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Hey all,

First thing, get yourself an MDX brochure AND a Honda Pilot brochure! Ok, next, look through the brochure to find the "HP/Torque graph". Now, compare the two graphs...you will see something odd!

Just FYI, it was assumed by many (including me) that the Pilot's engine and MDX's are the same, with slightly different tuning. It has the same displacement, compression ratios, and design. However, the biggest difference is that the Pilot's engine uses REGULAR fuel (similar to the new Odyssey's engine). MDX uses premium. On paper, MDX spec shows that the torque is 245 lbs from 3000-5000 RPM. With the Pilot, torque peaks at 4200 (i think).

However, if you look closely, the range from 3000-5000 is very similar in both graphs. Now, look at the torque BELOW 2000 RPM...do you notice anything?? Yes, the MDX torque drops off rather rapidly in comparison to the Pilot's...that is, at low RPM, the Pilot has significantly MORE torque than MDX! :confused:

Am i imagining things?? Do you guys see it too??? Is this a mistake by Honda printing people???

Strange....
 

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2002 vs. 2003

Remember the Pilot is 1/2 year newer.
Lets see what the 2003 MDX has.
 

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I haven't seen that particular graph - but it was my understanding that the Pilot's torque comes from a much lower RPM than the MDX's. Consequentially, an easier to drive / less revvy vehicle.....
 

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Consequentially, an easier to drive / less revvy vehicle.....
Less revvy engine, a good thing for Honda. So uncommonly found in Japanese vehicles.
 

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I read a few reviews that pointed the same thing out. I guess the Honda guys did some changes with the intake minifold on the pilot.

Low end torque is a beautiful thing! Flat torque curves give me goosebumps! You brag about HP, but we drive torque.

BTW, my other car is a 2001 VW Golf TDI. Its only got 90 HP under the hood, but it delivers peak torque at 2000 rpm! Great for those pesky On ramps and standing starts! Diesel Rules!
 
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