2018 Acura MDX Pricing


Edmunds Rating
4.0 / 5.0
Consumer Rating
(13)

What’s new

  • Part of the third MDX generation introduced for 2014
  • Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support
  • Updated dual-screen infotainment system with a new capacitive touchscreen

Pros

  • Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
  • Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season sure-footedness
  • Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
  • Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Cons

  • Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does
  • Auto stop-start function for V6 can be a bit rough
  • Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals

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Features & Specs

SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
Starting MSRP$50,600$48,600$46,200
MPG212221
Seating777
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic9-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgas
Horsepower290 hp @ 6200 rpm290 hp @ 6200 rpm290 hp @ 6200 rpm

Safety

Our experts’ favorite MDX safety features:

Lane Keeping Assist

Identifies lane markings and works to keep the vehicle within its detected lane if it starts to drift due to driver inattention.
Adaptive Cruise Control

Allows you to set a speed and maintain a desired distance from the car ahead. Will bring you to a stop if needed.
Surround-View Camera System

Four exterior cameras create a 360-degree view of the MDX's immediate surroundings.

NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    Overall5/5
  • Side Barrier Rating

    Overall5/5
    Driver5/5
    Passenger5/5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front Seat5/5
    Back Seat5/5
  • Rollover

    Rollover4/5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    G
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    G
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    G
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Acura MDX

(13)

Consumer Rating


This is our 3rd MDX!
The MDX continues to be a little bit more of a better value than any other comparable luxury SUV. I will say that our 2015 & 2018 MDX are not near as sporty as the previous generation that "included Super Handling all Wheel Drive". For some reason Acura still does not have a panoramic sunroof or heads up display. All Acuras still do include the "old school" style sunroof when most other MFR's gouge you for about $2000. At one time all Acuras came one way - fully loaded. As time goes on Acura is starting to become like the other MFRs by being slick & greedy with all the confusing different packages. All cars of this class should also come standard with NAVI. Acura used to stand out much further than it does now because you did not have to "build the car"! At least they are now finally offering a nice looking black rim but it is about 10 years late and they try to bend you over for more than two grand! Overall the MDX does offer a very high end luxury experience with a ton of interior space. It would be even better if the second row seats could retract further back though.
Blurry windshield
There is a problem with the passenger front windshield. It's blurry along the edge and hard to look out especially to check for on coming traffic from the right side. Brought it in to the dealership, the district manager checked it, and noted all the other 2018's have the same issue, but said nothing could be done. It is a hazard to drive and see properly out that window. There service department took photos and agreed there is a problem. Now I am stuck driving this car for the next 3 years knowing that an accident could happen due to the defect that they won't correct.
Good car with some challenges
I own this SUV for over a year. I like the drivability and overall comfort and safety. The built in smarts are very good and easy to navigate. The only nagging problem is breaking, particularly when reversing from park, it makes clicking sound. Been to dealer couple of times- they acknowledged the issue but no solution. I am told it is a new feature of this model. The sound is very annoying to me and unfortunately Acura can’t fix it. Very sad! Contacted Acura USA- same answer.

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Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot

While you might not think of it as luxurious, the Honda Pilot shares many of the MDX's winning attributes. It's also priced a bit less than the MDX. Even if you buy the top trim-level Pilot, it can still be less expensive than a relatively base MDX. The MDX boasts a nicer and more upscale interior, but both SUVs have a usable third row, impressive V6 engines and a long list of optional safety features. Definitely consider the Pilot if you're a function-over-form shopper.

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Acura MDX vs. Infiniti QX60

Though several three-row luxury crossovers are more expensive than the MDX, the Infiniti QX60 is actually less expensive, at least to start. The base MSRP for the QX60 with front-wheel drive is $43,300. Like the MDX, Infiniti equips it with a decent number of standard features, and there is easy access to the third row. With the QX60, however, many of the QX60's optional extras are bundled in expensive packages, so it can be tough to get exactly what you want.

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Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350

If you don't need the third row and you're just looking for a comfortable luxury crossover for the family, the Lexus RX is one of the most appealing options out there. The RX, like the MDX, has both a standard V6 engine (RX 350) and an available hybrid powertrain (RX 450h). The RX is well-equipped, too. Note that a new three-row RX L will be available soon, but its third row is significantly smaller than the MDX's.

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2018 Acura MDX for Sale

Acura MDX 2018 Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Crystal Black Pearl Ebony leather
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Crystal Black Pearl 2018 Acura MDX 3.5L w/Technology Package FWD 9-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC 24V Ebony Leather. 27/19 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) San Marino Red Ebony premium leather
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2018 Acura MDX 3.5L Espresso. 26/18 Highway/City MPG**

Acura MDX 2018 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Modern Steel Metallic Ebony leather
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Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) San Marino Red Parchment premium leather
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You can find this 2018 Acura MDX w/Advance Pkg and many others like it at Frankel Acura. Want more room? Want more style? This Acura MDX is the vehicle for you. There's a level of quality and refinement in this Acura MDX that you won't find in your average vehicle. Few vehicles can match the safety and comfort of this AWD Acura MDX w/Advance Pkg. With enhanced performance, refined interior and exceptional fuel efficiency, this AWD Acura is in a class of its own. You can finally stop searching... You've found the one you've been looking for.

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San Marino Red with premium leather trimmed parchment interior, heated front and second row seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, advance package, navigation, remote start, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. 26/19 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

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Crystal Black Pearl with leather trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, technology package, navigation, remote start, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

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White Diamond Pearl with leather trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, technology package, navigation, remote start, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Modern Steel Metallic Graystone leather
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Modern Steel Metallic with leather trimmed graystone interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, technology package, navigation, remote start, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Crystal Black Pearl Ebony leather
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Crystal Black Pearl with leather trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Modern Steel Metallic
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Modern Steel Metallic with leather trimmed graystone interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, technology package, navigation, remote start, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Crystal Black Pearl Ebony leather
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Crystal Black Pearl with leather trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Lunar Silver Metallic
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Lunar Silver Metallic 2018 Acura MDX w/Technology Pkg w/Technology Package FWD 9-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC 24V Graystone Leather. Recent Arrival! 27/19 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Crystal Black Pearl Ebony leather
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Crystal Black Pearl with leather trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Modern Steel Metallic Ebony leather
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Modern Steel Metallic with leather trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, technology package, navigation, remote start, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Acura MDX 2018 SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Lunar Silver Metallic Ebony leather
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Lunar Silver Metallic with leather trimmed ebony interior, heated front seats, third row seating, V6 power, AWD, power moon roof, satellite radio, and much more. Recent Arrival! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** All prices exclude taxes, title, license, and dealer processing fee of $699.00. Published price subject to change without notice to correct errors or omissions or in the event of inventory fluctuations. All features not on all vehicles. Vehicles shown are for illustration purposes only. MPG is based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors. MPG is based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.

Is the Acura MDX a good car?

The MDX is one of our top recommendations for a luxury three-row crossover thanks to its strong and fuel-efficient engine, competitive price and usable third-row seat. The standard engine is a 3.5-liter V6 that has plenty of power for everyday use. There's also a more powerful and efficient Sport Hybrid MDX that uses a 3.0-liter V6. Compared to its main rivals, the MDX stands out best for its value. You can get an appealing number of features at a reasonable price. On the downside, the MDX's cabin isn't overly luxurious for this class of vehicle, and some of its advanced driver safety aids could stand to be a little more refined. Overall, the MDX earns a very good Edmunds four-star rating.

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Does the Acura MDX have good MPG?

With front-wheel drive, and depending on trim level, the standard MDX gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway) or 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway). The all-wheel-drive model gets either 22 mpg combined (19 city/26 highway) or 21 mpg combined (18 city/26 highway). The Sport Hybrid gets an EPA estimate of 27 mpg combined (26 city/27 highway). For a three-row luxury crossover, the regular MDX's ratings are average. The Sport Hybrid is above average, though it's worth noting the RX 450h is even more efficient.

Does the Acura MDX have good resale value?

If you're ready to buy, you're probably wondering about the Acura MDX's resale value. How much will a 2018 Acura MDX be worth in two or five years — or whenever you decide to sell? Check out the Edmunds True Cost to Own (TCO) calculator. It includes projected annual depreciation over the first five years of ownership based on Edmunds' robust market transaction data.

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The 2018 Acura MDX is a capable and enjoyable-to-drive luxury three-row SUV. Like all Acuras, it's available as a single model with two major option packages and your choice of front- or all-wheel drive. All MDXs employ a 3.5-liter V6 and a nine-speed automatic, except for the hybrid, which uses a 3.0-liter V6 and a seven-speed automatic in conjunction with three electric motors.

In base form, the 2018 Acura MDX comes solidly equipped with comfort, safety and technology features, including tri-zone climate control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, and support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The major packages for the MDX are called Technology and Advance. As the name suggests, the Technology package includes more electronic equipment such as a 10-speaker premium audio system and driver aids such as navigation and blind-spot monitoring. The Advance package provides more creature comforts, including premium leather, ventilated front seats and heated second-row captain's chairs. An optional Entertainment package adds a DVD-based rear entertainment system. 

The available hybrid system improves power and fuel economy. The system employs a 3.0-liter V6 engine and three electric motors, one as part of the powertrain package and one turning each of the rear wheels. The hybrid also replaces the nine-speed automatic with a seven-speed transmission. Total system output is 321 horsepower. The EPA fuel economy rating for the hybrid is 27 mpg combined.

The MDX is well-regarded among buyers for its impressive build quality, reliability record and resale values. We like it because it's enjoyable to drive. Acura's self-described Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system helps to make it one of the more engaging luxury SUVs on the market, though the ride can be a bit firmer than in other luxury SUVs (but not firm enough to bother us). And in terms of practicality, the MDX is one of just a handful of midsize luxury SUVs that offer the convenience of a third-row seat. When you're ready to find yours, use Edmunds' suite of shopping tools to find the perfect 2018 Acura MDX for you.

2018 Acura MDX Overview

The 2018 Acura MDX is offered in the following submodels: Hybrid, SUV. Available styles include SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A). Acura MDX models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 290 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Acura MDX comes with all wheel drive, front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 9-speed shiftable automatic. The 2018 Acura MDX comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2018 Acura MDX?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Acura MDX and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 MDX 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 MDX.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 Acura MDX and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 MDX featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

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2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $6,290 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,290 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $45,305.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 12.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 193 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,195. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,890 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,890 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $41,305.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 12.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 216 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45,195. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $5,890 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,890 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $39,305.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 13% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 28 2018 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $6,290 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,290 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $47,305.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 11.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 25 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,603 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,603 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $56,042.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 11 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,645. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $3,866 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,866 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $53,779.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 6.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 8 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

The 2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $49,595. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is trending $6,290 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,290 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,305.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is 12.7% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 8 2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,095. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $3,376 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,376 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $49,719.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 6.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $59,145. The average price paid for a new 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is trending $2,507 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $2,507 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $56,638.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) is 4.2% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

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2018 Acura MDX Gas Mileage

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
22 compined MPG,
19 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), 9-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
21 compined MPG,
18 city MPG/26 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG21
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement3.5 L
Passenger Volume147.6 cu.ft.
Wheelbase111.0 in.
Length196.2 in.
Width77.8 in.
Height67.4 in.
Curb Weight4244 lbs.