2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

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2021 Honda Pilot


2020 Acura MDX
$32,250 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$44,400 MSRP


152.9 cubic feet

Total Passenger Volume

132.7 cubic feet
109 cubic feet

Max Cargo Volume

90.9 cubic feet
3,500 pounds

Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

If you’re looking for a new SUV in Bartlett, chances are you’ve thought about one competitive matchup in particular: the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX. But which one should you choose for your commutes and road trips? Bartlett covers pertinent specs and features in our Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison below.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Engines and Price

Arlington drivers expect zippy engines and handling on their SUVs. If you choose the Honda Pilot or the Acura MDX, you’ll receive a standard V6 engine. But a major difference between these two vehicles is the starting price for their excellent standard engines:

  • 2021 Honda Pilot Starting MSRP: $32,250*
  • 2020 Acura MDX Starting MSRP: $44,400

While they have comparable horsepower ratings (280 for the Honda, 290 for the Acura) and the same towing capacity of 3,500 pounds, the Honda Pilot has these exceptional performance specs at a much lower cost to Memphis drivers.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Passenger and Cargo Space

The other important factor any Cordova driver considers when thinking about the Honda Pilot or Acura MDX is the cabin. Does your SUV come with enough space for both passengers and cargo? The Pilot’s 8-passenger capacity is bigger than the 7-passenger capacity on the MDX, but what about the other specs?

2021 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

  • Total Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume, 2nd Row Up: 46.8 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 109 cubic feet

2020 Acura MDX Dimensions:

  • Total Passenger Volume: 132.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume 2nd Row Up: 45.1 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Volume: 90.9 cubic feet

Not only can you fit more passengers into your Pilot, but it can also be converted into a cargo-hauling machine when needed!

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

A great SUV also provides you with technology to help you stay in control when it matters. The 2021 Honda Pilot comes with a standard Honda Sensing® suite of safety features and similar features exist on the MDX. You’ll feel better driving on busy roads with:

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

Test Drive the 2021 Honda Pilot Today!

As you can see, the Acura MDX is an impressive SUV, but the Pilot provides more space and great performance at much less cost to Bartlett drivers. The only way to be sure if it’s the right SUV for you is to get behind the wheel yourself at Wolfchase Honda. Contact us today, and look for the Pilot among our new vehicle specials!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1120 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.

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