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2023 Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot

2023 Acura MDX                                                              vs.                                                             2023 Honda Pilot
290-hp 3.5L V6                                                     Standard Engine                                               280-hp 3.5L V6
10-speed automatic transmission                        Transmission                                                  CVT
AcuraWatch™                                                          Safety System                                                  Honda Sensing®
19 mpg city/26 mpg highway*                              Fuel Efficiency                                                20 mpg city/27 mpg highway
95.0 cubic feet                                                          Max Cargo Space                                            109.2 cubic feet

When your next trip calls for you to leave the asphalt behind, you need an SUV that expertly combines versatile performance with comfortable amenities and the latest safety technology. Models like the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot are excellent starting points to consider, but only one fits your needs around Grand Prairie. Below, we’ll break down the 2023 Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot size, engine capabilities, and safety systems to help you make an informed decision. If you’re interested in test-driving an Acura MDX for sale near Grand Prairie, contact us at Southview Acura today!

Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot: Engine Specs

While you’ll notice both SUVs have similar engine configurations and fuel economy ratings, you’ll feel a difference in MDX vs. Pilot performance on Fort McMurray roads. The MDX gains the advantage in this comparison by providing drivers with a stronger transmission and greater horsepower to confidently manage the corners and curves of the road. Let’s compare the Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot specs:

2023 Acura MDX specs:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 hp
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway*
  • 5,000 lbs towing capacity

2023 Honda Pilot specs:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • CVT
  • 280 hp
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 20 city mpg/ 27 hwy mpg with 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 5,000 lbs towing capacity

Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot: Safety Technology

No matter which model fits your daily commutes and weekend adventures, both models ensure you’re leaving the dealership with peace of mind. Each SUV comes equipped with a standard suite of driver-assist technology to give you more awareness of the road and help you improve your control and visibility behind the wheel. However, as you compare the safety features, the MDX offers more standard capabilities than the Pilot:


  • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed following capability
  • Forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assistance
  • Multi-angle reversing camera
  • Road Departure Mitigation system
  • Driver monitoring system
  • Traffic-sign recognition system
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Traffic-jam assistance

Honda Sensing®

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping assist
  • Traffic Sign assist

Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot: Size and Interior Dimensions

Ready to rediscover the scenic routes around Sherwood Park with the family? Both the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot come with three rows of seating for up to eight passengers. While the Honda Pilot offers greater storage space at 109.2 cubic feet, the MDX has more than enough space to accommodate up to 95.0 cubic feet of luggage and equipment. As you continue to look inside these vehicles, the luxury Acura MDX provides high-end features that are not found or available at a cost in the Honda Pilot. These features include:

  • AcuraLink®
  • Amazon Alexa Built-in
  • Wireless charging pad (Qi)
  • Sport seats with premium leather trim
  • 12-Way power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • 3rd-Row Access One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In
  • Split-folding 2nd and 3rd-row seats

Explore the other Acura interior features and package options.

Discover the Capabilities of the Acura MDX with Southview Acura!

Ready to take home an Acura MDX for sale in Sherwood Park? Visit our dealership in Edmonton to test drive the luxury SUV today. Explore the capabilities of each 2023 Acura MDX trim level and be sure to take advantage of our available new vehicle specials.