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2020 Honda Pilot EX-L w:Navi & RES AWD

2020 Honda Pilot

2020 Acura MDX FWD 7-Passenger

2020 Acura MDX

2020 Honda Pilot vs. 2020 Acura MDX

2020 Honda Pilot LX 2WD


2020 Acura MDX FWD
$31,650 MSRP*

Starting Price

$44,500 MSRP
8 passengers

Seating Capacity

7 passengers
3.5L V6 engine


3.5L V6 engine
6-speed automatic transmission


9-speed automatic transmission
3,500 lbs

Towing Capacity

3,500 lbs

Las Cruces, NM drivers have a lot of options when it comes to spacious three-row SUVs. Many car shoppers find themselves comparing the 2020 Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX to determine which is right for them. Both are strong options that allow you to take on Alamagordo, NM roads with power and precision. However, which model pulls ahead of the competition, the MDX or Pilot? Read on to learn more in this detailed Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison from the expert team at Rudolph Honda.

MDX or Pilot: Starting Price and Performance

Many Van Horn drivers are looking for the right mix of price and performance in their next SUV purchase. You’ll find that the Honda Pilot and Acura MDX share specs like their base engine options as well as their standard and available towing capabilities. However, you’ll undoubtedly save more with the significantly lower starting price of the Honda Pilot lineup. Read on to explore the starting MSRP and performance specs for each below:

2020 Honda Pilot LX 2WD: $31,650 MSRP*

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • 280 hp
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard 3,500-lb towing capacity
  • Available 5,000-lb towing capacity

2020 Acura MDX Standard Package FWD: $44,500 MSRP*

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 horsepower
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • Standard 3,500-lb towing capacity
  • Available 5,000-lb towing capacity

MDX or Pilot: Interior Dimensions

With a crossover like the MDX or Pilot, you can seat more passengers than your standard five-passenger SUV. Pulling ahead of the competition, the Pilot comes equipped with customizable 60/40 split-folding 2nd and 3rd-row seats so you can fit a total of eight passengers to come along for the ride. The MDX does come with a 50/50-split 3rd row and 60/40 split-folding 2nd-row seats and can only seat seven passengers. Check out the standard dimensions below:

2020 Honda Pilot Interior Dimensions

  • 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

2020 Acura MDX Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Volume: 132.7 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 3rd Row: 15.0 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 2nd Row: 38.4 cubic feet
  • Cargo Volume Behind 1st Row: 68.4 cubic feet

Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX: Safety Features

To keep passengers safe on Van Horn drives, the Honda Pilot offers additional driver-assist features such as:

  • Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR): Notifies the driver of posted speed limit signs 
  • Honda LaneWatch™: When signaling right, your Display Audio Touch-Screen will show a large view of that lane
  • Auto High-Beam Headlights: With the AUTO setting selected in low-beam mode, your vehicle will automatically switch between high and low-beams depending on current driving conditions

Find the Honda Pilot for Sale at Rudolph Honda

When you compare the 2020 MDX or Pilot, it is clear the Pilot pulls ahead of the competition at a great price point. You’ll have the same findings when you compare the Honda Pilot vs. Hyundai Santa Fe. Plus with Rudolph Honda’s exclusive new vehicle specials, it is easier than ever before to drive off our El Paso lot in your new car.

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

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