2013 Acura MDX  -  $44,175

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $44,175
Base Invoice: $40,987
Destination Charge: $895
Options: $0
Trim: AWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 18 | City: 16 | Hwy: 21
Body Style: AWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sequential SportShift, grade logic control, shift hold control
Engine: 3.7L SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine


Road-friendly all-wheel drive; quiet, refined cabin; comfortable seating; luxurious cabin appointments; available safety-tech features

Model Highlights

Acura's MDX is a mid-size utility vehicle and comes powered by a strong 3.7L V6 engine, making 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. With its 6-speed automatic transmission, the MDX provides strong acceleration, good responsiveness for passing and smooth shifts for more leisurely driving. A tall sixth gear assures relatively quiet cruising.

Acura's so-called Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system is standard on the MDX. As a full-time all-wheel drive system, it can fine-tune the amount of torque not only between the front and rear but also from side to side. It also works with the stability control system to help provide added security when handling, or in snow or mud.

The MDX is just rugged enough for two-tracks and modest forest trails, but its forte is on-road performance. Its front MacPherson strut suspension and multi-link rear suspension are carlike in concept, but they're mounted on isolated subframes to filter out the most jarring impacts. An Active Damper System is optional on the MDX and allows the driver to choose between "Comfort" and "Sport" handling settings.

The MDX's interior is truly worthy of its luxury badge, with upscale materials, leather upholstery, LED interior lighting all around and plenty of sound insulation to filter out road noise. There are three rows of seating for up to seven passengers.

The 2013 MDX is offered in a single model and just two main option packages--Tech and Advance--plus an additional Entertainment Package option. The Technology Package adds a long list of impressive tech features--including a navigation system, voice recognition, real-time traffic with traffic rerouting, hard-drive media storage, a solar-sensing tri-zone climate control system that automatically adjusts to the sun's position and an awesome Acura/ELS surround sound system. This features ten speakers, plus DVD-Audio, Bluetooth Audio, a USB port and XM satellite radio, along with 15GB of its own music storage.

The Advance Package gets the cream of the MDX's available features, with specially contoured, ventilated front seats in Milano leather, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, auto-leveling HID headlamps, an active damper system, upgraded 19-inch alloy wheels and several additional active-safety features. It also includes a collision mitigating braking system, adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot information system, all of which help reduce the chances of a collision.

The Entertainment Package that's on offer in addition to either the Tech or Advance Packages might help keep the kids engaged and fuss-free on longer trips; it adds a 9-inch rear color screen, DVD player, dual wireless headphones, a remote and a 115-volt household-style AC outlet.

Model News

There are no significant changes to Acura's mid-size crossover utility vehicle for 2013.

Value Writeup

As a luxury crossover utility, the 2013 Acura MDX puts passenger comfort above rugged off-road ability. Its interior, with space for up to seven, is as comfortable and accommodating as those of full-size truck-based SUVs. The MDX's car underpinnings allow it to handle better than those truck-based large SUVs and Acura's "super handling" all-wheel drive system aids stability in both dry and wet weather as well as while also handling light off-road tasks.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 (2012)

EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2012)

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
21 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - City
336.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 (Est) MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
18 (Est) MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
441.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6300

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 4500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.2 qts

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
141.8 ft³

Front Head Room
39.2 in

Front Leg Room
41.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
61.6 in

Front Hip Room
59.0 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
38.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
61.5 in

Second Hip Room
59.1 in

Third Head Room
35.8 in

Third Leg Room
28.7 in

Third Shoulder Room
57.1 in

Third Hip Room
42.9 in

108.3 in

Length, Overall
191.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
78.5 in

Height, Overall
68.2 in

Track Width, Front
67.7 in

Track Width, Rear
67.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
83.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.9 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
15.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4594 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
5000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.95 in

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 4 in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.6 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
21.0 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.7L SOHC 24-valve VTEC V6 engine

Drive-by-Wire throttle system

6-speed automatic transmission w/OD, Sequential SportShift, grade logic control, shift hold control

Battery management system

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD)

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Independent multi-link rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Torque-sensing variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Integrated dual outlet exhaust

18" x 8" 5-spoke alloy wheels

P255/55HR18 all-season tires

17" x 4" steel spare wheel w/T165/80D17 tire

Cornering G shift control

Pwr moonroof w/tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Body-colored tailgate spoiler

Xenon high intensity discharge auto on/off headlights

Fog lights

Heated pwr mirrors w/reverse gear tilt-down, integrated LED directional signals, driver memory

Rear privacy glass

Speed sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear intermittent windshield wiper

Remote pwr tailgate

AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: speed-sensitive control, (8) speakers w/8" subwoofer, memory, 253-watt

XM satellite radio *Only available in the 48 contiguous states, first 90 days are free*

Auxiliary input jack

Steering wheel mounted controls -inc: cruise control, audio, phone, multi-info display

Rear spoiler integrated radio antenna

Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface

Leather 8-way pwr front heated sport bucket seats -inc: driver pwr lumbar, driver memory

Active front headrests

2nd row reclining 60/40 split folding seat w/fold-down armrests

3rd row 50/50 split folding seats

Front center console w/dual access armrest

Front passenger lower center console compartment

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Aluminum threshold garnish

Leather-wrapped pwr tilt & telescoping steering wheel -inc: paddle shifters, memory

LED backlit gauges w/progressive illumination

Trip computer

Maintenance Minder system

Exterior temp indicator

Pwr windows w/driver & front passenger auto-up/down, auto-reverse, key-off operation

Pwr door locks

Remote entry system w/windows-open & moonroof function -inc: alarm & panic, personalized settings for driver seat, steering column, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings

HomeLink remote system

Theft-deterrent system w/electronic immobilizer

Tri-zone front/rear synchronized automatic climate control system w/humidity control, air filtration, memory

Rear window defroster w/timer

Simulated Koa wood grained trim

(2) 12 volt pwr outlets

(10) cup holders

Front/rear door storage compartments

Auto dimming rearview mirror w/rear camera display

Illuminated driver & front passenger vanity mirrors

Lighting -inc: front/2nd row/rear map, ambient cabin, front footwell, door mounted courtesy, cargo

Illuminated controls -inc: ignition, pwr window/door lock switches, steering wheel controls, overhead controls

Seatback pockets

Leather-wrapped shift knob

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD), brake assist

Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control

Hill start assist

Trailer stability assist

Side-impact door beams

Front & rear crumple zones

Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure

Daytime running lights

Dual-stage multiple-threshold front airbags

Front side-impact airbags w/passenger side occupant position detection

Front & rear side curtain airbags w/rollover sensor

3-point height-adjustable front seatbelts w/pretensioners & load limiters

3-point rear seatbelts

Rear door child safety locks

LATCH child seat mounting system (2nd row seats)

Child seat tether anchors (2nd/3rd row seats)

Tire pressure monitoring system w/location & pressure indicators
















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