The 2018 Acura MDX Utility

The 2018 Acura MDX offers drivers a combination of unrivaled refinement on the road and plenty of utility to handle all of life’s adventures. With powerful engines across all trim levels, available Super Handling AWD, sophisticated suspension engineering, and more, the MDX is a formidable contender in its class.

  • Power delivered athletically and efficiently

  • Exceptional suspension to increase control and handling

  • Versatile interior for both passengers and cargo


Powering both FWD and SH-AWD MDX models is a 3.5L direct injection V6 engine. It produces up to 290 hp at 6,200 rpm. Both options are paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters. The FWD version has a fuel economy of an EPA-estimated 19 city / 27 highway / 22 combined mpg.* Drivers who chose the SH-AWD will get an EPA-estimated 18 city / 26 highway / 21 combined mpg.*

The Sport Hybrid MDX models have a 3.0L port-injected V6. Paired with a motor-integrated 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, it produces up to 257 hp at 6,300 rpm. With the Sport Hybrid Upgrade, drivers will achieve an EPA-estimated 26 city / 27 highway / 27 combined mpg.*


2018 Acura MDX Underneath

The MDX has mastered handling and cornering with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. Continuously monitoring traction, weight distribution, wheel speed, steering angle, and more, it expertly delivers power to all four wheels for better handling and agility.

  • Efficient and adaptable to road conditions and driver input

  • Enhances high-performance cornering

  • Adds traction and stability in all weather conditions

2018 Acura MDX


The MDX features four-wheel independent MacPherson strut front / multi-link rear suspension, making the MDX ride comfortable, rigid, and refined while giving more control and responsive feedback to the driver.

  • Reduces steering wheel vibrations in FWD models

  • Rear suspension shocks directly mounted to body side rail, resulting in a more rigid and stable structure

  • Absorbs road bumps with integral springs to control bounce

Active Damper System

In Sport Hybrid models, the MDX features an active damper system that adjusts the suspension in different situations for optimal performance. Working differently but effectively during both highway driving and more extreme off-roading, Sport Hybrid models can transform from a soft and responsive ride to a stiff, track-ready feel. The result is a dynamic and versatile SUV that is at home just about anywhere.

Cargo Space

The MDX creates plenty of cargo space with several different seating configurations. Drivers can fold down the third row only, or both rear rows for maximum cargo space. With ample room for both passengers and cargo, the MDX can accommodate everyone and everything you need to bring with you on your journey.

  • Behind 3rd Row – 14.9 cubic feet

  • Behind 2nd Row – 38.4 cubic feet

  • Behind 1st Row – 68.4 cubic feet

Seat Configurations

The MDX is a three-row SUV that can accommodate six or seven passengers. The standard seating can accommodate seven passengers with a second-row bench seat at a 60/40 split, which can be folded flat, reclined, or slid back to allow for extra cargo or legroom. The second-row outboard seats also feature tri-level heating to get through those bitterly cold Chicago days.

The MDX Advance Package swaps the second-row bench seat for two captain’s chairs, which means the cabin can accommodate a total of six passengers. The MDX Advance model offers more space for everyone and a center storage console between the captain’s chairs with USB ports and extra space for organizing cargo.

2018 Acura MDX Trunk
2018 Acura MDX Top

Ground Clearance

When going off-road or performing tough jobs, drivers want to be sure the bottom of the MDX doesn’t scrape rocks on the road. The MDX has a high ground clearance of 7.3 inches and is ready for some extreme adventures.

Roof Rails and Other Accessories

For more cargo capability up top, the roof rail accessory frees up more space inside. Attach skis, kayaks, snowboards, cargo boxes, and more with available attachments that can be paired with roof rails. Other accessories and attachments include:

  • Trailer Hitch

  • Bike Mount


Test Drive Today

Learn more about the 2018 Acura MDX utility by contacting us or visiting your nearest Chicagoland Acura Dealer. Explore our current offers and sit behind the wheel for a test drive today.

*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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Chicago, IL, United States
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