Ranked by US News as one of the top luxury midsize SUV's of 2019, the Acura MDX has a lot to like inside and outside with very few downsides. This new model offers plenty of technology upgrades and useful features, excellent gas mileage compared to other in-class SUV's and composed handling, all at an affordable price tag. The newest additions for 2019 are the MDX A-Spec package and a few minor revisions to the transmission and start-stop system. Read on to learn more.
What you will like most about this three-row luxury crossover is Acura's reputation for good resale value, reliability, safety features, and premium amenities at a more affordable price than other European luxury brands. Each year, Acura releases models with something-for-everyone and 2019 is no different. The vehicle features a standard V6 engine with strong acceleration to aid in passing. There have been additional tweaks to the nine-speed automatic, such as removing a gear to start at second gear. The MDX features all-wheel drive and the Hybrid Sport option boasts three motors: one in the front to power the front wheels and two in the rear to assist with the back wheels.
Two favorite features on this vehicle include ACURAWATCH and SH-AWD. ACURAWATCH is included in all model and features a variety of active driver-assistance and safety features such as forward collision warning with automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. All these features add to this already-safe crossover. The SH-AWD stands for Super Handling All-Wheel Drive and boasts and upgrade to the dry-weather and poor-weather safety system. The configuration divides the engine's power as you drive sending more power to the front while cruising to improve the fuel economy and more to the rear to assist with acceleration and cornering. This system does not come standard but is a helpful additional option.
The new 2019 Acura MDX features five trim levels. Take the quiz below now to determine which trim level is best for you!