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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2015 Acura MDX   23 MDXs, 7.2 months of data per MDX, average 5600 miles

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2015 Honda Pilot   13 Pilots, 4.9 months of data per Pilot, average 5400 miles

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2014 Acura MDX 57 MDXs, 8.1 months of data per MDX, average 12400 miles

Redesigned. Voice control system problem in early cars addressed with revised head unit. Also multiple reports of a grinding noise caused by misaligned drive belt pulleys, a non-functioning rain sensor for wipers, and squeaks.
41
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Honda Pilot 25 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 9400 miles49
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2013 Acura MDX   12 MDXs, 9.6 months of data per MDX, average 23300 miles

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2013 Honda Pilot 28 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 22900 miles19
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Acura MDX 41 MDXs, 9.6 months of data per MDX, average 36300 miles30
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Pilot 49 Pilots, 9.4 months of data per Pilot, average 37400 miles21
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Acura MDX 28 MDXs, 8.3 months of data per MDX, average 48300 miles36
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Pilot 46 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 56900 miles29
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Acura MDX 33 MDXs, 9.3 months of data per MDX, average 58600 miles12
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Pilot 26 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 66100 miles19
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Acura MDX 25 MDXs, 10.5 months of data per MDX, average 68000 miles41
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Honda Pilot 49 Pilots, 8.4 months of data per Pilot, average 82400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Acura MDX 48 MDXs, 8.7 months of data per MDX, average 92800 miles63
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Pilot 28 Pilots, 8.3 months of data per Pilot, average 93900 miles62
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Acura MDX 48 MDXs, 8.6 months of data per MDX, average 91600 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.
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40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Honda Pilot 35 Pilots, 9.9 months of data per Pilot, average 103700 miles35
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Acura MDX 25 MDXs, 8.9 months of data per MDX, average 110800 miles65
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Pilot 53 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 116100 miles

Refreshed. Common problems with alternator and radiator leaks.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Acura MDX 27 MDXs, 8.8 months of data per MDX, average 141100 miles30
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Pilot 37 Pilots, 10.0 months of data per Pilot, average 131200 miles23
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Acura MDX 29 MDXs, 9.1 months of data per MDX, average 152800 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Past common problem with engine mounts.
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50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Pilot 38 Pilots, 9.1 months of data per Pilot, average 146200 miles59
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Acura MDX   21 MDXs, 8.6 months of data per MDX, average 153900 miles

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2003 Honda Pilot 40 Pilots, 8.9 months of data per Pilot, average 149300 miles

First model year.
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40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Acura MDX   16 MDXs, 10.0 months of data per MDX, average 153900 miles

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2001 Acura MDX   18 MDXs, 8.8 months of data per MDX, average 152000 miles

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Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Acura MDX or Honda Pilot reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Acura MDX and Honda Pilot reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot have been recently.

What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Acura MDX

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

Acura MDX Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-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.
2009 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I am not worried about breaking down or about expensive repairs. This is a vehicle I can keep with no worries.
2008 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
expecting it to be above average.
2008 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Initial fit is not there
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Hve friends who have owned MDX for over 10 years and had no issues
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
My last Acura Legend went 262 thousand miles with nothing but oil changes and tires. That is reliability!
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
brand reputation, online reviews and ranking
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
i have owned several acura passenger vehicles and the reliability is unbeatable in my opinion. as it turned out i did have some front end thunks in my MDX. at no time did the dealer ever admit defeat (they all do that) and always made me feel welcome.
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
rated highly by Consumer reports
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
trouble free operation over time
Acura MDX Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Multiple trips to shop
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Had to make 4 trips to the dealer for warranty issues in 18 months of ownership.
2003 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
This SUV is a dog! Engine mounts, transmission, AC, alternator, cooling fan have all failed catastrophically. I will not buy an Acura again
 

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

Honda Pilot Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Personal history & research
2011 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Consumer reports show excellent reliability, and resale value is high.
2009 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
The previous style has been around for 5 years and the results are strong, so the new one should be just as reliable and dependable.
2009 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
honda quality and resale value.
2009 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
HOnda just has a good rep
2009 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Honda offers very reliable vehicles and I know first had as I typically do many of the maintenance items.
2009 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
THis suv is an excellent driving auto. There is a ton of room and perfect for my family of 4. The 3rd row seats are an excellent addition so family and friends can go in one car. THe interior is well thought out and ergonomic. Its an excellent suv.
2008 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Its a Honda, they are always rated very high in all the publications i subscribe to
2008 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Rated highest by CU family member works in maintance and claimed that repairs were very low.
2008 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
very high build quality-although we have a transmission leak.