2016 Acura MDX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$26,983 - $52,640
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
7
Color:  White Diamond Pearl
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$26,983 - $52,640
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
290
Seats
7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.8 Overall Score
Performance 4.7 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.3 Value 4.8

Editor's Overview

The 2016 Acura MDX gets technology updates that modernize the transmission, all-wheel-drive setup, and driver safety assist features. All of this augments what's already one of the best luxury crossover SUV models you can buy, from any manufacturer. With excellent handling and 7-passenger capacity, the Acura MDX may be the best vehicle Acura makes.

Acura MDX Models & Trims

Base $26,983 - $29,664
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
w/Tech $28,700 - $31,477
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
w/Tech/Entertainment $28,700 - $31,477
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
w/AcuraWatch Plus $44,515 - $46,515
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
w/Tech/AcuraWatch Plus $48,640 - $50,640
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
w/Tech/Entertainment/AcuraWatch Plus $50,640 - $52,640
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
w/Advance $28,700 - $31,477
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
w/Advance/Entertainment $28,700 - $31,477
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

4.45

91 Reviews

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

The Acura mdx is a great family car.

No problems, love the acceleration and the tech in the car. I enjoy the blind spot monitoring and the lane keeping assist but mostly I like the adaptive cruise control that adjusts based upon the distance from the car in front of you. I also like the that it has seat heaters in the 2nd row. My kids make use of that quite frequently.

- Dave N

Classy, comfortable, reliable

I love my MDX. We bought an Explorer before our son was born but had horrible experiences with it. Bought an RDX but within our 3 day window to change our minds, we decided it was too small. Went back to carlot and found Mindy (our MDX) and love her. She's very safe to transport my 2 children all over town and out of town travel.

- Lisa J

Fabulous luxury crossover.

I love the vehicle. Drives like a luxury car but has capabilities of an SUV. It is spacious and has excellent options for third row access. I can easily fit 7 people in the car. It has great acceleration and handles stops gracefully. I have had an Explorer sport and a Denali and I would say this is my favorite family vehicle.

- Elizabeth B

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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
$26,983 - $29,664
$28,700 - $31,477

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
41.5 (in.)
41.5 (in.)

Front Head Room

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

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.5 (in.)
36.5 (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
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

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

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3960 (.lbs)
4001 - 4211 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 (hp)
290 (hp)

Torque

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

Maximum Towing Capacity

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

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
350 (.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
23 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
27 (mpg)
27 (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

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 Keeping Assist
Not Available
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard

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 (1)

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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