2022 Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot

2022 Acura MDX vs 2021 Honda Pilot
2022 Acura MDX


2022 Honda Pilot
290-hp 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

280-hp 3.5L V6
10-speed automatic transmission



Safety System

Honda Sensing®
19 mpg city/26 mpg highway*

Fuel Efficiency

20 mpg city/27 mpg highway
95.0 cubic feet

Max Cargo Space

109.2 cubic feet

If you’re looking for a new luxury SUV in the Cherry Hill area, Acura Turnersville is here to help! You might have come across the 2022 Honda Pilot or the 2022 Acura MDX, two excellent models that you can find right now on the market. While they’re both great choices, offering up spacious cabins and powerful performance specs, only one will best suit your driving needs. So, what are the main differences between the Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX? Acura Turnersville has all the details in our comparison guide below!



MDX vs. Pilot: Performance Specs

The Acura MDX and Honda Pilot are both powered by a 3.5L V6 engine; however, you’ll see that the Acura delivers more horsepower and torque, along with a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission. While the Honda Pilot gets slightly better fuel economy, the Acura MDX is the ideal choice for drivers who want to maximize their performance on the Maple Shade roads. Here are the full specs:

2022 Acura MDX specs:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 hp / 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway*

2022 Honda Pilot specs:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • 280 hp / 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 20 city mpg/ 27 hwy mpg

MDX vs. Pilot: Safety Features

Safety features are often one of the first things that drivers look at when picking out a new SUV since many SUVs are designed to be as safe and family-friendly as possible. The Acura MDX and Honda Pilot both come with their own unique safety suite–AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing®, respectively–but the specific features are a bit different. Here’s what you can expect from each SUV:


  • Adaptive cruise control with low-speed following capability
  • Forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking
  • Lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assistance
  • Multi-angle reversing camera
  • Road Departure Mitigation system
  • Driver monitoring system
  • Traffic-sign recognition system
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Traffic-jam assistance

Honda Sensing®

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping assist
  • Traffic Sign Assist

MDX vs. Pilot: Interior Features

The Acura MDX and Honda Pilot are both mid-size SUVs with three rows of seats for up to eight passengers. While the Honda Pilot has the advantage of a bit more cargo space, the Acura MDX comes with a wide range of features and technology inside the cabin that you can’t find on the Honda. These features include:

  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • Siri® Eyes Free
  • Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™
  • AcuraLink®
  • Sport seats with premium leather trim
  • 12-Way power-adjustable driver seat with lumbar support
  • Heated front seats
  • 3rd-Row Access One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In
  • Split-folding 2nd and 3rd-row seats
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control

Find Your Next SUV at Acura Turnersville!

If you’re still stuck deciding between the Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot, why not see how the Acura handles on the road? Just contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Medford, and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time. You can also reach out with any questions, or to learn more about our lineup of new and pre-owned Acura vehicles. For more information on the 2022 Acura MDX, check out our blog posts on the Acura MDX redesign and Acura MDX interior!


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*Based on 2022 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/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.
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