Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV

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2018 Acura MDX
2018 Acura MDX

Pros & Cons

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

Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV for Sale

Dealer Notes
All Certified Acura's come with the balance of factory warranty plus an additional 24 month100,000 mile Bumper to Bumper warranty and a 7-year100,000 mile power train coverage warranty. The MDX standard feature set is deep and wide. All versions have antilock braking systems with electronic brake distribution, emergency brake assist, and hill start assist. High-performance tires on 18-inch wheels are standard for MDX FWD and AWD models without option packages. Otherwise, the crossovers ride on 20-inch wheels.Every MDX has LED headlights and taillights, power moonroofs, power tailgates, leather seats with power-adjustable and heated front seats, keyless entry with push-button start, tri-zone automatic climate control, four USB ports and three 12-volt power outlets, and active sound control.The standard infotainment setup with an 8-inch color display includes the Acura Premium Audio System with eight speakers, a CDMP3WMA compatible disc player, Bluetooth streaming audio support, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio with advanced features. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support are both new for 2018. Other features include a compass, Homelink transmitter, a maintenance reminder system, and a multi-information display.MDX handling tech for all models includes road departure mitigation, vehicle stability assistant with traction control and motion adaptive steering View our entire inventory online at www.RosenthalAcura.com.At Rosenthal Acura of Gaithersburg, we strive to provide outstanding professional service in all areas of our dealership. We serve Maryland, DC, Virginia and southern PA. For your next used or new car or truck, visit us at www.RosenthalAcura.com! The Pre-Owned Department at Rosenthal Acura is comitted to outstanding customer service throughout the entire sales process. We offer some of the best quality Pre-Owned vehicles in the country.
Dealer Notes
Just arrived. This vehicle is going through our signature inspection, and full detail. Please feel free to contact us at (888)693-2808 if you would like to see it or have questions.**NON SMOKER**CLEAN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR**FOUR WHEEL DRIVE**AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION**8 CYLINDER**CLEAN CARFAX REPORT**POWER SUNROOF**LEATHER INTERIOR**HEATED SEATS**NAVIGATION SYTEM**DVD** AMFMXMSIRIUSCDAUX**ALLOY WHEELS**
Dealer Notes
*2018 ACURA MDX SH-AWD W UNDER 23K MILES!! *ENJOY PWR MOONROOF, REMOTE-LINKED POWER-OPERATED TAILGATE, JEWEL EYE LED HEADLIGHTS, LED ILLUMINATED TAIL LIGHTS, ACOUSTIC WINDSHIELD AND FRONT SIDE GLASS, REMOTE-OPERATED WONDOWS AND MOONROOF-OPEN FUNCTION, TRI-ZONE AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL W HUMIDITY CONTROL AND AIR FILTRATINO, KEYLESS ACCESS SYSTEM W ACURA PERSONALIZED SETTINGS, PUSH BUTTON IGNITION, SPORT SEATS W PREMIUM LEATHER-TRIMMED INTERIOR, DRIVERS 10-WAY PWR FRONT SEAT W PWR LUMBAR, PASSENGERS 8-WAY SEAT, HEATED FRONT SEATS, SECOND ROW 4-WAY MANUAL SEATS W 6040 SPLIT, THIRD ROW ACCESS ONE-TOUCH SMART SLIDE WALK-IN, ELECTRONIC TILT AND TELESCOPING STEERING COLUMN, LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, STEERING-WHEEL MOUNTED CONTROLS, HIGH-GLOSS WOOD-FINISHED AND METAL TRIM, ACTIVE SOUND CONTROL, AMBIENT CABIN LIGHTING, AUTO-DIM REARVIEW MIRROR, FORWARD COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM, COLLISION MITIGATION BRAKING SYSTEM, LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM, LANE KEEPING ASSIST, ROAD DEPARTURE MITIGATION SYSTEM, BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM, ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL W LOW SPEED FOLLOW, MULTI-VIEW REAR CAMERA W DYNAMIC GUIDELINES, ELECTRONIC BRAKE DISTRIBUTION, BRAKE ASSIST, LED DRLS, TPMS, THEFT DETERRENT SYSTEM W ELECTRINIC IMMOBILIZER, HILL START ASSIST, ELECTRONIC PARKING BRAKE W AUTOMATIC BRAKE HOLD, AUTO ONOFF HEADLIGHTS W WIPER INTEGRATION, AUTO-HIGH BEAM, RAIN-SENSING WIPERS, HEATED SIDE MIRRORS W REERSE GEAR TILT-DOWN, HOMELINK, AND MUCH MORE!! AT SONIC AUTOMOTIVE, SAFETY IS OUR FIRST CONCERN. WE ARE TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP OUR VALUED CUSTOMERS AND TEAM MEMBERS SAFE DURING THESE EVER-CHANGING TIMES.1. ALL VEHICLES ARE FULLY SANITIZED BY OUR TEAM PRIOR TO TEST DRIVES.2. AT-HOME TEST DRIVES ARE AVAILABLE.3. SECURE PAPERWORK CAN BE COMPLETED AT HOME TO LIMIT WAIT TIMES IN PUBLIC SPACES.4. PHYSICAL ADAPTATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE FACILITY SO THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES ARE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.THIS IS ALL DONE TO CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT *ROCKVILLE AUDI IS THE VERY BEST PLACE TO WORK AND SHOP!*
Dealer Notes
***WE FINANCE**ONE OWNER**BACK-UP CAMERA**THIRD ROW SEAT**BLUETOOTH**LANE DEPARTURE SYSTEM**BLIND SPOT ASSIST**HEATED SEATS**MOONROOF**PUSH START**FULLY LOADED**Timeless Motorcars we Thrive on our Customer Service and the capability to Provide cars to the community at a Fair Price. When you buy from Timeless Motorcars you are purchasing customer service as well as a car with assured and a Dealer who stand behind their inventory. We stand behind our product and offer a variety of warranty options with every vehicle as well. FINANCING……..We have the ability to get almost everyone financed through our lenders with Rates as low as 2.99% on qualified buyers. Sub Prime loans with less than perfect Credit and a 20% down payment. ****All Vehicles are subject to $699.00 Processing Fee. Buyer(s) are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well titleregistration fees in the state that they will be registered. Timeless Motorcars make every effort to provide the best possible service to our customers and list the vehicles accurate information online. However, this information is provided to us by a third party such as manufacturers, auctions, history reports and other sources. Timeless Motorcars will not be responsible for any service records, numbers or type of previous ownership. It is the customers sole responsibility to verify any information listed online prior to their purchase.
Dealer Notes
2018 Acura MDX 3.5L SH-AWD wTechnology Package NAVIGATION, BLUETOOTH, BLIND SPOT MONITOR, ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL, BACK UP CAMERA, POWER MOONROOF, ALLOY WHEELS, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, ONE OWNER CLEAN CARFAX, BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY, LEATHER SEATS, KEYLESS ENTRY, EXCLUSIVE ADVANTAGE CERTIFIED (125 POINTS INSPECTION), MDX 3.5L SH-AWD wTechnology Package, 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC 24V, 9-Speed Automatic, AWD, Navigation System.***EXCLUSIVE CERTIFICATION ON ALL VEHICLES*** Buy online ! -Email -Text WE WILL DELIVER YOUR EXCLUSIVE VEHICLE TO YOUR FRONT DOOR! Call us Today and Have your Vehicle Delivered Today!!!Most vehicles include a 10 year100k powertrain warranty with purchase (Some exclusions may apply. See dealer for details. All prices exclude, tags, and $299 Dealer Processing Fee (not required by law). Some vehicles prices require financing through one of our lending institutions with approved credit. To receive this internet price, you must print and present this page to the sales team upon arrival. All vehicles subject to prior sale. If you have any questions, please contact us at (877)367-1977 or visit us on the web at www.ExclusiveMotorCarsMD.com.
Dealer Notes
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 our team at Alpha Motorsports will now provide customers with FREE and FAST shipping on all vehicles in our lot. Our sales consultants will happily book a virtual appointment and even virtual test drive via Facetime YouTube Google Hangout or your chosen APP or WEBSITE. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. Winner of Dealerrater.com “CONSUMER SATISFACTION AWARD” 6 years in a row.  **WE FINANCE** CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY WITH GREAT SERVICE HISTORY BLACK ON BLACK SUPER LOW MILES A MUST SEE**
Dealer Notes
During these uncertain times, Carvana is dedicated to ensuring safety for all of our customers. In addition to our 100% online shopping and selling experience that allows all customers to buy and trade their cars without ever leaving the safety of their home, we're providing Touchless Delivery that make all aspects of our process even safer. You can get the car you want, and trade in the one you have, while avoiding person-to-person contact with our friendly advocates. There are some things that can't be put off. If buying a car is one of them, know that we're doing everything we can to keep you keep moving while continuing to put your health, safety, and happiness first.
Dealer Notes
**1-OWNER**, **3RD ROW SEAT**, **CERTIFIED**, **AWD 4WD**, **BLIND SPOT MONITOR**, **GOOD BRAKES**, **GOOD TIRES**, **HEATED LEATHER SEATS**, **LOW MILES**, **MOONROOF SUNROOF**, **NON-SMOKER**, **ON STAR**, **POWER LIFTGATE**, **BACKUP CAMERA**, **REMAINDER OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, **REMOTE START**, **SIRIUS XM**, **NAVIGATION**, **BLUETOOTH**, **PREMIUM WHEELS**, **APPLE CARPLAYANDROID AUTO**, **PRE-COLLISION ALERT**, **LANE DEPARTURE WARNING**, **ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL**, MDX 3.5L SH-AWD wAdvance Package, 3.5L V6 SOHC i-VTEC 24V, Ebony Leather. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! CARFAX One-Owner.Not only will you receive all Wissler Advantage and Customer Appreciation Program benefits, but you will also receive our Wissler Certified Advantage benefits if applicable. See sales person for details.
Dealer Notes
During these uncertain times, Carvana is dedicated to ensuring safety for all of our customers. In addition to our 100% online shopping and selling experience that allows all customers to buy and trade their cars without ever leaving the safety of their home, we're providing Touchless Delivery that make all aspects of our process even safer. You can get the car you want, and trade in the one you have, while avoiding person-to-person contact with our friendly advocates. There are some things that can't be put off. If buying a car is one of them, know that we're doing everything we can to keep you keep moving while continuing to put your health, safety, and happiness first.
Dealer Notes
During these uncertain times, Carvana is dedicated to ensuring safety for all of our customers. In addition to our 100% online shopping and selling experience that allows all customers to buy and trade their cars without ever leaving the safety of their home, we're providing Touchless Delivery that make all aspects of our process even safer. You can get the car you want, and trade in the one you have, while avoiding person-to-person contact with our friendly advocates. There are some things that can't be put off. If buying a car is one of them, know that we're doing everything we can to keep you keep moving while continuing to put your health, safety, and happiness first. Current Address: 63 Pierce Rd Winder, GA 30680 (NOT A RETAIL LOCATION)
Dealer Notes
During these uncertain times, Carvana is dedicated to ensuring safety for all of our customers. In addition to our 100% online shopping and selling experience that allows all customers to buy and trade their cars without ever leaving the safety of their home, we're providing Touchless Delivery that make all aspects of our process even safer. You can get the car you want, and trade in the one you have, while avoiding person-to-person contact with our friendly advocates. There are some things that can't be put off. If buying a car is one of them, know that we're doing everything we can to keep you keep moving while continuing to put your health, safety, and happiness first.
Dealer Notes
With our nationwide inventory at no-haggle prices, CarMax makes it easy to find your next car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. Price assumes final purchase will be made in TX, and excludes tax, title and tags, and $150 documentary fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.

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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

8.0 / 10

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.

What's it like to live with?

Want to know even more about the Acura MDX? Learn about day-to-day ownership from our editorial experts' long-term test of a 2014 SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages. How much did we like the MDX's quiet interior? How was the tech? Was the cargo room sufficient for everyday use? How was the fuel economy? Learn this and more from our test. Note that the 2018 MDX differs from the 2014 model we tested — in 2016, it added a new SH-AWD system, nine-speed automatic, smartphone integration and a hybrid trim — but our coverage is otherwise applicable.

2018 Acura MDX models

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

8.0
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

8.5
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

7.0
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

8.0
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

9.0
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

7.0
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

7.5
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

8.0
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

8.5
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

7.5
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

8.0
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

8.5
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

5.5
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

7.5
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

9.0
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

8.0
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

8.0
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

7.5
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

9.0
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

9.0
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

9.0
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

8.0
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

7.5
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

7.5
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

8.0
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

7.0
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

7.5
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.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall8.0 / 10
Driving8.0
Comfort8.0
Interior8.5
Utility9.0
Technology7.5

Consumer reviews

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2018 MDX Tech..1st Acura, Has some misteps
Chris B,06/01/2018
Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
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.
Blurry windshield
SS,02/14/2018
4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
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
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
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!
Very disapointed
Thong,08/08/2018
SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
I do not recommend this suv to anybody, the people at acura now a day their favorite word is normal, they don’t want to take responsibility on their car.....Bs ACURA .i bought this car brand new and i drive speed between 55 to 60 mph and feel the vibration on the steering wheel and took the car tothe dealer couple time to fix the problem but it’s still there. They couldn’t fix the problem, so finally they Told me that it’ normal for the mdx that the steering vibration at that speed, bs. No new car should never virbration at that speed at all.>......

Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 6
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

Our experts like the MDX models:

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
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV Overview

The Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV is offered in the following styles: SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (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), Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A), SH-AWD w/Advance 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), and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM).

What's a good price on a Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV?

Price comparisons for Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV SH-AWD w/Technology Package is priced between $28,020 and$35,988 with odometer readings between 19095 and60456 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV Base is priced between $27,995 and$34,995 with odometer readings between 11051 and52071 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV SH-AWD w/Advance Package is priced between $32,799 and$39,900 with odometer readings between 20633 and51409 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages is priced between $35,000 and$42,495 with odometer readings between 7948 and34842 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV Advance and Entertainment Packages is priced between $39,590 and$39,590 with odometer readings between 30599 and30599 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV SH-AWD is priced between $31,981 and$31,981 with odometer readings between 22769 and22769 miles.

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Which used 2018 Acura MDX SUVS are available in my area?

Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV Listings and Inventory

There are currently 17 used and CPO 2018 Acura MDX SUVS listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $27,995 and mileage as low as 7948 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2018 Acura MDX SUV.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Acura MDX?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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