Next time you're on the Milledgeville, Eatonton, and Sparta roads, you may want a midsize SUV powering you forward. In this Honda Pilot vs. Acura MDX comparison, you'll have a chance to see two standout vehicles in the segment.

As we let these SUVs go head-to-head, keep one question in mind: Which one is ideal for my daily drive? If you have any questions as you read, just drop us a line at Butler Honda!

Pilot vs MDX: Interior Comfort

Slide inside the 2019 Pilot or MDX, and you'll find many amenities awaiting you. These vehicles both have three rows, and the seating itself is plush and supportive for the drive ahead. The first and second rows of both SUVs are adult-friendly, with plenty of room to stretch out.

However, the Honda SUV has an advantage over the Acura when it comes to the third row. With roughly 32 inches of legroom, the backseat will do for adults in a pinch and is especially spacious for kids. The third row in the MDX is a bit less roomy, with roughly 28 inches of legroom on hand.

Another advantage to the Pilot? Seating capacity. If you need the extra space, it can seat up to eight people inside. The MDX is nearly as capable, though, with seats for up to seven people.

SUV Cargo & Storage Comparison

One benefit of an SUV is the versatile storage space. You never know what you might need to bring along for the ride, and having space to spare can be reassuring.

The Honda Pilot and Acura MDX offer roughly the same amount of space behind their third-rows seats. In the Pilot, you'll find 16.5 cubic feet, while the MDX has 15 cubic feet. For your grocery run or sports gear for the kids, that's plenty of space.

For the heavy-duty items, you can fold down the second- and third-row seatbacks. In this configuration, the Pilot grows its advantage significantly. It offers a cavernous 83.9 cubic feet and will hold furniture and other large cargo. The MDX clocks in below this, with a still-respectable 68.4 cubic feet.

A Compelling Performance

Do the 2019 Pilot and MDX provide enough power to move you with ease? We'd say the answer to that question is a resounding yes: Both run on spirited 3.5-liter V6 engines with more than 260 lb-ft of torque on tap-and upwards of 280 horsepower.

These vehicles offer available all-wheel drive (AWD) for some extra grip when the roads get slippery and wet. With this drivetrain equipped, both can tow up to 5,000 pounds. You can hitch up a small boat or RV and make your way to your favorite relaxation destination!

These SUVs are evenly matched when it comes to performance. Some test drivers have found the Honda SUV a shade quicker off the line, but both deliver smooth rides.

Honda Pilot vs Acura MDX: Which Will You Choose?

As you can see, the 2019 Honda Pilot and Acura MDX are exceptional midsize SUVs. Now that you've read our car comparison, what do you think of these options?

While both deliver the goods across a range of metrics, the Pilot really stands out when it comes to cargo space and cabin roominess. If these are qualities you can't live without, set up a test drive at Butler Honda, our dealer serving Milledgeville, Eatonton, and Sparta!

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