The 2019 Acura MDX is a three-row luxury crossover with a starting MSRP of $45,295. Although mostly carried over from 2018, the 2019 model features a sporty A-Spec version that lends some sporty design cues inside and out. The MDX offers luxurious accommodations and a smooth V-6 engine. It’s also available in hybrid form, although it’s quite pricey with a starting price of $52,800, which diminishes its value proposition. The Acura MDX is an upscale variant of the mainstream Honda Pilot, which is a good choice for shoppers on a budget to consider if they’re willing to forgo some of the frills that come with the Acura.
Pros: Stylish Exterior, Powerful Engine, Safety Score, Comfortable Ride
Cons: Non-Hybrid Version Less Efficient Than Competitors, Interior Less Upscale Than Competitors
Looks Best In: Apex Blue Pearl exterior/Ebony interior
Competition: Infiniti QX60, Mazda CX-9, Volvo XC90, Buick Enclave
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Safety Score: The Acura MDX received a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Summary: The MDX is a practical people hauler that delivers a refined driving experience. For a more modern interior design, look toward the Volvo XC60 or Mazda CX-9. The MDX’s archrival is the Infiniti QX60, which offers slightly better fuel efficiency and a lower starting price.