2018 Honda Pilot vs. 2018 Acura MDX: Worth the Upgrade?

2018 Acura MDX, 2018 Honda Pilot
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Pilot vs MDX: Which 3-Row SUV Is Best for You?

The Honda Pilot and Acura RDX are two popular 3-row SUVs that offer family-friendly features in a well-engineered package. Acura is the luxury arm of Honda, selling upmarket vehicles that may be worth upgrading to if you’re shopping for a new SUV.

The Pilot did not undergo any major changes for 2018. However, the MDX did, getting an updated infotainment system and new standard features.

This slideshow will help you determine whether the 2018 Honda PIlot or 2018 Acura MDX is the better SUV overall based on U.S. News scoring in individual categories. You may notice slight score variations in these categories versus U.S. News reviews. Each category’s score is constantly updated as new expert reviews and data become available.

Read on to find out if it’s worth spending the extra money to upgrade from the Pilot to the MDX.