2014 Acura MDX  -  $45,210

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $45,210
Base Invoice: $41,936
Destination Charge: $920
Options: $0
Trim: SH-AWD 4dr
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 27
Body Style: SH-AWD
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.5L 24V SOHC i-VTEC V6


Attractive styling; improved fuel efficiency; room for seven; advanced technology; available all-wheel drive

Value Writeup

The Acura MDX seems to grow in popularity every year, and the new third-generation model is no exception. Acura engineers accentuated the positive from last year's model to arrive at a midsize luxury SUV that is easy to love and even easier to live with. Three rows of seats makes carpooling a breeze, while increased cargo space behind the second row of seats makes carting around a weekend project's worth of gardening supplies a snap. Front-wheel-drive availability makes the MDX a bit easier on the wallet, for those who don't need Acura's excellent Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. And like all Acuras, this one is loaded with plenty of excellent, useful technology to enhance entertainment, comfort, and safety in equal measures.

Model Highlights

Now in its third generation, the Acura MDX retains all the great attributes that have made it such a winner in the showroom. For 2014, the redesigned MDX sheds its Honda Odyssey minivan underpinnings for an all-new light truck chassis. Coupled with extensive use of high-strength steel sheetmetal and a new, lighter suspension set-up that includes separate subframes front and rear, the MDX is 275 pounds leaner overall than the model it replaces.

Also new is an all-aluminum 3.5L V6, which is shared with the RLX sedan. It produces 290 horsepower and 267 ft-lb of torque. Despite a slight reduction in power from its predecessor, the lighter weight of the MDX and the increased efficiency of the new engine make it just as capable for spirited performance. It comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and powers an MDX range that incudes the familiar and excellent Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and a new-for-2014 front-wheel-drive model.

No MDX is lightly equipped. All offer 'Jewel Eye' LED headlights and speed-sensitive windshield wipers, multi-view rear camera, power tailgate, seating for seven passengers, leather seating with heated front seats, tri-zone climate control and On Demand Multi-Use Display, an intuitive touchscreen that incorporates entertainment, information and climate controls in one easy-to-navigate place. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity with email and SMS functionality and an 8-speaker audio system with USB and iPod interface complete the standard features list. Standard safety features include a host of airbags, stability and traction control and LED daytime running lights.

MDX models equipped with the Technology Package add 19-inch alloy wheels, Acura Navigation, blindspot information, Forward Collision Warning and Land Departure Warning systems, and a 10-speaker premium audio system with hard drive media storage. MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages include heated second-row seating, DVD rear seat entertainment with a 9-inch screen, a 110V outlet and an upgraded premium audio system. The top-tier MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages adds perforated Milano premium leather seating with heated and ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, Lane Keeping Assist, a 12-speaker audio system, a 16.2-inch rear seat DVD entertainment system and front and rear parking sensors. Collision Mitigation Braking, which is also standard on the Advance and Entertainment MDX, helps prepare the MDX and its occupants for a frontal impact by automatically tensioning the seatbelts and applying necessary brake force to reduce speeds as much as possible.

Model News

The Acura MDX midsize luxury SUV is completely redesigned for 2014. New exterior sheetmetal offers sensuous curves with a revised, refined version of Acura's trademark grille. LED "jewel eye" headlights occupy the front corners, while LED taillights make their way onto the new machine as well. The 2014 MDX is about two inches longer than its predecessor, with a longer wheelbase as well. The MDX is narrower as well and the overall impact is of a slimmer, trimmer MDX.

Inside, the cabin is a more sophisticated take on last year's theme, with a new touchscreen that incorporates many of the individual dials and buttons of before. Third-row seat access is improved thanks to push-button sliding middle-row seats.

Underneath is a new light truck chassis, devised exclusively for the MDX, while underhood, the previous 300-hp 3.7L V6 is replaced by a less powerful 290-hp 3.5L V6. Overall, the 2014 MDX is 275 pounds leaner than the outgoing model. For the first time since its 2001 introduction, the MDX is offered in front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive now a $2,000 option.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 MPG

Cruising Range - City
351.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
526.50 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6

3.5 L/212

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4500

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

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)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Volume
132.3 ft³

Front Head Room
38.1 in

Front Leg Room
41.5 in

Front Shoulder Room
61.1 in

Front Hip Room
57.5 in

Second Head Room
38.5 in

Second Leg Room
36.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.1 in

Second Hip Room
57.8 in

Third Head Room
35.6 in

Third Leg Room
27.4 in

Third Shoulder Room
54.7 in

Third Hip Room
40.6 in

111 in

Length, Overall
193.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
77.2 in

Height, Overall
67.6 in

Track Width, Front
66.3 in

Track Width, Rear
66.3 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
68.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
38.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
14.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4255 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
350 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3500 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
525 lbs

Maximum Trailering Capacity
3500 lbs

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.6 ft

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.5 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


Mfg's Report Date
JUL 21, 2013


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain Trailer Hitch Harness Kits, Part Number 08L91-TZ5-200. These kits are for use in 2014 model year Acura MDX vehicles. The trailer hitch kit has a subharness that is incorrectly wired such that there may be no power supplied to an accessory trailer brake controller.

If the trailer brake controller is not powered, when towing a trailer, longer stopping distances could be required, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners and Acura dealers will correct the trailer hitch subharness wiring, free of charge. The recall began on August 23, 2013. Owners may contact Acura Customer Service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this campaign is JB2.

Manufacturer Recall No.


Mfg's Report Date
OCT 09, 2014


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.

A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.

Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.

Dates of Manufacture
APR 22, 2013 to AUG 24, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.


Mfg's Report Date
JUN 30, 2015


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX and MDX AWD vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to December 16, 2014. The affected vehicles have air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolts that may not have received the proper anti-corrosion coating.

If a bolt was not coated, it may corrode and break as a result. If the bolt breaks, the compressor clutch plate may separate from the vehicle, possibly becoming a road hazard.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolt and install a new clutch plate if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 7, 2015. Owners may contact Acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JQ7.

Dates of Manufacture
APR 22, 2013 to JUN 02, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.


Mfg's Report Date
MAY 19, 2015


Potential Number of Units Affected

Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.

If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.

Dates of Manufacture
APR 22, 2013 to FEB 01, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
JQ4, JQ5, JQ6


Mfg's Report Date
NOV 13, 2013


Potential Number of Units Affected

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014 Acura MDX AWD vehicles manufactured May 6, 2013, through October 14, 2013. The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the automatic transmission transfer assembly may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the bolts could loosen possibly allowing the shaft to detach.

If the drive shaft detaches while driving it could cause excessive noise and possibly damage the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the drive shaft attaching bolts as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on July 3, 2014. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009 or visit their website at www.recalls.honda.com. Honda's recall number is JC8.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 05, 2013 to OCT 13, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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 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

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 3.5L 24V SOHC i-VTEC V6

Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic -inc: Sequential SportShift w/paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control

4.25 Axle Ratio


Transmission w/Oil Cooler

Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

76-Amp/Hr Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

150 Amp Alternator

Towing w/Trailer Sway Control

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Automatic Ride Control Adaptive Suspension

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

19.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Permanent Locking Hubs

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Electro-Mechanical Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 18" x 8" Machine Finished Aluminum-Alloy

Tires: P245/60R18 105H High Performance AS

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Stored Underbody w/Crankdown

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Chrome Door Handles

Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster

Deep Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers

Galvanized Steel/Aluminum Panels

Lip Spoiler

Metal-Look Grille w/Chrome Surround

Power Liftgate Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Programmable Projector Beam Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Laminated Glass

Radio: AM/FM Acura Premium Sound System -inc: 8-speakers, Aha compatibility, XM Radio, Pandora compatibility, USB audio interface w/iPod integration, Bluetooth streaming audio, MP3/auxiliary input jack and Speed-sensitive Volume compensation (SVC)

Radio w/Clock and Steering Wheel Controls

Audio Theft Deterrent

Window Grid Antenna

Bluetooth Handsfreelink Wireless Phone Connectivity

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Heated Front Sport Seats -inc: driver's 10-way power seat w/power lumbar support, front passenger's 8-way power seat and stain resistant

60-40 Folding Split-Bench Front Facing Manual Reclining Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat w/Manual Fore/Aft

Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows

7 Person Seating Capacity

Fixed 50-50 Split-Bench Leatherette 3rd Row Seat Front, Manual Fold Into Floor, 2 Manual and Adjustable Head Restraints

Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder


Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Valet Function

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Rear HVAC w/Separate Controls

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood/Metal-Look Console Insert, Aluminum And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Leather Door Trim Insert

Leather/Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob

Leather-Trimmed Interior

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim

Trunk/Hatch Auto-Latch

Cargo Area Concealed Storage

Cargo Space Lights

Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors and Steering Wheel

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Sunroof/Convertible Roof

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Dashboard Storage, Interior Concealed Storage, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest w/Storage and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Perimeter Alarm

Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Vehicle Stability Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st, 2nd And 3rd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Driver Knee Airbag

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera
















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