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2019 Acura MDX*

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2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Acura MDX vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

For full-sized SUVs, both the 2019 Acura MDX and 2019 Honda Pilot provide plenty of power as well as upholding their reputation for advanced safety. Compare the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX and you’ll find the MDX interior can give you all the luxe features you want and need in a new family-friendly SUV. See the features that set these models apart and choose the one that’s right for you.

MDX vs. Pilot: Power and Efficiency

Take to Providence streets with the power you need in a new SUV. No matter what you’re looking for in a new model, you’ll find that in the end, the MDX provides you with the power and efficiency you need.

  • Acura MDX: The MDX is built with a 290 hp, 3.5L V6 engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission, exporting 267 lb-ft of torque. On the Warwick roads, the MDX can achieve 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway.**
  • Honda Pilot: The Pilot provides a 3.5L V6 engine as well, but pairs it with a 6-speed automatic transmission, exporting 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. As for fuel efficiency, the Pilot receives 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

MDX vs. Pilot: Interior Features

When it comes to comfort and entertainment, the new 2019 MDX pulls ahead of the competition. The features available on the Pilot are few compared to the amount found on the base trim of the MDX. These MDX interior features include:

  • Sports seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior
  • 12-way power front seats
  • 50/50-split third-row seats
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • HomeLink
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo room (vs. 83.9 in the Pilot)
MDX interior

MDX vs. Pilot: Safety

In the Pilot, you’ll find the standard Honda Sensing suite with features including lane departure warning and a collision mitigation braking system as well as additional safety features like a rearview camera and optional blind spot monitoring. The MDX also provides these safety innovations. When you take a closer look at these models, you’ll see the difference lies in the safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When frontal crash tests were conducted, The Pilot earned four stars, but the MDX earned a full five-star rating.***


Learn More About the MDX at First Acura

If you’re ready to learn more about the new MDX with our MDX vs. RDX comparison, you’re ready for a test drive, or you want to know what your vehicle emergency kit needs, visit First Acura. We can help you pick your favorite color and get you onto the Warwick roads in no time. Contact us today!

* 2018 model shown

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit Model tested with standard side airbags.


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