2020 Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX SH-AWD Advance Performance Red

SUVs that feature three rows of seats are a great option for families. The Acura MDX and Honda Pilot are two stylish and dependable options, but which one is right for you?

To help families in Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland, NJ, decide, Boardwalk Acura looked at what they have to offer in this 2020 Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot comparison.

Interior Amenities

2020 Acura MDX InteriorThe Acura MDX comes with leather-trimmed sport seats and lots of premium amenities. A 12-way power-adjustable seat and power lumbar support comes standard for both the driver and front passenger. To set the perfect atmosphere for your drive, both Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control and ambient cabin lighting comes standard.

During your drive, you’ll be in control of a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel. To add more class to your cabin, the seats are also available with contrast stitching and perforated Milano leather upholstery.

The Honda Pilot also offers leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, but they don’t come standard. The same is true for ambient lighting and Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control. While power-adjustable front seats are available, they don’t offer as many settings and aren’t offered on the first few trim levels.

Performance & Fuel Economy

The Acura MDX offers an exciting and efficient drive. Under the hood, it features a 3.5L V6 engine that gets up to 290 horsepower. It’s also available with a sporty hybrid powertrain that delivers great fuel economy. It can get up to an EPA-estimated 26 city/27 highway MPG.*

Plus, it’s 3-Motor Hybrid System delivers up to 321 system horsepower.

The Honda Pilot also runs on a 3.5L V6 engine, but it can only get up to 280 horsepower. While it offers an efficient EPA-estimated 19 city/27 highway MPG, it doesn’t offer a hybrid model.

Infotainment System

2020 Acura MDX InteriorIn the midst of all this luxury, the Acura MDX features a cutting-edge infotainment system. A pair of 8-inch screens are available to help you find the fastest route and keep you connected to your smartphone while you drive.

Up top, you’ll be able to get directions and view maps on the Acura Navigation System with 3D view.  The bottom screen comes with lots of smartphone compatibility. Some of the standard features include:

  • Apple CarPlay®
  • Android Auto™
  • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • SMS, MMS Text Message and Email Capabilities

The Honda Pilot doesn’t have the same high-tech dashboard. For starters, it’s only available with one screen. While it offers an SMS Text Message Function, Apple CarPlay®, and Android Auto™, none of those features come standard.

It does include Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®, but the standard system only has a 5-inch LCD screen.

Test Drive a Stylish SUV

Visit Boardwalk Acura to take the sporty and stylish Acura MDX for a test drive. It’s an exciting luxury SUV that offers lots of features and a comfortable ride to families in Egg Harbor, Atlantic City, and Vineland, NJ.

Contact us to learn more about our 2020 Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot or schedule your test drive.

*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.