Compare 2017 Honda Pilot vs Acura MDX

2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Acura MDX

2017 Honda Pilot LX 2017 Acura MDX
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  16.5 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
  152.9 cu.ft. 132.7 cu.ft.

2017 Honda Pilot vs 2017 Acura MDX

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Honda and Acura are two vehicle brands that are similar in many ways. From the exterior style to the interior amenities, many vehicles from the Honda brand resemble vehicles from the Acura brand. The Acura brand is a luxury brand while the Honda brand is not considered a luxury brand. The 2017 Acura MDX is a great vehicle that has a lot of interior space and is relatively inexpensive when compared to other luxury SUVs that are from competing companies. However, the 2017 Honda Pilot also offers a lot of interior space and is offered at a lower price when compared to the Acura MDX. Despite the fact that the Acura MDX is a luxury SUV, the 2017 Honda Pilot offers the same upscale feel with a price that is a lot more affordable to most people than the 2017 Acura MDX is.


Pricing is a major factor that you should consider when purchasing an SUV. The Acura brand is known to be a bit more expensive than the Honda brand, since the Acura brand is considered a luxury car brand. The 2017 Honda Pilot is less expensive than the Acura MDX so if price is the main focus, the 2017 Honda Pilot takes the win. It is important to note that the 2017 Acura MDX is not nearly as expensive as many of the other luxury midsize SUVs. Despite this fact, the 2017 Honda Pilot still takes the win as far as pricing goes.


Performance is another factor you should consider when purchasing an SUV. Both the Honda Pilot and the Acura MDX drive like sedan vehicles. Despite the fact that they are both rather large vehicles, the handling and braking are exceptional for the class they are in. The MDX has a powertrain that reaches 290 horsepower while the Honda Pilot reaches horsepower of 280. Although the 2017 Acura MDX does have more power when compared to the 2017 Honda Pilot, the Honda Pilot offers a better base transmission. Although there is a small difference in power, the 2017 Honda Pilot does have a base transmission that is better in quality.


The interior space is a major factor most people look for when purchasing an SUV. The Honda Pilot seats eight passengers while the Acura MDX seats seven passengers. The Honda Pilot has plenty of space for both children and adults in the backseat while the Acura MDX only has sufficient room for children in the back. The interior of the 2017 Honda Pilot actually resembles some luxury SUVs. While the Acura MDX is a luxury SUV, the upscale feel of a luxury SUV is missing as far as interior space goes. Since the 2017 Honda Pilot seats more passengers and has a premium cabin that resembles what can be found in many luxury SUVs, it takes the win in the category of interior space.

If you are searching for an excellent SUV, stop by our dealership and take a look at the 2017 Honda Pilot for yourself. While you are here, you can take the vehicle out for a test drive to see how it compares to the 2017 Acura MDX in the categories of cargo room, pricing, performance, and space.

* 19 city/ 27 highway/ 22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic. 18 city/ 26 highway/ 21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6-speed automatic. 20 city/ 27 highway/ 23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic. 19 city/ 26 highway/ 22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9-speed automatic. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.