Used 2016 MDX Elite vs 2016 Pilot EX-L or Touring
Wondering what your thoughts are between these two vehicles. Both can be had in the mid $35k range, the MDXs initially depreciate faster than Pilots I guess.
-Better safety tech (low speed follow, blind spot monitoring on all trims, 360 degree camera)
-Nicer interior materials (real wood, nicer leather, etc)
-A bit smaller (less wide) and feels smaller behind the wheel, better handling
-Rough ride? Can anyone comment?
-Less space (not really needed though)
-Crappier dash (two screen setup)
-More space, better third row (emergency third row is all we really need though)
-Option of 6 speed auto on EX-L, though you give up other features and that transmission feels slow unless you hammer the RPMs
-Cheaper materials (feels very utilitarian)
-More cumbersome and worse handling
-Worse warranty (if any left)
My wife prefers the Sorento/Highlander sized vehicles to the really big ones in the three row class.