The Acura MDX was first introduced by Acura back in 2000, the MDX name means ‘Multi-Dimensional Luxury’ (according to Acura) and is one of the best selling luxury SUV’s of all time.
A mid-size three row crossover, the market has been flooded with competition, but the Acura keeps on hanging in there, and Acura are constantly improving and upgrading the MDX to keep it on the top spot; it seems to be working!
The latest model made its debut at the New York Auto Show to great acclaim.
2019 Acura MDX Release date
Despite having already made its debut, we aren’t expecting to see the 2019 Acura MDX go in to full production and dealer roll out until at least halfway through 2018.
2019 Acura MDX release date: mid-2018
2019 Acura MDX Price
Acura haven’t announced any prices yet, but the current Acura MDX sells for around $44,000. This means that despite adding new features and equipment, the 2019 MDX will have to be in that region; any more than $45,500 will price it out of the market – the Acura is a top seller – Acura will want to keep it that way.
2019 Acura MDX Video
2019 Acura MDX Redesign and Changes
There’s been no official word on engines for the next gen MDX, aside from announcing the MDX Sport Hybrid, which will have a 3.0 liter V6 gas engine, with a single electric motor up front and two motors at the rear. Combined output should be 325 BHP and it will still return 26 MPG combined. The hybrid will be mated to a 7-speed dual clutch auto transmission.
2019 Acura MDX Specs
The current gen MDX uses a 3.5 liter V6, which makes 290 BHP and 267 lb/ft of torque. It’s unclear whether they will continue with this, but we do know that whatever the motor, it will be coupled to the new 9-speed auto transmission.
Front wheel drive is standard, but there will be an option for SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive).
2019 Acura MDX Equipment
Acura says that the 2019 MDX will be the first luxury SUV to offer the full range of active safety assists as standard, this will include: collision mitigation with auto emergency braking, lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and Siri Eyes Free for enhanced voice recognition. No word on Apple CarPlay or Android Auto as yet, but we’d expect that as well.
The overall styling has also had a rethink, drawing inspiration from the Acura Precision Concept car shown in Chicago last year, most notable is the redesigned front grille, which some have likened to a metal bird beak.