor when choosing your next SUV. No matter which model you choose, you can enjoy standard front-wheel drive and a 3.5L engine, however there are some differences when it comes to performance specs. The Pilot engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, however, when you opt for the MDX you’ll have access to a much more powerful nine-speed automatic transmission. The larger mechanical specs of the MDX also result in a better overall performance, as it delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, while the Pilot engine only generates 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The MDX also beats out the Honda in terms of fuel efficiency as its boasts a MDX earns 20 mpg city/27 mpg hwy* ratings, while the Honda Pilot has only earned a 19 mpg city/27 mpg hwy rating.

MDX vs. Pilot: Safety and Driver Assist Features

No matter which SUV you choose, you can find similar safety features in the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot such as rearview camera and optional blind-spot monitoring. But that’s not all as the MDX comes with additional safety and driver assist features to offer more visibility and awareness on the road. Take a look at the Acura MDX standard safety features below:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping Assist System
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights

MDX vs. Pilot: Luxury Interior Features

When you step inside the interior of your sedan, you want to be as comfortable and connected as possible. While the Honda Pilot interior is surely packed with features to provide an enjoyable ride, it simply does not match the elegance and luxury of the Acura MDX cabin. Check out the standard interior features you can enjoy in the Acura MDX below:

  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HomeLink
  • Sports seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior
  • 12-way power front seats
  • 50/50-split third-row seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo room (vs. 83.9 in the Pilot)

Take the Acura MDX and More Luxury SUVs for a Test Drive

Now that you’ve compared the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX, you can see how the MDX compares to other models when you make your way over to Speedcraft Acura and get a closer look at this luxury SUV in person. We have a great selection of new Acura MDX models for sale and our MDX special offers to meet your needs and our finance team can help you get the car buying or leasing process started. Contact us today to schedule a test drive at our dealership near Wakefield and Cranston!

*Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.
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