2019 Acura MDX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2019 Acura MDX Model Overview at Joe Rizza Acura

Building on its reputation as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, the Acura MDX has sold nearly a million units since its introduction. For 2019, drivers can choose between a potent 3.5-liter V6 or an efficient 3.0-liter with a 3-motor hybrid system. These engines help prove how the versatile MDX is ideally suited for more conditions, with more passengers, and improved capabilities. Engineered for performance, MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD® includes technologies inspired by the Acura NSX including a responsive 7-Speed Dual-Clutch transmission with paddle shifters, Active Damper System, and Motor-Driven Rear Torque Vectoring. Distinctive exterior design elements and signature Jewel Eye LED headlights help you make a bold first impression behind the wheel of the MDX.

Spacious legroom, optional heated seats, and easy access to third-row seating with a one-touch slide system are only a few premium aspects of the impressive interior of the MDX. Even with your hands full of shopping bags, you can quickly access the cargo area with a Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate. You’ll discover up to 90 cubic feet of cargo room when you fold both the second and third rows of seats flat. Boredom on long road trips is now a thing of the past with the optional Rear Entertainment System featuring HDMI inputs along with wireless headphones. Standard AcuraWatch™ driver assistive safety technologies help give you greater confidence while keeping you protected from the unexpected.


What’s New for 2019

For 2019, a new A-Spec model joins the Acura MDX lineup and features torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). These models also include larger-diameter exhaust finishers, a revised front fascia, body-colored lower sills, a rear tailgate spoiler, and exclusive 20-inch Shark Grey aluminum alloy wheels.

The available Advance Package is now offered with Acura’s Active Damper System (ADS) which was previously exclusive to the MDX Sport Hybrid. A standard 9-speed automatic transmission has been improved to deliver smoother and more fluid acceleration. Five new exterior colors and an available authentic Desert Olive Ash wood trim are now available on the 2019 Acura MDX.


What the Critics Say

Thanks to a constant stream of updates, the MDX remains a top pick for a luxury SUV. With three rows of seating and a large, comfortable cabin, it works great as a family hauler, and it presents plenty of value thanks to an impressive number of standard features for the money.” — Edmunds

The 2019 MDX seats at least seven adults, does so comfortably, and offers some of the most advanced features available in a luxury crossover. That’s good enough to earn it 9 out of 10 on our scale. The seats in the base MDX are well-padded and comfortable with enough bolstering for the crossover’s mild-mannered ride. The Advance package adds sportier seats that add more bolstering.” — The Car Connection


2019 Acura MDX Features

2019 Acura MDX Interior

Luxurious Interior

In order to maximize the comfort of both the driver and passengers, every aspect of the interior of the 2019 Acura MDX features exacting attention to detail. Optional amenities include unique contrast stitching and piping accents, body-contouring second-row captain’s chairs, and authentic Desert Olive Ash wood trim. Enjoy fresh air and natural lighting with its standard power sunroof. Premium soft-touch materials and innovative storage bins help create an ideal environment to accommodate growing families.

2019 Acura MDX Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

Standard on all MDX trim levels, the AcuraWatch™ suite of driver assistive technologies helps prove why it’s one of the safest three-row SUVs in the segment. Examples of these advanced safety technologies include Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), and a Collision Mitigation Braking System ™ (CMBS™) with Low-Speed Follow. To mitigate and reduce forces in front crashes, every MDX includes Acura’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body construction. Featuring front and rear parking sensors, an optional Surround View Camera gives you an uninhibited view of what’s around your MDX.

2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Performance

Blending performance and inspired handling with maximum fuel efficiency — the 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD gives you go-anywhere capability while saving you money at the pump. Thanks to an innovative Sport Hybrid 3-Motor System, the MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD achieves a 27 MPG combined EPA-estimated fuel economy rating** while still producing an impressive 321 horsepower. This cutting-edge system allows the rear motors to operate independently, adding to the improved handling and agility through the curves by using torque vectoring technology. Always active, SH-AWD is designed to enhance dry-road handling and improve all-weather stability.


Acura MDX Standard Equipment

2019 Acura MDX Standard Features

Exterior

  • Jewel Eye® LED Headlights
  • Moonroof with Tilt and Slide Function
  • Power-Operated Tailgate
  • Capless Fuel Fill
  • Acoustic Windshield and Front Side Glass
  • Smart Entry

Interior

  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration
  • Leather-Trimmed Interior
  • Driver’s 14-Way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support and Easy-Entry
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Pushbutton Ignition
  • Electronic Gear Selector
  • Third-Row Access One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In
  • Ambient Cabin Lighting
  • Automatic-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver Convenience

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Heated Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down
  • HomeLink®

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • AcuraWatch™ Suite of Driver Assist Features
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Auto High Beams
  • Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration

Acura MDX Packages

Technology Package

Technology Package

Sophisticated navigation, audio, and connectivity fit any digital life. MSRP +$5,000.

Exterior

  • 20-inch Aluminum-Alloy Wheels
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • Power-Folding Side Mirrors

Interior

  • GPS-Linked Climate Control
  • Sport Seats with Perforated Leather-Trimmed Interior with Contrast Stitching
  • Natural Wood Trim

Media & Connectivity

  • Acura Navigation with 3D View and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Street and Freeway Conditions and Traffic Rerouting
  • ELS Studio® Premium Audio with 10 Speakers
  • HD Radio®

Driver Convenience

  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Parking Sensors (front and rear)
  • Color Multi-Information Display (MID) with Turn-By-Turn Guidance
  • Remote Engine Start with Vehicle Feedback

Safety & Driver Assistance

  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor

Entertainment Package

Entertainment Package

Requires Technology or Advance Package. Not available with Sport Hybrid. A full suite of multimedia features for rear passengers. MSRP +$2,000.

When Combined With Technology Package

  • 9-inch Full VGA Screen
  • 11th Speaker for Improved Surround Sound
  • Second Row Captain’s Chairs (Total Seating Capacity: 6)
  • Three Position Second-Row Seating with Heated Outboard Seats
  • Rear Door Sunshades
  • Two Wireless Headphones
  • Removable Ceiling-Mounted Remote Control
  • Front Center Console 110-volt Power Outlet

When Combined With Advance Package

  • 16.2-inch Ultra-Wide Full VGA Screen with Split Screen Capability
  • 12th Speaker for improved Surround Sound
  • HDMI Compatibility
  • Second-Row Bench Seating (Seven-Passenger)
  • Three position Second-Row Seating with Heated Outboard Seats

A-Spec® Package

A-Spec® Package

Requires Technology Package. The A-Spec® Package is all-new for the 2019 Acura MDX and is designed to make you stand out with larger wheels, gloss black accents and unique Alcantara®-Trimmed Red or Ebony interior. +$3,500 MSRP.

Exterior

  • LED Fog Lights
  • 20-inch Shark Gray Split 5-Spoke Wheels
  • A-Spec Exclusive Front & Rear Bumpers
  • A-Spec Exclusive Dual Exhuast Outlets
  • Dark Chrome and Lighting Details
  • Black Window Trim
  • A-Spec Badge on Front Fenders and Tailgate

Interior

  • Sport Seats with Perforated Premium Leather and Alcantara®-Trimmed Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Leather-Wrapped A-Spec Steering Wheel
  • Metallic Pattern and Metal Trim
  • Stainless Steel Sport Pedals
  • Ebony Headliner

Advance Package

Advance Package

Requires Technology Package. Ultimate upgrades in comfort, technology, and convenience. +$6,750 MSRP.

Exterior

  • LED Fog Lights
  • Automatic Dimming Side Mirrors
  • Roof Rails

Interior

  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Heated Second-Row Captain’s Chairs (Six-Passenger)
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Perforated Milano Leather Seats with Contrast Stitching & Piping
  • Natural Wood Accents
  • Second-Row Center Console with Sliding Tray

Acura MDX Exterior Colors

White Diamond Pearl

White Diamond Pearl

Lunar Silver Metallic

Lunar Silver Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Modern Steel Metallic

Majestic Black Pearl

Majestic Black Pearl (+$400)

Performance Red Pearl

Performance Red Pearl (+$400)

Canyon Bronze Metallic

Canyon Bronze Metallic (+400)

Apex Blue Pearl

Apex Blue Pearl (Requires Technology Package, A-Spec Package, and SH-AWD. +$400)

Fathom Blue Pearl

Fathom Blue Pearl (Requires Technology Package and Graystone Interior)

Gunmetal Metallic

Gunmetal Metallic (Requires Technology Package and Ebony Interior)


Pricing & Performance

2019 Acura MDX

Standard

Technology Package

A-Spec® Package

Advance Package

Entertainment Package

Starting MSRP*

Front Wheel Drive

$45,295*

$50,295*

$57,045*

$52,295* w/Technology Package
$59,045* w/Advance Package

SH-AWD®

$47,295*

$52,295*

$57,795*

$59,045*

$54,295* w/Technology Package
$61,045* w/Advance Package

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD®

$53,795*

$60,545*

Engine Type

FWD & SH-AWD

3.5-Liter Direct Injection V6

3.5-Liter Direct Injection V6

3.5-Liter Direct Injection V6

3.5-Liter Direct Injection V6

3.5-Liter Direct Injection V6

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

3.0-Liter Direct Port Injected V6

3.0-Liter Direct Port Injected V6

Transmission Type

FWD & SH-AWD

9-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

9-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

9-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

9-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

9-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission)

Horsepower / Torque

FWD & SH-AWD

290 Horsepower / 267 lb-ft

290 Horsepower / 267 lb-ft

290 Horsepower / 267 lb-ft

290 Horsepower / 267 lb-ft

290 Horsepower / 267 lb-ft

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

257 Horsepower / 218 lb-ft

257 Horsepower / 218 lb-ft

257 Horsepower / 218 lb-ft

257 Horsepower / 218 lb-ft

257 Horsepower / 218 lb-ft

EPA Fuel Economy Ratings** (city / highway / combined)

FWD

20 / 27 / 23

20 / 27 / 23

20 / 27 / 23

20 / 27 / 23

SH-AWD

19 / 26 / 22

19 / 26 / 22

19 / 25 / 21

19 / 26 / 22

19 / 26 / 22

Sport Hybrid SH-AWD

26 / 27 / 27

26 / 27 / 27

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*Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes or license. Prices include Destination & Handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.

**Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.