2017 Acura MDX Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$33,927 - $45,762
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
290-321
Seats
6-7
Color:  Modern Steel Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$33,927 - $45,762
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
290-321
Seats
6-7

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.6 Styling 4.3 Value 4.7

Editor's Overview

The 2017 Acura MDX gets a boost with new exterior styling, a host of safety and driving aids, and a new performance-oriented Sport Hybrid model. This 3-row luxury SUV excels in almost every area, and the updates this year add a dose of luxury inside as well, with a newly refined 9-speed automatic transmission, open-pore wood, and premium leather available.

Acura MDX Models & Trims

Base $33,927 - $36,982
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 20 (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/Technology Pkg $37,603 - $40,860
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 20, 20 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/Technology/Entertainment Pkg $37,603 - $40,860
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 20, 20 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 Pkg $37,603 - $40,860
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 6
Standard Wheels: 20, 20 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 Pkg $37,603 - $40,860
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 20, 20 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
Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg $40,165 - $43,762
Horsepower: 321 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 7
Standard Wheels: 20 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
Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg $42,021 - $45,762
Horsepower: 321 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Electric V-6
Standard Seating: 6
Standard Wheels: 20 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

4.63

78 Reviews

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

The car is very reliable and great on gas. Seats are controlled by a push of a button. Very easy to work with for a technology car.

I own a black Acura MDX. I have the technology package which allows me to have access to oncall and many special features. Power driver seat. Rear Seats. Folding with storage center armrest. 4 one-touch power windows. Instrumentation. Clock. Convenience. Adaptive cruise control. Comfort. Sun sensor and sunroof. Cameras in front and in back of car. Heated seats for comfort. Very comfortable and safe vehicle.

- Melanie B

It is very comfortable to drive. Any length trip will be easy & luxurious in it.

I love the center dash and how easy it is to control it from the steering wheel. The heated seats in the front and back, along with the heated steering wheel are my favorite! I dislike the automatic braking system, if I am turning a corner in my lane and there is another car coming in their lane, the car brakes and alarms despite the lack of a hazard. The car thinks I am driving into someone.

- Ferris C

It is a large, very safe, vehicle that can hold a lot of people or stuff, but it drives like any standard automobile.

It is very comfortable and I feel very safe driving it because of the many safety features. I like that it is high tech, but still has a lot of analog (i.e. buttons and knobs) functions which makes me feel like if something does break the car will still be functional. I do wish the trunk space area was a little higher so it could accommodate more packing.

- Deb D

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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
$33,927 - $36,982
$37,603 - $40,860

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
38.5 (in.)
38.5 (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
Not Available
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

Power Folding Mirror
Not Available
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
R20
R20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 (in.)
111 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 (ft.)
38.7 (ft.)

Length

Width

Width
77.8 (in.)
77.8 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4001 (.lbs)
4028 - 4244 (.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
Not Available
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

Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
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 Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Standard
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 (2)

Service Brakes, Hydraulic > Foundation Components > Disc > Caliper Oct 31, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 31, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V777000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Acura MDX, 2017-2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, 2018-2019 Honda HR-V and Honda Odyssey, and 2016 Honda HR-V vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating, causing gas pockets to form, reducing brake performance. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
Consequence:
A reduction of braking performance increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Owners will be notified, and Honda or Acura dealers will bleed the brakes, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are C31 and L30.
Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings Jun 29, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jun 29, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V424000
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles have an engine fuel feed hose and a fuel purge hose that may have been misrouted during vehicle assembly.
Consequence:
The misrouting can cause the hoses to be damaged from contact with other components, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
Acura will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the fuel feed hose and the fuel purge hose. If misrouted, the hoses will be replaced and installed correctly, free of charge. The recall began on August 14, 2017. Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KF8.

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