2007 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
After owning a Honda Pilot and an Acura CL type S, I am a Honda fan. My confidence is being tested with tranny issues on the CL, but we absolutely loved our Pilot. The MDX is a step up at every level. The navigation system, initially appearing complex, is easy to use and very informative once you get the hang of it. The build quality is very good with a few minor issues (one being a ding in the quarter panel when we went to pick up the car). Power is just fine for a vehicle this size, and the interior is wonderful. If we experience the same reliability as we did on our 2003 Pilot, we will be very happy campers.
Nav, 4 heated seats, interior design and quality of materials (except for nav hard plastic buttons), very refined and quiet ride.
Bodyside molding, auto dimming mirror and keyless start should be standard (Mazda CX-9 has keyless start). Touchscreen nav may also be nice. The Pilot had more interior storage compartments. Pilot also took regular grade gas and achieved the same performance/MPG as the current 3.7 engine.