Acura MDX 2023

Driven briefly, the 3.5L normally-aspirated V6 is smooth, swift and mates well with the slick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission. Ride and handling are nicely resolved for a luxury family bus and the steering is nicely weighted and precise. The MDX is very quiet unless the engine is pushed hard, when it emits a symphonic burble. The turbocharged Type S received Brembo brakes, active suspension dampers and 21 inch wheels.

The cabin of the RDX repurposes a number of pieces familiar from other Acura models. The pushbutton-like gear selector is odd at first but is logical enough once you are used to it. Trackpad style touch surface that controls the infotainment functions on the MDX is as much of a disaster as it is in the TLX and MDX and not really suited for in-car used. Even taking an in-coming cellphone call with the Acura system is an adventure. Good cabin space, comfortable seating and high-quality and attractive cabin components.

With 12-way power front seats, wireless cellphone chargine, a dual-panel sunroof, WiFi, and a digital gauge package, the base MDX is nicely equipped but its seats are clad in vinyl, not the expected leather. The Tech trim adds leather, navigation, heated rear seats and an ELS-branded audio sytem, at a reasonable price. The sport-themed A-Spec features, fog lights and leather and suede ventilated from seats, but is overpriced. The Platinum Elite offers 16-way power front seats, real wood accents and a 360 degree camera system, but is overpriced. Stepping up from the Platinum Elite to the turbocharged S costs just over $10,000 but the turbo represents about $8000 of the total. The Type S Ultra range-topper includes quilted leather seating, an upgraded audio system and massaging front seats, and is reasonable value if you seek the equipment.

Above average reliability predicted. Maintenance costs are less than they are for European-branded competitors. Insufficient data on the reliability of the nine-speed automatic transmission. Previous large Acuras have exhibited transmission problems.

Last update: June 27, 2023


  • Engine

    3L-V6 T (355 HP), 3.5L-V6 (290 HP)*
  • Transmissions

  • Fuel consumption

    City: 12.6L/100 km Road: 9.4L/100 km
  • Drive Layout

    All-wheel drive
  • Body Style

    Luxury Midsize SUVs
  • Country of Origin

    United States



What’s new this year?

With the Base and Tech trims strictly throttled, the A-Spec becomes the cheapest trim at an $7000 price point. New Ultra version of the turbo S model.

Starting from  $ 59 299

What dealers pay$ 22 222

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Report - October 2, 2023
Base vehicle
$ 0 $ 59 299
$ 0 $ 63 300
$ 0 $ 66 300
Platinum Elite
$ 0 $ 70 300
Type S
$ 0 $ 80 400
Type S Ultra
$ 0 $ 84 400
Optional Paint

Available on select trims.

$ 0 $ 500
Freight & PDI

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 2 375
Federal Air Conditioner Excise Tax (Recovery)

Required for all vehicle purchases.

$ 0 $ 100

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