Get Directions

1105 Buford Rd, Cumming, GA, 30041
2020 Honda Pilot Transparent

2020 Honda Pilot

2019 Acura MDX Transparent

**2020 Acura MDX

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

Starting at $31,550* MSRP


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
3,500 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

3,500 pounds

If you’re shopping for a versatile SUV that is spacious and equipped with all of the features to keep your family comfortable and entertained, both the 2020 Honda Pilot and 2020 Acura MDX are great choices. However, there are some key differences between the two that you should take into consideration before you buy. In this Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison from Lou Sobh Honda, you’ll have the opportunity to see how these midsize SUVs match up in pricing, interior dimensions, and safety features. Read on to find out which one you’ll be driving home to Alpharetta.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Pricing & Performance

The sticker price is an important consideration for many Dawsonville-area drivers, and the new Honda Pilot proves to be the more budget-friendly option when compared to the Acura MDX:

2020 Honda Pilot Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $31,550*

2020 Acura MDX Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $44,400

Both the Pilot and MDX are powered by a standard V6 engine. The Honda i-VTEC® V6 engine delivers 280 hp, while the Acura i-VTEC® V6 can provide 290 hp. With either the Pilot or MDX you’ll have a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds, which is ideal if you’re planning on hauling a travel trailer or boat out to Shady Grove Campground.

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Interior Dimensions

One of the reasons that Gainesville-area drivers are interested in a three-row SUV is because they want to enjoy a roomy and versatile cabin space, and both the Pilot and MDX offer just that:

2020 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 2nd and 3rd 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 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd row

As you can see the interior dimensions are comparable, but iIf you want the maximum available passenger and cargo volume, you may wish to opt for the Pilot.

2020 Honda Pilot Cockpit

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

Safety is an important concern for Cumming families, and with either the Honda Pilot or Acura MDX you’ll benefit from the latest advanced safety features. All 2020 Pilot models come with the Honda Sensing® safety suite, and all 2020 MDX trims feature the AcuraWatch™ safety package. The safety and diver assist systems offered by both include:

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

Test Drive the Honda Pilot Today at Lou Sobh Honda

Check out our Honda Pilot vs. Toyota Highlander comparison, then explore our new Pilot inventory, and make sure to take a look at our current offers and incentives. Learn more about the Pilot interior, mpg ratings, and the available Honda AWD system, then stop by Lou Sobh Honda to get behind the wheel of an exciting new Honda Pilot today!


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,095.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.**Acura MDX image based on 2019 model
Contact Us
Lou Sobh Honda 34.1764558, -84.1280916.