2019 Acura MDX Hybrid

2019 Acura MDX
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2019 Acura MDX
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What’s new

  • Revised calibrations for transmission programming and engine idle-stop system
  • Advance package-equipped MDXs have continuously variable suspension dampers
  • New A-Spec variant
  • Part of the third MDX generation introduced for 2014


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


  • Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does
  • Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals

Which MDX does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend the regular MDX over the hybrid version despite the latter's power and fuel economy advantage. The standard MDX is simply more responsive in day-to-day driving, and it has no shortage of power in its own right. If you like to drive with spirit, opt for the all-wheel drive because it enhances the agility of this three-row SUV. As for features, get the Advance package to help bolster the MDX's luxury SUV credentials.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

4 / 5

The current generation MDX dates back to the 2014 model year, which is definitely getting into senior citizen status for the automotive world. Yet the 2019 Acura MDX's virtues are intact. Thanks to a constant stream of updates, the MDX remains a top pick for a luxury SUV. With three rows of seating and a large, comfortable cabin, it works great as a family hauler, and it presents plenty of value thanks to an impressive number of standard features for the money.

It's available with two powertrains. The optional gasoline-electric hybrid has a 3.0-liter V6 engine, while the base version has a 3.5-liter V6. While the hybrid delivers better fuel economy and quicker acceleration, the base version is no slouch. All MDXs are available with Acura's sophisticated Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system, which has a tangible positive influence on handling.

The MDX has a couple of downsides, with the main one that its interior doesn't quite match the opulent luxury found in some rival models. Overall, though, the 2019 MDX remains a worthy contender among three-row midsize luxury crossover SUVs.

Trim levels & features

The 2019 Acura MDX is a three-row luxury SUV that seats up to seven. It's offered in four trim levels (also referred to as packages): Standard, Technology, Advance and A-Spec. The Standard and Technology MDXs come nicely equipped, and the Advance has all the features you'll likely want in this class of vehicle. A-Spec is an appearance package.

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 in combined city/highway driving.

Highlights of the Standard trim include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, 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.

Tech 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. 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 trim 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.

This year's new A-Spec trim level is similar to the Technology but has blacked-out exterior trim, wider wheels and tires, a thicker-rimmed steering wheel, front seat ventilation and unique cabin cosmetics.

Compared to the Technology trim, Advance turns on the charm with front and rear parking sensors, LED foglights, automatic engine stop-start, adaptive suspension dampers, wider wheels and tires, 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.

An Entertainment package can be specified with either the Technology or Advance package and adds a rear entertainment system. If you add it to the Technology package, it comes with a 9-inch screen and 11 audio speakers. If you pair 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 for the Technology trim.

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

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. 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).


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


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


The MDX offers 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 tastes.


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.


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 it doesn't offer hill descent control.


The 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

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're somewhat tight on headroom. The third row is quite snug and best reserved for children.

Ride comfort

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

Wind noise is minimal at highway speeds. The smooth-revving V6 never feels harsh and stays quiet below 5,000 rpm. The tires thump mildly over surface changes.

Climate control

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.


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

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 lower touchscreen.

Getting in/getting out

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

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.


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.


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.


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


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's thoughtfully configured.

Small-item storage

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. Use of space is commendable

Cargo space

Total cargo capacity is slightly larger than space 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, providing a level load floor, is impressive. A storage bin beneath the cargo area is a nice touch.

Child safety seat accommodation

There are two LATCH anchors on each of the outboard middle seats, hidden under slits. They are slightly below the slit 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.


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

Unfortunately, the infotainment interface isn't very intuitive. Functions are split between two screens, and the lower touchscreen has a confusing menu structure and layout. Some menus have lots of unused space; others have a cluttered display. Audio is excellent.

Smartphone integration

The MDX Advance features five USB ports: three under the front armrest console and two behind the console for rear seat 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

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

Voice control

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.

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Features & Specs

26 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
7-speed automated manual
321 hp @ 6300 rpm
26 city / 27 hwy
Seats 6
7-speed automated manual
321 hp @ 6300 rpm
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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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Acura MDX vs. the competition

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Acura MDX

2019 Infiniti QX60

2019 Infiniti QX60

Acura MDX vs. Infiniti QX60

If space and smoothness are priorities, the QX60 might be up your alley. It has three rows of seating and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that is inherently smoother than any other gearbox. But the QX60 lacks the MDX's relatively sharp steering and handling. It's less expensive in base form than the MDX, though options in the QX60 are offered in somewhat expensive bundles.

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Acura MDX vs. Honda Pilot

Fraternal twin to the Acura MDX, the Honda Pilot is the less expensive, more mainstream companion. It's not quite as well-equipped or fancy on the inside, but the Pilot shares its size, many of its driver assistance features and V6 engine with the MDX. If you're willing to forgo some amenities and tech hardware, the Pilot will serve you well.

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Acura MDX vs. Lexus RX 350L

Only the L version of the Lexus RX has a third-row seat, and it's a less spacious row than that of the MDX. The RX 350L also isn't as sporty as the MDX, but it is a very comfortable and quiet choice for covering long-distances. Its V6 engine has plenty of power, too. Like the MDX, the RX is also available as a hybrid. Overall, we prefer the MDX for its more engaging driving dynamics.

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