2019 Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot

2019 Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot
The 2019 Honda Pilot it is a great third-row SUV—but the Acura MDX is a cut above in almost every sense.

Check out this Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot comparison from our Sussman Acura team, and then get in touch with us to schedule your test drive. We’re not far from Lower Southampton Township, Jenkintown, and Abington, Pennsylvania, so getting behind the wheel of your preferred model shouldn’t be a problem.

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Safety for the Entire Squad

It doesn’t matter who’s in your squad—it could be family, it could be friends, or you could be kicking it solo squad. Regardless, you’ll be as safe as possible when you’re out there on the road in the Acura MDX.

2019 Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot

That’s because this 2018 IIHS Top Safety Pick1 offers you so many different available safety technologies:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Vehicle Stability Assist®

This is just the beginning. To learn more about how AcuraWatch™ and other technologies can protect you, talk with one of our teammates. They’d also be happy to tell you all about the Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ body construction of the Acura MDX, engineered to disperse any crash forces.

On the other hand, the Honda Pilot does pretty well in this category, too, as it comes with Honda Sensing®, an almost directly comparable suite of driver-assistive safety features, all focused on your absolute safety.

Read the full 2019 Acura MDX review here!

Room for the Entire Squad, Too

Not only will those family members and friends be safe, but they’ll be pretty darn comfortable, as well. That’s because the 2019 Acura MDX gives everybody plenty of room to stretch their heads, legs, and more.

  • Headroom: 38.1 inches (first row), 38.3 inches (second row), and 35.6 inches (third row)
  • Legroom: 41.4 inches (first row), 36.6 inches (second row, FWD), 28.1 inches (third row)
  • Shoulder Room: 61.1 inches (first row), 59.1 inches (second row), 54.7 inches (third row)
  • Hip Room: 57.5 inches (first row), 57.8 inches (second row), and 40.6 inches (third row)

Fortunately, the 2019 Honda Pilot is pretty similar, giving you a total passenger volume of 152.9 cubic feet. However, you might not always want to hang out with everybody. Sometimes you just need the space for cargo. In the Acura MDX, you’ll have three different cargo configurations at your command: 15.8 cubic feet behind the third row, 43.4 cubic feet behind the second, and 68.4 cubic feet behind the first2.

Efficient Third-Row Luxury SUV

2019 Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot

Last, but certainly not least, the 2019 Acura MDX is amazingly efficient, especially as far as third-row luxury SUVs go. Let’s say that you go with the FWD edition; in that case, you’ll enjoy ratings as high as 20 miles per gallon in the city, 27 miles per gallon on the highway, and 23 miles per gallon combined3. Unfortunately, the 2019 Honda Pilot weighs in at just 19 highway miles per gallon for its 2WD 6AT trims.

Reach Out to Us at Sussman Acura for Your 2019 Acura MDX Test Drive

As soon as you’re ready to experience the 2019 Acura MDX for yourself, there are a few ways to contact us: call us on the phone, chat with us on our website, or stop by from Abington, Jenkintown, or Lower Southampton Township, PA. Either way, we’ll have you behind the wheel in pretty much no time at all.

Contact us to schedule a test drive today!


1 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating for 2019 Acura MDX, vehicle class midsize luxury SUVs. For more details on 2018 Top Safety Pick awards, see www.iihs.org.

2 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.

3 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/conditions (hybrid only) and other factors.

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