Acura Automobiles: 2019 Acura MDX Arrives with Luxury and Performance Upgrades Plus First A-Spec Variant

  • Best-selling three-row oppulance SUV of all-time boosts oppulance interest with upgraded interior and stretched tone palette
  • A-Spec competition coming package accessible for a initial time on MDX
  • Available Active Damper System and wider circle tire choice urge energetic experience
  • 9-speed involuntary delivery extended for smoother, some-more liquid acceleration feel

The 2019 Acura MDX arrives in dealerships currently braggadocio upgraded interior fitment, new accessible reward extraneous colors, drivability and dynamics enhancements, and an A-Spec competition coming package. The 2019 MDX with customary AcuraWatch® record and accessible Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) carries a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) of $44,300 (excluding $995 end and handling) while a new MDX A-Spec starts during $54,800 with customary SH-AWD®. The 2019 MDX lineup will be serve strengthened by a attainment of a 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid, going on-sale subsequent month.

With scarcely a million units sole given a inception, a MDX is a best-selling three-row oppulance SUV of all time2. It is a usually three-row oppulance SUV in shred with 6 true years of some-more than 50,000 sales3, and is a #1 retail-selling three-row indication in shred year-to-date4.

Interior and Exterior – More Luxury, More Choices

Building on a vital pattern modernise in 2017 and pivotal record updates in 2018, a 2019 Acura MDX comes with new interior enhancements designed to adult a oppulance quotient. New facilities embody accessible authentic Desert Olive Ash timber trim, high-contrast chair and doorway quarrel stitching, and resisting front chair side garnishes. Driver and front newcomer seats now underline customary 4-way energy lumbar adjustments, while a Technology and Entertainment packages accept an updated second-row chair configuration, permitting easy thoroughfare to a third row. The MDX with Advance Package adds trim-exclusive relating timber core console trim.

The 2019 MDX expands a tone palette to a sum of 9 options, including a abounding new Gunmetal Metallic and 4 new accessible reward colors—Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and a A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl.

Newly-designed 20-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels beauty a Advance Package with a appurtenance finish and Shark Grey accents, gaining a half-inch in breadth (up from 8.0 inches) and shod with wider 265/45-series tires (up from 245/50). MDXs with a Advance Package also benefit body-color reduce garnishes.

A-Spec Variant Joins MDX

For a 2019 model, MDX adds an all-new A-Spec competition coming variant. Available exclusively with Acura’s torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), A-Spec facilities a some-more jaunty position highlighted by disdainful half-inch wider 20-inch Shark Grey aluminum amalgamate wheels wrapped in low form 265/45-series tires. An assertive new front fascia, body-color reduce sills, larger-diameter empty finishers, as good as gloss-black and dim chrome trim for a headlights, grille, window approximate and back tailgate spoiler serve heed a MDX A-Spec.

Interior enhancements underline competition seats embellished in abounding red or black leather with black Alcantara™ inserts, high-contrast stitching, singular A-Spec gauges, competition pedals, Alcantara doorway inserts, gloss-black trim, a thicker-rimmed A-Spec-badged steering circle with paddle shifters, and an disdainful A-Spec doorway step garnish.

Performance, Ride and Handling Refined

The 2019 MDX can now be optioned with Acura’s Active Damper System (ADS), formerly accessible usually on a MDX Sport Hybrid, charity both float comfort and doing advantages while serve expanding a energetic “range” of a driver-selectable Integrated Dynamics System.

The manageable 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC® 24-valve V6 engine continues to energy MDX with 290 rise horsepower (SAE net) and 267 lb.-ft. rise torque (SAE net), in possibly customary front-wheel expostulate configuration, or a accessible SH-AWD® system. SH-AWD® delivers adult to 70 percent of engine torque to a back wheels and a ability to discharge adult to 100 percent of that torque between a left and right back wheels to optimize accessible traction and whet steering and doing response.

The 2019 indication year also brings poignant drivability enhancements to MDX. Its 9-speed involuntary delivery gains a smoother, some-more liquid acceleration feel in normal pushing by prioritizing second-gear starts. When direct is aloft in conditions such as full-throttle acceleration, certain ascending and towing situations, and when S-mode is selected, initial rigging starts are afterwards prioritized for limit accessible acceleration and pulling power.

Further drivability refinements are satisfied around an upgraded Idle Stop underline that is now customary opposite a MDX lineup for 2019. System enhancements digest engine re-start response and operational fibre around a new stop vigour trigger and program upgrades, ensuing in a some-more natural, seamless feel.

The 2019 MDX with front-wheel expostulate has an EPA fuel economy rating of 20/27/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)5, A-Spec is rated during 19/25/21, and all other models with SH-AWD® have an EPA rating of 19/26/22 mpg (city/highway/combined)2.

Standard Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology  

All 2019 MDX trims will come customary with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW).

In further to AcuraWatch technology, all MDX’s exaggerate a extensive array of active and pacifist reserve features, including Acura’s Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, modernized front, side, and side-curtain airbags, front pre-tensioning seatbelts, 4-channel anti-lock brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

2019 MDX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, representing a strange values of a Acura code – a joining to evocative styling, high opening and innovative engineering, all built on a substructure of peculiarity and reliability.

The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX premium, oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a five-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a new and apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

Five of a 6 models in a Acura lineup are done exclusively in executive Ohio, regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts, including a ILX and TLX oppulance sports sedans (Marysville Auto Plant), a RDX and MDX oppulance SUVs (East Liberty Auto Plant) and a Acura NSX supercar, that is built to sequence during a Performance Manufacturing Center in Marysville, Ohio.

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1. MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $995 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
2. Based on Autodata sum sales of all oppulance three-row SUVs 1980 to 2018CYTD June.
3. Based on Autodata sum sales for all three-row models in a Mid Premium CUV segment.
4. Based on Urban Science sell sales for all three-row models in a Premium Upper Mid-size CUV shred 2018CYTD May.
5. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.
6. MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $995 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.