2018 Acura MDX

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What’s new

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

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


Which MDX does Edmunds recommend?

While the improved power and fuel economy of the Sport Hybrid model seem appealing, the model's lack of responsiveness at low speeds can be annoying. For this reason, we recommend the standard MDX equipped with all-wheel drive and the Advance package. You won't be disappointed by its power, and the all-wheel-drive system adds welcome agility to this three-row SUV. Plus, the Advance adds features such as 20-inch wheels, a surround-view camera, premium leather and ventilated front seats.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

The 2018 Acura MDX may be less expensive than similarly sized three-row luxury SUVs, but by no means does that imply disappointment. This popular three-row crossover SUV is versatile and has an appealing mix of safety and luxury-oriented features.

The MDX is enjoyable to drive, too. Its two powertrain options, a standard 3.5-liter V6 engine or an optional gas-electric hybrid with a 3.0-liter V6, provide a suitable amount of oomph for quick passes and freeway merging. Acura's available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system can also enhance this SUV's agility when you're driving around turns.

The aforementioned hybrid system is distinctive in that Acura designed it to deliver increases in both power and fuel economy. Indeed, we've found the Sport Hybrid is quicker than the regular MDX in our testing, and the EPA estimates you'll get 27 mpg combined in the Sport Hybrid compared to 22 mpg in a regular all-wheel-drive MDX.

After a refresh last year, the 2018 MDX is improved further by a faster and more powerful entertainment system that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, addressing the biggest complaints we've had with prior years of the MDX. Though there are a few remaining drawbacks, they're pretty minor. Overall, the MDX remains a strong contender if you're shopping for a three-row midsize luxury crossover SUV.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Acura MDX is a three-row luxury SUV that seats up to seven. It's offered in three trim levels: Standard, Technology and Advance. The Standard and Technology MDXs come nicely equipped, and the Advance has all the features you'll likely want in this class of vehicle. All of the above employ a 3.5-liter V6 engine (290 horsepower, 267 pound-feet) that's paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission with either front- or all-wheel drive. The Sport Hybrid uses a smaller 3.0-liter V6 in conjunction with three electric motors (combined 321 hp, 289 lb-ft) and a seven-speed automatic transmission to deliver an estimated 27 mpg combined.

Highlights of the Standard package include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights with automatic high beams, adaptive suspension dampers, a power liftgate, a sunroof, and keyless entry and ignition. Inside, you'll find power-adjustable front seats with heating, driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Technology features include support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a dual-screen infotainment system (with a 7-inch touchscreen), Bluetooth, four USB ports, and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and satellite radio. The MDX's standard AcuraWatch safety suite features forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane and road departure warning and mitigation, and adaptive cruise control.

The Technology package adds niceties such as 20-inch wheels, automatic wipers, remote engine start, power-folding side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a navigation system, a color driver information display, and a 10-speaker premium audio system with HD radio.

The Advance package turns on the charm with front and rear parking sensors, LED foglights, automatic engine stop-start, a top-down surround-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, sport seats with premium leather and trim, front-seat ventilation, heated second-row captain's chairs, second-row sunshades and two additional USB ports for the third row.

The Entertainment package can be specified with either the Technology or Advance package and adds a DVD-based rear entertainment system. If you add it to the Technology package, it comes with a 9-inch screen and 11 audio speakers; if you add it to the Advance package, it comes with a 16.2-inch screen (with an HDMI input) and 12 audio speakers. Note that it replaces the captain's chairs with the standard second-row bench seating.

Finally, there's the all-wheel-drive MDX Sport Hybrid. It's available with the Technology and Advance packages only.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions, although trim levels share many aspects. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages (3.5L V6 | 9-speed automatic | AWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current 2018 Acura MDX has received some revisions, including an updated infotainment system that includes standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's MDX.

Driving

4
The 3.5-liter 290-horsepower V6, nine-speed automatic transmission and optional Super Handling All-Wheel Drive are key factors in making the MDX one of the most confident midsize SUVs to drive. It's not exciting, but it is effortlessly capable.

Acceleration

4.5
Acceleration is smooth and confident. The MDX hits 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, which is considerably quicker than the Infiniti QX60 and Lexus RX 350L, but a bit slower than rivals equipped with supercharged and turbocharged six-cylinder engines.

Braking

3
The pedal feel is light, but predictable modulation means it's easy to bring the MDX to a smooth stop. The MDX required 121 feet to stop from 60 mph, an average stopping distance for the class.

Steering

4
There are three steering mode settings. The Normal setting achieves a nice balance between feeling light but precise, while Sport's tighter on-center effort feels best suited for stability at highway speeds. Comfort is ultra-light and a little too loose for our preferences.

Handling

5
The torque-vectoring AWD system is impressive. It reduces understeer and allows this big SUV to whip around corners when you really push it. In most situations, the MDX doesn't feel like a sporty SUV, but it sure handles like one.

Drivability

3
The nine-speed transmission shifting has improved and is generally pleasant in typical driving. The automatic stop-start system takes too long to reignite the engine and pull away from a stop, which causes some annoyance.

Off-road

3.5
The MDX's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is designed more for inclement weather than off-road exploration, which is typical for a more luxury-oriented class. It lacks the terrain and surface settings of the Honda Pilot and doesn't offer hill descent control.

Comfort

4
Comfortable seats and ample sound deadening are hard to fault, but paying more in this segment will yield even more impressive comfort credentials. The same goes for the ride, which lacks some of the bump-smoothing sophistication of pricier rivals.

Seat comfort

4.5
The front seats offer all-day comfort along with standard heating and available ventilation. The high second-row seats require minimal knee bend, but they are somewhat tight on headroom. The third row is quite snug and best reserved for children.

Ride comfort

3.5
Sharp bumps are felt through the 20-inch wheels, especially at lower speeds. But body motions are well-controlled and bigger undulations are nicely damped.

Noise & vibration

4.5
Wind noise is minimal at highway speeds. The smooth-revving V6 never feels harsh and stays quiet below 5,000 rpm. There is some mild thumping from the tires over surface changes.

Climate control

4
The climate controls are split between the touchscreen and a row of buttons and rocker switches. The layout is more logical than in some other Acura and Honda products, but it requires an extra step for certain adjustments. Performance is effective.

Interior

3.5
The MDX is spacious and versatile for the midsize luxury segment, and though its third row is tight, it's more usable than most. Still, mainstream models such as the mechanically related Honda Pilot are even more practical.

Ease of use

2
The push-button gear selector requires that drivers look down to see what they're doing, which isn't optimal. The same goes for the two-screen infotainment system, which divides functions between the upper display (with a dash-mounted knob controller) and the lower touchscreen.

Getting in/getting out

3.5
Clever single-press buttons slide the second-row seats forward for third-row access, but the resulting pass-through can be a squeeze for adults. Otherwise, access to the front- and second-row seats is good and comparable to others in the segment.

Driving position

5
A highly adjustable driver's seat and a power tilt-and-telescoping steering column are standard on all MDX models, so chances are you'll be able to find a comfortable position.

Roominess

4
The third row will suit only kids and perhaps adults of short stature. Still, it's better than the third rows of some other luxury SUVs. The front seats feel spacious in every dimension, but headroom in the second row is surprisingly tight.

Visibility

4
The tall side windows, an upright windshield and big side mirrors all facilitate visibility, but the second-row seat blocks the rear-quarter window. The optional surround-view camera lends significantly more confidence while parking.

Quality

3.5
Everything seems meticulously put together, and the Advance's wood trim adds an air of luxury. But European competitors still manage to feel more substantial than the MDX, and their cabin designs are more elegant.

Utility

5
Convenience and efficiency play a big part in vehicle utility, and the Acura MDX capitalizes on the space it occupies. Total storage volume is spacious, and easy fold-flat seats make loading long cargo a breeze. Interior storage space is another area that was thoughtfully configured.

Small-item storage

5
The MDX's cabin features large cupholders and door bins, plus a deep center bin with clever flip compartment configurations that can hold a purse or a tablet. The use of space is commendable.

Cargo space

5
Total cargo capacity is slightly larger than it is in other three-row midsize luxury crossovers and more sizable than in two-row rivals. The ease with which the third- and second-row seats fold flat and provide a level load floor is cause for praise. A storage bin beneath the cargo area is a nice touch.

Child safety seat accommodation

4
There are two LATCH anchors on each of the outboard middle seats, hidden under slits. They are slightly below the slits and quite easy to access. Tethers are on the bottom of the second-row seatback. The third row has no anchors, but there are two tethers in the middle of the seatback.

Technology

3.5
The MDX's dual-screen setup certainly looks high-tech, but it isn't terribly intuitive, even after you've used it for a while. It's difficult to remember which screen contains which settings. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are present, but the dial controller is suboptimal.

Audio & navigation

3.5
Unfortunately, the new infotainment interface isn't much more intuitive than the last one. Functions are still split between two screens, and the lower touchscreen has a confusing menu structure and layout. Lots of unused space in some menus and a cluttered display in others. Audio is excellent.

Smartphone integration

4
The MDX Advance features five USB ports: three under the front armrest console and two behind the console for rear passengers. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, but the image is displayed on the top screen. That means you have to use the dash-mounted dial controller to access it.

Driver aids

3
Our Advance model came with a number of high-tech safety features, but there were some issues. Adaptive cruise control accelerated and braked suddenly in heavy traffic but was otherwise fairly predictable. Lane keeping assist didn't always activate. The resolution on the surround-view camera display is muddy.

Voice control

3.5
The voice control system recognizes speech well, and navigation instructions are easily understood. It didn't always have our phonebook indexed, so calling via voice commands ("Call Mike," for example) wasn't always possible.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Acura MDX.

Blurry windshield
SS,02/14/2018
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.
Base SHAWD Bang for the Buck!
Leo,02/16/2018
After researching, haggling, test driving, and repeating this process, we ended up with the 2018 MdX Base with SH AWD. So here's the deal, after test driving all the trim levels, I decided on the base model. Reason being, it comes with all the options that you will ever need. The tech package is advantageous if you REALLY need the blind spot monitor. However this car is very easy to drive/switch lanes and is proportioned very well. And keep in mind, tech package adds a pretty penny to the purchase price. I had the new body X5 but was paying an arm and leg in lease payments so immediately got rid of it, meanwhile the MDX has more options and is half the price. But going back to the car, it drives well, size is relatively small thus making it easy to drive for smaller statured people, has great utility, and actually fun to drive so long as you have the SHAWD. The only drawback is the infotainment system. However, with the 2018's having apple carplay, it makes it bearable. The shifter is annoying in the beginning, but easy to get used to. The Infiniti QX60 is probably the only viable competitor but to get standard options with AWD that you get in the mdx , it will drive up the price significantly. Added bonus is you get a fleet of standard safety and driver aid options with the base. If youre in the market, just go with the base model with SHAWD. Youre welcome!
2018 MDX Tech..1st Acura, Has some misteps
Chris B,06/01/2018
Reading some other reviews I can concur with, the break clicking noise when backing up, The strange distorting haze on the passenger side while looking from the driver side of windshield and vice versa. My biggest issue is the acceleration off the line. When a light turns green and you ease on the gas, it almost does nothing, and then Jerks and accelerates hard. This is enough not to want to drive especially in areas with a lot of stop and go or lights. The dash is dated but i believe it will change to what the 2019 RDX has in 2020. Make sure to get a version with SH-AWD it makes a large difference in the driving dynamics. I still think its funny how the moon roof shade is completely manual like a base model civic from the 2000's. At this price point all things should be automated. Although i'm glad for Apple Car play, it defeats the purpose when you have to use the control knob to access the functions, seems to be one of those, well here ya go type of updates.
This is our 3rd MDX!
David S.,01/03/2018
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.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$50,600
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$46,200
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$48,600
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$44,200
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
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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
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Acura MDX vs. the competition

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Acura MDX

2018 Honda Pilot

2018 Honda Pilot

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 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
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2018 Acura MDX 3.5L 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC 24V Odometer is 5387 miles below market average! CARFAX One-Owner. 26/18 Highway/City MPG**
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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. 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)
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CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Certified. Silver 2018 Acura MDX 3.5L AWD AWD 9-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC 24V ***Apple Carplay / Android Auto***. No open recalls and a benefit of Acura's Certified Pre-owned warranty! Why would someone trade in a vehicle with less than 10,000 miles? Not this one! This was one of our VIP client service loaners! Our loaner vehicles are taken better care of than most personal vehicles with weekly washes and frequent visits to our service department! 26/18 Highway/City MPG** Acura Certified Pre-Owned Details: * 182 Point Inspection * Transferable Warranty * Vehicle History * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) after new car warranty expires or from certified purchase date * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Includes Trip Interruption and Concierge Services * Roadside Assistance 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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FAQs

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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More about the 2018 Acura MDX

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: , . Available styles include SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Technology Package 4dr SUV (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), Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), and Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A).

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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We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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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 $5,749 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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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 $6,333 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,333 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$40,862.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is13.4% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 69 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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 $6,207 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,207 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$38,988.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is13.7% below the MSRP.

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

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 $5,990 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,990 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$47,605.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is11.2% below the MSRP.

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

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 $7,119 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,119 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$52,526.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is11.9% below the MSRP.

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

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 $3,038 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,038 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$54,607.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is5.3% below the MSRP.

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

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

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
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We are showing 1 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 Ashburnarea.

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 $5,127 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,127 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$44,468.

The average savings for the 2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) is10.3% below the MSRP.

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We are showing 1 2018 Acura MDX Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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