2018 Acura MDX

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$44,200

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2018 Acura MDX
2018 Acura MDX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Quietness
  • Gas mileage
  • Sliding and reclining second-row seats
  • Standard safety features

The bad:

  • Third-row space
  • No aisle with captain's chairs
  • High cargo floor
  • Digital heated-seat controls
  • Gas version's spongy brakes

5 trims

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Notable features

  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Captain's chairs available
  • Sport Hybrid trim
  • Nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Room for six or seven people
  • Push-button third-row access standard

2018 Acura MDX review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Acura MDX is a mid-size luxury SUV with three rows of seats and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. It’s also sold as a hybrid, which is available only with all-wheel drive. Gas models use a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission, while the Sport Hybrid has a 3.0-liter V-6, an electric motor and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Two electric motors provide power to the hybrid's rear wheels. The MDX competes with the Buick Enclave, Infiniti QX60 and Volvo XC90.


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity are now standard, and the multimedia system has a new 7-inch touchscreen and menus. Acura says the system has 30 percent faster response time.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Most comfortable car I have so far

This MDX has very comfortable drive. Quiet, stable and gorgeous sound system which is my favorite. The MPG is a little bit high in local but free way is about 26 mpg, considering this is 7 seats and V6 car, it is not bad at all. Love it!

4.9

Enjoying the mdx

So far so good our 1st Acura Hope it last longer than our last car! Wish had leather dash Absolutely love the comfort in the interior

4.1

vehicle is nice. 1st gear to 2nd is not smooth.

Good design. comfortable, reliability : will see. Very slow 1st gear and does not have smooth transition into second gear but then transitions ok. My biggest and only complaint. very slow 1st gear.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura
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
Yes
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Compare the competitors

2017

INFINITI QX60

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Honda Pilot

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2018

Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

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