Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot

2018 Acura MDX in White Diamond Pearl

Our team at Baierl Acura created this Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot SUV comparison because we’re invested in helping our Wexford, Pittsburgh, and Cranberry Township customers to live their best lives. We thoroughly believe that both the 2018 Acura MDX and 2018 Honda Pilot third-row luxury vehicles are practically unmatched around PA, but one does offer more room, power and luxury features than the other.

Cargo Rooms and Passenger Dimensions

One of the most important aspects of the 2018 Acura MDX is its versatile cargo-carrying capabilities:

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

90.9 cubic feet

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

43.4 cubic feet

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

14.9 cubic feet

However, those cargo-carrying capabilities are matched (or perhaps even exceeded) by its passenger-carrying capabilities. This is the type of luxury third-row SUV that allows you and your friends to relax.

Passenger Dimensions

First Row

Second Row

Third Row


38.1 inches

38.3 inches

35.6 inches


41.4 inches

38.5 inches

28.1 inches

Shoulder Room

61.1 inches

59.1 inches

54.7 inches

Hip Room

57.5 inches

57.8 inches

40.6 inches

We’re not so sure if we can say the same about the 2018 Honda Pilot. For instance, in their SUV, you only get 40.9 inches of front legroom to work with. That’s less than what we mentioned above!

Technology Features in the 2018 Acura MDX and the 2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Acura MDX Technology PackageSince we’re dealing with 2018 models for both the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot, you can already guess that they’re both going to be filled to the brim with state-of-the-art technology features.

Here’s an overview of some of Acura’s entertainment and safety tech:

  • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio, Pandora®, Aha™, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, USB Audio Interface
  • 10-Speaker ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with optional Advance Entertainment Package
  • Rear Entertainment System (Compatible with Smartphones, HDMI Devices, and the Xbox One®)
  • AcuraWatch: Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation. These are just some of the systems engineered to keep you safe.

That’s not even counting the Acura Advance Compatibility Engineering™ body, which ensures that your MDX is designed to reduce and disperse any forces that would occur during an unfortunate front crash.

Thankfully for you and your loved ones, the 2018 Honda Pilot also includes a bunch of safety features and systems that are similar to Acura’s Vehicle Stability Assist, Blind Spot Information System, Surround View Camera System, Front & Rear Parking System, and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor.

Compare the Acura MDX in Person

Once you’ve made your choice, if it turns out that you’ve decided to go with the 2018 Acura MDX over the 2018 Honda Pilot (perhaps because it has a 3.5L SH-AWD® powertrain that can kick out up to 290 horsepower), then it’s time to get in touch with us at Baierl Acura. We’ll set you up with a test drive!