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2021 Acura MDX Price, Review and Buying Guide

Updated on: January 25, 2021

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The 2021 Acura MDX continues to flaunt a fine balance of luxury and exploitable performance that is rare to come by in this segment and price point. A total of 5 trims are offered with the new Acura MDX, however, a new Type S model slated for 2022 will take the count to 6. It will also ride on a platform the same as the new 2021 Acura TLX and the 2022 Acura MDX.

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The 2021 Acura MDX will mark the end of the ongoing generation

Prices for the 2021 Acura MDX, meanwhile, are expected to begin from $46,000 and could go past the $60k mark for the top trim. If you want to lease an MDX, the 2020 model can be yours for roughly around $419/month for 36 months with a premium of $2,999 due at signing for the FWD models. For the SH-AWD MDX models, the amount due at signing rises to $3,499.

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Pros

Unmatched reliability

Superior interior space

Feature loaded cabin

Good towing capacity

Cons

Compromised cargo space

Infotainment system lacks intuitiveness

What's New?

The Acura MDX SUV will get redesigned for the 2021 model year.

All-new exterior and interior design

New sports based "Type S" trim to be added to the lineup


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2021 Acura MDX Latest Update

Acura Begins Production Of Its Flagship 2022 MDX SUV At It's Ohio Facility

Acura Begins Production Of Its Flagship 2022 MDX SUV At It's Ohio Facility

The East Liberty Auto Plant in Ohio is building the new 2022 Acura MDX. Honda stated on Tuesday; the 2022 MDX arrive at Acura dealerships on Feb. 2, 2021. ..

By K. Rawat January 14, 2021

2022 Acura MDX Type S Preview- Release Date, 0-60, Engine, Specs, and Rivals

2022 Acura MDX Type S Preview- Release Date, 0-60, Engine, Specs, and Rivals

Acura reveals the 2022 MDX scheduled to hit markets in February 2021. With this, the MDX gets a generation update marked by refreshed styling, improved driving dynamics, more feature-loaded interiors, ..

By K. Menon December 10, 2020

2022 Acura MDX First Look - Price, Release Date, Features, Dimensions, Interiors, Photos, And Rivals

2022 Acura MDX First Look - Price, Release Date, Features, Dimensions, Interiors, Photos, And Rivals

The 2022 MDX is an all-new generation with updated styling and also adds updated driving dynamics, improved interiors, and most importantly a very first Type S model. Its highlight is an all-new 3.0L ..

By K. Menon December 09, 2020

2022 Acura MDX Prototype Preview - Launch Date, Price, Images, Interior, Specs And Features

2022 Acura MDX Prototype Preview - Launch Date, Price, Images, Interior, Specs And Features

The 2022 Acura MDX Prototype has been revealed and gives us an insight into the next-gen Acura MDX. The 2022 MDX gets wider, longer, and sharper and is a major shift, with an extensive redesign and ne ..

By T. Tenson October 17, 2020

2022 Acura MDX Gallery - Interior and Exterior Pictures Revealed!

2022 Acura MDX Gallery - Interior and Exterior Pictures Revealed!

The next-Gen Acura MDX has been finally revealed as the MDX Prototype and gives an overview of the upcoming 2022 Acura MDX. The major buzz is the 2022 MDX Type S which will get a new 3.0L Turbo V6, wh ..

By A. Nigam July 19, 2020

Pictures & Videos

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Colors and Styles

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Lunar Silver Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.3

Engine And Performance

8.4

Fuel Economy

7.1

Interior

7.8

Exterior

8.0

Safety

9.8

Competition

8.0

Final Verdict

7.3

8.1

OVERALL RATING

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2021 Acura MDX Base

Base

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$44,500 - $46,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $44,500 MSRP (19/22/26) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed Automatic front wheel drive 7
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $46,500 MSRP (19/22/26) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed Automatic all wheel drive 7

2021 Acura MDX Technology Package

Technology Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$49,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV w/Technology Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $49,500 MSRP (19/22/26) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed Automatic front wheel drive 7

2021 Acura MDX Technology and Entertainment Packages

Technology and Entertainment Packages

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$53,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $53,500 MSRP (19/22/26) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed Automatic all wheel drive 6

2021 Acura MDX A-Spec

A-Spec

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$55,000


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
SH-AWD A-Spec 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $55,000 MSRP (19/22/26) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed Automatic all wheel drive 7

2021 Acura MDX Advance Package

Advance Package

power
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
22 combined

$56,250


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A) Starting at $56,250 MSRP (19/22/26) 290 hp @ 6200 rpm, 3.5 L, V-6, Premium unleaded (recommended)
9-speed Automatic front wheel drive 6

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


"In its relentless pursuit of "Precision Crafted Performance" Acura is also going to offer a spicier MDX Type S, a sportier variant that will be powered by a turbo 3.0-liter V6" - MotorTrend

Acura is yet to reveal the entire spec-sheet for the 2022 MDX Type S but there are rumors that the Type S trim will get a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine making 355 hp. SUVs like the Cadillac XT5 costing $55,095, Buick Enclave priced at $44,000, and Jaguar F-Pace starting at an MSRP of $47,800 already are pretty popular in this segment, but the 2021 MDX is being brought to the market to give these cars a tough time.

All-time best-selling three-row luxury SUV
2022 MDX is even more upmarket in every way

8.3/10
Pricing and Features

8.4/10
Engine and Performance

7.1/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

9.8/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition

7.3/10
Final Verdict


2021 Acura MDX Pricing and Features

8.3/10

Acura hasn't released the pricing of the 2021 MDX's trim levels yet, but getting a minor bump in the prices over the 2020 model is almost certain. The 2021 MDX is available with just one powertrain- a standard 290 hp 3.5L V6. The outgoing 2020 MDX's hybrid powertrain is not released officially yet. The 2022 update of MDX is the most intriguing in the lineup's history.

2022 Acura MDX will come loaded with premium features and modern technology!

Some highlights include Acura’s all-digital Precision Cockpit, the latest generation of Acura’s intuitive True Touchpad Interface running on a 12.3-inch center display, “Signature Edition” ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system with 25 speakers. The 2022 MDX also has enhanced safety technologies, most of which were first seen on the new 2021 TLX. The expanded suite of AcuraWatch safety and driver-assistive technologies include enhanced Road Departure Mitigation, new Traffic Jam Assist, and new Low-Speed Braking Control.

Trim

Standard 

Technology Package

A-Spec Package

Advance Package

Entertainment Package 

MSRP (FWD) (est.)

$46,000 $51,000

-

$57,750

-

MSRP (SH-AWD) (est.)

$48,000

$53,000

$56,500

$59,750

$55,000/$61,750 (with Technology Package/with Advance Package)

Key Features

Tri-zone Automatic Climate Control

Add/Upgrades to Standard 

Add/Upgrades to Technology Package

Add/Upgrades to A-Spec Package

Add/Upgrades to Advance Package

 

Power Moonroof

Rain-sensing Wipers

Dark-chrome Lighting Details

Auto-dimming Side Mirrors

11-speaker w/Technology Package/12-speaker w/Advance Package; ELS Premium Audio System

 

Power Tailgate

LED Puddle Lights

LED Fog Lights

Body-color Lower Trim

9-inch LCD Overhead Rear Entertainment Console w/Technology Package 

 

Jewel Eye LED Headlights

Power-folding Mirrors

A-Spec Exclusive Dual-exhaust Outlets

Sport Seats w/Perforated Milano Premium Leather-trimmed Interior w/Contrast Stitching and Piping

16.2-inch Extra-wide LCD Overhead Rear Entertainment Console w/Advance Package

 

Auto On/Off Headlights

Sports Seats w/Perforated Premium Leather-trimmed Interior w/Contrast Stitching

Sport A-Spec Seats w/Perforated Milano Premium Leather and Alcantara-trimmed Interior w/Contrast Stitching and Piping

2nd-row Captain's Chairs

2nd-row Sunshades

   

Heated Mirrors

GPS-linked Climate Control

Heated/Ventilated Front Seats

 

    Road Departure Mitigation & Forward-collision Warning Front/Rear Parking Sensors

 

 

As for the 2021 Acura MDX, the Standard trim's prices start around  $46,000. For that you get features like Jewel Eye LED headlights, heated leather seats with 12-way power adjustability, tri-zone automatic climate control, 8-speaker Acura audio system, leather interior trim, and dual exhaust outlets. The Technology Package trim will start above $51,000 for the base 290 hp 3.5L V6 and FWD configuration. This trim gets additional features like a 10-speaker premium ELS audio system, navigation system with a 3D view, natural wood trim, and LED puddle lights. The A-Spec Package is only available as an all-wheel-drive only.

2021 Acura MDX SUV's prices could start at over $46,000

This trim gets A-Spec seats with perforated Milano premium leather and Alcantara-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front seats, A-Spec exclusive dual exhaust outlets. The Advance Package again comes standard with front-wheel drive and is priced at $56,250. Features offered with this trim include 2nd-row sunshades, heated steering wheel, surround-view camera, head-up warning, and 2nd-row captain’s chairs among others. The Entertainment Package trim adds either a 9-inch LCD overhead rear entertainment console with Technology Package or a 16.2-inch extra-wide LCD overhead rear entertainment console with the Advance Package. Prices for the Entertainment Package start at around $53,500.


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2021 Acura MDX Buying Advice

If you’re in the market looking for a functional and practical luxury family SUV, then the Standard trim of the MDX should be good enough. It comes with a plethora of features at a reasonable price tag and offers all the things in the world that you would expect from a luxury family SUV. So, our pick here is the Standard trim level of the MDX with all-wheel drive.

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2021 Acura MDX Engine and Performance

8.4/10

"If you're looking for more power, check out the 2022 MDX Type S, with its 3.0-liter turbo engine. This SUV should offer roughly 355 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque, along with the company's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive." - RoadShow

A 3.5-liter, naturally aspirated V6 engine that puts out 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque powers the MDX. It is mated to a 9-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, and as standard, the power is sent to the front wheels (FWD) but you also pick the Acura’s Super Handling-All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system for extra money.

2022 Acura MDX's V6 or turbo V6 comes paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission!

The engine delivers power smoothly and in a linear fashion and feels super refined. The 9-speed gearbox is not the quickest around but is not a deal-breaker. However, as the 2022 MDX will be based on the same platform as the new TLX. Accordingly, the transmission could also be swapped with a 10-speed automatic unit.

Models

Acura MDX

Cadillac XT5

Buick Enclave

Jaguar F-Pace

MSRP

$48,000

$55,095

$44,000

$47,800

Engine

3.5L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

3.6L Naturally Aspirated V6

2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

9-Speed automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

290 hp @ 6,200 RPM

310hp@ 6,700 RPM

310hp@ 6,800 RPM

247hp@ 5,500 RPM

Torque

267 lb-ft @ 4,700 RPM

271lb-ft@ 5,000 RPM

266lb-ft@ 2,800 RPM

269lb-ft@ 1,300 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.3 sec

6.9 sec

6.9 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.6 sec

15.1 sec

15.2 sec

15.0 sec

Top Speed

130 MPH

130 MPH

130 MPH

176 MPH

60-0 MPH

116 ft

111 ft

122 ft

116 ft

The Cadillac XT5 and the Buick Enclave use the same powertrain, and hence, both deliver the best power figures of the competition. On the other hand, the Jaguar F-Pace uses a small 2-liter engine and ends up making the lowest power figures in the competition at 247 horses. But it takes just 6.6 seconds to accelerate from 0-60 mph. The MDX's 0-60 MPH sprint comes in about 6.5 seconds.

More Performance focussed than before- improved 0-60 mph time!

The time required to reach the quarter-mile is 14.6 seconds. The Acura MDX gets 12.6 inches discs at the front and 13.0-inch discs at the rear. The SUV comes to a complete halt within a distance of 116 feet when stopping from 60 MPH. But the Cadillac XT5 gets the largest set of brakes, and hence, has the lowest stopping distance in the competition of 111 feet.


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2021 Acura MDX Fuel Economy

7.1/10

MDX delivers big when it comes to all-round efficiency. In the city, the car goes for about 20 miles on a gallon of fuel, while on the highway it returns 27 miles to the gallon. The 2021 MDX gets a combined EPA rating of 23 MPG, which is pretty impressive for an SUV of this size and performance.

2022 Acura MDX's new digital instrument cluster features different driving modes!

Sure efficiency is affected with the SH-AWD setup but not a by a lot. One can also opt for an Acura MDX with a Hybrid engine if efficiency stands high on your priority list. The 19.5-gallon fuel tank returns a satisfactory driving range of 429 miles which helps it stay clear of the last spot in the segment.

Models

Acura MDX

Cadillac XT5

Buick Enclave

Jaguar F-Pace

MPG (City)

19

18

17

22

MPG (Highway)

26

25

25

27

MPG (Combined)

22

20

20

24

Fuel Capacity

19.5 gallons

21.7 gallons

21.7 gallons

21.7 gallons

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

371/507/429 miles

391/543/434 miles

369/543/434 miles

477/586/520 miles

The Jaguar F-Pace has the best fuel economy figures, thanks to its all-aluminum construction which keeps the weight in check. The XT5 and the Enclave, on the other hand, deliver the lowest fuel economy numbers despite having fuel tanks of size the same as the F-Pace.


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2021 Acura MDX Interior

7.8/10

"Acura also outfitted the MDX with plenty of creature comforts, such as dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery." - Car And Driver

The MDX is beautifully crafted on the inside and the materials used feel simply premium. The dashboard and the center console is nicely laid out and you have natural wood and leather trim all around. Leather seats come as standard and so does the heating feature on the front seats. The front seats also can be power adjusted in 12 different ways. 

2022 MDX's redesigned dashboard borrows cues from the 2021 ILX!

The amount of head, shoulder, and legroom is great on both the rows and even tall passengers shall comfortably accommodate themselves. The third row of seats is one of the better ones and offers room for small adults. With that said, there’s not much room for your cargo. The MDX offers just 15.0 cubic-feet of cargo volume behind the 3rd row of seats.

Models

Acura MDX

Cadillac XT5

Buick Enclave

Jaguar F-Pace

Seating Capacity

7

5

7

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/61.1/41.4

37.9/58.3/41.2

41.0/62.4/41.2

37.8/57.7/40.3

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.8/59.1/38.6

36.6/56.3/39.0

39.9/61.7/38.9

37.5/55.8/37.2

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.6/54.7/28.1

N/A

37.6/57.3/33.5

N/A

Trunk Capacity

15.0 cu-ft

30.2 cu-ft

23.6 cu-ft

33.5 cu-ft

In comparison, the large exterior dimensions of the Buick Enclave help it offer better space on the inside. The Enclave has the most spacious interior in the competition and also offers a decent trunk capacity of 23.6 cubic-feet in spite of having three rows of seats. The standard infotainment system offered with the current MDX makes do with an 8 speaker audio system.

Acura’s intuitive and driver-focused True Touchpad Interface, featuring an ultra-wide, 12.3-inch, full-HD center display

It is combined with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display. Features like Siri Eyes Free, Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Pandora compatibility, and a CD player all come as standard. Acura offers a premium ELS audio system as an option and we totally recommend you to get that as it takes the in-car audio experience to the very next level. Various infotainment features on offer in the 2021 Acura MDX are:

  • Voice Recognition
  • Siri w/Bluetooth Hands-free
  • USB Charging Ports and Media Connectivity Ports
  • SiriusXM/HD Radio w/Bluetooth and AUX Connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Audio USB w/iPod Integration
  • 10/12 speaker ELS Audio System

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Contrasting red stitching on leather wrapped steering wheel
2021 Acura MDX SUV Perforated leather upholstery
2021 Acura MDX SUV PMC limited edition badging
2021 Acura MDX seating layout
2021 acura mdx steering wheel
2021 Acura MDX SUV center console
2021 Acura MDX SUV front seats

2021 Acura MDX Exterior

8.0/10

"And we assume the MDX Type S will be suitably more agressive in appearance-following the TLX Type S's lead with A-Spec darker head- and taillights, in combination with exclusive Type S bits like multiple exhaust outlets, matte black accents, and perhaps some more aggressive elements in the front and rear fascias." - MotorTrend

The MDX is a handsome-looking brute. It has the giant signature Acura chrome-clad diamond pentagon grille at the front and is accompanied by those Jewel LED headlights. The front facia has enough drama to attract attention and turn heads as it drives past.

2021 Acura MDX SUV comes from a line of performance vehicles

Dimensions of the 2021 Acura MDX are proportionately laid out. That gives it a big, boxy, and rugged SUV stance. Further, the car gets a ground clearance of 7.3 inches which is good enough to take for some light weekend off-roading. Now, from the spy shots of the 2022 MDX, it could be made out that the new model will look a lot similar to the 2021 TLX.

Models

Acura MDX

Cadillac XT5

Buick Enclave

Jaguar F-Pace

Curb Weight

4,264 lbs

N/A

4,568 lbs

3,870 lbs

Length

196.2"

189.6"

204.3"

186.0"

Width

77.7"

74.9"

78.8"

81.5"

Height

67.4"

66.1"

69.9"

65.0"

Ground Clearance

7.3"

7.8"

7.7"

8.4"

Wheelbase

111.0"

112.5"

120.9"

113.1"

The Buick Enclave is the longest and tallest SUV in the competition. The F-Pace, on the other hand, gets the highest ground clearance in the competition, which makes it most suitable for off-roading. The MDX has the lowest ground clearance in the competition, and there are chances that you may scrape the floor if you happen to take it off-roading. Notable Exterior features of the Acura MDX are:

  • LED Headlights w/Auto On/Off Function
  • 20" Redesigned Alloy Wheels
  • Powered Moonroof
  • Remote Linked Power Operated Tail Gate
  • Rain-sensing Windshield Wipers
  • LED Puddle Lights and Fog Lights
  • Auto-Dimming, Heated and Powered ORVMs w/Integrated LED Turn Signals

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2021 Acura MDX Safety

9.8/10

Acura equips the MDX with plenty of safety features as standard. The MDX gets full 5 stars and a ‘Good’ overall rating in almost all the crash tests conducted by the NHTSA and the IIHS respectively, and that speaks a lot about the safety quotient of the car.

2021 MDX's Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure enhances safety!

For 2021, Acura has also laden the MDX with more standard safety as well as assistance features. Many of the previously optional features have made way into the standard listing, and thus, have improved safety further.


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2021 Acura MDX Competition

8.0/10

2021 Acura MDX vs Cadillac XT5

The XT5 is the American rival of the MDX. This Cadillac can only accommodate 5 passengers, while the MDX can haul 7. But on the other hand, the Cadillac XT5 offers a better cargo area and more passenger space.

2021 Cadillac XT5

The XT5’s V6 puts out slightly more power but in the real world, the MDX feels more athletic. The MDX is also cheaper by almost about $6000. Clearly, the Acura makes sense over the Cadillac, and with the kind of features that it has got on board, the MDX is the winner of this competition.

2021 Acura MDX vs Buick Enclave

The Buick Enclave shares platform with Cadillac and has the same powertrain. However, the 2021 MDX offers the better snob value credit to the Acura badge as opposed to Buick. The 2021 Buick Enclave, on the other hand, offers more passenger room and trunk volume, and at the same time is cheaper than the MDX.

2021 Buick Enclave  ​

If you want a functional SUV and don’t really care about luxury, then the Buick makes more sense than the Acura. But otherwise, for a few extra dollars, the MDX offers more features and a lot more value in all considerable aspects in comparison to the Enclave.

2021 Acura MDX vs Jaguar F-Pace

The Jaguar F-Pace grabs more attention than the Acura, hands down. It looks like a sports car transformed into an SUV and offers some of the best driving dynamics in the segment. But the Jag F-Pace can accommodate only 5 passengers and is down on power when compared to the 2021 Acura MDX.

2021 Jaguar F-Pace

On the flip side, the 2021 F-Pace has better fuel economy figures. The comparison here is a little bit tight but the Acura gets a slight upper hand since it can accommodate 7 passengers and offers a larger number of tech features onboard at a significantly lower price.

2021 Acura MDX Final Verdict

7.3/10

The Acura MDX performs really well on almost all the fronts and there’s nothing one can complain about. It hauls 7 passengers, has a powerful engine, is luxurious, and has got tonnes of features and options on offer.

The Acura lineup for 2021 has a lot to look forward to

The 2021 Acura MDX offers much more than what you would expect from a car in this segment and indeed is a great proposition. If you happen to be in the market hunting for a midsize, luxury family SUV, then you should highly consider buying the MDX as it offers very good value for your money.

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2021 Acura MDX Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Acura MDX reliable?

Reliability is never a reason to worry about the Acura MDX due to its deep-rooted Honda connection. The J.D. Power Report has rated the hybrid model a commendable 76 out of 100 and as the standard model is no different it will share the same score. Acura has also compiled a wholesome warranty package for the 2021 MDX that includes:

  • Basic Warranty of 4 years/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain Warranty of 6 years/70,000 miles
  • Free Roadside Assistance for 4 years/50,000 miles

Which cars does Acura MDX compete against?

Acura MDX is a midsize luxury SUV that competes against the likes of Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class and Lexus RX350.

Is Acura MDX AWD or FWD?

Acura MDX is available in both FWD and AWD configurations. The 3.5L naturally aspirated V6 motor is available with both FWD and AWD options but the 3.0L Hybrid V6 comes only in AWD.

How much will it cost to lease an Acura MDX?

Acura MDX can be leased from your nearest dealership for a minimum amount of $409 with $2,999 to be paid upfront. This is the lease value for the base MDX and will cost you $419 per month for the SH-AWD trims.

Does Acura MDX come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Yes, all the trims of the 2021 Acura MDX come equipped with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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2021 Acura MDX Overall Reviews


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Dennis V. Williams

2020 Acura MDX SUV

4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

refinement redifined

Pros - Enhanced digital screen, trunk space, comfortable seats

Cons - Nothing

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

One of the most comfortable car available in the market. it provides ride quality like no other, with a superb suspension and comfortable seats. the cabin is so quiet it doesnt let any engine or road noise penetrate insde.

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
8/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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David N. Bruton

2020 Acura MDX SUV

4dr SUV w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

So much fun on the drive!!

Pros - Smartphone connectivity, comfortable and spacious interior.

Cons - Transmission Still Has Room for Improvement

Overall Review

7 /10 Overall Rating

Took the 2020 Acura MDX up north for some end of winter season fun and driving was a breeze. The powerful 3.6l V6 engine is a charm to drive on high revs and has enough low end torque to get this big suv going. This is the Front wheel drive version but you barely notices the need of Rear wheel or all wheel drive system. I dont take it to any off road conditions so no need of AWD system.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
10/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
10/10
Dealer Review

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Peter J. McLaren

2020 Acura MDX SUV

SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: October 7, 2020

Best looking performance SUV.

Pros - Handling, driver seat adjusted to multi-level, pricing

Cons - Confusion two infotainment screens.

Overall Review

7 /10 Overall Rating

It drives smoothly and turns well. It? comfortable and sometimes I feel like I? gliding on the road instead of driving. The handling is also very good on curves and highways.

7/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
10/10
Deal Value
9/10
Dealer Review

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Used Acura MDX for Sale

Car Name Deals Starting Price Number of Listings
2020 Acura MDX 1 $34,499 433 Listings
2020 Acura MDX 0 $37,669 8048 Listings
2020 Acura MDX 9 $32,495 445 Listings
2019 Acura MDX 0 $39,995 10 Listings
2019 Acura MDX 1 $27,000 208 Listings
2019 Acura MDX 7 $26,995 427 Listings
2018 Acura MDX 4 $24,775 598 Listings
2018 Acura MDX 45 $19,880 1214 Listings
2017 Acura MDX 93 $15,995 1764 Listings
2017 Acura MDX 7 $23,895 461 Listings
2016 Acura MDX 15 $15,980 329 Listings
2016 Acura MDX 0 $21,352 24 Listings
2015 Acura MDX 35 $11,950 389 Listings
2015 Acura MDX 0 $20,951 4 Listings
2014 Acura MDX 38 $11,500 565 Listings
2013 Acura MDX 14 $7,995 208 Listings
2012 Acura MDX 37 $3,995 348 Listings
2011 Acura MDX 40 $6,795 349 Listings

Top User Reviews

9

User Overall Rating

refinement redifined

One of the most comfortable car available in the market. it provides ride quality like no other, with a superb suspension and comfortable seats. the cabin is so quiet it doesnt let any engine or road noise penetrate insde.

by Dennis V. Williams

7

User Overall Rating

So much fun on the drive!!

Took the 2020 Acura MDX up north for some end of winter season fun and driving was a breeze. The powerful 3.6l V6 engine is a charm to drive on high revs and has enough low end torque to get this big suv going. This is the Front wheel drive version but you barely notices the need of Rear wheel or all wheel drive system. I dont take it to any off road conditions so no need of AWD system.

by David N. Bruton

7

User Overall Rating

Best looking performance SUV.

It drives smoothly and turns well. It? comfortable and sometimes I feel like I? gliding on the road instead of driving. The handling is also very good on curves and highways.

by Peter J. McLaren

7

User Overall Rating

MDX is the best car for the snow, hands down.

Driving department and comfort is always taken care by Acura and same goes on for the MDX. The MPG figures are on the lower side all thanks to the beafy V6 engine. you will enjoy this car on the long drives with your group of friends, it is comfortable as well as equipped with a lot of gimmicks to keep everyone entertained on the go.

by Albert F. Poland

9

User Overall Rating

Premium SUV.

With the A spec package which adds 20 inch wheels and tyre combo, the driving and handling improves a lot when compared to the 18 inch wheel option vehicle. The super handling AWD is a charm to drive with.

by James H. Fry

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