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Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  15 MDXs, 4.6 months of data per MDX, average 4000 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2015 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  23 MDXs, 9.4 months of data per MDX, average 6700 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2015 Honda Pilot   Join or sign in to vie  
  17 Pilots, 6.7 months of data per Pilot, average 6700 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2014 Acura MDX 30
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  55 MDXs, 8.8 months of data per MDX, average 15100 miles

Redesigned. Much better than a year ago.
2014 Honda Pilot   Join or sign in to vie  
  24 Pilots, 9.8 months of data per Pilot, average 12100 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.

 

2013 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  12 MDXs, 10.7 months of data per MDX, average 27000 miles

* Very small sample size, only visible to members.
2013 Honda Pilot 22
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  32 Pilots, 8.7 months of data per Pilot, average 26500 miles

 

2012 Acura MDX 33
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  45 MDXs, 9.8 months of data per MDX, average 39600 miles
2012 Honda Pilot 18
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 40900 miles

 

2011 Acura MDX 30
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 MDXs, 9.4 months of data per MDX, average 53900 miles
2011 Honda Pilot 27
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 Pilots, 8.4 months of data per Pilot, average 58800 miles

 

2010 Acura MDX 18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  33 MDXs, 8.2 months of data per MDX, average 62700 miles
2010 Honda Pilot 22
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Pilots, 8.7 months of data per Pilot, average 67100 miles

 

2009 Acura MDX 34
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 MDXs, 10.6 months of data per MDX, average 69200 miles
2009 Honda Pilot 36
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 83700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2008 Acura MDX 60
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 MDXs, 8.1 months of data per MDX, average 94900 miles
2008 Honda Pilot 39
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Pilots, 8.4 months of data per Pilot, average 94700 miles

 

2007 Acura MDX 51
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  50 MDXs, 9.3 months of data per MDX, average 95800 miles

First model year of second-generation MDX.
2007 Honda Pilot 36
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 104400 miles

 

2006 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  24 MDXs, 8.7 months of data per MDX, average 111700 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2006 Honda Pilot 52
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  55 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 117500 miles

Refreshed. Common problem with radiator leaks.

 

2005 Acura MDX 24
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 MDXs, 9.1 months of data per MDX, average 142600 miles
2005 Honda Pilot 34
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Pilots, 8.7 months of data per Pilot, average 132300 miles

 

2004 Acura MDX 82
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  31 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 156800 miles

Refreshed for this model year.
2004 Honda Pilot 62
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 150200 miles

 

2003 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  20 MDXs, 8.8 months of data per MDX, average 151300 miles

* Small sample size, only visible to members.
2003 Honda Pilot 94
50% 50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  40 Pilots, 8.6 months of data per Pilot, average 149000 miles

First model year.

 

2002 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  17 MDXs, 8.5 months of data per MDX, average 155000 miles

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2001 Acura MDX   Join or sign in to vie  
  16 MDXs, 9.6 months of data per MDX, average 157300 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 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.
2009 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-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 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Initial fit is not there
2008 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
expecting it to be above average.
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Hve friends who have owned MDX for over 10 years and had no issues
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-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 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
brand reputation, online reviews and ranking
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-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 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
rated highly by Consumer reports
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
trouble free operation over time
Acura MDX Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Multiple trips to shop
2007 4dr SUV 300-horsepower 3.7L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Had to make 4 trips to the dealer for warranty issues in 18 months of ownership.
2003 4dr SUV 260-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed 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 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Personal history & research
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumer reports show excellent reliability, and resale value is high.
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
HOnda just has a good rep
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-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 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-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.
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-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 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
honda quality and resale value.
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Rated highest by CU family member works in maintance and claimed that repairs were very low.
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
very high build quality-although we have a transmission leak.
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Bulletptoof when compared to the majority of the market offerrings.
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.