2018 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX***

2018 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot***

2019 Acura MDX vs. 2019 Honda Pilot

Both the 2019 Acura MDX and 2019 Honda Pilot are powerful, safe, and capable full-size SUVs. With plenty of luxury and convenience features compared side-by-side, you’ll find the new Acura MDX is more equipped and ready to provide an exhilarating driving experience around West Hartford. Learn more about what the MDX has to offer by comparing it to the Honda Pilot at Acura of Avon.

MDX vs. Pilot: Engines & Fuel Economy

A 3.5L V6 engine powers both AWD models. The differences are in the power and efficiency. Here’s what each model has to offer your West Hartford commute:

  • Acura MDX
    • 9-speed automatic transmission
    • 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque
    • 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway*
  • Honda Pilot
    • 6-speed automatic transmission
    • 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque
    • 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway
2019 Acura MDX Driving Over a Bridge Front End View

MDX vs. Pilot: Interior Luxuries

Why pay more for a higher-end Pilot trim when you can sit in the lap of luxury in the base trim of the MDX? Hartford drivers can find advanced comfort while remaining connected to the vehicle’s interface. Some features the Acura MDX interior includes are:

  • Sport seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • HomeLink
  • 12-way power front seats
  • 50/50 split third-row seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Up to 90.0 cubic feet of cargo room
2019 Acura MDX Interior Leather Seating


MDX vs. Pilot: Safety Features

The Pilot comes with a rearview camera, optional blind spot monitoring, and Honda Sensing safety technology that includes lane departure warning and a collision mitigation braking system. And while the MDX also provides similar tech, the ratings given by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are in favor of the MDX as this model earned a five-star frontal crash test rating** and the Pilot received one star less.

2019 Acura MDX Driving

Find an Acura MDX for Sale at Acura of Avon

Learn more about the 2019 Acura MDX SUV available colors, safety features, towing capacity, and more with Acura of Avon to see how Acura outperforms Audi and other makers or compare the Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX or MDX vs. RDX. Contact us to get behind the wheel of this high-tech SUV today. And don’t forget to browse our new vehicle specials for a more affordable Acura luxury SUVs. If a sedan is more your style, compare the Acura TLX vs. Honda Accord.

*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 www.safercar.gov. Model tested with standard side airbags.
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