With Acura, luxury knows no limits, and neither does the MDX. The automaker’s three-row, full-size luxury SUV enters the 2019 model year with advanced technology inside and out, as well as under the hood, making this year’s MDX as unstoppable as it is uncompromising.
The Perfect Ride for…
When you decide you want the most Acura has to offer, the 2019 MDX checks off all the boxes. The MDX is the largest vehicle in the Acura lineup, offering a cavernous 132 cubic feet across three rows of seating for as many as seven passengers to sit comfortably and securely, as well as over 68 cubic feet of cargo volume with both rear rows folded down. Plus, you’re going to appreciate the 7.3-inch ground clearance, beefy powertrain, and the multiple driving modes offered through the Acura-exclusive Integrated Dynamics System, all guaranteeing your permission to leave the road behind.
Power and Handling
The 2019 Acura MDX comes available with your choice of two powertrains and two drivetrains.
The first powertrain option is an indefatigable 3.5-liter V6 engine. The 9-speed automatic transmission includes Sequential SportShift paddle shifters on the steering wheel for when you want that added connection to the road. Also included is Intelligent Variable Valve Timing® and Lift Electronic Control, a combination Acura has labeled i-VTEC®, which uses the vehicle’s onboard computer to continuously monitor and adjust multiple powertrain characteristics to ensure optimal efficiency at all times. Plus, the MDX comes standard with Idle Stop, an innovative feature that can conserve fuel when it’s not needed while idle in traffic. Thanks to this collaboration of modern performance technology, the 2019 MDX enjoys excellent power output at 290 horsepower, while also returning excellent fuel economy at 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city.*
The same healthy 3.5-liter V6 also comes available with Acura engineers’ latest gift to the luxury automotive world: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). Only available from Acura, this cutting-edge drivetrain evolved from the high-performance Acura NSX supercar. Now, you can enjoy track-tested performance in your daily driver. With the SH-AWD mated to the available motor-Integrated 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, this variant of the MDX can faithfully tow up to 5,000 lbs.
If you’re more interested in fuel-efficiency and carbon-footprint reduction, you don’t have to sacrifice performance and size any longer. Acura also offers the new MDX in a Sport Hybrid variant. The leaner powertrain pairs with an innovative 3-motor system to offer incredible power output without paying dearly at the pump. A 3.0-liter V6 engine combines with a 47-hp front drive motor and two 36-hp motors on the rear wheels to provide a total combined output of 321 horsepower. Gripping the road with the Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, this modern marvel can still tow up to 5,000 lbs while enjoying a combined 27 miles per gallon.**
Modern Comfort Technology
Acura knows you want three rows of seating so that the whole team can enjoy riding in style and luxury, so the new MDX features some of the most cutting-edge technology in modern automotive conveniences. The available 10-speaker ESL Studio® Premium Audio System provides an immaculate sound experience for everyone in the vehicle, and anyone in the rear seats will enjoy sunshades, wireless headphones, and multiple smartphone connectivity options, like USB, HDMI, and Bluetooth®, as well as a connection for Xbox One®. Plus, the available split screen in the rear drops down from the ceiling and offers high-definition entertainment for two separate viewers simultaneously.
In addition, Acura built the new MDX to ensure maximum physical comfort as well as entertainment. The seating is designed specifically to ensure a feeling of security for every passenger, and it helps that the leather interior comes standard. The power moonroof floods the expansive cabin with light and air, and the tri-zone automatic climate control keeps everyone comfortable with minimal effort and maximum flexibility. Not only can everyone set their own personal climate control, but the driver will also benefit from a heated steering wheel on cold mornings.
Modern Safety Technology
Majestically lugging the entire family around in comfort and convenience means nothing without safety. But you’ll drive confidently knowing that your passengers are always protected by the latest suite of driver assistance technology features, thanks to AcuraWatch™. With standard features, like Collision Mitigation Braking System™, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, and Road Departure Mitigation, the driver of the 2019 Acura MDX will appreciate the leading edge of autonomous driving technology, aimed at watching the road and protecting your precious cargo.
The MDX is the full-size SUV option for Acura, which means it offers the most space and the most versatility out of the entire lineup. If you want the off-road capability without the imposing size of a three-row SUV, consider the leaner Acura RDX crossover SUV. If you want the robust size of a luxury sedan, the RLX offers the premium four-door sedan option for the Acura lineup of luxury vehicles.
Whatever your needs are, we’ll help you meet them. Contact our sales staff today to get on the right path to a life of luxury on the road with Acura.
* 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.
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