2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Acura RDX

If you’re searching for a fullsize SUV, there are plenty of options to choose from in today’s market. If you’ve been debating between a few different vehicles and are at a loss as to which you should choose, we’ve put together a comparison of the 2017 Honda Pilot and the 2017 Acura RDX. While both models are related in the sense that they’re owned by the same company, there are key differences between the two that could alter a final decision.

First - if you’re looking for power - the Honda Pilot and the Acura RDX both deliver impressive numbers with a base, 3.5-liter V6 engine. The Honda Pilot offers only one horsepower more than the Acura, which isn’t a difference that you’ll probably notice. The real differences show up when we look at how much space each model has, as well as which luxury features are included as a standard. If you’re curious to learn more about the models, read on!

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2017 Honda Pilot vs. 2017 Acura RDX
3.5-Liter V6 Base Engine 3.5-Liter V6
280 Horsepower Engine Output 279 Horsepower
16.5 cu.ft. Cargo Capacity 26.1 cu.ft.
Standard Bluetooth Standard

Cargo capacity and technology features

You might be looking into purchasing an SUV so that you can have more space. If that’s the case, both the Honda Pilot and Acura RDX will deliver what you’re looking for. With the seats folded down, the Honda offers more space, but when the seats are in place, the Acura provides more. Depending on what sort of baggage you’re intending to haul, one of these options may work better for you.

Standard technology is not something either Honda or Acura skimps on. Both models are equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology, as well as plenty of other features like keyless ignition.

2017 Honda Pilot side view
2017 Honda Pilot interior
2017 Acura RDX interior
2017 Acura RDX models in sun

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