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Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $39,755

Honda Pilot EX-L   
Difference: $11,545

Lowest Total Invoice: $36,415

Honda Pilot EX-L   
Difference: $11,366

The configured Honda Pilot 4dr SUV has a 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The configured Acura MDX 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Honda Pilot and Acura MDX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Honda Pilot EX-L trim is $36,055. The features would cost an additional $2,800. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $39,755.

The base sticker price of the Acura MDX Technology trim is $48,360. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $51,300.

The base sticker price of the Acura MDX Advance trim is $54,400. The features would cost an additional $2,000. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $57,340.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Pilot trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Acura MDX trims is 7. Based on this adjustment, the Acura MDX Technology appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Honda Pilot 4dr SUV has a 280-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The configured Acura MDX 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.5L I6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 9-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Honda Pilot and Acura MDX are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Honda Pilot EX-L trim is $32,961. The features would cost an additional $2,554. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $36,415.

The invoice of the Acura MDX Technology trim is $44,984. The features would cost an additional $1,857. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $47,781.

The invoice of the Acura MDX Advance trim is $50,592. The features would cost an additional $1,857. Including the destination charge of $940, the total price of this trim is $53,389.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Pilot trims is 3. The feature adjusted price of the Acura MDX trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Acura MDX Technology appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201620172017
ModelPilotMDXMDX
TrimEX-LTechnologyAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $36,055 $48,360 $54,400
Base Invoice $32,961 $44,984 $50,592
Honda Sensing 1,000    
AWD 1,800 2,000 2,000
Honda Sensing 912    
AWD 1,642 1,857 1,857
Options (show) (change) 2,800 2,000 2,000
Options (show) (change) 2,554 1,857 1,857
Destination 900 940 940
Total Price $39,755 $51,300 $57,340
Total Invoice $36,415 $47,781 $53,389

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Honda Pilot EX-L
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $7,920
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $7,990
Model Year201620172017
ModelPilotMDXMDX
TrimEX-LTechnologyAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine280hp V6290hp I6290hp I6
TransmissionA6T9T9
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/26 MPG18/26 MPG18/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)225, 7501, 10501, 10
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/60-18245/50-20245/50-20
Total Price$39,755$51,300$57,340
Adjustments for Features0-3,625-7,250
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$39,755$47,675$50,090
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,415
Total Invoice$36,415$47,781$53,389
Adjustments for Features0-3,376-6,750
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$36,415$44,405$46,639
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,234

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Features Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX

Model Year201620172017
ModelPilotMDXMDX
TrimEX-LTechnologyAdvance
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed automatic$1000  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1400$1400
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000$1000
Display key $50$50
Heated steering wheel  $100
Remote window/roof operation $15$15
Sunshades, second row  $125
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual$250  
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power $350$350
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25  
Around view cameras  $500
Automatic braking, low-speed $200$200
Blind spot camera, passenger side$300  
Blind spot warning system $200$200
Knee airbag, driver $100$100
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Obstacle detection, rear  $300
Rear cross-traffic detection $100$100
Rearview camera$200$200 
Wide-view front camera  $150
Wide-view rear camera $0$0
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40  
Class III trailer hitch$250  
Console with shifter$150  
Console without shifter $150$150
Roof rails  $250
Second-row high console  $250
Climate Control and Infotainment 
CD player $125$125
HD radio $50$50
Media drive $15$15
MP3-compatible player $50$50
Navigation system $600$600
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175
Surround sound $250$250
Telematics service, such as OnStar $300$300
Traffic + travel information $25$25
Variable intermittent wipers$75  
Voice control for nav and audio $100$100
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250  
Laminated front side windows $200$200
Rear bumper protector$40  
Skid plate (one)$50  
Wheel-lip moldings$75  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror  $75
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror  $75
Conversation mirror$25  
Fog lights$125 $125
Interior ambient lighting $150$150
LED headlights $1000$1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse $25$25
Power-folding mirrors $50$50
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25
Powertrain 
Automatic start / stop  $150
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls $100$100
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats  $300
Coordinated climate control, front seats  $25
Door sill trim plates $100$100
Heated second row seats  $200
Leather door panel trim  $250
Manual recliner, third row seats$125  
Memory system, driver seat $200$200
Power height adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat $100$100
Wood trim  $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels$350 $350
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200
Suggestive steering$0  
Terrain selector$200  
Total Value of Features$5,980$9,605$13,230
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,625$7,250
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,376-6,750

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Specifications Comparison: Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX

Model Year20162017
ModelPilotMDX
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase111.0 in111.0 in
Length194.5 in196.2 in
Width78.6 in77.2 in
Height69.8 in67.4 in
Curb Weight4,230 lb.4,215 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.5 gal.19.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom40.1 in38.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room62.0 in61.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room59.1 in57.5 in
Row 1 Legroom40.9 in41.4 in
Row 2 Headroom40.2 in38.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room62.0 in59.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room57.3 in57.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.4 in36.6 in
Row 3 Headroom38.9 in35.6 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room57.6 in54.7 in
Row 3 Hip Room44.6 in40.6 in
Row 3 Legroom31.9 in28.1 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
16.5 ft315.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
46.8 ft338.4 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
83.9 ft368.4 ft3

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Option Package Details
Honda Pilot EX-L

Honda Sensing
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Total Requested1650100%
Total Not Requested00%
AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Heated mirrors25Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Active rear differential500Yes
Terrain selector200No
Total Requested55073%
Total Not Requested20027%

Option Package Details
Acura MDX Technology

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Temporary spare tire150Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Active rear differential500Yes
Total Requested675100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Acura MDX Advance

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Temporary spare tire150Yes
Trailer sway control25Yes
Active rear differential500Yes
Total Requested675100%
Total Not Requested00%

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