Used 2003 Acura MDX

$3,590 - $6,490
2003 Acura MDX

2003 Highlights

Further honing its already quite capable MDX, Acura has made a number of key improvements for 2003. First up is a 20-horsepower boost, giving the MDX a total of 260. To support the increased power, there's a revised five-speed automatic transmission, a new stability control system, a strengthened chassis, a retuned suspension and stronger brakes. Inside, the optional navigation system has gained voice recognition capability, enhanced graphics and expanded database coverage. There's also a tailgate-mounted rearview camera this year that transmits its view to the display screen when the vehicle is put in reverse. Lastly, Acura will be offering an optional DVD-based entertainment system as a factory option.


  • Room for seven passengers or serious amounts of cargo, gutsy V6 engine, well-balanced suspension, top-rated crash test scores, low price.


  • Limited off-road capability, below-average tow rating, ho-hum interior design and materials, might have to pay over sticker to get one.

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Used 2003 Acura MDX for Sale

Acura MDX 2003 Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A) 180,847 miles
Used 2003Acura MDXTouring
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Acura MDX 2003 Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A) Taffeta White 136,798 miles
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Acura MDX 2003 Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A) Nighthawk Black Pearl 195,891 miles
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Est.Loan: $74/mo
Cam Automotive LLC
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Sandstone Metallic Saddle218,697 miles
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Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Features & Specs

Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Transmission5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic5-speed automatic
Horsepower260 hp @ 5750 rpm260 hp @ 5750 rpm260 hp @ 5750 rpm260 hp @ 5750 rpm260 hp @ 5750 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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I love my MDX
I have had my Acura for about 7 years now and I absolutely love it. I bought it with 70,000 miles on it and I currently have 209,000 miles. I have never had any major problems with it. I actually drove about 2000 miles from Chicago to California and it drove great. I hope to have it for another 200,000 miles.
Thinking of an '03 Acura MDX? Run Away!!!!!!
My husband and I have owned a lot of different makes and models in our time, but we have had the WORST experience with our '03 Acura MDX. We are the 2nd owner of the car, clean carfax report, bought it with 48K miles. Owing it less than 4 yrs, not including regular maint such as oil changes, brakes and tires, we have spent over $15k on repairs! Two transmissions, a motor, a paint job and breaking down on vacations twice to name some if it! This car has been a nightmare and Acura could care less since we bought it used. When reading other reviews, the transmission is clearly a problem, but has there been a recall? Nope. I hope sharing our experience will help others avoid the same pain
I bought this car with 43,000 miles on it in Nov 2006. Car was fantastic. When I bought the car I went for the 12 month extended warranty for an extra $1200. About 11 months into owning the car I got a check engine light and flashing D5 light. Took it to the Acura dealer. Trans DEAD!!! They replaced it for free since it was under warranty and gave me a loaner while they did it. So then about 2 years ago I notice the trans slamming into gear. Changed fluid....same crap. So October 2014 D4 blinking light and check engine light AGAIN!!! Car would not switch out 4th gear. I took it to a trans place and had the trans totally rebuilt new Valve body, PC, gears and synchros. The builder took pics of the trans it was HORRIBLE all burned up and stuff. So what Honda does is place the trans cooler into the Rad so I have no idea how but the cooling fluid got into the trans fluid probably because trans cooler in the rad and ruined the trans. So the builder added an EXTERNAL trans cooler. So now just a few days ago.....D5 blinking light. But no check engine light and car drives fine. I took the car back to the builder and he said there were no trans codes in the history or anything. I'm so done with this car. I am VERY VERY disappointed in Honda. All the Honda 5sp Autos are pure garbage and they should be ashamed of themselves. Other than the 2 trans I had to replace the car is awesome. But that trans ruins it! I cant believe Honda acting like they have no idea why this is happening. STAY AWAY FROM THIS CAR!!!! STAY AWAY!!! But an MDX with the new 6spd auto.
Used 2003 Acura MDX Overview

The Used 2003 Acura MDX is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Acura MDX?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Acura MDX trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Acura MDX Touring is priced between $3,590 and $6,490 with odometer readings between 136798 and 218697 miles.

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