2011 Acura MDX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Polished Metal Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,567 - $54,455
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
7

How 2011 Acura MDX Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2011 Acura MDX If...

The perfectly practical MDX is also one of the most powerful, most tech-savvy V6 SUVs on the road, giving it assured access to the top tier of any premium midsize SUV shopping list.

Acura MDX Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $13,567 - $15,928
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon Tech Pkg $13,567 - $15,928
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon Advance Pkg $52,555
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon Tech/Entertainment Pkg $48,505
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon Advance/Entertainment Pkg $54,455
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

4.55
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Great luxury SUV for singles or families with older children.

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Vehicle drives pretty smooth and steering is pretty tight. Navigation feature is nice, although not exactly the easiest to use in comparison to other vehicles with subscription based communications, such as OnStar. Backup camera is great during the daytime, but nighttime sight is limited. Third row is convenient, but really only useful for children as not to spacious. Can fit three car seats across the middle row, which is a plus. however, with rear facing infant car seats, space is limited between car seat and driver seat and passenger seats respectively. So not ideal for individuals taller than 5 ft 6 in. All in all, the mdx is a great SUV especially with the recent improvements in models 2016 and newer.

Tricia C
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My vehicle is an Acura mdx. It is a super big and super comfy SUV.

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I love the performance of my vehicle. It drives just as well today as it did when I took it off the lot. I have had some issues with my tires being punctured, but I bought some all terrain tires and hopefully that will solve the problem. I have kept up regular maintenance on it, so it is lasted for 8 years. The only things I do not like is that my armrest is made of some cheap imitation leather and the inside door handle is peeling and I have cut my finger on it a few times.

Elle K
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Great vehicle, needs work after 100, 000 miles.

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I would absolutely love the car if it weren't over 100, 000 miles and needing some repair work. Leather interior, Bluetooth calling, great sound system, heated seats, automatic everything. There really is not anything to complain about. It drives more like a big truck than most SUVs but it is completely reliable. I haven't used it in the snow yet, since I just got it in April but I am completely confident it will get me where I need to go without any issues.

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,567 - $15,928
$13,567 - $15,928

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
300 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L PGM
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
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Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.2 (in.)
41.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 (in.)
39.2 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.7 (in.)
38.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 (in.)
38.6 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

AC
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Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
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Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
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Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/55HR18
P255/55HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 (in.)
108.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.6 (ft.)
37.6 (ft.)

Length

Length
191.6 (in.)
191.6 (in.)

Width

Width
78.5 (in.)
78.5 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4550 (.lbs)
4550 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
300 (hp)

Torque

Torque
270 (ft. lbs.)
270 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
500 (.lbs)
500 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
21 (gal.)
21 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
16 (mpg)
16 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
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Acceptable
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Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
  • Hill start assist
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags w/passenger side occupant position detection
  • Front & rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
  • 3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & load limiters
  • 3-point rear seatbelts
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • LATCH child seat mounting system (2nd row seats)
  • Child seat tether anchors (2nd/3rd row seats)
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (0)

This vehicle has no recalls.

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