Third-Row Luxury SUV

2018 MDX

How did the Acura MDX become the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time?^ Simple. Because it has something for every Texas family. A rare combination of power and efficiency, the 2018 MDX offers high-end performance without the high-end price tag. With a surplus of interior space that is as comfortable as it is functional, the cabin is loaded with technology that keeps occupants connected, entertained, and safe at all times.



Reacting to the Road

Thanks to a sophisticated suspension, light-weight body frame, and available features like Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), the 2018 MDX is a balanced, responsive SUV that truly reacts to the road. The highly capable 3.5-liter V6 engine churns out 290 horsepower, 267 lb-ft of torque, and a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds (SH-AWD models); yet, the MDX doesn’t trade power for fuel economy. Standard equipped with Variable Cylinder Management which allows it to run on either six or three cylinders depending on the driving conditions, the MDX makes an impressive, EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.**

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    Powerful and Efficient

    MDX makes you feel closer to the road. The i-VTEC V6 produces 290-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. When immediate acceleration is required, the engine responds with smooth aggression. But at highway cruising speed, the Variable Cylinder Management system allows the engine to run only three cylinders, enhancing fuel efficiency to the tune of an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway (FWD models).**

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    Sport Hybrid System

    Forged from innovations found in the iconic NSX supercar including: the upcoming Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive System (winter release), Dual Clutch Transmission, and Active Damper System. The MDX Sport Hybrid uses a 257-hp, 3.0-liter V6. Joining the engine in powering the front wheels is a 47 horsepower electric motor located in the transmission housing. There are two additional 36 horsepower motors mounted side by side between the rear wheels.

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    Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

    MDX models equipped with available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) are designed to provide adept dry-road handling as well as all-weather performance using active torque vectoring to direct power to either rear wheel as needed.

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    Integrated Dynamics System

    An electronic gear selector offers intuitive, one-touch gear engagement and increases access to the center stack and center console. Pushing “Drive” delivers smooth gear changes with an emphasis on fuel efficiency. Selecting Sport+ Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) mode brings on quicker downshifts and higher RPMs before upshifts.

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    Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters

    Tapping a paddle shifter in Normal, Economy, or Sport IDS driving mode engages a manual gear change. Thus, quick gear changes are always available without switching in and out of manual mode. Automatic shifting returns when the MDX reaches a steady speed. Using a paddle shifter in Sport+ puts the transmission in full manual mode, greatly enhancing control for high-performance or hilly driving.

  • 2018 Acura MDX Agile Handling Assist

    Agile Handling Assist

    Precision handling is enhanced on board the MDX utilizing components of the Vehicle Stability Assist system, which uses active braking—usually on an inside wheel—to maintain stability during spirited cornering. Braking on individual wheels helps to avoid oversteer or understeer.


Seamlessly Blending Sport and Sophistication

The 2018 MDX stays true to Acura’s Precision Concept Design, from its sheer surface and muscular sculpting to its low clearance and wider stance. Meanwhile, the Diamond Pentagon Grille, Jewel Eye LED headlights, dual chrome exhaust, and LED taillights seamlessly blend sport and sophistication into one, head-turning package. Cleverly hidden within this dynamic design is exterior equipment such as an acoustic windshield and front glass, keyless access, a remote-linked power liftgate, and a capless fuel filler door—standard features that may get overlooked but will make your day-to-day life a little easier.

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    Diamond Pentagon Grille

    A centerpiece of the MDX is the signature Diamond Pentagon grille. MDX was the first production car in the Acura model line to introduce the bold shape with intricate detail—resulting in a clean appearance that makes a luxury statement.

  • 2018 Acura MDX Jewel Eye LED Headlights

    Jewel Eye LED Headlights

    The Jewel Eye LED headlights carve out their own space in the MDX profile. Brighter, whiter, and longer-lasting than traditional headlights, casting a precisely focused beam far into the future.

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    Chrome Dual Exhaust

    The stunning dual exhaust pipes of the reimagined MDX embody the spirit of Precision Crafted Performance. Each is outlined in chrome for a lasting statement.


Space for Nearly Any Scenario

Whether your MDX will be used as the kids’ team bus, a weekend warrior for home improvement projects, a family road tripper, or all of the above, rest assured that the 2018 MDX has enough interior space for nearly any scenario. Versatility is the name of the game with second-row 60/40 split folding bench seats, 50/50 split third-row seatbacks, push-button access to the third row, and a maximum cargo area of 90.9 cubic feet. Comfort and convenience collide inside the MDX as passengers will enjoy heated front seats, Bluetooth streaming audio, Pandora compatibility, a USB audio interface, and an available Dual-Screen Rear Entertainment System—not to mention a host of USB ports throughout for easy device charging.

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  • 2018 Acura MDX Tri-Zone Climate Control

    Tri-Zone Climate Control

    To maximize comfort for all passengers, the MDX features a tri-zone automatic climate control system that allows the driver, front passenger, and rear passengers to adjust their own temperature and airflow settings. Add the Technology Package and temperatures can automatically adjust to the exact angle of the sun’s rays.

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    Power Moonroof

    Bring in the day – and night – with a broad sky view. The power moonroof has the option to recess fully or open to a tilt. Smart one touch opening and closing automatically reverses if an obstruction is detected. Tinted glass helps to manage unwanted glare and heat.

  • 2018 Acura MDX Dual-Screen Rear Entertainment System

    Dual-Screen Rear Entertainment System

    With the push of a button, everyone’s favorite TV shows and movies are front and center on the available ultra-wide 16.2-inch display screen. Enjoy wide-ratio movies or accommodate two separate video sources and play both images side-by-side. The entertainment experience is complete with wireless headphone connectivity.

  • 2018 Acura MDX On Demand Multi-Use Display

    On Demand Multi-Use Display

    The MDX instrument panel is an experience in itself – enveloping the driver and front passenger in innovation. Shortcuts for audio and climate control are at your fingertips with the On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) touchscreen display. The ODMD takes what could have been more than 41 buttons and reduced it to just nine.

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    Cutting-Edge Connectivity

    Conveniently charge and link your devices to the MDX. With Siri Eyes Free, use features of your compatible iPhone without taking your hands off the wheel. Apps like Pandora and Aha deliver cloud-based podcasts, internet radio stations, and more. The integrated SMS text message and email function enables you to respond to incoming text messages while helping minimize the potential for driver distraction.

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    ELS Studio Premium Audio System

    Grammy award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design this critically acclaimed ELS Studio Premium Audio System to reproduce music as it’s heard in the recording studio. With music sources available over the air, internet or your own digital library, even the most familiar music can become an all-new listening experience.


A Strong Foundation

Passenger safety is paramount on board the 2018 MDX and its long list of standard equipment and technology is proof positive that Acura’s commitment is stronger than ever. Comprehensive safety begins with a strong foundation and the next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure is the latest in occupant protection and frontal crash compatibility. For heightened awareness, every 2018 MDX model comes standard equipped with AcuraWatch, a suite of driver assistive technologies ranging from Adaptive Cruise Control to Road Departure Mitigation. And don’t forget about Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), an intuitive system that uses strategically placed sensors to help prevent over/under steering.

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  • 2018 Acura MDX Surround View Camera System

    Surround View Camera System

    Giving drivers the ability to see even more, the Surround View Camera system delivers an unparalleled vantage point while parking the MDX. Four cameras ingeniously positioned around the SUV assist in uncovering blind spots as well as potential obstacles.

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    Collision Mitigation Braking System

    To help reduce the likelihood or severity of a frontal impact, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) uses both a radar system and a high-resolution forward camera to recognize hazards such as vehicles or a pedestrian. The system can use up to 80% of full braking power to avoid or reduce impact with the detected object.

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    Adaptive Cruise Control

    Setting the cruise control during your commute? Acura technology makes it possible. As with a conventional system, the available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow system allows you to set a desired speed but also maintain a desired interval from the car ahead so you enjoy the benefits of cruise control in light traffic.

  • 2018 Acura MDX Lane Keeping Assist System

    Lane Keeping Assist System

    On straight or mildly curving roads, the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)uses a camera that can identify lane divisions and works proactively to keep the vehicle within a detected lane. If you guide the car out of a detected lane without signaling your intention to exit it, the system will slightly tug the steering wheel and guide the car to the center of the lane.

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    Road Departure Mitigation System

    To help your MDX stay on the road, the Road Departure Mitigation System uses a monocular camera to recognize roadways and solid lane lines. If the system detects that the MDX has drifted over road markings it will provide alerts, steering assist, and if necessary, braking assist.

  • 2018 Acura MDX Front and Rear Parking Sensors

    Front and Rear Parking Sensors

    Pulling in or reversing out, you’ll experience a heightened sense of your surroundings. Our innovative parking sensors detect when the MDX is getting close to an object or surface with a series of beeps you can hear in the cabin. The beep sounds more rapidly as you get closer. Included in the Advance Package.

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^ Sales numbers based on Automotive News Sales Database 1999-2014; manufacturer data for prior to 1994.
* Prices shown are Acura suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license or destination and handling charge. Destination & Handling charge is $995 for sedans and $995 for SUVs. Acura vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Model shown: 2018 Acura MDX Standard.
** Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.
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