2022 MDX

Acura MDX

2020 Honda PIlot

Honda Pilot

Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot Comparison Review

290-hp 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

280-hp 3.5L V6
9-speed automatic transmission


6-speed automatic transmission
20 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Fuel Efficiency

19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
132.7 cubic feet

Max Passenger Space

152.9 cubic feet
90.9 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

83.9 cubic feet

A dependable SUV can make all the difference on your Naperville trips whether you’re looking for more capability for your next camping trip or more interior room and features to entertain your passengers. While you may be torn between options like the 2022 Acura MDX for sale or Honda Pilot, which is right for you in terms of performance, cabin space, or luxury features? Compare the new Acura MDX vs. Pilot and then shop our inventory of luxury SUVs available at McGrath Acura of Westmont!

MDX vs Pilot: Engines & Fuel Economy

When you compare the Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot in terms of performance, you’ll find that both feature standard FWD as well as a similar 3.5L engine. They do differ as the Acura MDX engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission that generates 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, while the Honda Pilot engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and is only capable of delivering up to 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. The same can be said when it comes to fuel economy as the new Acura MDX boasts a 20 mpg/city* and 27 mpg/highway* rating while the Honda Pilot earns a 19 mpg/city and 27 mpg/highway rating.

MDX vs Pilot: Interior Space

A crossover should also provide ample interior space for all, and while the Honda Pilot offers a bit more passenger space over the Acura MDX, you’ll have a more versatile cargo room with the Acura MDX cabin to store and protect your belongings thanks to its split-folding seats. See how the interior dimensions for the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot compare below:

  • Acura MDX:

    • Passenger Volume: 132.7 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume behind the 3rd row: 15.8 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume behind the 2nd row: 43.4 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume behind the 1st row: 90.9 cubic feet
  • Honda Pilot:

    • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume behind the 3rd row: 83.9 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume behind the 2nd row: 46.8 cubic feet

Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot: Luxury Features

With a more powerful and spacious ride, Elmhurst crossover or SUV drivers also want plenty of interior features to enhance their commute. That’s why Acura MDX owners will have more advantages thanks to the standard Honda Sensing suits which offer features like lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking system, a rearview camera, and optional blind-spot monitoring, all of which are not available in the Honda Pilot. The Acura MDX interior also offers improved interior tech and amenities which can be seen below:

  • Acura MDX:

    • Eight-speaker sound system
    • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • HomeLink
    • Sports seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior
    • 12-way power front seats
    • 50/50-split third-row seats
    • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Honda Pilot:

    • Leather-Trimmed Seats
    • Heated Front & 2nd-Row Seats
    • Ventilated Front Seats
    • One-Touch 2nd-row Seats
    • Apple CarPlay® Integration / Android Auto™ Integration

Find the Acura MDX for Sale at McGrath Acura of Westmont

Once you’ve had the chance to review the 2022 Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot, you can check out even more helpful vehicle comparisons at McGrath Acura of Westmont to help you find the right luxury model for Downers Grove roads. Browse our online selection of new and pre-owned Acura MDX models for sale to find a luxury SUV package that suits your driving needs. Our finance team at McGrath Acura of Westmont can answer any questions you may have and will break down your leasing and financing options. Contact McGrath Acura of Westmont today for more information and to schedule an appointment at our Acura dealership near Chicago!

*Based on 2020 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.

Why Choose McGrath Acura of Chicago to Buy Your New MDX?

There are many reasons to visit McGrath Acura of Westmont when on the market for a new Acura MDX but below we will highlight the three main ones why you should consider purchasing your next Acura vehicle from our Acura dealership in Westmont, IL.

  1. We are an official Acura dealer. What that means is that we have a large selection of new, CPO, and used Acura MDX cars in the Western suburbs of Chicago and that’s a big deal because you won’t have to waste your weekends driving from one Acura dealership to the next comparing vehicles.
  2. McGrath Acura of Westmont can help you obtain financing for your new Acura MDX. Over the years our Acura dealership has forged strong relationships with local and national financial institutions to help you get an auto loan at terms that make sense for you. All you have to do is either talk with one of our experienced finance specialists at our Acura dealership or fill out a form online and we will do all the legwork for you. Please note that that’s a complimentary service by McGrath Acura of Westmont and you are under no obligation to accept any of the finance offers.
  3. We will make you a fair offer on your current vehicle to save you time and headache. You can sell it yourself but who wants to spend their nights and weekends doing test drives with complete strangers looking for a bargain? All you have to do is fill out a short form on the website. This way you get behind the wheel of your new Acura MDX sooner than later.


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