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2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

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$52,100 — $58,150 MSRP
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SUV
6-7 Seats
27 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.2) 5 reviews

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
2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
  • 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

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Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.

New for 2018

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

What drivers are saying

4.2
5 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.2)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(3.8)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.2)
(5.0)

Simply an Awsome Vehicle

by GJ from Punta Gorda, FL on December 13, 2018

The Black Copper Pearl exterior and espresso interior make this MDX Advanced a real head-turner. It's fast, quiet, and stylish..It outclasses and out performs the 2014 MDX I traded in. Read full review

(5.0)

Get the Hybrid !

by JRM from Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada on August 25, 2018

I have been driving Acuras for many years and this is my 4th MDX and first Hybrid, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. I am a auto enthusiast and have been lucky enough to have owned everything ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid has not been tested.

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 Sport Hybrid received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Third-row access

B

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

B

Latch or Latch system

A

Forward-facing convertible

(third row)

A

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A
* 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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