The 2017 Acura MDX may be a great choice of sporty utility vehicle as it does offer up a great deal. But even with all that it offers it may not be enough for some people and it does look dumb at the side of the Honda Pilot.
The 2017 Acura MDX does offer up a lot of the latest electronic equipment; however it does miss out on some. For instance it doesn’t offer the head-up display which shows information such as speed and local speed limits.
While the Acura MDX Advance, which is the top of the range, comes with Standard and Technology packs it doesn’t offer the luxury feel of say the Volvo XC90 or Audi Q5.
What it does offer is a comfortable ride with plenty of safety equipment, including rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane departure and forward collision. So this leads to the question of what is the biggest difference between the 2017 Acura MDX and the Honda Pilot, which could be classed as being its technological twin.
The Honda Pilot makes the Acura MDX look dumb for one and the Pilot is less expensive than the MDX. Both vehicles offer the same 3.5 litre direct injection 24 valve V6 engine offering 290 horses. Acura did brag about the torque vectoring all-wheel drive but then the system in the Pilot works in just the same way.
While the Acura MDX may be a well-equipped sport utility vehicle the Honda Pilot is better value for money.