Used 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid


Pros & Cons

  • Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
  • Excellent all-wheel-drive system allows for sharp handling
  • Generous interior storage
  • Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin
  • Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than those of some rivals
  • Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does
  • Dual-screen infotainment system can be quite difficult to use
  • Handoff between all-electric and engine power is clunky
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Which MDX does Edmunds recommend?

Although we prefer the standard MDX over the hybrid, it's difficult to argue with the latter's superior fuel economy. There are only two trims to choose from — Technology and Advance — and if it were our money, we'd go with the Advance. It's considerably more expensive than the Technology model, but the added features make the MDX feel like a proper luxury SUV.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.7 / 10

The current generation MDX dates to the 2014 model year, which is 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. The main one: 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.

Notably, we picked the 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid as one of Edmunds' Best Hybrid SUVs for this year.

2019 Acura MDX models

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 of the features you'll likely want in this class of vehicle. A-Spec is an appearance package. Note that the MDX Sport Hybrid is only available in the Technology and Advance trims.

The Sport Hybrid uses a 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. All-wheel drive is standard.

Highlights of the Standard trim include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, a power liftgate, a sunroof, and keyless entry and ignition. Inside, you'll find power-adjustable front seats with heating, driver-seat memory functions, 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, five 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 the 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 standard second-row bench seating with heated captain's chairs for the Technology trim.

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 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid w/Advance Package (3.0L V6 hybrid | 7-speed dual-clutch automatic | AWD).


A performance hybrid may sound like an oxymoron, but the MDX makes it work — mostly. This large SUV is capable on curvy roads and fast in a straight line, provided you're in the right setting. When you're not, waiting for the engine to turn on and start working can be frustrating.


The MDX relies on electric power at low speeds, shutting the engine off until you need to accelerate more urgently. There's a sizable delay when you hit the gas, but the engine gives a healthy kick once it's started. This can be frustrating at a stoplight. Passing power is ample.


Emergency stopping distance is adequate for the segment. But the electronically controlled brake pedal doesn't provide the feedback you may be used to. Judging braking distances can be a little more difficult due to the lack of feel, and sometimes it doesn't seem as if the MDX is in a hurry to stop.


The wheel feels precise enough in its standard setting. You make one steering input, and often that's all you need. Playing around with the other modes doesn't make any improvements. The wheel is far too loose and soft in Comfort, while Sport and Sport+ add needless heft.


This MDX feels more nimble than you might expect from a large three-row SUV. An electric motor on each rear wheel can apply power or braking force independently, enabling sharper, more precise handling. You won't notice it on the commute, but it helps during an emergency lane change.


The handoff between all-electric power and the engine turning on takes too long and could be smoother. Varying levels of driver-selectable Sport modes can circumvent the delay, but they're also contrary to the fuel-conscious mission of a hybrid. The seven-speed transmission shifts smoothly.


The nontraditional all-wheel-drive system, with only electric motors powering the rear wheels for brief periods, is designed to improve handling, not off-road capability. You shouldn't have a problem with smooth unpaved roads.


We already liked the standard MDX's plush seats, smooth ride and clever climate control. But the hybrid makes some improvements. Keeping the engine off at low speeds makes the ride even quieter. Alas, turning the engine back on makes for the occasional shudder.

Seat comfort

The leather seats prove comfortable on long drives, and drivers and passengers will welcome the heated front and second rows. (Ventilation is optional.) Both front seats get adjustable lumbar support, and the Advance Package's second-row captain's chairs match the front in terms of comfort.

Ride comfort

Despite the additional weight incurred by the hybrid system and 20-inch wheels, the large MDX masks road imperfections well. You'll feel sharp bumps, but the adaptive dampers ensure the ride stays smooth.

Noise & vibration

The standard MDX is a quiet and smooth SUV, but the hybrid is better because it keeps the engine off at low city speeds. There can be a shudder when the engine turns on, but it quietly delivers power at your request. The brake pedal clicks on every application, which might be annoying.

Climate control

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 vehicles, but it requires an extra step for certain adjustments. Performance is effective.


The MDX's interior is a competent mix of visibility, roominess and comfort. There are a few blemishes, such as the lack of intuitiveness of some controls and sometimes blinding reflections from some interior pieces in direct sunlight.

Ease of use

Because of their unique design, the two-screen entertainment system and push-button shifter come with a learning curve that can feel needless. The shifter can be especially frustrating when you have to make a three-point U-turn in traffic. All other physical controls are intuitive.

Getting in/getting out

Most drivers and passengers will have no problem getting in and out of the MDX's front two rows. Clever buttons on the second row adjust the seats for easier access to the third row, but that space is best reserved for limber adults or kids.

Driving position

Owners of all shapes and sizes should find comfort with the 10-way adjustable driver's seat and power tilt-and-telescoping steering column. The steering wheel always leaves the instrument cluster in view. The pedals are not adjustable.


Interior space feels generous except for slightly tight second-row headroom. The third row is best suited for kids, though average-size adults might find it tolerable for short distances. The addition of a hybrid system doesn't compromise interior space.


The sideview mirrors, windshield and side windows are large, but the pillars between them can slightly obstruct your view. The third-row headrests block the rear window when extended, but they can be easily folded out of view with a pull of the seatback levers.


The interior offers a suite of attractive, muted materials that feel appropriate for the class. We especially like the Advance Package's wood accents. The physical controls relay quality and feel solidly built. Yet German rivals offer more options and opulence in dash trims, leathers and stitching.


We're still wondering how Acura fit a hybrid system without compromising interior functionality. Plenty of space, clever storage solutions, and a flat loading floor mean the MDX is ready to tackle all the jobs you'd expect an SUV to do. Typical of its ilk, the MDX Sport Hybrid is not rated to tow a trailer.

Small-item storage

The center console offers deep storage space and multiple configurations that provide space and security for larger items such as a purse. Second-row storage is similarly comprehensive. Cupholders are numerous and large.

Cargo space

Cargo capacity matches the expectations for three-row SUVs and is not adversely affected by the addition of the hybrid system. Easy-folding third and second rows make for a welcomingly flat loading space, though SUVs with only two rows of seats have more space.

Child safety seat accommodation

The MDX has plenty of room for most bulky rear-facing seats, and the second-row LATCH anchors are easy to access. But the top tethers are mounted very low, such that a flat-folded third row might make them difficult to reach. The shoulder bolstering and headrest might make tightening the car seat slightly more difficult, depending on your model.


Acura does not recommend towing with the Hybrid model, which isn't that unusual. If you need to tow, know that the non-hybrid models can tow 3,500 or 5,000 pounds depending on trim.


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 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. There's lots of unused space in some menus and a cluttered display in others. 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 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 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 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.


Overall7.7 / 10

Consumer reviews

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Active Damper System is GREAT!
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
I have only had this vehicle for a couple of months now, so still getting used to the hybrid part of it. Traded in my 2018 Acura RDX Advance because the ride was so non-luxury. Drove a regular MDX and it rode much nicer, but the Hybrid with the Active Dampers is amazing! (it is also now standard on the 2019 MDX advance non hybrid) It rides so nice. It is fast yet comfortable, and rides beautifully. The switch from battery to gas is mostly seamless. The 7 speed dual clutch is great, but at lower speeds tends to stumble like most dual clutch transmissions. There could be less road noise (an Acura trait). I love the infotainment system, and while it is dated, it has been in my last 3 cars and it works GREAT. Of course that is if you take the time to learn it and speak to it correctly and clearly. Love my MDX and may buy this one at the end of the lease!
Hybrid or Not
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
When I saw the specs comparison of the Standard 2019 MDX w/ Tech and the Hybrid Tech model my decision was clear . The hybrid adds up to 5 extra miles per gallon while providing 30 more horsepower. I said where do I sign . This is my first hybrid and I am still getting used to part of the engine turning off while in traffic or waiting for a signal light to change. It can become annoying but other than that the car rides great. One important point to note the Hybrid model you can not add a hitch or tow. also the vehicle does not come with a spare or lug wrench or jack: instead comes with an inflator system .
Very disappointed
Malia B,02/14/2019
Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
My husband and I recently bought this car because we have a little one on the way and we’ve been frustrated and disappointed ever since. The car drives fine- very smooth and nice acceleration- but the rest of it is just NOT user friendly at all. I don’t know how the entertainment system was even allowed to be designed the way it is. The buttons on the screen are tiny. It’s so challenging to navigate when it should be straightforward. It’s even hard to change things like volume and air conditioner speed- things you don’t want to be worrying about while driving. My phone will connect to Bluetooth but not import my phone book for voice activation, which is the main point. Apparently this has been an ongoing issue for others as well, so be aware if you’re thinking about buying this car. I’ve tried contacting Acura support for help multiple times and each time I have to hang up after being on hold for thirty minutes. So, service is apparently terrible as well. For as much money as we spent on this “luxury” brand, I would expect so much more!!!


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
  • Roof Strength Test
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid Overview

The Used 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM). The Used 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed automated manual. The Used 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 6 yr./ 70000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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