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2019 Acura Mdx
Select a Different Model (13 Available): Base AWD
Fair Market Price $ 45958
Zero to 60 6.3 seconds
MPG (EPA) 19 CTY /26 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 16/91 cu.ft.
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2019 Acura MDX MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Sporty handling for its size
  • Quick acceleration
  • Quiet interior

You Won't Like

  • Jerky nine-speed automatic
  • Tight third row
  • Infotainment system looks dated

New for 2019

The new 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec variant adds 20-inch Shark Grey alloy wheels, large diameter exhaust tips, gloss black and dark chrome trim for the headlights, grille and window surrounds, a roof spoiler, Alcantara inserts, contrast stitching, and a unique A-Spec-exclusive steering wheel. Active dampers are now available on the gas-only MDX (previously, that was a hybrid-only feature).

Trim Levels (Interior and Exterior Options)

The 2019 Acura MDX is a midsize three-row luxury crossover slotting above the compact RDX. The MDX comes standard with front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional.

MDX: The base MDX comes well-equipped with a long list of standard features including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 18-inch alloy wheels, an eight-speaker audio system, four USB ports, three-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, heated front seats, LED headlights, a two-screen dash layout, and leather upholstery.

MDX Hybrid: Hybrid models add extra features such as integrated navigation, a 10-speaker ELS audio system, remote start; parking sensors, an instrument cluster display, and LED puddle lights.

Some of the extra standard features on the MDX Hybrid can be had on the gas-only model via optional packages. The Technology package adds GPS-linked climate control, parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, remote start, and navigation. The Rear Entertainment package adds a rear entertainment system with a 9.0-inch screen, second-row sunshades, heated second-row seats, and an 11-speaker ELS audio system.

Opt for the Advance package and you'll also get ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, LED fog lights, active dampers, 20-inch alloy wheels, a surround-view camera, and second-row captain's chairs. An upgraded Rear Entertainment package is available with the Advance package, which adds a larger 16.2-inch entertainment screen and a 12-speaker ELS audio system.

Available only on all-wheel-drive-equipped models with the non-hybrid V-6, the A-Spec package adds LED fog lights, 20-inch Shark Grey allow wheels, a unique front bumper and grille with a mesh finish, oval-shaped dual exhaust tips, a roof spoiler, parking sensors, red ambient and instrument lighting, and stainless steel pedals.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2019 MDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 with 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Hybrid models feature a 3.0-liter V-6 coupled to three electric motors, a 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery and a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic for a total system output of 321 hp and 289 lb-ft. EPA fuel economy ratings for the all-wheel-drive MDX hybrid is 26/27 mpg city/highway. Stick with the non-hybrid models, and a front-drive model will deliver an EPA-rated 20/27 mpg city/highway, or 19/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. The A-Spec model, which comes standard with all-wheel drive, is rated at 19/25 mpg.

Safety

The 2019 MDX received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars). In IIHS testing, the 2019 model is rated a 2018 Top Safety Pick. In the IIHS' front crash prevention test, the 2018 MDX received a Superior rating after it avoided collisions in 12- and 25-mph crash tests (Superior is the highest possible score).

Acura's AcuraWatch active safety suite is standard on the 2019 MDX. It includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, road departure mitigation and adaptive cruise control. Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are only available on cars equipped with the Technology or Advance packages, and standard on the A-Spec and hybrid models.

Utility

With all seats in place, the 2019 MDX has 15.0 cubic feet of cargo space. That can be expanded to 38.4 cubic feet with the third row folded and 68.4 cubic feet with the second- and third rows down. The non-hybrid MDX is rated to tow up to 3,500 pounds while the MDX Hybrid isn't rated for towing.

What We Think

In a 2018 First Test of the MDX Hybrid, we said that the luxury crossover offers sporty handling for such a large vehicle and strong acceleration thanks to its powerful hybrid system. Opting for the hybrid doesn't come at the cost of interior space because the MDX Hybrid retains the same cabin dimensions as its gas-only sibling. Despite retaining the dual-screen layout, the MDX's infotainment system is intuitive and quick to respond; however, it does look dated. Inside the quiet interior, passenger space in the first and second rows is good but the third row is more cramped.

With the 290-hp 3.5-liter V-6 and nine-speed automatic, the non-hybrid MDX offers quick acceleration and sporty handling for its size. However, the nine-speed automatic is jerky at low speeds, and slow to respond. In a 2017 First Test, we noted it has a tendency to hold gears too long or upshift too soon.

A-Spec models add more cosmetic tweaks and zero performance add-ons, as we noted in a 2019 First Test. Although it distinguishes itself from other MDX models based on looks, the performance is similar, featuring agile handling for its size and strong acceleration from the V-6 engine.

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2019 ACURA MDX SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: V6 3.5 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Sequential SportShift 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
Base AWD
Class
Premium Full-Size Utility
Horsepower
290@6200
Standard MPG
19/26
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Premium
Seating Capacity
7/7
Package Invoice Retail

All-Season Protection Package I (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [CTR] Cargo Tray (Dealer); [AFM1] High Wall All-Season Floor Mats, 1st & 2nd Rows (Dealer); [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Opt $460

All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [AFM1] High Wall All-Season Floor Mats, 1st & 2nd Rows (Dealer); [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer); [WL] Wheel Locks (Dealer)
Opt $407

All-Season Protection Package III (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [CTR] Cargo Tray (Dealer); [AFM1] High Wall All-Season Floor Mats, 1st & 2nd Rows (Dealer); [WL] Wheel Locks (Dealer)
Opt $402

Protection Package (Dealer)

INCLUDES: [CTR] Cargo Tray (Dealer); [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer); [WL] Wheel Locks (Dealer)
Opt $372

Engine: V6 3.5 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Sequential SportShift 9 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Fathom Blue Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, White Diamond Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Modern Steel Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Lunar Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Majestic Black Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Gunmetal Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Performance Red Pearl

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Canyon Bronze Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Three-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Roof Mount Bike Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $188

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Cargo Net (Dealer)

Opt $50

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

Std Std

Cargo Tray (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [ASP1] All-Season Protection Package I (Dealer); [ASP3] All-Season Protection Package III (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Opt $140

Cup Holders, Front, Rear and 3rd Row

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Hatch/Trunk Closer, Automatic

Std Std

Memory Adjustment: Mirror, Steering Wheel

Std Std

Navigaion Via Mobile Phone

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Trunk/Hatch Pull-Down

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Start System (Dealer)

Opt $399

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Text To Speech / Speech To Text

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, Siri®, with Phone

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Active Differential

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 4.330

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Cylinder Shutdown

Std Std

Driver Modes: Engine Mapping, Steering

Std Std

Engine Block Heater (Dealer)

Opt $80

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 19.5 Gallon

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Drive: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

Body Side Molding (Dealer)

Opt $259

Bumpers, Front and Rear Body-Colored

Std Std

Cross Bars (Dealer)

Opt $250

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround Bumpers

Std Std

Emblems - Dark Chrome SH-AWD (Dealer)

Opt $55

Emblems - Dark Chrome MDX (Dealer)

Opt $35

Door Edge Film (Dealer)

Opt $50

Door Edge Guards (Dealer)

Opt $115

Door Handle Film (Dealer)

Opt $50

Door Handles (Exterior), Chrome

Std Std

Kayak Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $230

Logo Pattern Projector (Dealer)

Opt $175

Mud Flaps

CONTAINED IN: [SGS] Splash Guard Set (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Privacy Glass

Std Std

Advance Running Boards (Dealer)

Opt $699

Rear Bumper Applique (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RBP] Rear Bumper Protector (Dealer)
Opt $69

Sport Running Boards (Dealer)

Opt $665

Advance Chrome Running Boards (Dealer)

Opt $725

Rear Bumper Protector (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [RBA] Rear Bumper Applique (Dealer)
Opt $200

Roof Basket (Dealer)

Opt $369

Roof Box, Short (Dealer)

Opt $490

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Roof Rails (Black) (Dealer)

Opt $560

Roof Rails (Chrome) (Dealer)

Opt $560

Surfboard Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $150

Splash Guard Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Mud Flaps CONTAINED IN: [ASP1] All-Season Protection Package I (Dealer); [ASP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Opt $145

Ski/Snowboard Attachment (Dealer)

Opt $250

Spoiler, Roof

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Remote

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, 3rd Row

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Windows, Rear Side

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Driver

Std Std

High Wall All-Season Floor Mats, 1st & 2nd Rows (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [ASP1] All-Season Protection Package I (Dealer); [ASP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [ASP3] All-Season Protection Package III (Dealer)
Opt $175

High Wall All-Season Floor Mats, Third Row (Dealer)

Opt $75

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Cover (Dealer)

Opt $289

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering, Carpet In Passenger And Load Area

Std Std

Floor Mats, Carpet

CONTAINED IN: [PCMS] Premium Carpet Floor Mat Set (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Floor Mats

Std Std

Heated Steering Wheel (Dealer)

Opt $500

Door Sill Trim Illuminated, Four Doors (Dealer)

Opt $399

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Wood/Woodgrain On Console And Doors ; Wood & Synthetic Leather Instrument Panel; Leather Shift Knob

Std Std

Premium Carpet Floor Mat Set (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Floor Mats, Carpet; Premium Nylon Mats with Embossed Metal 'MDX' Emblem
Opt $225

Premium Nylon Mats with Embossed Metal 'MDX' Emblem

CONTAINED IN: [PCMS] Premium Carpet Floor Mat Set (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Sun Shade (Dealer)

Opt $60

Steering Wheel: Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

LED Lights, Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FO] LED Fog Lights (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Side Indicator Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Cargo Liner (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [2RS] Second-Row Seat Covers (Dealer)
Opt $263

Electronic Noise Reduction

Std Std

Moonroof Visor (Dealer)

Opt $172

Canyon Bronze Metallic

$374 $400

Majestic Black Pearl

$374 $400

Paint, Pearl

Std Std

Performance Red Pearl

$374 $400

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 7

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Back-Up Sensors (Dealer)

Opt $528

Collision Warning System, Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (Cmbs™)

Std Std

First Aid Kit (Dealer)

Opt $30

LED Fog Lights (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Front Fog Lights; LED Lights, Front Fog Lights
Opt $650

Front Fog Lights

CONTAINED IN: [FO] LED Fog Lights (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, LED

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Departure Warning System

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar

CONTAINED IN: [PS] Parking Sensors (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Parking Distance Sensors, Multi View Rear Camera

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar

CONTAINED IN: [PS] Parking Sensors (Dealer)
Grp Grp

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Parking Sensors (Dealer)

INCLUDES: Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar
Opt $700

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent

Std Std

Second-Row Seat Covers (Dealer)

NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [CL] Cargo Liner (Dealer)
Opt $275

Driver Seat, 14-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory; Passenger Seat, 12-Way Power Heated Sports with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Ebony Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Espresso Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Graystone Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Parchment Leather

N/C N/C

Rear Seats, Split Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seat, Third Row Split Bench

Std Std

Seating, 7

Std Std

Audio System, AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD Player, Satellite Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Eight Speakers Subwoofer

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P245/60HR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 20-in Berlina Black Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $2883

Wheels, 20-in Dark Chrome-Look Alloy (Dealer)

Opt $3283

Wheel Lugs - Black (Dealer)

Opt $60

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, Single Rear

Std Std

Wheel Locks, Black (Dealer)

Opt $82

Wheel Locks (Dealer)

CONTAINED IN: [ASP2] All-Season Protection Package II (Dealer); [ASP3] All-Season Protection Package III (Dealer); [PP] Protection Package (Dealer)
Opt $87
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
60
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Acura announces a College Graduate Bonus program for customers who finance or lease through AFS. 03-31-2020
$750 Acura announces a Military Bonus Cash for customers who lease or finance through AFS. 03-31-2020
$1000 Acura announces a Conquest Program on select models. 07-01-2019
$2500 Acura announces a Finance Cash offer that is good towards a purchase through AFS Financing. 07-01-2019
$6175 Acura announces a Lease Cash offer for customers who finance through AFS. 07-01-2019
$1000 Acura announces a Loyalty Program that is good towards a purchase or lease on select models. 07-01-2019