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2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid consumer reviews

$52,800 starting MSRP
side view of 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid Acura
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7
Explore the 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

"MDX" The standard barer of Midsize SUV's

This vehicle hits all the right notes on style, comfort and value, but with so much tech packed into this platform, its reliability is questioned. The 3rd Gen MDX has a long history of ZF transmission issues. They rarely fail completely, but they are known to shift poorly under certain circumstances. MDX owners just learn to live with it for the most part, but it's a noticeable shortcoming on an otherwise stellar drivetrain. The Hybrid version of this vehicle has a different transmission and frankly operates in a different manner than standard AWD SUV's. Having three electric motors assisting the drivetrain at various points illustrates how complex the Hybrid MDX's propulsion system can be. The system although powerful at 300 Hp is not seamless and linear in it's acceleration. The engine and electric motors combined are all applied in hard acceleration but there are distinct surges in the powerband that you can feel. Reminiscent of a transmission slip but not exactly. Acura must be aware of this glitch and issued a TSB that is supposed to address it. So with that said the MDX Hybrid is a really good SUV with some issues in it's complex drivetrain. The ultimate reliability will be determined as we surge and slip into the future.


Best all around car I have ever owned

Very reliable and most verse use SUV I ever owned. Not too big, not too small. Great mileage, very powerful. When you need acceleration for passing, it is there in spades. It combines Acura's NSX engine with the hybrid battery for extra power. Best sound I have ever heard with ELS Studio's DTS Neural Surround system.


MDX Hybrid rocks

This is the best car I have ever owned. It is a pleasure to drive. The super handling all wheel drive is amazing. The hybrid gas economy and its performance are fabulous


Most luxurious car I have ever owned; love it.

This car does everything the most expensive cars do at a fraction of the price. I'm so confused though as to using all the features.


I expect to drive it for a very long time !

Having driven the Honda Pilot, the MDX is roomier than I thought. Handles well, quiet, spacious. All in all, I think it will hold it's value for years to come.


It does everything just right

Very comfortable and spacious—including third row—yet it drives almost like a sports sedan which makes it incredibly pleasant and practical for daily use—any use, with such sophistication and luxurious feel that makes you feel you own different vehicles for different purposes. A true flagship for Acura.