2017 Acura MDX vs the 2017 Honda Pilot Car Comparison

When you're maneuvering around the hilly and picturesque roads throughout the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area, it seems easier when you're in a sleek and stylish SUV. Drivers all across the area have praised the Acura MDX for its impressive abilities and its sophisticated appearance. However, some drivers are more prone to the Honda Pilot and its offerings. So, where do you stand?

If you're uncertain of which vehicle you'd prefer to drive, that's okay-we're here to help you figure that out. In this article, we're going to compare the 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Honda Pilot. We'll focus on what's under the hood along with the technology, entertainment, and safety features. Reading this vehicle comparison will help show you which SUV is right for you.

2017 Acura MDX Engine vs 2017 Honda Pilot Engine

The 2017 Acura MDX and the 2017 Honda Pilot are each equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine. The Acura MDX features a nine-speed automatic transmission, while the Honda Pilot is paired with a six-speed automatic. When it comes to its abilities, the Acura MDX has a slight advantage with its 290 horsepower with 267 lb-ft of torque output. The Honda Pilot, on the other hand, falls a little short with its ability to reach 280 horsepower with 262 lb-ft of torque.

Acura MDX Technology vs. Honda Pilot Technology

In terms of audio delivery, the Acura MDX is outfitted with the eight-speaker Acura Premium Sound System, while the Honda Pilot uses the seven-speaker sound system for its driver's enjoyment. Each vehicle features a CD player with an MP3/WMA playback capability. The Acura MDX also features a three-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio with Advanced Audio Features, which provides you with 150 different listening stations. The Advanced Audio features lets you scan the radio with each song starting from the beginning, and even offers instant replay if you wish to hear the song again.

Safety Features

The Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot are both equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist™. This system will detect wheel slip and provide brake pressure to the affected wheels while sending more torque to the wheels. This will help the vehicle regain control and maintain its path. Both vehicles feature front airbags, side airbag, and side impact airbags, but the Acura MDX even offers a knee airbag for passenger protection.

While both vehicles offer driver-assisting technology, it's the Acura MDX that offers these advanced features at the base level. The Collision Mitigation Braking System™ utilizes sensors to detect when a collision is imminent, even providing slight brake pressure to give the driver more time to intervene. The Adaptive Cruise Control allows Acura MDX drivers to set a speed and distance from the vehicle ahead. This system will maintain that distance even when the driver ahead slows down. 

Learn more about the 2017 Acura MDX by scheduling a test drive with us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, the dealership that proudly serves drivers in the Mission Viejo, Lake Forest, and Aliso Viejo area.


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