2018 Acura MDX Model Review

19/27  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
5.9  Sec.
0-60 MPH
15.8  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 Acura MDX?

The biggest changes in 2018 for the Acura MDX are the improvements made to the infotainment system while the other features have remained much the same as in the 2017. This three row luxury SUV now has the addition of Android smartphone connectivity and Apple CarPlay. You will also find that the MDX's multimedia system now has a newly revamped seven inch touchscreen with menus. This 2018 improvement also provides a 30 percent faster response time. Those that own an iPhone consider Apple CarPlay among one of their must-have features when shopping for a new vehicle. The way it blends in with the MDX's infotainment system is beyond that of traditional wireless audio and telephone connectivity. It allows the driver to use many of their iPhones features in a safe manner. CarPlay offers the most up-to-date apps, maps, and contacts that you can stream from your iPhone. It is part of the IOS software. The Apple CarPlay in the Acura MDX will easily display the content from your phone for added safety while driving.

Trims & Features

The 2018 Acura MDX comes in two trims. The front wheel drive FWD gets 19 mpg* in the city and 27 mpg* on the highway. Your other option is the all-wheel drive SH-AWD with 18 mpg* in the city and 26 mpg* on the highway. All trims are automatic. When you upgrade either trim with the Advanced and Entertainment packages you'll be enjoying a perforated leather interior with contrasting piping and stitching, heated captain chairs in the second row, ventilated and heated front seats, and a center console in the second row with a sliding tray. In addition, you'll find comforts like rear door sun shades, a large nine inch center display screen, an audio system featuring 12 speakers surround sound, two USB ports in the third row, a heated steering wheel, and the Acura Navigation System. LED fog lights and an ultra-wide 16.2 inch screen with split screen capabilities top out the features of this upgrade.

2018 Acura MDX Rear


A 3.5 liter V-6 is found in the 2018 Acura MDX with 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft torque. It also comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The MDX Sport Hybrid is offered standard with AWD and is also equipped with a hybrid powertrain. This consists of a 3.0 liter V-6 combined with an electric motor. The total system output equals 321 horsepower And 289 lb-ft torque. The Hybrid also has a seven speed dual clutch transmission that delivers 26 mpg* in the city and 27 mpg* on the highway. Acura stands behind the level of quality they insist upon with the 2018 model. The new MDX comes with a four year/50,000 mile limited warranty along with a six year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty. This is better than you can find on similar luxury vehicles. Handling of the 2018 MDX is quite nimble. Whether you choose the all-wheel drive SH-AWD or the front-wheel drive FWD, the MDX handles turns with good agility for an SUV of this size while feeling well planted on the ground. You'll experience a smooth ride even while going over rough roads.


2018 Acura MDX Safety FeaturesSafety features that you will find standard include the Acura Watch suite as well as a rearview camera. The safety suite includes driver assistance features such as road departure mitigation, active lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and adaptive cruise control. Other available features offered are front and rear parking sensors, an advanced version of the adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, a surround view camera system, and cross traffic alert. The Acura MDX protects you and your passengers with five types of airbags. You'll find a driver and passenger airbag, front and rear head airbags, and front side airbags. The four wheel ABS, traction control, and electronic stability control further help to keep you safe under a variety of conditions. Daytime running lights and integrated turn signal mirrors keep you visible to others on the road, and child safety locks keep the little ones protected.

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