Acura MDX

Acura MDX

About Acura MDX

A fun-to-drive luxury SUV, the extremely popular 2018 Acura MDX offers families seating for seven and the highest safety ratings. Prices for Acura’s largest and most expensive SUV start around $45,000 for a front-wheel-drive (FWD) model with a 290-horsepower V6 engine. All-wheel drive (AWD) is a $2,000 option. The new MDX, which is built in East Liberty, Ohio, competes with the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, Infiniti QX60, Lexus RX, Volvo XC90 and Audi A7. Acura also offers a more fuel-efficient Hybrid model with 321 horsepower, which competes with the hybrid version of the Lexus RX and plug-in hybrid BMW X5. Five models are available, with prices topping out around $60,000 for an all-wheel-drive model with the Advance and Entertainment packages, while the Sport Hybrid model starts around $59,000.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Acura MDX
What's new for 2018?
2018 Acura MDX

Last year, the Acura MDX received a significant redesign, inside and out. This year the 2018 MDX gets an improved infotainment system with more intuitive menus and a redesigned dual-screen interface with faster response. The new system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Acura has also added two new reds to the MDX’s color palette.

  • Expert Rating: 9.4
  • Consumers Rating: 7.6
  • MPG 19|27
2017 Acura MDX
What's new for 2017?
2017 Acura MDX

A host of updates for the 2017 Acura MDX includes the standard AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assist technology, restyled exterior including a new grille, and luxurious 6-passenger seating in top-line MDX Advance trims. The Sport Hybrid uses technology developed for the Acura NSX supercar, setting a new performance standard for the MDX.

2016 Acura MDX
What's new for 2016?
2016 Acura MDX

Acura has wasted no time in updating its best-selling SUV. The 2016 Acura MDX offers up a new 9-speed automatic transmission, a new all-wheel-drive system, and a new suite of active safety features known as AcuraWatch that includes camera-based Road Departure Mitigation, and the pedestrian-sensing collision mitigation and braking system.

2015 Acura MDX
What's new for 2015?
2015 Acura MDX

Fresh from its 2014 redo, the 2015 Acura MDX luxury crossover SUV cruises into the new year with no major changes.

2014 Acura MDX
What's new for 2014?
2014 Acura MDX

Now in its third generation, the Acura MDX is all-new for 2014.

2013 Acura MDX
What's new for 2013?
2013 Acura MDX

There are no major changes for Acura's MDX for 2013.

2012 Acura MDX
What's new for 2012?
2012 Acura MDX

There are no major changes for 2012.

2011 Acura MDX
What's new for 2011?
2011 Acura MDX

There are no major changes for 2011.

2010 Acura MDX
What's new for 2010?
2010 Acura MDX

The 2010 MDX see major changes in the area of design, power and technology. Acura's largest SUV sports a new front and rear end, a host of interior upgrades and a new Sequential SportShift six-speed automatic transmission. Improvements have been made to the rear suspension, as well as to the navigation and audio system. A new option this year is the Advance package, which offers a revised Active Damper System and larger 19-inch wheels.

2009 Acura MDX
What's new for 2009?
2009 Acura MDX

he biggest change for 2009 is the availability of a power rear liftgate on models equipped with either the Technology or Sport packages.

2008 Acura MDX
What's new for 2008?
2008 Acura MDX

In its second year of production, the redesigned MDX stays true to the formula that netted sales success in 2007---its 300-horsepower V6, performance-enhancing all-wheel-drive system and sharp sheetmetal continue to offer a sporting take on people-hauling.

2007 Acura MDX
What's new for 2007?
2007 Acura MDX

While the all-new, second-generation MDX is even more family-friendly than its predecessor, a new 300-horsepower V6, performance-enhancing all-wheel-drive system and sharp sheetmetal team up to empower the SUV with newfound attitude and ability.

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Consumer Reviews

2018 MDX-SH-AWD w/no package.

By on Sunday, January 28, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Power, Handling, standard safety features."

Cons: "Power folding mirrors should be standard"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Just traded up from a 2015 RDX. More power, better handing, more room. Went with the 18 in wheels. The 20s rode rougher over uneven pavement when I test drove one. Touch Screen Information panel is improved. Considerably faster to the touch and menu structure more logical than the 2017 version. Didnt encounter any hesitation in the 9 speed transmission. Service tech said a software update corrected the problem when I asked about it. The safety features coming standard, along with Apple Carplay/Android Auto makes this purchase a no brainer. Nav from Google maps is far more accurate and updatable than any car based system. The best is the SH-AWD. The MDX, although considerably larger than my RDX, handles much better with the more advanced AWD."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great value for midsize SUV

By on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Value, Semi-sporty, good looking, comfrotable, saf"

Cons: "slow transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Its not quite a BMW, Mercedes, Audi, etc in terms of driving dynamics or interior finishing, but then again its not quite Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander, Volkswagen Atlas, etc. What it does is straddle the difference between these cars and it does it for a great value. Tech Package AWD is the best bang for your buck although with the 2017 and 2018 including all the safety features standard along with Car Play (2018), a 46k AWD base model is a fantastic value! For 50k you get AWD Tech with most of the bells and whistles. Compared to similarly equipped luxury suvs its WAY cheaper. Drives very well, not too sporty but good enough for a kid hauling / semi sporty SUV. You wont be driving this like a Porches Cayenne so dont be confused, its not that kind of SUV but to take a corner a little faster than usual or flooring it on the on-ramp it puts a little smile on your face. Again, the value is key with this car. Interior quality is very good, the car looks pretty nice on the outside too. Finishes are nice looking, not Audi A7 nice but again, much much cheaper with equipped with similar options. 9 speed transmission is slow and cumbersome and somewhat encourages mundane driving but hit the sport button and all that changes. I wish the 7 speed dual clutch in the Hybrid was available in the non-hybrid model for more fun driving but beggers cant be choosers! For a safe, kid hauling / comfortable semi-sporty SUV, this hits the nail on the head. Yeah Id rather be driving a fully equipped Audi A7, but for 70k+, no thanks."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Awesome vehicle - Love it

By on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "External looks. Power. Fuel efficiency. Price."

Cons: "Faux wood panels are so plastic."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My prior 2 cars were both Honda Accords (97 and 06). Never had a dot of a problem with my Honda vehicles. This Acura is so well built and it corners like a Sedan (Fun to drive). I bought it at 31K miles (so the reliability is just my past experience). I am squeezing 26 mpg out of it even with moderate traffic (My favorite feature in the car - Trip Computer)."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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