2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Acura MDX | SUV Comparison
2019 Acura MDX FWD w:Technology Pkg

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Honda Pilot LX 2WD

2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot vs. 2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX


2019 Honda Pilot
3.5L V6


3.5L V6
9-Speed Automatic


6-Speed Automatic

Max Horsepower

267 lb-ft

Max Torque

262 lb-ft
20 mpg**

Max City MPG

17 mpg

Starting to shop for a full-size SUV in the Katy area? Then you’ve probably come across both the 2019 Acura MDX and 2019 Honda Pilot. Both are recognized as excellent vehicles and have the latest in technology, interior features, and performance, but they’ve got their differences. That’s why we’re comparing the MDX vs Pilot to help you settle on right SUV for you.

Safety Features

The 2019 Honda Pilot comes standard with a rearview camera and optional blind-spot monitoring, as well as Honda Sensing, which includes driver assists like lane departure warning and a collision mitigation braking system. The 2019 Acura MDX also offers all those safety features found in the Honda Pilot, plus more.

What sets these SUVs apart is their safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2019 Acura MDX earned a Five-Star rating* in NHTSA frontal crash tests, while the 2019 Honda Pilot earned four stars in the same test.

2019 MDX Surround View Camera

Engine Options and Fuel Economy

Both the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot are equipped with front-wheel drive and a 3.5L V6 engine. The Pilot engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the Acura gets a nine-speed automatic transmission.

The MDX provides more power, delivering 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, compared to the  280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque from the Pilot. The MDX may be more powerful, but it’s also more fuel efficient. The 2019 MDX earns up to an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway,** while the Pilot gets up to 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.

2019 MDX on a snowy road

Luxury Features

The 2019 Acura MDX provides more when it comes to its interior and technology. Sugarland shoppers would have to upgrade to the Honda Pilot Touring or Elite, whereas you get these features with the base 2019 MDX:

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Eight-speaker sound system
  • Sports seats with a premium leather-trimmed interior
  • HomeLink
  • 12-way power front seats
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • 50/50-split third-row seats
  • Up to 90.9 cubic feet of cargo room (vs. 83.9 cubic feet in the Pilot)

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*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.
**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.

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