2023 Acura MDX Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2023 Acura MDX Model Overview - Motorcars Acura

Key Features

  • Starting at $49,050 MSRP*
  • Standard 3.5-liter V6 (290 HP / 267 lb-ft of torque) or available 3.0-liter turbocharged DOHC V6 (late-availability, Type S models, estimated 355 HP and 354 lb-ft of torque) and 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Available 4th Generation Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)
  • Multi-function Second-Row with Removable Middle Seat
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay® & Android Auto™ integration and Qi-compatible Wireless Charging
  • 12.3-inch Precision Cockpit™ all-digital instrument display and 12.3-inch ultra-wide HD center display
  • Available 16-Speaker, 710-watt ELS STUDIO 3D® premium audio system
  • Standard Panoramic Moonroof

About the Acura MDX

Acura is proud to announce the most tech-savvy, performance-focused, and luxurious SUV in the history of the brand. Now in its fourth generation, the MDX seamlessly blends a striking exterior appearance with innovative tech features scattered throughout its upscale interior. No stranger to success, the Acura MDX expands on its two-decade reputation for innovation with groundbreaking features found both inside and out. The MDX showcases the “Precision Crafted Performance” brand DNA that all Acura models incorporate, infusing this 7-Passenger SUV with remarkable performance capabilities. The bold look of the MDX was led by the team at the Acura Design Studio in Torrance, California while assembly will take place exclusively at the company’s auto plant in East Liberty, Ohio. Two responsive engine choices provide drivers with the power and efficiency to get the most out of every drive.


What the Critics Say

“The latest incarnation of Acura’s flagship looks sharp and impresses with its smooth V-6 and slick-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission. Its steering is light and accurate, and it sharpens up even more in Sport mode. The MDX also grew in every dimension from its predecessor, opening up more space for passengers and cargo.” — MotorTrend

“Acura’s latest version of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive impressively enhances the MDX’s nimbleness and helps with wet-weather traction. The MDX has a comfortable ride but can still rail through turns like an SUV half its size. Accurate and natural-feeling steering complement whatever driving you’re doing, from corners to long hauls on the highway.” — Edmunds


What’s New for 2023

After a successful debut last year, the fourth-generation Acura MDX returns for 2023 with no major changes to report. The sole updates come in the form of the addition of AcuraLink services included for 3 years and the Acura Maintenance package which covers scheduled maintenance services for the first 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Otherwise, the Acura MDX continues to set the standard for the midsize luxury SUV segment.

Acura MDX Features

Acura MDX Styling

Sophisticated Styling

Built with the objective of delivering the nimble agility of a sports sedan combined with the practicality of an SUV, the Acura MDX features multiple improvements in both rigidity and weight reduction on its new platform. Thanks to a 2.8-inch longer wheelbase and a stance that’s 1.4 inches wider in the front and rear — the fourth-generation MDX offers a serene ride at all speeds. At the front, you’ll find a multi-faceted Diamond Pentagon grille at the front and four-element JewelEye® LED headlights featuring an embedded Chicane™ daytime running light signature. More attractive than ever before, a lengthened hood adds a “cab-rearward” stance accentuated by a selection of bold alloy wheel designs. A stunning character line stretches across the entire length of the MDX, culminating at the rear with confidence.

Acura MDX Performance

Proven Performance

Standard power for the Acura MDX comes in the form of a cutting-edge 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC™ V6 engine producing 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) technology operates by stretching the powerband and maximizing fuel efficiency – mated in harmony with functional exterior design aerodynamics. Getting that power to the ground is an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift and standard paddle shifters. Marking the start of an entirely new chapter in the history of Acura, the MDX Type S marks the very first application of the Type S high-performance badge to an Acura SUV. Type S models are powered by a potent 3.0-liter turbocharged DOHC V6 engine, cranking out 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. The available rear-biased Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system of the MDX balances inspired performance capabilities with all-weather confidence.

Acura MDX Interior

Luxurious Cabin

A unique characteristic of the Acura MDX since its introduction two decades ago, the premium cabin featuring an enhanced third-row seat helps to set this SUV apart from its rivals. Another segment-first introduced by the MDX is its multi-function removable middle seat, providing owners with three individual seating configurations. Standard comfort amenities include next-generation Acura sport seats featuring 12-way adjustment, three-way seat heating, and three-position memory. Authentic materials such as open-pore wood, aluminum accents, and full-grain Milano leather available across all three rows provide the MDX with a world-class experience for all occupants.

Acura MDX Technology

Inspired Technology

Technology amenities found inside the cabin remain a strong emphasis of the fourth-generation Acura MDX. Proudly showcased in the center of the dash is a dynamic 12.3-inch True Touchpad Interface™ (TTI) ultra-HD display complemented by the Virtual Cockpit Digital Instrument Cluster that centralizes all your driving information. Amazon Alexa Integration, AcuraLink, wireless Android Auto, and wireless Apple CarPlay Integration keep your devices connected while on the way to your destination. Opt for the available ELS STUDIO 3D premium audio system for an immersive experience unlike any other on the market today. An expanded suite of AcuraWatch™ advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies helps provide a helpful set of eyes when you need them the most behind the wheel of the Acura MDX.


2023 Acura MDX Pricing (MSRP)*

Trim Level

3.5L V6 + 10AT Front Wheel Drive (FWD)

3.5L V6 + 10AT Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™

MDX

$49,050*

$51,250*

MDX w/ Technology Package

$53,750*

$55,950*

MDX w/A-Spec® Package

$59,450*

MDX w/ Advance Package

$63,000*

MDX Type S

$67,350*

MDX Type S Advance

$72,700*

*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excluding tax, license, registration, $1,195 destination charge and options. Dealer prices may vary.

**Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.