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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   21 MDXs, 4.4 months of data per MDX, average 3800 miles

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2014 Acura MDX 58 MDXs, 8.0 months of data per MDX, average 10300 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.
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70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2014 Honda Pilot   22 Pilots, 8.5 months of data per Pilot, average 8000 miles

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2013 Acura MDX   14 MDXs, 8.9 months of data per MDX, average 19300 miles

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2013 Honda Pilot 28 Pilots, 8.9 months of data per Pilot, average 20200 miles19
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Acura MDX 40 MDXs, 9.8 months of data per MDX, average 32600 miles22
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2012 Honda Pilot 49 Pilots, 9.4 months of data per Pilot, average 33600 miles21
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Acura MDX 27 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 44200 miles32
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2011 Honda Pilot 45 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 51500 miles36
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Acura MDX 33 MDXs, 9.9 months of data per MDX, average 54000 miles11
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Honda Pilot 28 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 66700 miles29
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Acura MDX   22 MDXs, 10.5 months of data per MDX, average 68500 miles

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2009 Honda Pilot 56 Pilots, 8.5 months of data per Pilot, average 79700 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Acura MDX 48 MDXs, 9.5 months of data per MDX, average 90000 miles53
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2008 Honda Pilot 30 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 91800 miles41
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2007 Acura MDX 53 MDXs, 9.2 months of data per MDX, average 89800 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 38 Pilots, 9.1 months of data per Pilot, average 98300 miles28
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Acura MDX 25 MDXs, 8.4 months of data per MDX, average 104900 miles63
40% 40% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2006 Honda Pilot 54 Pilots, 9.6 months of data per Pilot, average 112100 miles

Refreshed. Common problems with alternator and radiator leaks.
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20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Acura MDX 28 MDXs, 9.0 months of data per MDX, average 137300 miles33
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2005 Honda Pilot 39 Pilots, 9.5 months of data per Pilot, average 131400 miles16
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Acura MDX 28 MDXs, 10.1 months of data per MDX, average 145500 miles

Refreshed for this model year. Past common problem with engine mounts.
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10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2004 Honda Pilot 41 Pilots, 9.6 months of data per Pilot, average 143200 miles58
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Acura MDX 25 MDXs, 7.7 months of data per MDX, average 147500 miles56
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2003 Honda Pilot 42 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 150100 miles

First model year.
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30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2002 Acura MDX   18 MDXs, 9.7 months of data per MDX, average 148100 miles

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2001 Acura MDX   18 MDXs, 8.1 months of data per MDX, average 142700 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
Initial fit is not there
2008 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
expecting it to be above average.
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
Had to make 4 trips to the dealer for warranty issues in 18 months of ownership.
2007 4dr SUV 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
9-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Multiple trips to shop
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
Consumer reports show excellent reliability, and resale value is high.
2011 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
Personal history & research
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.
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.
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.
2008 4dr SUV 280-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
Bulletptoof when compared to the majority of the market offerrings.