of the 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid. Base trim shown.
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- Ride quality
- Front-seat comfort
- Gas mileage
- Sliding and reclining second-row seats
- Many standard active safety features
- Third-row space
- High cargo floor
- Digital heated-seat controls
- Gas version’s spongy brakes
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
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.
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The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid currently has 0 recalls
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