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2019 Honda Pilot

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2020 Acura MDX**

2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

$31,450* MSRP


8 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers
153 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

132.7 cubic feet
109 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Volume

90.9 cubic feet
46.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row

43.4 cubic feet

Auto High-Beam Headlights


Among SUVs with a 3rd row of seats, both the 2019 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX are highly sought after by car-seekers. When doing a 2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX comparison, it’s clear that the Honda Pilot offers Portsmouth commuters more interior space, a fantastic suite of safety features, and a price you’ll love. By the end of this Honda Pilot/Acura MDX side-by-side comparison, you won’t be asking yourself, “Pilot or Acura?” anymore!

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Pricing

The Pilot-Acura difference that immediately pops out first to most people: the price. Even with excellent safety tech and a pleasant amount of cargo space, the Pilot is substantially more affordable than the Acura MDX. And if you want some of Acura’s more advanced features, like the Acura Technology Package, you better bet you’ll pay for it.2019 Honda Pilot Starting MSRP Price

  • Starting MSRP of $31,450*

2020 Acura MDX Starting MSRP Price

  • Starting MSRP of $44,000

Interior Dimensions

The new 2019 Honda Pilot has seating and space to spare, especially when compared to the 2020 Acura MDX. Not only does the Pilot seat more people, but you’ll have room for half the Rochester little league team, or all the gear for your camping trip to White Mountain National Forest.

  • 2019 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: 132.7 cubic feet
    • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 43.4 cubic feet
    • Maximum Cargo Volume: Just over 90 cubic feet
    • 50/50-split 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd row

The little differences between the Pilot and MDX will feel like a world of difference in the right situations. For example, imagine the convenience of the Pilot SUV’s 60/40 split-folding 2nd- and 3rd-row seats—that makes it easier to fit groceries, bikes, and more!

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX Safety Features

At a glance, the Honda Pilot safety features don’t seem all that different than the Acura MDX safety features. But dig deeper, and you’ll realize the superiority of the Honda Sensing® safety suite. Honda Sensing® offers more safety features than AcuraWatch™, something that’ll add a little extra peace of mind on Somersworth roads if you choose the Pilot. Both systems have the following safety features:

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

However, only through Honda Sensing® on the 2019 Honda Pilot will you get access to these advanced safety features:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Notifies the driver of posted speed limit signs
  • Honda LaneWatch™: When signaling right, your Display Audio Touch-Screen will show a large view of that lane
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights: With the AUTO setting selected in low-beam mode, your vehicle will automatically switch between high and low-beams depending on current driving conditions

Honda Sensing® fares well against other competition, too, including Toyota Safe Sense.

Experience the Honda Pilot Difference at Dover Honda Today

Now that you’ve seen the Pilot and Acura side-by-side comparison from our experts, you can peruse the Dover Honda new Honda Pilot for sale stock with confidence. Though if you do continue doing research, you’ll find the Honda Pilot also does well against the Nissan Pathfinder and Toyota Highlander. When you’re ready, schedule a test drive—we can’t wait to see you!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,045.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
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