2012 Acura MDX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,444 - $54,555
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
7
Color:  Aspen White Pearl Ii
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$17,444 - $54,555
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
16 City / 21 HWY
Horsepower
300
Seats
7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.9 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 4.0 Styling 3.6 Value 3.9

Editor's Overview

For an SUV with seating for seven, the Acura MDX balances its ample passenger room with surprising power and agile performance. Its sophisticated Super-Handling AWD system and available tech features make it unlike any other three-row SUV on the market.

Acura MDX Models & Trims

Base $17,444 - $19,625
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Advance Pkg $17,444 - $19,625
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech/Entertainment Pkg $17,444 - $19,625
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Advance/Entertainment Pkg $54,555
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19 x 8.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Tech Pkg $17,444 - $19,625
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.45

53 Reviews

5 star 51% 4 star 43% 3 star 6% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Great value and dependable mobile!

No problems in 6 years. Rides great, very roomy and good on gas. Only maintenance has been routine things like new tires and brakes. The car has 120, 000 miles and my mechanic thinks I can easily get 200, 000 miles out of it. This car has been a great value and I would get another one.

- Lisa M

2012 Acura MDX is an amazing family vehicle

I feel like my Acura MDX is a great vehicle and I love the 3rd row seat. I do wish that the 3rd row had a little more room but for younger kids it's great. I have noticed recently that there is a little shake when riding and I just pray it's not the transmission going out.

- Ashley B

Acura is very sturdy and safe.

For a six year old vehicle it is still driving excellently. The manufacturer’s warranty is superb. The interior design and loading capacity is very good and very comfortable. The air conditioner does not cool the air fast enough to my liking.

- Rhodora E

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,444 - $19,625
$17,444 - $19,625

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 (hp)
300 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.7L PGM
3.7L PGM
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Standard

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
7
7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P255/55HR18
P255/50HR19

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.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4550 (.lbs)
4601 (.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
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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

Active Suspension
Not Available
Standard

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Not Available
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (1)

Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly Feb 16, 2012
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 16, 2012
NHTSA Campaign:
12V063000
Summary:
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 PILOT AND ACURA MDX VEHICLES. THE VENT SHUT FLOAT (VSF) VALVE CASE IN THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY DOES NOT MEET THE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS.
Consequence:
AS A RESULT, FUEL MAY LEAK FROM THE TANK, INCREASING THE RISK OF FIRE.
Remedy:
HONDA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VSF ASSEMBLY DATE AND, IF NECESSARY, REPLACE THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MARCH 13, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-999-1009.

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