Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX
At first glance, it would appear that the Honda Pilot and the Acura MDX are quite similar. After all, these two sport utility vehicles do share many distinct exterior and design traits. But are they similar in terms of performance specifications and features?
To help drivers near Miami, Doral, and Hialeah find out the answer to that very question, Braman Honda has compared these equally attractive SUVs in the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison below. Take a moment to read through it to see for yourself.
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Honda Pilot vs Acura MDX: Performance Features
These fully capable automobiles are equipped with an available all-wheel drive system to optimize capabilities when taking on adverse road conditions. Best of all, these SUVs come with performance technologies such as Variable Cylinder Management™ and a direct injection system to enhance efficiency.
The main difference when it comes to the performances of these two vehicles is that the Honda Pilot comes with the Eco Assist™ System. This feature can adjust the powertrain to produce a fuel-efficient drive. Unfortunately for the Acura MDX, it doesn’t include the Eco Assist™ System.
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Honda Pilot vs Acura MDX: Interior Technologies
Both the Honda Pilot and the Acura MDX have available infotainment systems that provide access to numerous entertainment features and a navigation system. These SUVs are also home to an impressive rear-seat entertainment system that can play two separate DVDs and other videos on a large screen at the same time.
Another way the Pilot gives everyone a hand when it comes to technology is with its available Wireless Phone Charger that does away with the need to bring any charger cords along for the ride. You’re not going to find a wireless phone charger in the Acura MDX. The Cabin Talk® In-Car PA System is another feature that’s missing inside the MDX. This available Honda Pilot feature makes it easier for you to communicate with your kids no matter where they’re sitting.
Honda Pilot vs Acura MDX: Interior Measurements
Everyone in the Honda Pilot can have a good time enjoying all that technology within a spacious interior. The Pilot can seat a maximum of eight passengers within its three rows and comes with 152.9 cubic feet of passenger volume. Plus, it presents you with generous measurements when it comes to the headroom, legroom, and shoulder room found in each of those rows. Let’s examine what those are now.
In the front row, you and one of your passengers will have the opportunity to make use of 40.1 inches of headroom and 62 inches of shoulder room. Whether they’re your pets, your kids, or the other half of your double date, there’s plenty in store for your passengers in the second row as well. Back there, the headroom comes to 40.2 inches, the legroom is 38.4 inches, and the shoulder room is 62 inches.
This theme of spaciousness and comfort for the Honda Pilot continues as we move on to the third row. It exhibits 38.9 inches of headroom, 31.9 inches of legroom, and 57.6 inches of shoulder room.
Unfortunately, the Acura MDX can only fit up to seven passengers and contains a mere 132.7 cubic feet for its maximum passenger volume. It also doesn’t quite keep up with the sort of wiggle room that the Pilot so proudly boasts. Up front the MDX only offers 38.1 inches of headroom and 61.1 inches of shoulder room.
In the second row, there’s a mere 38.3 inches of headroom and 36.6 inches of legroom. The third row inside the Acura MDX continues to fall short with 35.6 inches of headroom, 28.1 inches of legroom, and 54.7 inches of shoulder room.
Pilot vs MDX: Safety and Security
Whether you’re considering the Honda Pilot and the Acura MDX as a commuter vehicle or a family SUV, you’ll be able to count on either one to help you and everyone on board stay safe on the road ahead. With each, you’ll find available Road Departure Mitigation and a Collision Mitigation System for your security and peace of mind. A Lane Keeping Assist System and Adaptive Cruise Control system are also available in both cars.
On top of that, each car offers Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning. When these technologies sense that you’re in danger of a collision, they’ll activate audible and visual alerts to help you stay safe. Clearly, the Pilot and the MDX are two reassuring motor vehicles.
One useful safety feature that you’ll find in the Pilot and not in the MDX is the Hill Start Assist. This standard safety aid comes in handy after you’ve been parked on the upward-facing side of a hill. When you’re ready to get going again, it kicks into action as you switch your foot from the brake to the gas pedal. When this happens, the Hill Start Assist continues to hold the brakes down for an additional moment to ensure that the vehicle doesn’t roll the wrong way back down the hill.
Should I Pick the Honda Pilot or Acura MDX?
As previously stated, the Honda Pilot and the Acura MDX share a lot of similarities. However, the above comparison makes it quite clear that the Pilot possesses some pretty distinguishing attributes that successfully set it apart and allow it to outshine what the Acura MDX has to offer in the same areas.
Car shoppers who call Miami, Doral, or Hialeah home and would like to get a closer look at these and other Honda Pilot features and capabilities can do so by contacting Braman Honda at your earliest convenience. When you do, we’ll be able to get you all fixed up with a test drive at a day and time that works best for you and your schedule.