2019 Acura MDX

#19
in Midsize SUVs
2019 MODEL
$44,300 - $60,050 See Inventory Prices

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Detailed Review

Who doesn't love a car that has got decent styling, plush interior and a gallore of tech features? However, good things come at a cost. Enters the Acura MDX which is your key to get what you want at a low cost. The MDX carries its legacy, thanks to the carmaker for making consistent effort in making the MDX remain a good luxury SUV. The SUV provide great value with its latest offering in terms of interior features and space.

There are two engine options: a 3.5-liter V6 that powers the base version while the optional gasoline-electric hybrid gets powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine. The hybrid version offers better fuel economy and quicker acceleration. All MDXs are assembled with Acura’s sophisticated Super All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system.

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Pros

Smooth and powerful V6 engine

An array of active driver aids

Handling enhanced with optional SH-AWD system

Spacious and quiet cabin

Cons

Less luxury appeal in the interior in comparison to rivals

Slow working of Adaptive cruise control

What's New?

New A-Spec trim introduced with standard all-wheel drive and notable design elements

Engine idle-stop system and Revised calibration for transmission programming

MDX with Advance package gets continuously variable suspension dampers


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$44300

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

212 cu. in.

horsepower

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm

transmission

9-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

four wheel solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

111 in.

length

196.2 in.

width

77.7 in.

height

67.4 in.

curb weight

4032 lbs.

ground clearance

7.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

38.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

526.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

6 years/70000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

no


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Styles

 2019 Acura MDX in Deep Blue Pearl color  2019 Acura MDX in Chestnut Bronze Metallic color  2019 Acura MDX in Fathom Blue Pearl color  2019 Acura MDX in Gunmetal Metallic color  2019 Acura MDX in Lunar Silver Metallic color  2019 Acura MDX in Majestic Black Pearl color  2019 Acura MDX in Modern Steel Metallic color  2019 Acura MDX in White Diamond Pearl color
Deep Blue Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.3

Engine

8.4

Interior

7.8

Safety

9.8

Comfort

8.0

Driving

8.0

8.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Acura MDX Base

Base

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$44,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $44,300 MSRP (20 mpg/23/27 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7   Majestic Black Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD

SH-AWD

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$46,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $46,300 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7   Majestic Black Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX Technology Package

Technology Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$49,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $49,300 MSRP (20 mpg/23/27 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX Technology and Entertainment Packages

Technology and Entertainment Packages

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$51,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $51,300 MSRP (20 mpg/23/27 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 6   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package

SH-AWD w/Technology Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$51,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $51,300 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages

SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$53,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $53,300 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 6   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD A-Spec

SH-AWD A-Spec

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
21 combined

$54,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $54,800 MSRP (19 mpg/21/25 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7   Apex Blue Pearl
  Majestic Black Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl
  Performance Red Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX Advance Package

Advance Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$56,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $56,050 MSRP (20 mpg/23/27 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
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9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 6   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX Advance and Entertainment Packages

Advance and Entertainment Packages

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$58,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $58,050 MSRP (20 mpg/23/27 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 7   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package

SH-AWD w/Advance Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$58,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $58,050 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 6   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

 2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages

SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$60,050


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $60,050 MSRP (19 mpg/22/26 mpg) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, premium unleaded (recommended)
See Full Specs
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7   Majestic Black Pearl
  Gunmetal Metallic
  Canyon Bronze Metallic
  Performance Red Pearl
  Fathom Blue Pearl
  White Diamond Pearl

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MPG: 21 combined

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8.0/10

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MPG: 21 combined

2018 Acura RDX
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MPG: 21 combined

2019 Acura RDX
8.4/10

Engine: 272 hp @ 6500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 24 combined

2019 Acura MDX hybrid SUV
7.8/10

Engine: 321 hp @ 6300 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 27 combined

2018 Acura MDX
8.2/10

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MPG: 22 combined


Expert Review


CARHP Editorial February 28, 2019

8.4

Overall Rating


8.3/10
Features

 

8.4/10
Engine

 
 

7.8/10
Interior

 
 

9.8/10
Safety

 
 
 

At times the MDX disappoints a lot of people due to its interior that feels a bit outdated. Overall, the SUV is a worthy contender among the luxury SUV segment.

2019 Acura MDX Features

8.3/10

The 2019 Acura MDX offers a seating capacity of up to seven. It's offered in four trim levels (also termed as packages): Standard, Technology, Advance and A-Spec. The Standard and Technology MDXs come nicely equipped, while the Advance comes with bulk amount of features required for an SUV of this class. A-Spec is an appearance package and offers major cosmetic refinement to the car.

All of the above trims come powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. The engine is further paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive configuration. The Sport Hybrid is offerd with a smaller 3.0-liter V6 in conjunction with three electric motors (combined 321 hp, 289 lb-ft. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

Trims

Standard

Technology Package

A-Spec Package

Advance Package

Entertainment Package

Starting Price

$44,300

$49,300

$54,800

$56,050

$51,300

Key Features

Jewel Eye LED Headlights

 

LED Foglights

LED Foglights

 
 

Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Function

Rear Door sunshades

 

Automatic Dimming Side Mirrors

 
 

Power operated Tailgate

Second row captain's chairs

A-Spec Badge on front fenders and Tailgate

Heated Second row captain's chairs

Second Row Bench Seating

 

Capless Fuel fill

   

Roof Rails

 
 

Acoustic Windshield and Front Side Glass

Removable ceiling mounted remote control

     
 

Smart Entry

 

Dark chrome and Lighting details

   
 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

9-inch full VGA Screen

 

Heated and Ventilated front seats

16.2 Ultra-Wide Full VGA Screen with Split Screen Capability

 

Acura Premium Audi System with 8 speakers

11th Speaker for improved Surround sound

   

12th Speaker for improved Surround sound

 

Siri Eyes Free

 

A-Spec exclusive dual exhaust outlets

   
 

Sirius XM Satellite Radio

Front center console 110-volt power outlet

Leather-wrapped A-Spec Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel

HDMI Compatibility

 

Acura Watch of Driver Assist Features

       
 

Heated Side Mirrors with Reverse-Gear Tilt down

       

We Recommend

Acura has always offered cars with single trim but allows buyers to upgrade their vehicle with available optional packages. The MDX comes well equipped without any additional package but we would recommend the one with Technology package that adds to the driver aids and safety features like blind-spot monitoring, lane assist, and a navigation system to start with. If you want a better driving experience, opt for the all-wheel driven MDX that helps enhance the stability and handling of the car.

2019 Acura MDX Engine

8.4/10

"The 2019 MDX delivers a comfortable ride and offers a relatively fuel-efficient hybrid powertrain." - carconnection

Engine and Transmission

The standard engine is a 3.5 Liter naturally aspirated V6 delivering 290 hp at 6200 rpm and 267 pounds-feet of torque at 4700 rpm. The SUV delivers power in a smooth fashion staying noise free during regular driving. When you give race, it emits a refined and remarkable sound.

The engine is further mated to a 9-Speed automatic transmission. However, the transmission turns out to be slow in certain situations, especially in situations where you seek light accelerations. The transmission gets confused when you make frequent shifting.

Models

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

MSRP

$44,300

$47,200

$53,550

$41,835

$60,700

$56,695

Engine

3.5L V6

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

2.5L i4

2.0L i6

3.0L V6

Transmission

9 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

9 Speed automatic

Horsepower

290 hp@ 6200rpm

250 hp@ 5500rpm

252 hp@ 5000rpm

227 hp@ 5000rpm

335 hp@ 5500rpm

329 hp@ 5250 rpm

Torque

267 ft-lbs@ 4700rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

273 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

310 ft-lbs@ 2000rpm

330 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

354 ft-lbs@ 1600rpm

Acceleration

Acceleration is confident and smooth. The MDX goes from halt to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, which is considerably quicker than the Infiniti QX60 and the Lexus RX 350L. It is slower than rivals equipped that come powered with supercharged or turbocharged six-cylinder engines.

Models

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

0-60 MPH

6.3 sec

7.5 sec

5.9 sec

7 sec

5.3 sec

N/A

Quarter mile

N/A

15.3 sec

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Engine

3.5L V6

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

2.5L i4

2.0L i6

3.0L V6

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

7.4

N/A

N/A

Braking and Handling

The brake pedal feels light, but it's easy for bringing smooth stop due to predectable modulation. The braking distance offerd by the MDX is 121 feet, an average stopping distance for the class. The MDX offers three steering mode settings. The Normal setting returns back a nice balance between feeling light but precise, while Sport's tighter on-center effort provides better stability at highway speeds.

Model

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

13.2

14.8

12.6

N/A

13

Brake Rear (in.)

13

12.1

13.8

12.8

N/A

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4032

4771

4696

4217

4813

4751

60-0 MPH (ft.)

116

113

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

The torque-vectoring AWD system is quite impressive. It reduces understeer and allows this big SUV to move around corners when you really push it. In most situations, the MDX lacks the sportiness like a regular sporty SUV, but it sure works on the handling part. The All-Wheel Drive is designed for better terrain exploration, which is hard to find in a luxury-oriented SUV of this class. It lacks hill descent control.

Towing Capacity

The SUV offers a towing capacity of 3500 pounds. MEanwhile, Volvo XC90 amd Audi Q7 offer towing capacity of 4000 and 4400 pound, respectively. The highest towing capacity is marked by BMW X5 amd MErcedes GLE 400.

Model

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

Towing Capacity (lbs)

3500

4000

4400

3500

6600

7200

2019 Acura MDX Fuel Economy

MDX models with front-wheel drive are rated at 20 mpg city, 27 highway, 23 combined. All-wheel-drive models lose 1 mpg across the board. The A-Spec package knocks those numbers down further 19/25/21 mpg and Hybrid models offer 26/27/27 mpg.

These numbers put the MDX right in the mix with its rivals. The Volvo XC90 is rated at 24 mpg combined.

Model

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

MPG (city)

20

21

19

22

18

17

MPG (highway)

27

29

25

28

24

23

MPG (combined)

23

24

21

24

20

20

2019 Acura MDX Interior

7.8/10

"The third row will suit only kids and perhaps adults of short stature. Still, it's better than the third rows of some other luxury SUVs. The front seats feel spacious in every dimension, but headroom in the second row is surprisingly tight." - edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The MDX is spacious for the midsize luxury segment, and though its third row is compact, it's more usable than most of the cars in this league. Still, prominent models such as the Honda Pilot are more practical. Clever single-press buttons slide the 2nd row seats for third-row access, but the resulting pass-through for adults can be unaccesible. Otherwise, there's good access to the front- and second-row seats in comparison to others in the segment.

A highly adjustable driver's seat and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column are available as standard on all MDX models, so you will be able to find a comfortable position across the cabin. The third row is somewhat meant for kids and perhaps adults of short heights. Still, it's good than the third rows of some other luxury SUVs in the segment. The front seats are spacious in every dimension, but headroom in the second row is limited.

Model

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

Passenger capacity

7

7

7

7

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.1/61.1/41.4

38.9/57.7/40.9

38.4/59.5/41.7

39.3/57.9/41.0

40.8/60/39.8

38.9/58.5/40.3

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.3/59.1/36.6

38.5/56.5/37.0

38.8/58.5/38.8

38.5/58.1/39.4

38.7/58.1/37.4

38.5/58.4/38.4

Interior Features

  • 2 Rear Headrests
  • Rear Door Child Safety Locks
  • Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Dual Front Side-Mounted Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
  • Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
  • 2 Front Headrests
  • Front, Rear And Third Row Head Airbags
  • Pre-Collision Safety System
  • Rear Center 3-Point Belt
  • Post-Collision Safety System
  • Child Seat Anchors

Cargo volume

The Acura MDX comes with a three row seating configuration, so the desire for good cargo space remains unfulfilles. The MDX offers a cargo volum eof 15 cubic feet, which is very less in comparison to all of its rivals.

Model

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

15.0

41.8

14.8

14.4

33.9

38.2

2019 Acura MDX Exterior

"The 2019 Acura MDX is surprisingly well-equipped out the gate.The front seats benefit from 14-way-power adjustment for driver and 12-way for the passenger. Also appreciated is a power-adjustable steering wheel." - Kelley Blue Book

Design and Styling

Acura MDX enjoys a great amalgation of looking elegant yet tough, luxurious yet practical. As with other cars from Acura, this flagship SUV got an attractive diamond-pentagon grille, and the Jewel Eye LED headlights is just awesome. Roof rails add more glamour to MDX's personality and provide practicality as well. Hybrid versions of MDX look similarl to the standard version. The new, sportier Acura MDX A-Spec gets 20-inch wheels that half-inch wider than the standard model, bolder front fascia, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, and gloss-black accents.

Model

Acura MDX SUV

Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum SUV

Audi Q7 2.0 TFSI Premium SUV

Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring SUV

BMW X5 xDrive 40i Sports Activity Vehicle

Mercedes GLE 400 4Matic SUV

Curb weight (lbs.)

4032

4771

4696

4217

4813

4751

Length(in)

196.2

194.9

199.6

199.4

194.3

189.1

Width(in)

77.7

79.1

77.5

77.5

78.9

78.9

Height(in)

67.4

69.9

68.5

69.0

69

70.7

Ground clearance (in)

7.3

9.4

8.1

8.8

8.5

7.2

Wheelbase (in)

111.0

117.5

117.9

115.3

117.1

114.8

Track width (in) F/R

66.3/66.3

65.7/65.8

66.1/66.6

65.3/65.2

66.1/66.9

64.9/65.2

2019 Acura MDX Safety

9.8/10

The 2019 MDX scored an overall crash test rating of five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rewared the MDX the highest rating of Good in its five crash tests.

Safety Features

  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • 4-Wheel ABS
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping Assist

2019 Acura MDX Competition

Acura MDX VS Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 is quite similar to the MDX in multiple aspects. However, the Acura returns a more engaging ride quality, but the Volvo has the slendid cabin. The XC90 offers best in class cargo space, and it boasts for more attractive cabin in the class. Your choice depends on wheather you place a higher bet on performance or interior quality.

Acura MDX VS Audi Q7

The front and mid seat belts of the Audi Q7 have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and remove slack in the event of a collision and force prohibiters limit the pressure the belts. The Acura MDX doesn't offer pretensioners for the mid seat belts.

The Q7 45 TFSI's standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 6 lbs.-ft better torque (273 vs. 267) than the MDX's standard 3.5 SOHC V6 engine. The Q7 55 TFSI's standard 3.0 supercharged V6 powertrain churns out 8 hp more horsepower (329 vs. 321) and 36 lbs.-ft. more torque (325 vs. 289) in comaprison to the MDX Sport Hybrid's standard 3.0 SOHC V6 hybrid.

2019 Acura MDX Final Verdict

The 2019 Acura MDX is one of the best suited luxury midsize SUV in its class. It offers robust performance and a upmarket interior loaded with value added features. No matter it gets a low predicted reliability rating, but it doesn't possess big flaws. If you seek a 3-row luxury SUV with an array safety features, a big list of amenities, good power and a decent reputation, choose the 2019 Acura MDX.