2019 Acura MDX Horsepower, Fuel Economy, and Performance

These days, discerning drivers want more and more features in their luxury crossover SUVs, but there’s at least one demand that’s remained constant over the years. Most drivers who choose this segment do so because they need a vehicle with more power, better handling, and the ability to excel off-road—and the 2019 Acura MDX can do all this and more. The Acura MDX’s horsepower and towing capacity have made it a popular option with audacious commuters and hard-working adventurers alike, and since this lightweight vehicle is available with a unique Sport Hybrid powertrain, the Acura MDX’s fuel economy is sure to satisfy. The writers at Motortrend insist that “the changes for 2019 are a little subtler” than they were last year, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of new features to explore. Chicagoland’s drivers can learn more about the MDX’s performance specs and standard components by reading on.

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An Efficient Powertrain That Holds Nothing Back

  Horsepower Torque Fuel Economy
MDX FWD with 3.5-Liter V-6 290 hp 267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 RPM 20 mpg City, 27 mpg Highway, 23 mpg Combined*
MDX SH-AWD with 3.5-Liter V-6 290 hp 267 lb.-ft. @ 4700 RPM 19 mpg City, 26 mpg Highway, 22 mpg Combined*
MDX SH-AWD Sport Hybrid with 3.0-Liter V-6 and 3 Hybrid Motors 289 hp (System Combined Horsepower) 289 lb.-ft. (System Combined Horsepower 26 mpg City, 27 mpg Highway, 27 mpg Combined*

This year’s MDX is available with three different powertrain/drivetrain configurations, but no matter which you settle on, you’ll love how you feel behind the wheel of this crossover. A 3.5-Liter V-6 engine comes standard in both the FWD and SH-AWD configurations, but those who opt for the Sport Hybrid upgrade will receive a 3.0-Liter V-6 instead. Although the smaller engine allows this All-Wheel Drive Honda to offer significantly improved fuel economy, the inclusion of three electric motors means that you won’t miss the larger version’s horsepower or torque. Of course, the MDX’s engine isn’t the only feature that’s responsible for its incredible performance. We’ve highlighted a few of its other standard components in the space below!

  • Integrated Dynamics: A built-in Integrated Dynamics System lets you change up your vehicle’s performance whenever the mood strikes you. Comfort, Normal, and Sport Modes—each with their own distinct balance of throttle response and handling—are included on every model. An even-more-invigorating Sport+ mode is standard on all models that have been equipped with a Sport Hybrid powertrain.
  • 3-Motor Hybrid System: Sport Hybrid models are engineered with a 3-Motor Hybrid power system that includes Dual Rear Motors and an additional Front Motor. Together, they help to ensure that drivers who choose this more efficient model experience no loss of power or energy on the roads. They also enable the MDX to direct torque precisely to where it’s needed, at any given point in time.
  • Transmission Options: Drivers who choose the MDX will receive either a 9-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, or with the Sport Hybrid upgrade, a motor-integrated 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). No matter which you choose, you’ll receive fuel saving features like Idle Stop and Variable Cylinder Management.
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Acura MDX Towing Capacity, Ground Clearance, and All-Wheel Drive Capability

  Towing Capacity – FWD Towing Capacity – AWD
2019 Acura MDX 3500 lbs. 5000 lbs.

The MDX drives like no other SUV on the road. Although it’s one of the lightest vehicles in its class, the MDX possesses the ability to haul heavy cargo and traverse difficult terrain without much trouble—and we think that’s something to get excited about. With 7.3 inches of unladen ground clearance, and with Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive available with every starting package, there won’t be anything that can hold you back.

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  • Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive: Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive technology allows the MDX to intelligently determine the ideal power ratio between the front and the rear wheels, directing your horsepower and torque where they’re needed most. Sport Hybrid technology makes this system even more effective by adding the power of its independent electric motors to the mix.
  • Active Damper System: Finding your sweet spot on the road becomes a whole lot easier when you can adjust your suspension on the fly. Amplitude Reactive Dampers come standard, while the celebrated Active Damper System has been included on all Sport Hybrid models. With the latter, you’ll be able to change your settings for a different experience on the road with just the press of a button.
  • Wheels, Tires, and Suspension: Each MDX package includes a different set of wheels, either 18-Inches or 20-Inches in diameter depending on which you select. High-performance all-season tires, MacPherson Strut Front Suspension, and Multi-Link Rear Suspension come standard on all models.

Test Drive the MDX Today!

Once you’ve had the chance to start a conversation with one of our experts, you’ll quickly see why so many of your friends and neighbors have been lining up to experience the 2019 Acura MDX’s horsepower and fuel economy for themselves. There’s no crossover quite like the MDX, and there’s never been a better time to take your turn behind the wheel! Contact your local Chicagoland Acura Dealer today to schedule your test drive.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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