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2015 Acura MDX

2015 Acura MDX

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$15,236 — $26,428 USED
Sport Utility
7 Seats
21-23 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Ride quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Quietness
  • Sliding and reclining second-row seats
  • Gas mileage
  • Responsive automatic transmission

The Bad

  • Mushy brakes
  • Vague steering
  • Third-row space
  • Forgettable styling
  • Low second-row seats
  • Second-row captain's chairs not offered
2015 Acura MDX exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Acura MDX
  • Seven-seat SUV
  • Direct-injected V-6 standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Push-button third-row access standard

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2015 Acura MDX Review

from the expert editorial team

Editor's note: This review was done in March 2014 about the 2014 Acura MDX. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

What Is the 2015 Acura MDX?

The 2015 Acura MDX is a seven-seat luxury SUV that competes with the Buick Enclave, BMW X5 and Lincoln MKT. It's offered in three trim levels: 3.5L, 3.5L Technology Package and 3.5L Advance Package with Entertainment Package. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims but can be swapped for all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2015 Acura MDX?

There are no significant changes for 2015.

How Does the 2015 Acura MDX Compare to Other Luxury SUVs?

The MDX was redesigned in 2014, and while it doesn't quite match the luxury and reputation of the five-seat Lexus RX, it offers more standard seats in a quiet, well-equipped cabin, plus good fuel economy. If you're considering the Buick Enclave – another three-row SUV – it's definitely worth comparing it with the Acura MDX.

What Features in the 2015 Acura MDX Are Most Important?

The MDX has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower. A six-speed transmission is standard, and drivers can choose between front- or all-wheel drive.

Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED accent lighting, one-touch third-row access, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Significant options include 19-inch alloy wheels, remote start and a rear entertainment system with a choice of screen sizes.

As is required in all new cars of this model year, the MDX comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Other standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats, a driver's knee airbag and side curtain airbags for all three rows. Forward collision warning with autonomous braking, lane departure prevention and a blind spot warning system are all optional.

Should I Buy the 2015 Acura MDX?

The Acura MDX isn't the most powerful or memorably styled SUV in its class, but it appeals to families with its smooth ride quality, quiet cabin and economical gas mileage. Seating arrangements aren't unpleasant, but could be better: Though the second-row seats recline for more comfort, they feel a bit low, and third-row passengers don't get much breathing room.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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by TomasV from Bolingbrook, IL on June 12, 2020

This car can be described in on word ..... EXCELLENT!!! Excellent condition both interior and exterior. Engine is in excellent condition with only 65,000 miles. Price was very competitive. Read full review


very sound crossover with incredible acceleration!

by Mdx from Rock hill, South Carolina on May 24, 2020

Loaded up Mdx with every option including heated and cooled seats, lane assist and departure warnings along with blind spot monitoring! Non smoker and very clean and always maintained! Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2015 Acura MDX currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Acura MDX 3.5L

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Moderate overlap front

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    182-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


  • View All CPO Program Details

Latest 2015 MDX Stories

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MDX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

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* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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