2023 Acura MDX

Starting MSRP 

$49,050 - $63,000

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Key Spec of 2023 Acura MDX
fuel economy

19/22/26

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Large cargo space and spacious cabin

The engine is a bit noisy

The Acura TLX is a carry-forward model for 2023, no major changes are expected.

Feature-rich

The touchpad of the infotainment system is not very smooth

Perfect balance between relaxed and sporty ride

2023 Acura MDX Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: October 27, 2022

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The 2023 Acura MDX is a luxury midsize SUV that offers great comfort, the three rows of the car are usable and this definitely is a standout character in the segment. The 2022 model of the car was a fairly reworked model and the 2023 MDX will be entering the market without much more changes. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine capable enough to produce 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.

The engine is mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission unit and will be available in a front-wheel drive train. All-wheel drive will be available for the top-end trims. The car is coming in a price bracket of $49,000 to $61,000 approximately and the Acura MDX will be going against the likes of Lexus RX 350L, Volvo XC90, and Audi Q7.

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Trims

Base$49,050 onwards
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Technology Package$53,750 onwards

A-Spec Package$59,450 onwards
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Advance Package$63,000 onwards
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2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package

SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 290 hp 10A)

Dealer Price
$61,950
Est. $841/mo
Fair deal
$1,695 Below market
RMV: $63,645
Van Nuys, CA
MSRP $62,995
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2022 Acura MDX

SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 290 hp 10A)

Dealer Price
$55,125
Est. $748/mo
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$1,470 Below market
RMV: $56,595
Aurora, CO
  
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2023 Acura MDX SUV

SH-AWD with Advance Package

Dealer Price
$63,000
Est. $855/mo
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$1,695 Below market
RMV: $64,695
Van Nuys, CA
MSRP $64,195
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2023 Acura MDX SUV

SH-AWD with Advance Package

Dealer Price
$63,000
Est. $855/mo
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$1,695 Below market
RMV: $64,695
Van Nuys, CA
MSRP $64,195
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2022 Acura MDX

SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 290 hp 10A)

Dealer Price
$55,125
Est. $748/mo
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$1,470 Below market
RMV: $56,595
Aurora, CO
  
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2023 Acura MDX SUV

SH-AWD with Advance Package

Dealer Price
$63,000
Est. $855/mo
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$1,695 Below market
RMV: $64,695
Clearwater, FL
MSRP $63,000
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2022 Acura MDX

SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 290 hp 10A)

Dealer Price
$55,125
Est. $748/mo
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$1,470 Below market
RMV: $56,595
Aurora, CO
  
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2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package

SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 290 hp 10A)

Dealer Price
$61,995
Est. $841/mo
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$1,650 Below market
RMV: $63,645
Kansas City, MO
  
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2023 Acura MDX SUV

FWD

Dealer Price
$49,550
Est. $672/mo
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$1,195 Below market
RMV: $50,745
Van Nuys, CA
MSRP $50,745
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Fathom Blue Pearl

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The SUV segment is the current trend-setting segment in the car market. Most of the customers are very much interested in going for SUVs. The trend is like an epidemic that it has spread to other segments as well and all are trying desperately to be SUV wannabees. The road presence, practicality, and family-friendly nature make SUVs stand out. Now the mid-size SUV segment is a very competitive one with all the brands offering whatever they can to attract potential customers. Acura is a trusted brand in the market that produces cars that offers great value for money and performance. For the year 2023, they are introducing the Acura MDX into the mid-size SUV segment.


Features

The Acura MDX will be available in four trims for the basic engine option namely, Base, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance. The price range for the base variant to the top-end trim will be close to $10,000. Along with these trims, Acura is also offering the MDX in a more powerful trim namely the Acura MDX Type S, the type S will have a 3.0 liter V6 turbocharged engine which churns out a power of 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. A front-wheel drive is offered for the Base and Technology trim with an optional upgrade to all-wheel drive while the A-Spec and Advance come with all-wheel drive as standard.

Trim

Base 

Technology

A-Spec

Advance

MSRP

$49,195(est)

$52,625(est)

$58,125

$61,675

Features

10-speed automatic transmission

Auto-folding mirrors

Flat bottom steering wheel

Handsfree lift gate

 

19-inch wheels

20-inch wheels

20-inch wheels

Remote engine start

 

Panoramic sunroof

Navigation system

Cabin intercom system

Adaptive suspension

 

Heated front seats

12 speakers

16 speakers

Head-up display

 

Wireless charging

Interior ambient lighting

Ventilated front seats

Heated steering wheel

 

Tri-zone climate control

Leather upholstery

Unique simulated seat inserts

Heated second-row seats

We Recommend

The recommendations are based on last year. since the 2023 Acura MDX is a carry-forward car. Considering all the trims, it is better to go for the A-spec trim of the Acura MDX. The A-Spec gets a sporty body kit, ventilated front seats, and a premium sound system. So each penny you spend over the base model will be completely worth it.

Release Date

There is no official confirmation regarding the release date. However, the 2023 Acura MDX release date is expected to be somewhere by the end of this year.

Engine and Performance

The base V6 engine on the Acura is not very impressive. The engine generates a power of 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque, it has a linear nature, and revs are smooth, but it lacks the punch which provides driving fun. The car is not a slowpoke either, it does the 0-60 run in a matter of 6.5 seconds which is not bad for an SUV of this size, and the quarter-mile run is done in 14.6 seconds. The base engine is coming in a front-wheel drive setup, and users can opt for an all-wheel drive setup for better drivability. The engine is mated to a ten-speed automatic unit which takes care of the transmission duty. The top speed is an unimpressive 112 mph. 

Model

2023 Acura MDX

2022 Lexus RX 350L

2022 Volvo XC90

Audi Q7

MSRP

 

$49,195(est)

$49,825

$51,995

$58,695

Engine

3.5 liter V6

3.5 liter V6

2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder

2.0 litre turbocharged 4 cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

AWD

Transmission

10 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

8 speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

290 hp @ 6300 rpm

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

248 hp @ 5000 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm)

267 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

263 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm

258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm

273 @ 1600 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

6.5 seconds

8 seconds

7.5 seconds

5.5 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

14.6 seconds

15.7 seconds

15.7 seconds

13.7 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

112 mph

124 mph

130 mph

155 mph

All the other competition in the segment offers an 8-speed automatic unit while the MDX offers a 10 speed automatic unit. In terms of power figures the Acura MDX and the Lexus RX 350L top the class with a power figure of 290 horsepower. In terms of 0-60 performance, only the Audi Q7 beats the Acura. It does this 1 second better than the MDX at 5.5 seconds. Lexus and Volvo are slower than Acura in terms of 0-60 run and quarter-mile run. In the quarter mile run again, the Q7 wins the battle with a time of 13.7 seconds while the Acura does this in 14.6 seconds. In the top speed chart, all the competition outperforms the Acura MDX and once again the Audi Q7 becomes the class leader with an impressive top speed of 155 mph.

2023 Acura MDX Ride and Handling

Steering feedback and handling are expected to be two strongholds of the 2023 Acura MDX. Both work in perfect harmony which inspires confidence in driving. The addition of the all-wheel drive system definitely improves the drivability to a much more engaging point. The car is not scary on corners and will give you enough confidence to push it on highways all thanks to the responsive steering setup it is provided with. A bit of body roll is still present though, but for an SUV of its size, it is quite negligible. The base engine, even though is not a very agile performer does the job without much trouble but the 10-speed transmission is not very responsive or smooth shifting.

2023 Acura MDX Braking Performance

The 2023 Acura MDX comes with a 13.8-inch brake rotor in front and a 13-inch brake rotor in the rear. The car is not a light one weighing in at 4271 lbs and the brake rotors do their job stopping the car in a good manner without giving any scares to the driver.

Model

2023 Acura MDX

2022 Lexus RX 350L

2022 Volvo XC90

Audi Q7

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

13.8 in.

12.9 in.

13.6 in.

13.8 in.

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

13 in.

13.3 in.

12.6 in.

13 in.

Curb Weight (lbs)

4271 lbs

4464 lbs

4497 lbs

4806 lbs

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Now all the competition is sitting pretty close to the MDX when the size of brake rotors is considered. The Audi and Acura share a similar front brake rotor size of 13.8-inches, the Volvo is close to following with its 13.6-inches front brake rotor. The Lexus, however, has a smaller front brake rotor of 12.9-inches in comparison. When the rear brake rotors are considered, it is the RX 350L that tops the list with its 13.3-inches rear brake rotor. The MDX and Q7 are the second to follow with their rear brake rotor size of 13-inches. The XC90 will be the last on the list with its rear brake rotor size of 12.6-inches.

Fuel Economy

The MDX is not a very frugal car and high fuel economy is not something that we expect from a mid-size SUV class. The car returns a mileage of 19 MPG in the city and 26 MPG on the highway and it has got a combined mileage of 22 MPG. The fuel tank capacity is 18.5 gallons and this results in a combined range of 416.2 miles. 

Model

2023 Acura MDX

2022 Lexus RX 350L

2022 Volvo XC90

Audi Q7

Mpg (city)

19

19

21

20

Mpg (highway)

26

26

30

25

Mpg(combined)

22

22

25

22

Fuel capacity (gallons)

18.5 gallons

19.2 gallons

18.8 gallons

22.5 gallons

Range (city, highway, combined, in miles)

351.5/481/416.25 miles

364.8/499.2/432 miles

394.8/564/479.4 miles

450/562.5/506.25 miles

When compared with the competition, the Volvo XC90 is the most efficient car from the group returning a combined mileage of 25 MPG. The Audi Q7, and the Lexus RX 350L return a similar combined mileage as that of the Acura MDX at 22 MPG. The Audi Q7 has the largest fuel tank in the group with a capacity of 22.5 gallons followed by the Lexus 350L and Volvo XC90 with capacities of 19.2 gallons and 18.8 gallons, respectively.

Interior

The MDX comes along with a nice interior. Both the first row and the second row are spacious and airy. The third row, however, will be more suitable for kids rather than adults. The cabin altogether has a premium feel. The push button release in the second row is pretty comfortable to use. The middle seat in the second row can be removed, which makes a captain seat setup in the second row and makes the third row more easily accessible. The large windows ensure great visibility. The seats are supportive and comfortable and the fit and finish of the car never disappoint. Altogether the interior feels nice and welcoming.

Model

2023 Acura MDX

2022 Lexus RX 350L

2022 Volvo XC90

Audi Q7

Passenger Capacity

7

7

7

7

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.5/61.9/41.6

39.8/58.3/41.4 

38.9/57.7/40.9 

39.9/59.5/41.7 

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.1/60.3/38.5 

38.5/57.8/30.9 

38.5/56.5/37 

38.8/58.5/38.8 

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

36.2/55.1/29 

34.8/45.7/23.5

36.3/46.9/32.9 

35.9/49.4/29.2 

Cargo Capacity to third row (cu.-ft)

18.1 cu-ft

6.2 cu-ft

12.6 cu-ft

14.2 cu-ft

Cargo Capacity to the second row(cu.-ft)

48.4 cu-ft

15.3 cu-ft

35.6 cu-ft

35.7 cu-ft

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

95 cu-ft

34.1 cu-ft

65.5 cu-ft

69.6 cu-ft

Now when the competition is taken into consideration, almost all the cars in the segment offers similar space in the interior section. But when the cargo space is compared, the case is very different. Let us take the full cargo capacity of the vehicles and compare, that is cargo capacity up to the front row. The MDX beats all of its opponents by a clear margin in this section by providing a class-leading cargo space of 95 cu-ft. This is close to 25 cu-ft more than the nearest competition the Audi Q7. The Q7 has a cargo capacity of 69.6 cu-ft. The next one to enter will be the Volvo XC-90 with a cargo space of 65.5 cu-ft, the Lexus RX 350L, however, disappoints with a cargo space of 34.1 cu-ft.

Standout interior features of the 2023 Acura MDX include:

  • 8-way adjustable driver seat
  • Tilt and telescopic power adjusted steering
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic airconditioning
  • Acura link mobile hot spot
  • Remote keyless entry

How intuitive is the 2023 Acura MDX’s infotainment system?

The interface of the MDX’s infotainment system is a bit problematic. Apart from this issue, there are a lot of features that Acura has to offer onboard. The center screen is big and wide and ensures good readability. A built-in navigation system is also available and this works smoothly. The audio system also offers a good feel and won't disappoint the user. Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto come in as standard and integrating your smartphone with the car is not again a big problem.

Standout infotainment features in the 2023 Acura MDX are:

  • Wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto integration.
  • Amazon Alexa integration
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Fixed antennae
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Speed sensitive volume control
Exterior

The Acura is a very sharp-looking car, the body curves sharply incorporated in the car gives it a muscular appeal. The headlight is very well designed, which gives the car a very serious yet attractive face. The front grills integrate very well with the overall design of the car. The proportionate-sized wheels ensure a very good stance for the car. Talking about the dimensions of the car, the MDX has a length of 198.4 inches and a width of 78.7 inches. The height of the car is 67.1 inches and the wheelbase is 113.8 inches.

Model

2023 Acura MDX

2022 Lexus RX 350L

2022 Volvo XC90

Audi Q7

Curb Weight (lbs)

4271 lbs

4464 lbs

4497 lbs

4806 lbs

Length (in.)

198.4 in.

196.9 in.

195 in.

199.3 in.

Width (in.)

78.7 in.

74.6 in.

75.7 in.

77.6 in.

Height (in.)

67.1 in.

67.3 in.

69.9 in.

68.5 in.

Ground Clearance (in.)

N/A

8.1 in.

8.8 in.

N/A

Wheelbase (in.)

113.8 in.

109.8 in.

117.5 in.

117.9 in.

Compared with the competition, the wheelbase of the MDX is a little less than that of the Q7 and XC90. Both of them have a wheelbase of 117.9 inches and 117.5 inches. The MDX, however, has a better wheelbase when compared to the RX 350L. The tallest among the lot is the XC90 with a height of 69.9 inches. The Acura MDX will be the widest car in the segment with a width of 78.7 inches.

Standout exterior features of the car include:

  • Automatic high beams
  • Perimeter lights
  • Speed-sensitive wipers
  • Deep tinted glass
  • Power liftgate rear cargo access
  • Lip spoiler
Safety

The Acura MDX is coming with a lot of safety features and driver aids on offer like the adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, standard lane departure warning and standard automated emergency braking. The crash test results of the car are not yet available but since the car is a carry-forward model it is expected to get a safety rating of 5 stars which was the rating of the 2022 model. Some of the standout safety features of the 2023 Acura MDX are:

  • Blind spot monitoring system
  • Acura link emergency SOS
  • Front collision mitigation
  • Driver monitoring alert
  • Vehicle stability assist
  • Rear cross traffic monitor
Competition

2023 Acura MDX vs Lexus RX 350L

The Lexus is definitely a budget-friendly car like the Acura in the segment. Like the Acura, the Lexus too offers a lot of useful features at a comparatively low price point but when performance is considered the Acura outsmarts the Lexus. Also, the puny cargo space of the Lexus is not even comparable with the Acura. So, if you are a Lexus fan, only then opt for the RX 350L otherwise Acura is the clear winner here.

2023 Acura MDX vs Volvo XC90

The XC90 is a very capable car in the segment be it the features it uses, the space it provides, and the performance it delivers. But the car has now aged well and a complete make-over is expected soon. Moreover, it is pricier than the MDX, so from the value for money perspective, the Acura MDX will be the winner here.

2023 Acura MDX vs Audi Q7

The Audi Q7 has to offer a lot more than the Acura in terms of performance, handling, and driving fun. The car is a very established one in the market too. The catch however is that all these additions come with a wide price difference and make no sense for a normal buyer. The Acura MDX is offering many features at a lower price bracket than the Q7 and most of these features are even standard. So unless you want that pure German driving experience, go for the Q7 otherwise the MDX is the pick for you.

Final Verdict

Definitely, the Acura MDX is a well-mannered, decently driving, and feature-rich car which is great value for money also. The MDX is spacious and family-friendly and it offers a luxurious cargo space. In the driving department too, it is not a disappointing car even though it is not an exciting one. The MDX is not a car that shines in a particular department rather it is a car that does every job in a decent manner. The Acura offers a lot of features as standard and without demanding a higher price. The build quality of the car is also very good and the car comes with famous Japanese reliability. So if you are looking for a mid-size SUV that offers great value for money, look no further, the Acura MDX is the car for you.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$63000

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

212 cu in

horse power

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 rpm


Acura MDX 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$42,821
5 Year Cost To Own
$58,103
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $58,103
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$6,245$3,671$3,001$3,363$2,939$19,219
Insurance$1,381$1,429$1,479$1,531$1,585$7,405
Fuel$2,628$2,706$2,788$2,871$2,957$13,950
Maintenance$410$668$596$2,444$1,101$5,219
RepairsNANANA$414$634$1,048
Financing Interest$2,303$1,852$1,371$858$310$6,694
Taxes and Fees$3,566$284$260$240$218$4,568
Total Cost-To-Own$16,533$10,610$9,495$11,721$9,744$58,103
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