4th Gen intro 2022 onward
Review 2020

Acura MDX (2017-2020)

  • Sold in the USA = 2017-2020
  • 3rd Generation Facelift
  • Status = 3rd Gen Discontinued (4th introduced 2022 onward)

Acura MDX Price in the USA in 2020

MDX AWD 6 Passenger Starts at $54,525
MDX FWD 6 Passenger Starts at $57,275
MDX SH AWD 7 Passenger Starts at $45,525
MDX SH AWD 7 Passenger Starts at $47,525

Acura’s MDX is a well-known three-row luxury mid-size crossover introduced by Honda in Japan and Australia in 2000 when the first generation was imported throughout the world as well. Today the third generation of MDX has got much fame in the automobile industry with its V6 direct-injected Variable Cylinder Management engine. It made its way into the United States automobile markets too and managed a sale of 51,512 units in 2018 in the United States. According to an iSeeCars study, the 2019 MDX was declared as the longest-keeping luxury vehicle by its owners. It is ranked number nine among luxury midsize SUVs.

 The 2019 model of Acura MDX has been redesigned/facelifted with lots of technological features, offers good gas mileage because it is good fuel economy, has composed handling, and most specifically all these features are available at a very low price. It is a combination of quality and value. Two trims are available in Acura MDX’s latest model; one is the base model while the other one is a hybrid model. The hybrid model has more advanced technology with the all-wheel drive system, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and leather front seats. It has been cleared from all crash tests done by various IIHS and NHTSA by providing lane keeping assistance system, collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, airbags, and automatic emergency braking system.

Engine and performance of Acura MDX:

The base trim is powered by a V6 3.5 liters engine generating a horsepower of 321bhp and torque of 289lb-ft and offering a nine-speed automatic transmission. The acceleration of MDX is very quick and confident, it can accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in just 6.9 seconds. The braking system of Acura MDX is very smooth and light as it requires 121 to stop from sixty miles per hour. There are three driving modes available in the steering wheel; the normal mode which maintains a balance between precise and feeling light, the Sports mode which is best chosen when driving on highways and the Comfort mode which is extra light and easy to handle.


 The off-road capabilities of the Acura MDX is also very remarkable because of its all-wheel driving system and it can drive in all type of extreme weather conditions. The hybrid version of MDX is powered by three liter V6 engine and 3 motor hybrid system. One electric motor powers the front wheels while the other two motors power the rear wheels. It can hit sixty miles in just 5.7 seconds and offers a maximum speed of 143 miles per hour. Overall the hybrid model has excellent performance at an affordable price. It offers a mileage of 25mpg in the city and 28mpg on highways.

Exterior and interior features of Acura MDX:

The 2019 model has been restyled with eye-catching twenty inches wide wheels that are gray metallic and machine-finished. The Jewel Eye LED headlights with LED daytime running lights on the front are the beauty of the car. The chrome grille on the front has an A badge on Acura encrypted on it while the back has illuminated LED tail lights. The Advance package also gives you the facility of LED fog lights, roof rails, and body-colored lower trim. Eight exterior color options are available in Acura MDX consisting of black pearl, bronze metallic, silver metallic, gunmetal metallic, fathom blue pearl, modern steel metallic, white diamond, and red pearl colors. MDX is 196.2 inches in length, 67.4 inches in height, and 77.7 inches in width and has a ground clearance of 7.3 inches.





 The interior of the Acura MDX is as attractive as the exterior with appealing features. MDX offers a seating capacity of seven passengers. The driving position is adjustable and the steering wheel consists of power tilt telescopic adjustment in it. It is a very spacious car with generous legroom and shoulder room for passengers. Acura MDX offers four packages to its customers including a technology package, an A-Spec package, Advance Package, and an entertainment package. The technology package gives you the features like climate control, a ten-speaker ELS audio system, a blind spot detection system, navigation, and front and rear parking sensors Along with a rear cross-traffic alert system. A-spec package will offer ventilated front seats and leather upholstery with an all-wheel driving system. The advanced package includes Milano leather upholstery, ventilated seats on the front, chairs in the second row with the heated second row and steering wheel, USB ports for the second and third row, and 360 view camera system. The entertainment package includes eleven speaker system, 110-volt power, heated second-row seats, and an entertainment system for rear seats with a nine inches screen. There are two screens for the infotainment system for the passengers that are compatible with Android Auto and Apple car play system. The storage volume of the car is very spacious with a cargo capacity larger than the space in three rows of luxury cars.




Major competitors:

Lexus RX 3550, Volvo XC90, Audi Q7, Infiniti XQ60, and Mercedes Benz GLE give major competition to the model of Acura MDX but Acura MDX is available at a very low price as compared to its competitors.

Body SUV
Country USA
Engine Petrol
Drive AWD
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color White
Interior Color Black, Tan
Engine Capacity (cc) 3498 cc cc
Horse Power (HP) 290 Hp
Mileage N/A
  • Top speed 133 Mph and 0 to 60 in 5.7 seconds
  • Engine: 3.5L 24V SOHC i-VTEC V6-inc- Idle stop
  • Transmission: 9 speed automatic-inc: sequential sport shift with paddle shifters-3 mode integrated dynamics system-electronic gear selector and hill start assist
  • 4.33 axle ratio
  • Automatic-full time all wheel drive
  • Battery with run down protection
  • 130 Amp alternator
  • Towing with trailer sway control
  • Gas pressurized shock absorbers
  • Front and rear anti roll bars
  • Automatic ride control adaptive suspension
  • Quasi dual stainless steel exhaust with chrome tailpipe finisher
  • Permanent locking hubs
  • Brake assist and electric parking brake
  • Electro mechanical limited slip differential
  • Wheels: Shark gray split 5-spoke-inc: machine finished
  • Wheels with machined with painted accents
  • Spare tire mobility kit
  • Clear coat paint
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row sunroof with sunshade
  • Body colored front bumper with chrome bumper insert
  • Body colored rear bumper with chrome rub strip/fascia accent
  • Chrome body side insert
  • Chrome side windows trim and black front windshield trim
  • Chrome door handles
  • Body colored power with tilt down heated auto dimming side mirrors with convex spotter-power folding and turn signal indicator
  • Fixed rear window with fixed interval wiper and defroster
  • Deep tinted glass
  • Speed sensitive rain detecting variable intermittent wipers
  • Galvanized steel/aluminum panels
  • Lip spoiler
  • Black grille with chrome surround
  • Power lift gate rear cargo access
  • Tailgate/rear door lock included with power door locks
  • Roof rack rails only
  • Programmable projector beam led low/high bema daytime running auto high-beam headlamps with delay off
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Front fog lamps
  • Laminated glass
  • Radio: Acura/ELS studio premium audio system-inc: 12 speakers-CD-Mp3 and WMA compatible disc player-song by voice HD radio-Siri eyes free-SMS/MMS text message and email capability-8 inch color display-Bluetooth HandsfreeLink wireless telephone interface-Aha compatibility-siriusXM satellite radio with advanced audio features-pandora compatibility-USB audio interface with iPod integration-Bluetooth streaming audio-Mp3 auxiliary input jack-apple Carplay support-android auto compatibility-Speed sensitive volume comensation (SVC) and voice recognition for the following: navigation-audio-climate control and Bluetooth handsfreelink
  • Radio with seek scan-clock-steering wheel controls-multi source rear control-radio data system and 15 Gb internal memory
  • Window grid antenna
  • Premium amplifier
  • 2 wireless headphones
  • Acuralink real time traffic rear time traffic display
  • 2 LCD monitors in the front and 1 LCD row monitor in the rear
  • A/V remote
  • Entertainment system with DVD digital media
  • Heated and ventilated front sport seats-inc: driver’s 10 way power seat with power lumbar support and easy entry-front passenger’s 8 way power seat and power lumbar support
  • 60-40 folding split bench front facing heated manual reclining fold forward seatback rear seat with manual fore/aft
  • Power tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-engine coolant temp-tachometer-trip odometer and trip computer
  • Power rear windows-fixed 3rd row windows and manual sun blinds
  • Fixed 50-50 bench leatherette 3rd row seat front-manual fold into floor- 2 manual and adjustable head restraints
  • Heated leather steering wheel with auto tilt away
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear cup holder
  • 2 12V DC power outlets
  • Compass
  • Proximity key for doors and push button start
  • Valet function
  • Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter-2 door curb/courtesy-illuminated entry-illuminated ignition switch and panic button
  • Remote releases-inc: power cargo access and power fuel
  • HomeLink garage door transmitter
  • Cruise control with steering wheel controls
  • Distance pacing with traffic stop-Go
  • Rear HVAC with separate controls
  • HVAC-inc: under seat ducts and console ducts
  • Multi zone auto climate control air conditioning with Gps linked
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Driver foot rest
  • Full cloth headliner
  • Leather door trim insert
  • Interior trim-inc: genuine wood/metal look instrument panel insert-genuine wood/metal-look console insert and metal look interior accents
  • Perf Milano leather with contrast stitching and piping
  • Day night rear view mirror
  • Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination
  • Full floor console with covered storage-Mini overhead console with storage-2 12V DC power outlets and 1 AC power outlet
  • Front and rear map lights
  • Fade to off interior lighting
  • Full carpet floor covering-inc: carpet front and rear floor mats
  • Carpet floor trim
  • Trunk/Hatch auto latch
  • Cargo area concealed storage
  • Cargo features-inc: spare tire mobility kit
  • Cargo space lights
  • Memory settings-inc: driver seat-door mirrors-steering wheel-audio and HVAC
  • FOB controls-inc: trunk/Hatch/Tailgate-windows-sunroof/convertible roof and remote engine start
  • Integrated navigation system with voice activation
  • Tracker system
  • Driver/passenger and rear door bins
  • Power 1st row windows with front and rear 1 touch up down
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Power door locks with autolock feature
  • System monitor
  • Redundant digital speedometer
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Analog display
  • Seats with leatherette back material
  • Manual anti-whiplash adjustable front head restraints and manual adjustable rear head restraints
  • Front center armrest and rear center armrest
  • 2 seatback storage pockets
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Air filtration
  • 2 12V DC power outlets and 1 AC power outlet
  • Vehicle stability assist electronic stability control (ESC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Side impact beams
  • Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot sensor
  • Forward collision and rear collision
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Tire specific low tire pressure warning
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • Curtain 1st-2nd and 3rd row airbags
  • Airbag occupancy sensor
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-height adjusters and pretensioners
  • Back up camera
  • Front camera
  • Left side camera
  • Right side camera

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