The 2019 Acura MDX is one of the most popular and capable third-row luxury SUVs. This is a complete package, equipped with the latest advanced safety features, standard V6 engine, and reliability inherited from Honda. With prices starting from $ 45,000, the Acura MDX cuts its European rivals such as the BMW X5, Audi Q7 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class. For those who are looking for a more aggressive style, the 2019 MDX offers a new A-Spec sport model that comes standard with the all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) system. So, if you shopping for a luxury three-row crossover SUV with high reliability, a long list of features, good resale value and prices under European brands, the 2019 Acura MDX checks all boxes.
The 2019 Acura MDX can seats up to seven. The second-row captain’s chairs reduce capacity to six, but more comfortable and allow easier access to the third row. There are four trim levels offered: Standard, Technology, Advance and A-Spec.
The 2019 Acura MDX is surprisingly well-equipped. Notable standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, power moonroof and tailgate, tri-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable steering wheel, 14-way-power adjustment driver seats, 12-way front passenger seats, power-operated and heated front seats, leather interior, Siri Eyes Free integration, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, multiple USB ports and an 8-speaker audio system. Also standard the AcuraWatch suite of safety and semi-autonomous driving features.
Under the hood, the 2019 Acura MDX has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that making 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. A refinement nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard with Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive optional across the board. Also standard for this year is an automatic start/stop features, which includes on the Advance package last year. Work has been done to make the restarts quicker, but you can disable this feature. To further improve fuel economy, Variable Cylinder Management shuts down three of the six cylinders during cruising and deceleration. Towing capacity up to 3,500 pounds for the front-wheel-drive MDX and 5,000 pounds for AWD model.
In track testing, the 2019 Acura MDX SH-AWD went to 60 mph from zero in 6.0 seconds, a respectable time for any vehicle and particularly impressive for one that can seat seven.
3.5-liter V6 with 9-speed automatic transmission
290 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm
267 lb-ft of torque @ 4,700 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 20/27 mpg (FWD), 19/26 mpg (AWD), 19/25 mpg (A-Spec)
The 2019 Acura MDX is arriving now and has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting from $45,295. All-wheel drive demand an additional $2,000. A fully loaded MDX can top $60,000.