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2017 Acura RDX vs. 2016 Honda Pilot Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Pilot than in the Acura RDX, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Acura RDX and the Honda Pilot.

Convenience
The Honda Pilot requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Acura RDX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura RDX is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Pilot. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RDX will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Honda Pilot.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RDX is much slimmer than the Honda Pilot, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura RDX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Honda Pilot.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Acura RDX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Honda Pilot.

Handling
The Acura RDX has the same turning radius as the Honda Pilot, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Honda Pilot is clearly the choice over the Acura RDX for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura RDX and the Honda Pilot.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Acura RDX seats a lot fewer people than the Honda Pilot. The Acura RDX has significantly less cargo capacity than the Honda Pilot.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura RDX than that of the Honda Pilot.

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2017 Acura
RDX

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MSRP*: $35,570 - $43,720

2016 Honda
Pilot

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MSRP*: $30,345 - $46,770
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 3.54%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.77% As low as 4.32%
City MPG: 19 - 20 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 26 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,475 - $41,126 $27,753 - $42,734

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.