2015 Acura MDX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,292 - $25,753
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
7
Color:  Forest Mist Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$23,292 - $25,753
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.1 Styling 3.8 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

The 2015 Acura MDX crossover SUV is well known for its commitment to quality, excellent resale values and ageless good looks. But, what may come as a surprise to many buyers is just how well this big 7-passenger luxury SUV handles, especially when equipped with Acura’s Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

Acura MDX Models & Trims

Base $23,292 - $25,753
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 (in.) - Aluminum
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 $23,292 - $25,753
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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 $23,292 - $25,753
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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 $23,292 - $25,753
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 19, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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

4.56

63 Reviews

5 star 60% 4 star 35% 3 star 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Big and spacious and comfortable cannot not buy it or recommend it.

It is drives so smoothly and comfortable love it and recommend it to anyone who is looking for spacious family car they do not give you any trouble maintained wise. Parts are not expensive. I have had an old Acura before and it lasted me forever without giving me any kind of problems just the normal wear and rare.

- Kayla F

Acura: dependable, pleasing ride, comfortable, great drive.

Love the comfort of my Acura mdx. It is easy to get in and out of the vehicle especially if you are not very mobile. The quality is superb. I test drove many high-end vehicles that could not compare to the Acura. I had no intention of getting an Acura, but as soon as I test drove it, I knew it was the car for me.

- Lisa C

2nd mdx - tons of comfort continues!

I can drive from CT to NC without my back starting to hurt or anything else, the seats are incredibly comfortable. Ease of use when driving regarding the radio/nav. I haven't had any maintenance issues other than standard tune-ups. This is my second mdx and I will be buying again when the time comes.

- Cassandra P

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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
$23,292 - $25,753
$23,292 - $25,753

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 (hp)
290 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24V SOHC i
3.5L 24V SOHC i
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

Rain Sensing Wipers
Not Available
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 (in.)
41.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.1 (in.)
38.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.6 (in.)
36.6 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.3 (in.)
38.3 (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

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

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 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

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
255/50R19
255/50R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 (in.)
111 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Width

Width
77.2 (in.)
77.2 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4025 (.lbs)
4041 - 4270 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 (hp)
290 (hp)

Torque

Torque
267 (ft. lbs.)
267 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
3500 - 5000 (.lbs)
3500 - 5000 (.lbs)

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 - 500 (.lbs)
350 - 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

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 (gal.)
19.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

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

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

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

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard

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

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

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
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall
  • Mechanical
  • Powertrain Quality
  • Body & Interior Design
  • ‌Features
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (4)

Seat Belts Oct 9, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 9, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V639000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.
Consequence:
A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy:
Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.
Forward Collision Avoidance > Crash Imminent Braking May 19, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
May 19, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V301000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.
Consequence:
If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.
Equipment > Air Conditioner Jun 30, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 30, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V417000
Summary:
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX and MDX AWD vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to December 16, 2014. The affected vehicles have air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolts that may not have received the proper anti-corrosion coating.
Consequence:
If a bolt was not coated, it may corrode and break as a result. If the bolt breaks, the compressor clutch plate may separate from the vehicle, possibly becoming a road hazard.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolt and install a new clutch plate if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 7, 2015. Owners may contact Acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JQ7.
Fuel System, Gasoline > Storage > Tank Assembly Jun 8, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 8, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V417000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2015 Acura MDX 2WD and MDX 4WD vehicles, 2016 Acura MDX 4WD vehicles, 2015-2016 Honda Odyssey vehicles, and 2016 Honda Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles. The affected vehicles have fuel tanks that were manufactured with insufficient welds which may separate and allow fuel to leak out.
Consequence:
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Remedy:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tanks, free of charge. Owners may contact Honda/Acura customer service at 1-888-234-2138. The recall began on July 29, 2016. Honda's numbers for this recall are KA9 (Honda vehicles) and KB0 (Acura vehicles).

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