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Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Acura MDX 25
43.5064935065% 43.5064935065% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 MDXs, 7.8 months of data per MDX, average 8500 miles
2016 Honda Pilot 45
95.4545454545% 95.4545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Pilots, 7.0 months of data per Pilot, average 6300 miles

Redesigned for this model year. Common problems with trim, including a piece of the roof rack that becomes detached.

 

2015 Acura MDX 22
30.9523809524% 30.9523809524% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 MDXs, 10.3 months of data per MDX, average 12600 miles
2015 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Pilots, 9.8 months of data per Pilot, average 15500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Acura MDX 23
31.1428571429% 31.1428571429% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 MDXs, 9.8 months of data per MDX, average 24500 miles

Redesigned. Much better than a year ago.
2014 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Pilots, 8.9 months of data per Pilot, average 21800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2013 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MDXs, 9.4 months of data per MDX, average 33400 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Honda Pilot 21
19.9507389163% 19.9507389163% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Pilots, 10.2 months of data per Pilot, average 37100 miles

 

2012 Acura MDX 25
24.6543778802% 24.6543778802% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 MDXs, 10.0 months of data per MDX, average 47800 miles
2012 Honda Pilot 25
24.6543778802% 24.6543778802% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 50700 miles

 

2011 Acura MDX 35
34.126984127% 34.126984127% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 MDXs, 8.3 months of data per MDX, average 64400 miles
2011 Honda Pilot 18
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Pilots, 9.7 months of data per Pilot, average 71600 miles

 

2010 Acura MDX 25
15.2014652015% 15.2014652015% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 MDXs, 9.5 months of data per MDX, average 75000 miles
2010 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 75400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 79200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Honda Pilot 41
24.5098039216% 24.5098039216% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 90500 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2008 Acura MDX 73
58.7912087912% 58.7912087912% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 MDXs, 9.9 months of data per MDX, average 101800 miles
2008 Honda Pilot 24
4.94505494505% 4.94505494505% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 96700 miles

 

2007 Acura MDX 54
30.8716707022% 30.8716707022% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 100700 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.
2007 Honda Pilot 52
28.9346246973% 28.9346246973% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 114900 miles

 

2006 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 MDXs, 9.0 months of data per MDX, average 121300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Honda Pilot 51
31.5584415584% 31.5584415584% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Pilots, 10.4 months of data per Pilot, average 126200 miles

Refreshed. Common problem with radiator leaks.

 

2005 Acura MDX 68
36.5671641791% 36.5671641791% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 MDXs, 7.9 months of data per MDX, average 151700 miles
2005 Honda Pilot 55
25.4797441365% 25.4797441365% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Pilots, 9.7 months of data per Pilot, average 134700 miles

 

2004 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 169300 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Honda Pilot 57
27.9220779221% 27.9220779221% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 145400 miles

 

2003 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MDXs, 8.2 months of data per MDX, average 168000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Honda Pilot 82
37.8842676311% 37.8842676311% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Pilots, 8.5 months of data per Pilot, average 141500 miles

First model year.

 

2002 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 MDXs, 11.5 months of data per MDX, average 156500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 MDXs, 10.2 months of data per MDX, average 166000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Acura MDX

2015 Acura MDX Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
We've owned several Acura's over the past 13 years, this is the first SUV. The past has proven their reliability as long as you maintain them. I mean the basic prescribed routine care every 5,000 miles. I've driven many different American made vehicles supplied by my Company over the span of the last 35 years and none can compare with how Acura's hold up or perform, even with the same routine care and still offer the resale value that they do. full 2012 Acura MDX review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearComment
2016 Since it's so new, the 2016 Honda Pilot's reliability is not yet known. But the related Acura MDX has been glitchy, and car owners have been complaining about the nine-speed automatic employed in the Touring and Elite in a number of different cars. In contrast, the Toyota Highlander has a proven record, making it a safer bet. full 2016 Honda Pilot review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Honda Pilot

2015 Honda Pilot Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
We had owned a Honda Accord and a Honda CRV previously, and so we expected this Pilot to be as well built and trouble free. Not so. We've had multiple problems with the HVAC system. For example, the a/c turns itself on despite manual override. The color of the bumper is aging differently (yellowing) compared to the body. Motors in the side-view mirrors have repeatedly failed. full 2012 Honda Pilot review