Comparing the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Acura MDX

2021 Honda Pilot

vs.

2022 Acura MDX
$32,250* MSRP

Price

$46,900 MSRP
8 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 Passengers
152.9 cubic feet

Passenger Volume

131.1 cubic feet
16.5 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row

16.3 cubic feet
46.8 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row

39.1 cubic feet
83.9 cubic feet

Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row

71.4 cubic feet

If you’ve narrowed down your SUV search to the MDX or Pilot, we’re here to help. While both of these models are popular with Monroe drivers, which one is right for you? In this guide, we compare the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Acura MDX in categories like price, capacity, and feature to help you find the ultimate SUV for your everyday travels. Let’s take a look.

MDX or Pilot: Price

Price is a top concern for many Warwick drivers, and between the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Acura MDX, it’s the Honda Pilot that has the much more budget-friendly price tag. The entry-level Pilot starts at just $32,250* MSRP, which is $12,250 cheaper than the base Acura MDX! In fact, you could upgrade to the luxe Pilot Touring trim level with rear entertainment system and leather-trimmed seating for $43,220* – which is still $3,500 less than the entry-level MDX.

2021 Honda Pilot Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $32,250*

2022 Acura MDX Starting Price

  • Starting MSRP of $46,900

MDX or Pilot: Dimensions

How much space do you need on the Goshen roads? When comparing standard configurations, the Honda Pilot offers more room overall with impressive capabilities and capacities. The Pilot has room for 8 passengers, while the MDX only has room for 7. The Pilot has over 13 extra cubic feet of passenger space, as well as 12 extra cubic feet of cargo space. Take a look at the two below:

2021 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 8 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 152.9 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 16.5 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 46.8 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row: 83.9 cubic feet
  • Standard 2nd and 3rd Row 60/40 split seats

2020 Acura MDX Interior Dimensions

  • Seating Capacity: 7 passengers
  • Passenger Volume: 139.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 16.3 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 39.1 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row: 71.4 cubic feet
  • 50/50-split 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd row

MDX or Pilot: Features

Finally, what about safety? Both lineups offer their own unique safety systems, the Honda Sensing® and AcuraWatch™. Both offer features like Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control. However, the Honda Pilot offers extra protection with both the Honda Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and the Lane Departure Warning (LDW). This provides extra protection against accidental lane drift when compared to the Acura.

Take Your Test Drive in Middletown

You’ve read all about the 2021 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Acura MDX, now which will it be? If you want to experience the Honda Pilot up close, stop by Middletown Honda in Middletown for your test drive. Contact us with any questions and check out our latest Honda Pilot lease deals or buy online!

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $1,120.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.

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