Kelley Blue Book Value®
$31,940 - $46,235
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
290-321
Seats
6-7
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$31,940 - $46,235
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 27 HWY
Horsepower
290-321
Seats
6-7

Ranks #14 Luxury Midsize SUVs by Owners

Ranks #1 Luxury Midsize SUVs by Experts

Ranks #5 Luxury Midsize SUVs by Fuel Economy

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.6 Comfort 4.5 Styling 4.2 Value 4.7

Editor's Overview

A fun-to-drive luxury SUV, the popular 2018 Acura MDX offers families seating for seven and the highest safety ratings. Prices start around $45,000 for a front-wheel-drive model with a...

2018 Acura MDX Owner Reviews

4.68
66 Reviews
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Overall a great vehicle with a few minor flaws.

2018 Acura MDX Base

Having driven a minivan and a SUV in the past I really wanted to be high up for improved vision while driving. I wanted a crossover and we are planning on using this vehicle for road trips now that our kids are grown and on their own. . The base trim of the acura is outstanding - heated leather seats in the front row, a high quality sound system, separate front and back heating/ac, etc. The package includes third row seating, android & apple auto system which allows gps, music and even texting to display on one of the two displays in the dash. Auto on/off headlights and high-beam as well. The driver's display and steering wheel control dials and buttons are well designed too. . The transmission / suspension / steering allows for three levels of operation - comfort, sport and 'regular' at the press of a button. There is a significant difference and I do change them depending on my trip and how I am feeling. I love the cruise control settings which allow the driver to set a close or more distant follow to the car in front. It will slow your acceleration if the car in front is driving slower than your speed setting. There's also a lane departure setting that steers you back into your lane - you can turn it off if desired. Steering assist is another option that 'assists' you in steering around curves. . The downside of the car is the less than smooth shifting while accelerating, and the engine is not as quiet as I had expected. There are separate front seat temperature controls - but it is deceiving. The fan speed is not separate, and the temperature is not really separate. But these are forgivable as the rest of the car is great.

- Susan T

the music is great and easy to connect to my phone

2018 Acura MDX 3.5L

it's a smooth driving car with many electronic benefits. Charging phones and connecting music is extremely easy. As a new driver, the car is safe and smooth to use. Though the car looks nice and compact, there is a capability to fit many people in the car; while being comfortable at the same time. The car is sleek and nice to look at. It is a good buy for any kind of driver. Young or old, this is a family car. But also not overbearing like a van.

- alyssa R

The Acura is a good car. I like the reliability and would purchase it again.

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg

Gas is expensive. I love the car but wish it had a captains seat. The back seat leg room is small and also wish the gate window opened. One other is that they don't have panoramic sunroof. The Bluetooth is a little finicky but for the most part works great. I turned off the lane assist because it is strange and you would think with Acura that lane change blinkers would be on mirrors and that folding would be standard,

- Jeanne D

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$44,200
$58,150

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
321 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L 24V SOHC i
3.0L PGM

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/50HR20 - P245/60HR18
P245/50HR20

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 ft.
38.4 ft.

Length

Length
196.2 in.
196.2 in.

Width

Width
77.7 in.
77.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4001 lbs.
4484 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
290 hp
321 hp

Torque

Torque
267 ft. lbs.
289 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19.5 gal.
19.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
27 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
27 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety