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2019 Acura MDX

$44,300 — $60,050 MSRP
SUV
6-7 Seats
21-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.7) 3 reviews

The Good

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

The Bad

  • Third-row space
  • High cargo floor
  • Digital heated-seat controls
  • Gas version’s spongy brakes
2019 Acura MDX exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2019 Acura MDX
  • A-Spec version now available
  • Room for six or seven people
  • Gas-only and Sport Hybrid versions
  • Standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Push-button third-row access standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2019 Acura MDX?

The Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that can seat up to seven in three rows and is available in regular or Sport Hybrid form. The regular MDX is powered by a 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that works with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The MDX Sport Hybrid has a combined 321 hp with a 3.0-liter V-6, a collection of electric motors and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The MDX can have front- or all-wheel drive, and competitors include the Buick Enclave and Infiniti QX60.

What's New on the 2019 Acura MDX?

The front seats now have standard four-way power-adjustable lumbar support. Other changes to the interior include available high-contrast stitching and real wood trim.

The new A-Spec version features 20-inch alloy wheels that are wider than other MDX wheels, gloss-black and dark chrome accents, body-colored side sills and larger exhaust tips. Inside, the A-Spec gets sport seats with Alcantara inserts, unique gauges, sport pedals, Alcantara trim, gloss-black accents, A-Spec badges and a thicker-rim steering wheel with shift paddles. 

In addition, the regular MDX can now have the MDX Sport Hybrid's adaptive suspension system and the nine-speed automatic transmission's logic has been revised for smoother acceleration, according to Acura. Fuel-saving stop-start technology is now standard.

What Features in the 2019 Acura MDX Are Most Important?

The MDX's available all-wheel-drive system includes torque-vectoring capability to improve handling. The SUV is also packed with standard active safety features like forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist and adaptive cruise control.

Should I Buy the 2019 Acura MDX?

If you’re looking for a comfortable, quiet and upscale SUV that offers a lot of standard safety features, the Acura MDX may be a good fit. However, if you have a big family and lots of stuff to carry, a larger SUV or minivan might work better.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
3 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.7)
(4.0)

everything is good only the mpg lower expectation

by Jack@Fremont from Fremont,CA on November 12, 2018

I like the car with good interior and exterior looking , comfortable , good handling , safety features make me feel safe, It's a nice car enjoy the driving everyday. Read full review

(5.0)

Love the new car!

by JAMES from Apple Valley on October 15, 2018

This car is the "just right" size for our family of 4 and all the activities we do. With hauling around sporting equipment and friends, this is the right car for both commuting and our activities. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2019 Acura MDX currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2019 Acura MDX 3.5L

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
5 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
4 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Warranty

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

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

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.*
* 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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