2013 Acura MDX

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2013 Acura MDX
2013 Acura MDX

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • AWD performance
  • Handling
  • Power
  • Decent gas mileage

The bad:

  • Mixed opinions on styling
  • Center console doors
  • Second row doesn't slide forward and back
  • DVD video displaces MP3 jack

3 trims

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Notable features

  • Standard six-speed automatic
  • Available tech features
  • Seven seats standard
  • Standard all-wheel drive

2013 Acura MDX review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The seven-seat MDX luxury SUV has a 5,000-pound tow rating and Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. It competes against the BMW X5, Lexus RX 350 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. It has a history of above-average reliability.
New for 2013
There are no changes for 2013.
The MDX wears Acura’s prominent shield grille and has a chiseled appearance overall. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

The three-row MDX can carry seven people in standard leather seats. It has eight-way power front seats, and the driver’s seat can remember two settings. Both front seats are heated, with ventilated seats optional. There’s also standard automatic three-zone climate control. Interior features include:

  • Optional rear DVD entertainment system, power outlet in the center console and heated second-row seats
  • Optional voice-recognition navigation system with real-time traffic and rerouting information
  • Optional sport steering wheel
  • Optional 10-speaker surround-sound stereo

Under the Hood
The MDX’s 3.7-liter V-6 makes 300 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual shifting
  • Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
  • Optional active-damping suspension that varies shock-absorber firmness to smooth the ride and control body roll, with driver-selectable Sport and Comfort modes

Safety features include:

  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor for all three rows of seats
  • Active front head restraints
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Optional blind spot warning system and adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation feature


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Great Car Mechanically

2013 MDX is a great car. Runs solid mechanically. Do have to add a quart of oil every few thousand miles, can be a pain but is expected of this model, says the acura dealerships


Most Reliable vehicle I've ever owned

This Vehicle has plenty of leg room, drives like a dream, fits all our needs and exceeds our expectations. I highly recommend the MDX, it's an awesome vehicle.



Burns too much oil; add 1 qt. every 2500 miles. Has 60,000 miles on vehicle. Would expect better from this vehicle. This is a annoying and is there fix?

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura Precision
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
72 months/70,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/50,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old and newer from their original in-service date, with 80,000 miles or fewer at time of vehicle delivery.
Basic warranty terms
2 years/100,000 miles
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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