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2022 Acura RDX vs. 2022 Honda Pilot Review

Picture of the 2022 Acura RDX

2022 Acura
RDX

MSRP*: $40,600 to $53,300
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Picture of the 2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Honda
Pilot

MSRP*: $38,080 to $51,870
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MPG - City 21 - 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 28 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 82.1 - 83.9 ft3
Engine
  • 272-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 280-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 10-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 272 hp 280 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 500 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 187.4 in 196.5 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 78.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 38.4 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.9 - 40.9 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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. The Acura RDX offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Pilot, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RDX as you will with the Honda Pilot, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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.

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. The Acura RDX is slightly shorter than the Honda Pilot, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Acura RDX has a larger turning radius than the Honda Pilot, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Acura RDX and the Honda Pilot.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Acura RDX transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Honda Pilot.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Acura RDX seats a lot fewer people than the Honda Pilot.