Acura MDX Overview

The Acura MDX has impressed drivers since its debut with the 2001 model. It’s one of the most well-known and respected mid-size luxury crossover SUVs out there—and for very good reason.

The MDX is a three-row, five-door vehicle that combines luxury and functionality in one stunning model. In fact, “MDX” stands for “multi-dimensional luxury” and this tremendous SUV stays true to its name.

Across its three generational redesigns, the MDX has managed to stay a top seller throughout its history. Customers appreciate its outstanding safety and amenities, while critics appreciate the top-notch engineering. The vehicle has even garnered several high-profile awards over the years including the North American Truck of the Year, Car and Driver’s Best Luxury SUV, Motor Trend’s Sport Utility of the Year, IIHS’s Top Safety Pick, and much more.

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2017 Acura MDX

Current Model

The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the most modern and exciting models yet. The powertrain is rugged and powerful, yet incredibly agile at the same time. The 3.5L i-VTEC V6 engine delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque and is supported by standard-issue Super Handing All-Wheel Drive. Towing capability onboard the MDX is between 3,500 and 5,000 pounds, and an impressive 2,575 litres of cargo capacity comes standard when the rear seats are folded.

The interior of the MDX offers plush comfort and top technology, like standard Bluetooth integration; Active Noise Control for a blissfully quiet driving experience; and a 432-watt audio system with SiriusXM, MP3 and WMA compatibility, and eight speakers. The latest body style is a thing of beauty with strong lines, a striking Diamond Pentagon grille, and restyled Jewel-Eye LED headlights.



The industry experts have spoken—the Acura MDX is a powerful, impressive, and luxurious ride in every sense of the word. Get just a small taste of the praise that top critics have given the MDX.

  • The Car Connection: “The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically advanced three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sport Hybrid model and active suspension should only add to that reputation.”
  • “The Acura MDX dominates the luxury crossover SUV market for one simple reason: it does everything well. Whether you want a luxurious family hauler, an agile and fun driving machine, or just seek the quiet and comfort of a luxury brand, the Acura MDX has it.”
  • USA Today: “Stepping back and regarding the MDX as an entire package, we’d say it’s easy and inviting to drive, classy enough to satisfy those addicted to premium machines, high-tech enough to indulge that tendency in many of today’s driver (sic).”
2017 Acura MDX


2017 Acura MDX

Future Models

While not much is yet concretely known about the forthcoming 2018 Acura MDX, experts say the updated lineup will include a more aggressive hybrid model as well as a new grille and taillights. Drivers can always expect quality and the latest amenities in a new Acura model, and the 2018 MDX will be no exception!


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