Review: 2019 Acura MDX

February 13th, 2019 by

Review: 2019 Acura MDX

The 2019 Acura MDX was awarded the 2019 Best Cars for the Money by U.S. News* for having the best mix of quality and value. If you are in the market for a luxury midsize SUV visit Friendly Acura in Middletown, New York for a test drive. See for yourself why the Acura MDX is the best-selling third-row luxury SUV of all time.

Performance

Acura is known for its advanced engineering, so when they designed the 2019 Acura MDX they wanted to offer you a choice between three different powertrains. The most efficient conventional gas-powered of the three options utilizes a 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with a front-wheel drivetrain. This engine produces 290-hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque and has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds. The estimated EPA-ratings are 27 mpg highway and 20 mpg city**.

The 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission mated to Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) uses active torque vectoring to direct power to the rear wheels as needed to provide excellent handling in different weather conditions. Generated is 290-hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque with the capability to tow up to 5,000 pounds. The estimated fuel economy is 26 highway and 19 city**.

The Sport Hybrid powertrain uses NSX-derived technology to achieve increased power, improved fuel efficiency and enhanced handling. The 3.0-liter port injected V6 engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission with paddle shifters and SH-AWD®. This engine pumps out 257-hp and 218 lb.-ft. of torque or 321 total system horsepower, and achieves an estimated 27 mpg highway and 26 mpg city**.

Safety

The 2019 Acura MDX earned a 5-Star Overall Safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration***. All new MDX models include the AcuraWatch™ suite of innovative driver assistive technologies which utilizes a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and road departure mitigation. A blind spot information system, rear cross traffic monitor, and a surround-view camera with six unique camera views are available.

Pricing

Starting at $44,300 MSRP****

* View U.S. News Best Cars at cars.usnews.com.
**Based on 2019 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 and other factors.
***Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safer.car.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).
****Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or a destination and handling charge. Actual vehicles/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer.
Posted in 2019 Models, MDX