Comparison - Acura MDX Technology Package 2018 - vs - Honda Pilot EX-L 2018

General

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2019 Acura MDX | CarGurus Test Drive Review
2019 Acura MDX A-Spec Review - Fresh Exterior, Old Interior
Acura MDX small overlap IIHS crash test
Acura 2017 MDX – Hello Hybrid
2017 Acura MDX commercial
2017 Acura MDX Review
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2016 Honda Pilot - Interior Exterior Review and Road Test
Here's why the 2019 Honda Pilot is Great For Families on Everyman Driver
2017 Honda Pilot EX-L | Road Test & Review
Other Names:

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Also called:

Honda MR-V

Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
52,800
Updated: 
01 Apr 2019
38,660
Updated: 
10 Feb 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
7
8
Transmission: 
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.40gals
19.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
White Diamond Pearl
#DEDDDA
Fathom Blue Pearl
#123969
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247
Color: 
Steel Sapphire
#171F34
Obsidian Blue
#080932
Dark Cherry
#3C0E11
Black Forest
#304830
Crystal Black
#000000
Modern steel
#595959
Lunar Silver
#C4C4C4
White Diamond
#FCFCFB

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid ranked #15 in Luxury Midsize SUVs. Currently the Acura MDX Hybrid has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 16 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Quick acceleration
Agile handling
Good fuel economy

Cons
Rivals are more luxurious inside
Several competitors provide more cargo space

By: 
usnews.com

Full of tech and full of people, the 2019 Acura MDX is a safe—and conservative—pick among family-sized crossover SUVs.

PROS
Agreeable styling
Interesting options
Capable all-wheel drive system
Great standard features
Plenty of room

CONS
Expensive options
Busy transmission
Confusing trim/package choices
A-Spec is all for looks

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Revised calibrations for transmission programming and engine idle-stop system.Advance package-equipped MDXs have continuously variable suspension dampers.New A-Spec variant.The 2019 Acura MDX comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season traction
Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons
Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals
Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does

By: 
edmunds.com

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility has been added to Pilots with the 8-inch touchscreen (EX and above). Otherwise, the Pilot carries over unchanged.

Pros
A versatile, roomy interior with spacious rear seats
Ride is smooth and compliant in most conditions
Better fuel economy than rivals
Multiple clever storage compartments

Cons
Nine-speed automatic transmission lacks refinement
Collision warning and adaptive cruise control are overly sensitive
Third-row access is narrow
Touchscreen interface isn't very intuitive

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2017 Honda Pilot ranks 3 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. Though it’s a little more expensive than other midsize SUVs, its standard V6, roomy cabin, and available active safety features make the 2017 Honda Pilot a smart choice.

Pros
Plush, roomy seats
Adult-friendly third row
Cavernous cargo bay
Great safety scores

Cons
Complicated audio and climate controls

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Honda Pilot is a capable, refined crossover SUV with all the goodness of a minivan, save for the sliding doors.
The Honda Pilot was one of the first big crossovers to completely shun the old SUV idiom. No blocky, bluff styling, no truck-like frame, no rugged low-ratio transfer case or knobby off-road tires. The first Pilot had slim roof pillars, a cushy Civic-like cabin, and lots of seats.

Pros
The boxy look's been banished
Lavish new interior light-years ahead of the old
Better seats, better cargo space
Android interface, lots of ports for plugs
Gas-mileage gains

Cons
Maybe not as distinctive in styling
9-speed automatic can get confused
Blind-spot monitors only on most expensive model
One-touch seats only on EX-L and pricier models

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
289ft-lbs
at 5 000rpm
262ft-lbs
at 4 700rpm
Horsepower: 
321hp
at 6 300rpm
280hp
at 6 000rpm
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
39.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Single overhead cam (SOHC)
Single overhead cam (SOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Power Rear Seat Easy Entry
Adaptive Cruise Control
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Push Button Start
Power Door and Tailgate Locks
Cargo Area Tie-Down Anchors (4 Total)
Cargo Area Bag Hooks
Map Lights (All Rows)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.20in
194.50in
Width: 
77.70in
78.60in
Height: 
67.40in
69.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
7.30in
Front Track: 
66.30in
66.30in
Rear Track: 
66.30in
66.30in
Wheel Base: 
111.00in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.10
39.50
Front Hip Room: 
57.50in
59.10in
Front Leg Room: 
41.40in
40.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
61.10in
62.00in
Rear Head Room: 
38.30
39.90
Rear Hip Room: 
57.80in
57.30in
Rear leg room: 
36.60in
38.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
59.10in
62.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
68.40cu.ft
83.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.00cu.ft
16.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
14.90degrees
18.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
17.40degrees
19.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4471.00lbs
4284.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding with storage center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Leather-Trimmed Interior

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Sliding Sunvisors
Rear Window Defroster with Timer
Rear-Seat Heater Ducts
Cargo Area Light
Hidden Storage Well
Capless Fuel Filler
Conversation Mirror with Sunglasses Holder
Integrated Sunshades (2nd-Row)
Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
10 total speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
501 watts stero output
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
1 Subwoofer(S
225 Watts Stereo Output
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack
225-Watt Audio System with 7 Speakers
8-Inch Display Audio with High-Resolution WVGA (800x480) Electrostatic Touch-Screen and Customizable Feature Settings
SMS Text Message Function
Song by Voice

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Intermittent wipers
Remote sunroof operation
Power glass sunroof
Rear Privacy Glass
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers
Intermittent Rear Window Wiper / Washer
Windshield
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0-In
18
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Painted Alloy Wheels
All Season Tires
Temporary Spare Tire
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
LED headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn signal mirrors
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Airbag Deployment Notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Espresso, leather
#473C38
Color: 
Beige Leather
#958875
Black Leather
#221F22