Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX

2024 Honda Pilot driving by mountainside
2024 Honda Pilot


2024 Acura MDX
$37,090 MSRP*

Starting Price

$49,850 MSRP

Seating Capacity

111.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

95 cubic feet
285-hp, 3.5L V6 Engine

Standard Engine

290-hp, 3.5L V6 Engine
5,000 pounds

Towing Capacity

5,000 pounds

On the hunt for a family-friendly SUV for your Cincinnati drives? Your research probably narrowed the top two choices to the 2024 Honda Pilot vs. the Acura MDX. Both SUVs offer excellence from bumper to bumper. They are reliable and fuel-efficient. Both have plenty of space for passengers and cargo. You’ll be able to tow a camper, boat, or cargo for your weekend getaways or summer vacations far away from Middletown. The main difference between the Honda Pilot vs. the Acura MDX is the amount of luxury you’ll find in the cabin. 

See what we mean with our comparison between the 2024 Honda Pilot vs. the Acura MDX. You may discover that either the MDX or Pilot deserves to be in your Lebanon driveway depending on your lifestyle. 



MDX or Pilot: Pricing

Price usually stays at the top of your mind when shopping for a new vehicle. In our Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX debate, notice that the 2024 Acura MDX is almost $13,000 more expensive. But there is a specific reason why this is the case and it’s because of the luxury quality. If you’re interested in a cost-effective model, the Honda SUV comes through for your family. If you love luxury, consider the Acura MDX.

MDX or Pilot: Standard Performance

What kind of performance do you want from your chosen SUV? The Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX debate settles this aspect of car shopping. The standard engines for these SUVs are evenly matched in the empower department.

Discover FWD and available AWD, towing capabilities of up to 5,000 pounds on weekend getaways to go along with excellent fuel economy on city streets and highways. See the standard engine specs of the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX here.

2024 Honda Pilot:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 285 horsepower
  • Up to 262 lb-ft of Torque
  • Up to 19 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway**

2024 Acura MDX:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 290 horsepower
  • Up to 267 lb-ft of torque
  • Up to 19 MPG City / 26 MPG Highway

MDX or Pilot: Interior Space

One main reason for Investing in a three-row SUV comes from the cargo volume and passenger space. You want enough room for the people and the stuff! When comparing a new Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX, it’s the Pilot that has more room to stretch out while having space for an additional passenger.

Honda Pilot Interior Space

  • Passenger Capacity: 8
  • Passenger Volume: 158.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume behind the 3rd row: 21.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume behind the 2nd row: 59.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume behind the 1st row: 111.8 cubic feet

Acura MDX Interior Space

  • Passenger Capacity: 7
  • Passenger Volume: 139.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume behind the 3rd row: 18.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume behind the 2nd row: 48.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume behind the 1st row: 95 cubic feet

Even with all of the extra space, you might want some cargo racks and cargo management systems to help organize things in the cabin. Our parts center can see what we have in stock or order something for you. Once we get the accessories, the service team can install them for you. We’re happy to help you personalize your Honda Pilot!

Test Drive a New Honda Pilot for Sale in Monroe

There is one sure way to settle the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX debate. Check out a Honda Pilot for yourself! Contact us to schedule a test drive with our team at Joe Morgan Honda. 


*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,375 destination charge, and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $455 charge for premium colors.

**19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 19 city/25 highway/21 combined mpg rating for non-TrailSport AWD trims. 18 city/23 highway/20 combined mpg rating for TrailSport. Based on 2024 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.


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