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Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX Transparent

Acura MDX

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

Starting at $31,550* MSRP


Starting at $44,400 MSRP
8 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers
152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

132.7 cubic feet
109 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

90.9 cubic feet
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

The 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Acura MDX are both versatile and well-equipped SUVs, and both could meet the needs of Hendersonville-area families. However, there are some differences between the two which you should take into consideration before you buy. This Pilot vs. MDX comparison from Apple Tree Honda will help you determine which SUV is the right choice for you.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Pricing & Performance

The sticker price is often the first thing that SUV shoppers in and around Johnson City will look at. With the 2020 Honda Pilot starting price being $12,850 less than the 2020 Acura MDX, it could be the deciding factor:

2020 Honda Pilot Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $31,550*

2020 Acura MDX Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $44,400

Both the Pilot and MDX come with standard V6 power. The i-VTEC® V6 engine of the Pilot produces up to 280 hp, while the i-VTEC® V6 of the MDX can provide 290 hp. Both SUVs are available with AWD, and offer a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds. If you are planning on hauling a small travel trailer or boat out to Lake James State Park, either of these SUVs are up to the task.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Interior Dimensions

The Honda Pilot and Acura MDX are three-row SUVs, and both offer roomy and comfortable interiors that can easily be configured to optimize space for passengers or cargo. Review the MDX vs. Pilot interior dimensions to find out which is better suited to your needs:.

2020 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 153 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 46.8 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 109 cubic feet
  • Standard 2nd and 3rd Row 60/40 split seats

2020 Acura MDX Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 133 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 45.1 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 90.9 cubic feet
  • 50/50-split 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd row

While the interior dimensions of the Pilot and MDX are similar, you’ll enjoy more overall passenger and cargo capacity with the Honda SUV.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

You want an SUV that is versatile as well as safe for your family, and the with the Pilot and MDX you’ll benefit from a wide array of safety features. All 2020 Pilot trim levels come with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver assist systems, while all 2020 MDX models get the AcuraWatch™ safety package. Both safety suites feature advanced technologies such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation System™ (RDMS™)

Test Drive the Honda Pilot Today

The best way to find out if the Honda Pilot is right for you is to schedule a test drive at Apple Tree Honda. Explore the available Pilot colors and make sure to check out our current new vehicle specials before you stop by our dealership near Asheville. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
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