Comparison - Honda Pilot EX-L 2019 - vs - Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2020

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
39,660
Updated: 
16 Apr 2019
$
59,650
Updated: 
02 Aug 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
8
6
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.50gals
19.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
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
Color: 
Majestic Black Pearl
#1C252D
Gunmetal Metallic
#5F5E63
Lunar Silver Metallic
#A9A9A9
Modern Steel Metallic
#616267
Platinum White Pearl
#F4F4F4
Fathom Blue Pearl
#123969
Performance Red Pearl
#971C30
Canyon Bronze Metallic
#6D5247

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2019, the Honda Pilot gets a minor styling update.Smoother-shifting nine-speed transmission.The Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features is now standard for all trims.New tech features, including a revised infotainment touchscreen.

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
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

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Honda Pilot ranked #6 in Midsize SUVs. Currently the Honda Pilot has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Good cargo capacity
Adult-friendly third row
Smooth ride and easy to drive

Cons
Some competitors are more stylish and upscale inside

By: 
usnews.com

Subtle upgrades make the 2019 Honda Pilot a must-see for three-row crossover shoppers.

Pros
Refined V-6 engine
Interior flexibility
Comfortable seats
Rides well
Active safety gear standard

Cons
No hybrid option
9-speed automatic can be jerky
Minivans still work best
Captain’s chairs on Touring, Elite only

By: 
thecarconnection.com

For 2020, the MDX carries over without any changes to its appearance, mechanical components, or available features. The lineup continues to offer a gasoline and gas-electric hybrid model as well as a second-row bench that allows up to seven passengers or captain's chairs that seat up to six. However, Acura did increase the base price of the regular MDX and the Sport Hybrid by $100.

Pros
Entertaining to drive—for a three-row crossover, quick and smooth hybrid powertrain, standard driver assists.

Cons
Unremarkable passenger space, quirky touchscreen setup, options inflate the price.

By: 
usnews.com

The 2020 Acura MDX is a stately three-row family crossover that has aged well.

PROS
Handsome looks
Confident power
Spread-out space
Good efficiency from hybrid
Standard active safety features

CONS
Pricey options packages
Top trims don’t feel quite as luxurious as we’d expect
Third row can be cramped for tall adults
Shallow cargo area

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Acura MDX Hybrid comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual.No significant changes for 2020.

Pros
Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
Excellent all-wheel-drive system allows for sharp handling
Generous interior storage
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
Dual-screen infotainment system can be quite difficult to use
Handoff between all-electric and engine power is clunky

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

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

Engine and Performance

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

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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
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)
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
196.50in
196.20in
Width: 
78.60in
77.70in
Height: 
70.60in
67.40in
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: 
39.50
38.10
Rear Head Room: 
39.90
38.30
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
41.40in
Rear leg room: 
38.40in
35.60in
Front Hip Room: 
59.10in
57.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
62.00in
61.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.30in
57.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
62.00in
59.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
83.80cu.ft
68.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.50cu.ft
15.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.70degrees
14.90degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.80degrees
17.40degrees
Curb Weight: 
4287.00lbs
4486.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
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
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Premium Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Manual Folding Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Reclining rear seats
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding Rear Seatback

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: 
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
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 Subwoofer(S
215 Watts Stereo Output
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
7 Total Speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
11 Total Speakers
1 subwoofer(s)
529 Watts Stereo Output
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

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

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
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: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-collision safety system
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
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)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige Leather
#958875
Black Leather
#221F22
Gray, leather
#868F8E
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#101010
Graystone, leather
#78756F
Parchment, leather
#CFC0A3
Espresso, leather
#473C38