2018 Acura MDX FWD

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  • 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Base MSRP: $44,200.00
  • Invoice: $41,492.98
  • Hwy MPG: 27 mpg
  • City MPG: 19 mpg

pros

Attractive styling; improved fuel efficiency; room for seven; advanced technology; available all-wheel drive

model highlights

Now in its third generation, the Acura MDX retains all the great attributes that have made it such a winner in the showroom. It rides on a light-truck chassis and features lightweight subframes front and rear. The MDX is powered by a 3.5L V6, which is shared with the RLX sedan and RDX crossover. It produces 290 horsepower and 267 foot-pounds of torque. It comes mated to an all-new 9-speed automatic transmission with push-button gear selection, as well as steering wheel mounted paddles. Power is sent to the wheels via Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. Front-wheel drive is also available.

No MDX is lightly equipped. All offer "Jewel Eye" LED headlights, speed-sensitive windshield wipers, multi-view rear camera, power tailgate, seating for seven passengers, leather seating with heated front seats, tri-zone climate control and On-Demand Multi-Use Display, an intuitive set of touchscreens that incorporate entertainment, information and climate controls in one easy-to-navigate place. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with email/SMS functionality and an 8-speaker audio system with USB/iPod interface complete the standard features list. Standard safety features include a host of airbags, stability and traction control and LED daytime running lights.

All MDX models can be equipped with AcuraWatch Plus, a suite of active safety features that includes collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning. Collision mitigation braking helps prepare the MDX and its occupants for a frontal impact by automatically tensioning the seatbelts and applying the brakes as needed.

MDX models equipped with the Technology Package add 20-inch alloy wheels, Acura Navigation, blind spot information and a 10-speaker premium audio system with hard drive media storage. MDX models with Technology and Entertainment Packages include heated second-row seating, DVD rear seat entertainment with a 9-inch screen, a 110V outlet and an upgraded premium audio system. The top-tier MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages adds perforated Milano premium leather seating with heated and ventilated front seats, a 12-speaker audio system, a 16.2-inch rear seat DVD entertainment system and front and rear parking sensors.

model news

The Acura MDX enters into 2018 with several minor enhancements. Its re-imagined infotainment system features more intuitive menus and a redesigned dual-screen interface enhancing overall responsiveness by 30 percent. Inside, Acura has given the MDX more tech to make the vehicle even easier to live with, including standard suite of safety and driver assistance technologies and entertainment options like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Basque Red and San Marino Red have been added as available exterior paint schemes.

value writeup

The Acura MDX seems to grow in popularity every year and the third-generation model is no exception. Acura's mid-size luxury SUV is easy to love and even easier to live with. Three rows of seats make carpooling easy, while increased cargo space behind the second row of seats make carting around a weekend project's worth of gardening supplies a snap. For those who don't need Acura's excellent Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, front-wheel drive availability makes the MDX a bit easier on the wallet. Like all Acuras, the MDX is loaded with plenty of excellent, useful technology to enhance entertainment, comfort and safety in equal measures.

Preview Image Manufacturer's Color Code
Manufacturer color code SI
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Manufacturer color code GX
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Manufacturer color code BX
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Manufacturer color code BK
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Manufacturer color code GY
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Manufacturer color code SV
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Manufacturer color code RB
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Manufacturer color code WB
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Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 9
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.83
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.58
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 27 MPG
Cruising Range - City 370.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 19 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined 22 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 526.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6
Displacement 3.5 L/212
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 267 @ 4700
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Volume 132.7 ft³
Front Head Room 38.1 in
Front Leg Room 41.4 in
Front Shoulder Room 61.1 in
Front Hip Room 57.5 in
Second Head Room 38.3 in
Second Leg Room 38.5 in
Second Shoulder Room 59.1 in
Second Hip Room 57.8 in
Third Head Room 35.6 in
Third Leg Room 28.1 in
Third Shoulder Room 54.7 in
Third Hip Room 40.6 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 111 in
Length, Overall 196.2 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 77.7 in
Height, Overall 67.4 in
Track Width, Front 66.3 in
Track Width, Rear 66.3 in
Min Ground Clearance 5.6 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 90.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 43.4 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 15.8 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4001 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 3500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 350 lbs
Maximum Trailering Capacity 3500 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Size P245/60HR18
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Rear Wheel Size 18 X 8 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 38.7 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.6 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 19.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
6 Years/70,000 Miles

Corrosion:
5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 16.40%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V221000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 04, 2018

Component:
SEATS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
5810

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles and 2018 Acura MDX vehicles. The front driver and passenger powered seats in the Honda vehicles and the driver powered seats in the Acura vehicles may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets. In the event of a crash, the rivets can break causing the seats not to be secured to the floor. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems," and 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages."

Consequence:
In the event of a crash, if the seat does not remain secured to the floor, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in Acura MDX vehicles, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall is D0S, and T0T.

Dates of Manufacture:
JAN 09, 2018 to JAN 09, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
D0S, T0T
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
18V777000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 31, 2018

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
64785

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Acura MDX, 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda HR-V and Honda Odyssey, and 2016 Honda HR-V vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, causing gas pockets to form, reducing brake performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

Consequence:
A reduction of braking performance increases the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Owners will be notified, and Honda or Acura dealers will bleed the brakes, free of charge. The recall began December 11, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C31 and L30.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAR 21, 2018 to AUG 01, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
C31, L30
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V060000

Mfg's Report Date:
JAN 28, 2019

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
437032

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Acura MDX, 2015-2019 Acura TLX and 2015-2017 Honda Accord vehicles, equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine. Particulates in fuel may adhere to the internal components of the fuel pump, reducing its performance.

Consequence:
Reduced fuel pump performance can result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the fuel injection engine control unit (FI-ECU) software and, if necessary, replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began March 25, 2019. Owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's recall number for this recall is P3W. Honda's recall number for this recall is N3X.

Dates of Manufacture:
APR 25, 2017 to AUG 01, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
N3X, P3W
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V256000

Mfg's Report Date:
MAR 27, 2019

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:TAIL LIGHTS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
322897

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2014-2019 Acura MDX and 2017-2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. Moisture may enter the tailgate lid lights, possibly causing a loss of the tailgate lid lights and the taillights.

Consequence:
Loss of the taillights reduces the vehicle's visibility, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy:
Acura will notify owners, and dealers will modify the tailgate lid lights and install updated gaskets and a wiring sub-harness or will replace both tailgate lid lights. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began May 7, 2019. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is M49.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUN 20, 2017 to AUG 01, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
M49
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
19V298000

Mfg's Report Date:
APR 11, 2019

Component:
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
93946

Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Acura MDX and Honda Pilot vehicles and 2019 Acura RLX, RLX Sport Hybrid, TLX and Honda Odyssey and Ridgeline vehicles. The timing belt teeth may separate from the belt.

Consequence:
Teeth separation from the timing belt may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle and replace any affected timing belt free of charge. Vehicles receiving a replacement timing belt will also have the engine inspected and any damaged components will be replaced for free. The recall began June 7, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is L4M. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is Z4L.

Dates of Manufacture:
JUL 09, 2018 to AUG 01, 2018

Manufacturer Recall Number:
L4M, Z4L

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