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2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

Which is better, the 2020 Honda Pilot or the Acura MDX? On their own, both three-row SUVs look like fantastic choices…but when you put them in a side-by-side comparison, the 2020 Honda Pilot starts to make a compelling argument for itself. In this Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison, you’ll find that the Honda Pilot has the upper hand when it comes to seating capacity and cargo space, and for a significantly more affordable price.

Below, the Tamaroff Honda experts will break down other differences between these two mighty vehicles to ensure that Bloomfield drivers make their next car-buying choice with as much information as possible. If you decide the Pilot is the winner of this matchup, feel free to come by Tamaroff Honda to see our latest Honda Pilot SUVs for sale.

2020 Pilot vs. MDX: Interior Dimensions

If you need enough seating for half the Troy little league team and the family dog, the 8-seat Honda Pilot beats out the 7-seat Acura MDX. That’s not all, the interior of the Pilot is generally roomier, offering more cargo and passenger space in most cases. Compare the Honda Pilot and Acura MDX interior space below:

2020 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 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: Just over 90 cubic feet
  • 50/50-split 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd row

Thanks to the 60/40 split-folding 2nd and 3rd-row seats in the Honda Pilot, you can easily shift your interior to fit whatever cargo you need to transport, from groceries to a bike. You’ll also have more front headroom, shoulder room, and hip room. If you’re looking to tow a pop-up trailer, this is one area where both vehicles come to a tie: the Honda Pilot can tow 3,500 pounds, the same as the MDX.


2020 Pilot vs. MDX: Safety Features

The Honda Pilot and Acura MDX both offer some of the latest safety features and driver-assist tech on the market, the Pilot just happens to do so at a significantly lower price point. Also, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll find that the Honda Sensing® safety suite offers you more safety features for your Farmington Hills drives than AcuraWatch™. Both vehicles offer the following safety features:

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

However, only through Honda Sensing® on the 2020 Honda Pilot will you get access to these advanced safety features:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Notifies the driver of posted speed limit signs.
  • Honda LaneWatch™: When signaling right, your Display Audio Touch-Screen will show a large view of that lane.

Drive the 2020 Pilot at Tamaroff Honda

The Honda Pilot and Acura MDX are neck-and-neck in many respects, and yet the 2020 Honda Pilot is significantly more affordable. On top of that, more passenger space and cargo room will come in handy on Upper Michigan camping trips with the family. If you’re ready to test drive the Honda Pilot on Canton roads, schedule an appointment with us today!