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

With either the Acura MDX or Honda Pilot, Waterbury drivers will enjoy a spacious and comfortable interior and various convenience features to keep you connected and safe wherever you drive. But when you take a closer look, you’ll find that the Honda SUV offers more space for passengers and cargo and additional safety features, all at a more affordable price. Find out which SUV you should drive home in this 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX comparison from Honda of Watertown.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Pricing

Looking at the sticker price of the Pilot vs. MDX, Southbury drivers may be surprised to find that the Honda SUV has an MSRP that starts at $12,150 less than the Acura. That’s a sizable amount of money and will undoubtedly be an important consideration for many SUV buyers.

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

Whether you choose the MDX or Pilot, you’ll get a spacious interior with three rows of seating. But the Pilot interior offers more room for passengers to ride in comfort and more space for everything you need to bring with you. Compare 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

The Acura MDX is equipped with AcuraWatch™, while the Honda Pilot comes with Honda Sensing®. These safety suites feature many of the same driver assist features including Collision Mitigation Braking System, Lane Keeping Assist System, Road Departure Mitigation System, and Adaptive Cruise Control. If you opt for the Pilot however, you’ll benefit from several additional safety features that you won’t find on the MDX. These Pilot features include:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Alerts the driver of posted speed limit signs.
  • Honda LaneWatch™: Shows a large view of the adjacent lane on the Display Audio Touchscreen when activating the right turn signal.
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights: Automatically switches between high and low-beams depending on current driving conditions with AUTO in low-beam mode selected.

Experience the Honda Pilot Today at Honda of Watertown!

Ccontinue your research by reviewing the Pilot MPG ratings and checking out our Pilot vs. Ford Explorer and Pilot vs. Chevy Traverse comparisons, then contact Honda of Watertown to schedule a test drive. We’re certain that you will be impressed with the safety systems, roomy interior, and affordable price of this Honda SUV. To make the Pilot even more budget-friendly, take advantage of our current Honda Pilot lease offers. We want to put you behind the wheel of this capable and well-equipped SUV today!


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.


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