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2017 Acura MDX


City 18 - 20 MPG Hwy 26 - 27 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    5 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

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Overall Rating:
4.6 (out of 5)
Value 4.4
Exterior 4.8
Interior 4.5
Comfort 4.6
Performance 4.4
Reliability 4.4
Good so far

by Mj from Sacramento | January 28, 2020

Looks cool, Great fit and finish and the interior is very functional. The touch screen system absolutely sucks, but you’re probably get used to it. Only had it a few days but like it very much.

Real Value In Mid-Sized Luxury SUV

by Jewopaho from Houston, TX | January 26, 2020

No, it's not a Q7 or a QX60 but that's a good thing. Dollar-for-dollar and feature-for-feature, this SUV is by far the leader of the pack. I purchased an MDX Advent (Advance with Entertainment Package) for $25k (several thousand below the competition) ... and from an Audi dealer! Ride, comfort and performance are top shelf. The nine-speed transmission can be a bit much on takeoff, but shifts nicely, unlike others I've driven. This model has all the safety features, including the birds-eye camera, lacking on many competitors. The power folding mirrors come in handy in the garage and at the car wash. The dual screens require a bit of getting used to, but once mastered are a great feature, especially with the navigation at eye level. On top of all that, it's a good-looking vehicle, especially since Acura replaced that "smiley-face" grill (it was my primary reason for avoiding so much as test-driving one). This one's a keeper!

service dep. is terrific

by cam jabrill from edgewater illinois | January 13, 2020

the service section was busy but still managed to make sure I was taken care of offering me coffee hot chocolate and fresh fruit to start my morning. Kyle s really know how to make a pot of coffee. As for my vehicle i love it and have had no problems at all with it since my purchase.

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2017 Acura MDX Overview


The 2017 Acura MDX is a mid-size SUV that seats up to 7 passengers across three rows. It competes with the Infiniti QX60, Volvo XC90, and Buick Enclave. This year, it received styling updates, additional standard interior features, and a new Sport Hybrid version. The MDX Hybrid will be covered in a separate overview.

The MDX has a newly revised front-end with an open, pentagonal front grille. The grille has a unique, diamond-mesh pattern that revolves around the center emblem. The fascia looks more aggressive with its larger openings and protruding crossbar. Chrome accents outline the grille and fascia, giving it a premium look. LED headlights, LED daytime running lamps, power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a power liftgate, and a dual-pipe exhaust system come standard. Available features include LED front fog lights and a power moonroof.

Under the hood, the MDX is powered by a standard 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is also available. Fuel efficiency for the MDX is an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg city highway (18/26 mpg with AWD).

Inside, the MDX has a leather-trim interior with a 60/40 split-folding second-row bench seat and a 50/50 split-folding third-row seat. For a more spacious second-row, captain’s chairs with a center console can replace the bench seat for a total of 6 passengers. A new, push-button electronic gear selector comes standard, and replaces the conventional gear shifter. The center stack features a standard audio system that includes CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, Siri Eyes Free mode with voice recognition, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to a larger touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, and an ELS Studio premium audio system. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and power/heated front seats. Full leather upholstery, remote vehicle start, ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats are available as well.

The MDX earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, a backup camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.