2016 Honda Pilot Touring vs 2016 Acura MDX Base

When it comes to picking out a new vehicle, prospective new car buyers will often take the time to see how their choices compare to one another. Our team here at Garden State Honda wants to make it easier for drivers by providing comparisons of popular choices for all segments. This time we’re turning our attention to Honda’s luxury vehicle division, Acura, to show how it compares to Honda.

The 2016 Honda Pilot Touring model is the highest model available to choose from for the Pilot, and the 2016 Acura MDX Base is the lowest model to choose from for the MDX. The Pilot offers options between front and all-wheel drive, whereas the MDX comes with standard front-wheel drive. Both vehicles have an impressive fuel economy for SUVs with 22 mpg for the combined fuel economy.

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2016 Honda Pilot Touring 2016 Acura MDX Base
3.5-liter V-6 Engine 3.5-liter V-6
16.5 cubic feet Cargo Volume 15 cubic feet
5,000 lbs. Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs.
Standard Fog Lights Not available

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Let’s take a closer look into the specific dimensions of both the 2016 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX. Overall, the Pilot is larger, so it offers more space for both passengers and cargo. Rear seat passengers will notice more legroom in the Pilot than in the MDX. The 2016 Honda Pilot Touring has a passenger volume of 151.7 cubic feet, whereas the Acura MDX Base has 132.2 cubic feet. The Pilot offers seating for eight compared to the MDX that offers seating for just seven passengers.

Turning our attention to exterior and interior features, the Pilot sits on 20-inch alloy wheels, and the MDX rocks 18-inch alloy wheels. Both of the SUVs are set standard with a power moonroof, power liftgate, remote keyless entry, heated exterior mirrors, privacy glass and automatic headlights. It doesn’t stop there. In the cabin, drivers will find memory seats, front heated seats, and a second row split bench seat for convenience. Satellite radio is standard for entertainment, and drivers have the convenience of standard cruise control, rearview cameras and steering wheel-mounted controls. Drivers who choose the Pilot Touring model over the Acura MDX Base will have a standard navigation system, rear sound controls and a roof rack. These features are not available in the MDX.

Those interested in learning more about what the 2016 Honda Pilot has to offer are encouraged to contact our team here at Garden State Honda for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of their next SUV can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.

2016 Honda Pilot front grille
2016 Honda Pilot seating
2016 Honda Pilot storage
2016 Honda Pilot taillights

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