The all-new 2019 Acura MDX is a luxury SUV that is extremely popular with the families and it offers great safety and seating for seven. The upcoming MDX was built in East Liberty, Ohio, and will find competition in BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.
This SUV offers more power than the previous model and now even a fuel-efficient Hybrid model. Five trims are available and some advanced packages as well. If you want a family 3-row SUV with high performance and luxurious cabin, Acura MDX is perhaps the right choice.
2019 Acura MDX Design, New Colors
Over the years, Acura MDX became a beauty. When this SUV was the first time presented it was a 6-foot sixth grader, but now it has blossomed in one of the most beautiful vehicles in its category. This model is restyled with a new diamond-pentagon grille that looks attractive. A new hood is also there, just like the front fenders and headlights. All changes might not look as daring as we want to, but it gives a broader appeal, for sure.
The 2019 Acura MDX comes with two new exterior colors, a Basque Red and San Marino Red are now an option in the Advance Package. Dual-exhaust outlets are changed and it gives Acura somewhat brighter exterior. Higher trims are available and 20-inch wheels are optional, while 18-inch wheels come as standard. Also, a capless fuel filler is added, so no more unscrewing cap for the customers.
2019 Acura MDX Interior
Even that Acura MDX is not the largest 3-row SUV, it offers good and comfortable space. On top of that, cargo volume is impressive. Behind the third row, there are 15,3 cubic feet of space, and when the third-row seats are folded, there are 43,5 cubic feet of space. Furthermore, when the second-row seats are folded, there are an impressive 90 cubic feet of space. The interior is leather-trimmed, with 10-way power driver’s seat and eight-way powered front passenger seat. Heated front seats are standard, just like tri-zone climate control and leather-wrapped telescoping steering wheel with power tilt option.
From optional equipment, we must mention the Advance package. This package offers 2nd-row captain’s chairs, leather materials, ventilated front seats and surround-view camera. Moreover, front-rear parking sensors are there as well. There is also an entertainment package that comes with entertainment screen and wireless headphones.
From safety features, 2019 Acura MDX owns a lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, road-departure mitigation and traction and stability-control systems, side impact beams, blind spot sensor, front, left, right side camera and rear child safety locks are just one of many features that will have.
2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid model
The features like a rear-seat entertainment screen, wireless headphones, rear-door sunshades and heated 2nd-row seats won’t be available in Sport Hybrid models. However, this model will get navigation, blind-spot monitoring, Siri Eyes Free, 20-inch wheels and remote engine start.
The newest 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid model will use a 3.0-liter V6 engine combined with an electric motor. This engine comes with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid makes 325 HP combined and 290 lb-ft of torque. When it comes to the EPA rating, this model will provide in city/highway fuel economy of 26/27 mpg.
2019 Acura MDX Engine Specifications
The 2019 Acura MDX will use a 3.5 V6 engine. This unit is producing a strong 290 HP. The front-wheel-drive system is a part of a standard setup. However, the all-wheel drive is optional on all models.
This engine is creating 270 lb-ft of torque and it uses a 9-speed automatic transmission. This model is able to develop a top speed of 133 mph with acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 sec.
Some advanced models are using idle start/stop system. With this system, Acura MDX will shut off the engine at the red lights in order to save fuel.
With this system, the new model will get fuel economy numbers in city/highway19/27 mpg FWD, 20/27 mpg FWD w/auto idle stop and 18/26 mpg for the AWD, 19/26 mpg AWD w/auto idle stop. It comes with the fuel tank capacity of 19.5 gallons.
2019 Acura MDX Towing Capacity
The standard model can tow up to 3,500 pounds. While the model MDX SH-AWD can tow maximum 5000 pounds. This model will also get a better trailer hitch and will be able to pull a small boat. There is no barrier for such SUV, it will be able to go on any terrains whether it’s a load of passengers or an attached trailer. The model will have equipped with features like Drive-by-Wire™ throttle system, Agile Handling Assist™ and Integrated Dynamics System.
2019 Acura MDX Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2019 Acura MDX will cost $45,000. The highest model will cost $60,000. This means the price is in line with competitors like Infiniti QX60 and Volvo XC90. Moreover, it is cheaper than Audi Q7 and BMW X5. We should expect Acura MDX to hit the market in the first half of 2019.