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Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 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 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 MDXs, 7.3 months of data per MDX, average 6800 miles
2016 Honda Pilot 30
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Pilots, 5.4 months of data per Pilot, average 4700 miles

 

2015 Acura MDX 17
20.8074534161% 20.8074534161% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 MDXs, 10.4 months of data per MDX, average 10700 miles
2015 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Pilots, 8.7 months of data per Pilot, average 11800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2014 Acura MDX 24
33.4285714286% 33.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 MDXs, 10.2 months of data per MDX, average 21000 miles

Redesigned. Much better than a year ago.
2014 Honda Pilot 40
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 19200 miles

 

2013 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 30600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2013 Honda Pilot 24
25.8620689655% 25.8620689655% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Pilots, 10.6 months of data per Pilot, average 34200 miles

 

2012 Acura MDX 26
25% 25% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 MDXs, 9.9 months of data per MDX, average 45000 miles
2012 Honda Pilot 21
16.0714285714% 16.0714285714% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 48200 miles

 

2011 Acura MDX 45
52.0408163265% 52.0408163265% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 MDXs, 9.5 months of data per MDX, average 60900 miles
2011 Honda Pilot 16
4.69387755102% 4.69387755102% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Pilots, 8.9 months of data per Pilot, average 67400 miles

 

2010 Acura MDX 28
19.5970695971% 19.5970695971% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 MDXs, 8.7 months of data per MDX, average 72900 miles
2010 Honda Pilot 48
48.9010989011% 48.9010989011% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 70400 miles

 

2009 Acura MDX 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 MDXs, 9.2 months of data per MDX, average 74100 miles
2009 Honda Pilot 36
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Pilots, 9.8 months of data per Pilot, average 88200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2008 Acura MDX 68
53.2967032967% 53.2967032967% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 98700 miles
2008 Honda Pilot 35
17.032967033% 17.032967033% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Pilots, 10.2 months of data per Pilot, average 94200 miles

 

2007 Acura MDX 45
25.3246753247% 25.3246753247% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  46 MDXs, 8.7 months of data per MDX, average 99600 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.
2007 Honda Pilot 52
32.5974025974% 32.5974025974% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  37 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 109900 miles

 

2006 Acura MDX 55
33.709273183% 33.709273183% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 119400 miles
2006 Honda Pilot 58
36.7167919799% 36.7167919799% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 124300 miles

Refreshed. Common problem with radiator leaks.

 

2005 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 MDXs, 10.1 months of data per MDX, average 148500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Honda Pilot 44
18.4807256236% 18.4807256236% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 134300 miles

 

2004 Acura MDX 85
51.066098081% 51.066098081% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 MDXs, 9.6 months of data per MDX, average 163000 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2004 Honda Pilot 51
22.0682302772% 22.0682302772% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 146500 miles

 

2003 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 161700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Honda Pilot 116
63.5531135531% 63.5531135531% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 144800 miles

First model year.

 

2002 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 158400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Acura MDX   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 MDXs, 10.0 months of data per MDX, average 164400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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