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2022 Honda Pilot vs. 2022 Acura MDX

2022 Acura MDX vs. 2022 Honda Pilot
2022 Acura MDX


2022 Honda Pilot
290-hp 3.5L V6

Standard Engine

280-hp 3.5L V6
10-speed automatic transmission



Safety System

Honda Sensing®
290 hp / 267 lb-ft

Standard Engine Power

280 hp / 262 lb-ft
19 MPG city/26 MPG highway*

Fuel Efficiency

20 MPG city/27 MPG highway
95 cubic feet

Cargo Space

109 cubic feet


Looking for a stylish, family-friendly new SUV in the Red Bank area? You might have come across the 2022 Acura MDX or 2022 Honda Pilot. These are both great choices, with impressive performance specs and plenty of trim levels to choose from, but only one will ultimately best suit your unique driving needs. Acura of Ocean is here to help you make an informed decision – check out our guide comparing Honda vs. Acura below!



MDX vs. Pilot: Performance Specs

Both the Acura MDX and Honda Pilot are powered by a 3.5L V6 engine, but their performance specs are slightly different. The Acura MDX outmatches the Honda in terms of horsepower and torque, while the Honda has a slight edge when it comes to fuel economy. The Acura MDX is also powered by a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the Honda Pilot is powered by a 9-speed. Here are the full performance specs:

2022 Acura MDX Performance Specs

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 horsepower
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway*

2022 Honda Pilot Performance Specs

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 9-speed automatic transmission
  • 280 horsepower
  • 262 lb-ft of torque
  • 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway

MDX vs. Pilot: Interior Features

Another important difference in comparing Honda vs. Acura comes in their interior cabins. While both SUVs offer plenty of sophisticated interior features, the Acura MDX takes things to the next level with more speakers, more audio options, larger displays, and more advanced technology such as a WiFi hotspot and wireless smartphone integration. Check out the standard and available features you’ll find inside both SUVs:

2022 Acura MDX Interior Features

  • 9-speaker premium audio system
  • Amazon Alexa built-in
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Bluetooth® streaming audio
  • WiFi hotspot capability
  • 12.3-in HD dual-content center display
  • 12.3-in HD digital instrument cluster
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration

2022 Honda Pilot Interior Features

  • 7-speaker audio system
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • 8-inch infotainment center display
  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration

Discover the 2022 Acura MDX at Acura of Ocean!

Still on the fence deciding between Honda vs. Acura? Check out how the 2022 Acura MDX handles on the road! Contact our office or stop by our dealership to set up a test drive around Asbury Park and we’ll get you behind the wheel in no time. If you’re interested in seeing how the Acura MDX stacks up to other Acura vehicles, be sure to check out our comparison to the 2022 Acura RDX!


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*Based on 2022 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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