Three-Row SUV Comparison: 2020 Acura MDX Vs. 2020 Nissan Pathfinder


Montclair, New Jersey, area motorists searching for a new three-row SUV have many options today, but one of the top choices remains a segment favorite: the 2020 Acura MDX. Acura’s stylish MDX is consistently a top-selling three-row luxury SUV, and it’s no wonder why. This premium automobile blends a spacious interior and impressive utility with dynamic performance and high-tech features to deliver the complete package.

With seating for up to seven occupants in its three rows, the 2020 Acura MDX is a bonafide family hauler. Still, it rewards the driver with a performance cockpit and sharp handling that’s unexpected in this vehicle segment. Acura continues to raise the bar for what a three-row luxury SUV can be. This is the plush and athletic mid-size SUV that all others are chasing!

The luxurious new MDX from Acura competes in a crowded segment with not only other luxury SUVs but crossovers like the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. Nissan’s mid-size three-row crossover also boasts 7-passenger seating and a versatile cabin, but it certainly doesn’t offer the driving dynamics or luxury look and feel of the Acura MDX.

SUV shoppers considering luxury models like the Acura MDX may also consider crossover SUVs like the Nissan Pathfinder that offer lower starting prices. However, once you shop and compare these two three-row vehicles and attempt to equip them similarly, you’ll discover that Acura’s 2020 MDX is not only a premium ride, but it’s value-packed, too!

At DCH Montclair Acura of Verona, NJ, we’re confident in pitting the new Acura MDX against anything the competition can muster. We encourage SUV shoppers to compare this top-selling luxury SUV to alternative options like the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder. View our detailed comparison below to get a better idea of how these three-row vehicles stack up against each other.

2020 Acura MDXVS2020 Nissan Pathfinder
Acura MDX
MSRPNissan Pathfinder
Fuel Economy20/27
3.5-liter V6
290 hp
Performance3.5-liter V6
284 hp
3,500 to 5,000 PoundsTowing Capacity6,000 Pounds
AvailableHybrid PowertrainNot Available
6 or 7 PassengersSeating Capacity7 Passengers
90.9 Cubic FeetMaximum Cago Capacity79.5 Cubic Feet
132.7 Cubic FeetPassenger Space154.0 Cubic Feet
Available Features On The MDX
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Leather Interior
  • Acura Navigation System
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • 2nd-Row Command Center
  • Heated 2nd-Row Captain's Chairs
  • Surround-View Camera
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • 10-speaker ELS Studio® Premium Auto System
FeaturesAvailable Features On The Pathfinder
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Temperature Control System
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Intelligent Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Remote Engine Start System
  • Fog lights
  • LED low-beam projector headlights
  • Heated front seats
  • Intelligent Around View® Monitor

Get Into A New MDX With Attractive Lease & Finance Offers

Which edition of the 2020 Acura MDX has caught your attention? Select from three powertrain configurations. The 290-hp V6 can be paired with front-wheel drive or Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™. Then, there are the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD models that couple the automaker’s innovative gas-electric hybrid powertrain with advanced all-wheel drive to deliver enhanced efficiency and performance.

Depending on your desired powertrain, the 2020 MDX offers up to five distinct packages to choose from, including the Advance, Entertainment and striking A-Spec® edition. Contact our Acura specialists or stop by our showroom for more details on each version of this three-row luxury SUV.

We invite Bloomfield, NJ, area SUV shoppers to configure their ideal version of the 2020 Acura MDX online now, then try to match its impressive array of cabin amenities with something in the 2020 Nissan Pathfinder lineup. If you’re looking for a simple family vehicle with three rows of seating, Nissan’s Pathfinder may suit you well. But if you’d like to enjoy a premium driving experience while treating your family and friends to a plush ride, Acura’s 2020 MDX is here for you.

The sales and finance staff at DCH Montclair Acura are eager to assist Newark area motorists with securing competitive pricing, financing and lease offers on their ideal new Acura automobile. Submit an auto loan application or view our latest lease specials to make your goal of driving a premium Acura MDX a reality.