(4.4) 29 reviews
MSRP: $2,043$10,163
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 20
Engine: 260-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 7
2003 Acura MDX

Our Take on the 2003 Acura MDX

Our Take

Acura introduced the MDX as a 2001 model, and the midsize sport utility vehicle from Honda’s luxury division has tallied impressive sales totals. The MDX competes against such rivals as the BMW X5, Lexus RX 300 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Interested shoppers have even faced waiting lists fo... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

Last week, we tested the redesigned 2004 Lexus RX 330, which we consider to be the gold standard in luxury crossover vehicles. This week, we drive one of its nearest competitors, the Acura MDX, which has been noticeably improved for model year 2003. The '03 MDX, which is built in Ontario and shares many of its parts with the Honda Pilot, starts at under $36,000. But our test model, equip... Read full review for the 2003 Acura MDX

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Consumer Reviews


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8 Years Old and Still Lovin' It

by Acura Guy from Dublin Ohio on September 4, 2010

Our 03 MDX is the best car we've ever owned! With 90K on the vehicle, it is as tight, responsive and as good looking as the day we bought it. Like most vehicles, we have had a few very minor maintena... Read Full Review

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 9 recalls for this car.

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