2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

2021 Honda Pilot


2020 Acura MDX
Starting at $32,250*


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
5,000 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

Deciding whether the Acura MDX or Honda Pilot. Is the best choice for your New London driving needs can be tough. Both SUVs are loaded with convenient features, offer three rows of seating, and come with advanced safety systems. Upon closer inspection, however, you’ll find that the Honda can provide more interior space, is available with additional safety features, and is more affordably priced. Find out more in this 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX comparison from Westbrook Honda.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Pricing

The first thing that Branford drivers will want to know when looking at the MDX or Pilot is the sticker price. Here you will find there is quite a disparity between the two.

The Honda SUV starts with an MSRP that is $12,150 less than the Acura. That’s a pretty significant dollar amount and could be a game-changer for many drivers.

2021 Honda Pilot Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $32,250*

2020 Acura MDX Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $44,400

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Interior Dimensions

You’ll get three rows of seating with either the MDX or Pilot. However, the Pilot interior dimensions, which carry over from last year’s model, provide more room for your passengers, as well as more cargo space for everything you need to bring with you. Check out the Pilot vs. MDX interior dimensions below.

2021 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 second- and third-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 third row and 60/40-split folding second row

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

Both the MDX and Pilot are equipped with brand-specific safety systems, and with either Honda Sensing® or AcuraWatch™, Middletown drivers will benefit from safety and driver assist features such as Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist System. The Pilot, however, offers several additional safety features not available in the MDX. These include:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Alerts the driver of posted speed limit signs
  • Honda LaneWatch™: When switching on the right turn signal, the Display Audio Touch-Screen will show a large view of the adjacent lane
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights: When you select AUTO in low-beam mode, your vehicle will automatically switch between high and low-beams depending on current driving conditions

Test Drive the Honda Pilot Today at Westbrook Honda!

The best way to fully appreciate all that a new Honda Pilot has to offer is to get behind the wheel of this popular SUV today at Westbrook Honda. You’ll find that we offer a variety of financing and lease specials that can make this affordable SUV even more budget-friendly. If you have any questions or would like to set up a test drive, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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


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