2020 Acura MDX Towing Capacity
How Much Can the Acura MDX Tow?
As we’ve already mentioned, the MDX gives drivers their choice of front-wheel drive or capable SH-AWD. Front-wheel drive configurations have a maximum towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. When equipped with all-wheel drive, the maximum towing capacity of the MDX is increased to an impressive 5,000 pounds. SH-AWD comes standard with the A-Spec® Package and is optional on other trims as well. You’ll have enough muscle to tow a small boat or a pair of jet skis to the lake for a weekend getaway. No matter if your MDX is equipped with the standard 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters or the available Motor-Integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) — you’ll always be in the sweet spot of the powerband to maximize towing capability.
Driver Assistance for Safer Towing
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA) with Traction Control – Especially important when towing a heavy load, VSA helps you maintain stability by constantly monitoring data related to the following:
- Lateral G-force
- Vehicle yaw rate
- Steering angle
- Individual wheel speeds
- Throttle position
- Vehicle speed
In the event that this system detects oversteer, engine torque will be reduced and the brakes will be applied at individual wheels in order to help stabilize the MDX.
Other features available or included as standard with the suite of AcuraWatch™ safety features include the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Hill Start Assist, ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, and a multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines.
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