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2020 Acura MDX****
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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

Safety System

Honda Sensing
20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*

Fuel Efficiency

19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
90.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.9 cubic feet

Have you been taking a closer look at some of the segment-leading three-row SUVs? Although the 2020 Acura MDX is a luxury SUV, while the 2020 Honda Pilot is not, it still makes sense to compare the two. Although you’ll pay more for the Acura, a close comparison of the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX reveals that the latter is giving you a lot more for your money.  Take your Phoenix and Peoria drives to the next level by finding out where the MDX wins out!

MDX vs. Pilot: Performance and Drivetrain Options

Both the 2020 Honda Pilot and the 2020 Acura MDX come standard with a 3.5-Liter V6 engine. Although the MDX engine has been optimized to provide more power, the main difference between the base trims consists in the transmission you’ll find in each model. The Acura MDX gets a 9-speed automatic transmission as a standard feature, while the Pilot starts with a 6-speed automatic.

How do the MDX and the Pilot compare by the numbers? You’ll enjoy 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque in the Acura, but just 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque in the Honda. Both models get an EPA-estimated 27 mpg on the highway*, but with the improved transmission, the MDX wins out by 1 mpg on Scottsdale or streets*.

What if you’re looking at upgrades? Although the Honda Pilot is available with all-wheel drive, only the Acura offers its signature Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ as an available upgrade. For an even more engaging (and more fuel-efficient) drive, upgrade once again with the available Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® and enjoy up to 26 mpg in the city*.

MDX vs. Pilot: Luxury Features

There’s no way around it: the 2020 Acura MDX simply provides a lot more luxury for your daily drives and adventures, even if you’re comparing the Honda Pilot Touring or the Honda Pilot Elite!  Although both models offer a wide array of advanced safety features, standard, the Acura wins out with each of the following highlights:

  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Standard Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™
  • Standard Moonroof
  • Standard Power liftgate
  • Sports seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior
  • 12-way power front seats
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo room (vs. 83.9 in the Pilot)

Get Behind the Wheel of a New Acura MDX Today!

You’ve seen why more and more drivers are comparing the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX, and choosing to drive with Acura! Now, it’s time to see what makes it so special for yourself. Check out our new MDX inventory and schedule your Phoenix test drive today. Still on the hunt for the perfect model? Compare the 2020 Acura MDX vs. RDX to see if you might be happier with the smaller SUV.

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*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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Acura North Scottsdale
Acura North Scottsdale
7007 E. Chauncey Ln
Phoenix, AZ, 85054 United States
(877) 704-2064
Acura North Scottsdale 33.6506319, -111.9289963.