2013 Acura MDX Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$43,280-$54,805
$40,092-$50,640
16 /CITY / 21 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • No changes to the 2013 Acura MDX

Exterior Features
The 2013 Acura MDX is a luxury midsize crossover SUV with seating for 7 passengers. The MDX enters its seventh model year since it was last redesigned in 2007, and was the first Acura to wear the now familiar shield-style grille. Standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, xenon high-intensity discharge headlights, reversing camera, and a power tailgate.

Interior Features
The 2013 MDX features three rows of seats upholstered in leather and power-adjustable front seats with dual-level heating. Other standard features include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with power adjustment and a 3-zone automatic climate control system. The MDX also includes a power moonroof, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, 8-speaker stereo equipped with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio input jack, and a reversing camera.

Optional Features
Acura offers three option packages for the 2013 MDX. The Technology package includes voice-recognition navigation with real-time traffic and weather reports, premium surround-sound audio system with USB/iPod connectivity, upgraded in-dash information screen, multi-view reversing camera, and a GPS-linked climate control system. Premium Milano leather is also included in this package. The Advance package adds perforated Milano leather, heated and ventilated front seats, 19-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking, blind-spot monitoring system, and an active damping sport suspension. In conjunction with either of these packages, the Entertainment package adds a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones and a remote control, heated rear seats, and a 115-volt power outlet. A number of dealer-installed accessories are also available at extra cost.

Under the Hood
The Acura MDX is equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower. All-wheel drive--what Acura calls Super Handling AWD because of its rear-wheel torque-vectoring feature--is also standard. A 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters handles the distribution of power, and includes grade logic control, shift hold control, hill-start assist, and Cornering G Shift Control technologies.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Acura MDX are 16/21/18 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2013 Acura MDX include 6 air bags, 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control system with trailer-sway control, and a reversing camera. Adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking, blind-spot monitoring system, and a multi-view reversing camera are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the MDX received 4 (out of 5) stars for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the structurally identical 2012 model a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

What's New for 2013:

  • No changes to the 2013 Acura MDX

Exterior Features
The 2013 Acura MDX is a luxury midsize crossover SUV with seating for 7 passengers. The MDX enters its seventh model year since it was last redesigned in 2007, and was the first Acura to wear the now familiar shield-style grille. Standard equipment includes 18-inch aluminum wheels, xenon high-intensity discharge headlights, reversing camera, and a power tailgate.

Interior Features
The 2013 MDX features three rows of seats upholstered in leather and power-adjustable front seats with dual-level heating. Other standard features include a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with power adjustment and a 3-zone automatic climate control system. The MDX also includes a power moonroof, hands-free Bluetooth connectivity, 8-speaker stereo equipped with satellite radio and an auxiliary audio input jack, and a reversing camera.

Optional Features
Acura offers three option packages for the 2013 MDX. The Technology package includes voice-recognition navigation with real-time traffic and weather reports, premium surround-sound audio system with USB/iPod connectivity, upgraded in-dash information screen, multi-view reversing camera, and a GPS-linked climate control system. Premium Milano leather is also included in this package. The Advance package adds perforated Milano leather, heated and ventilated front seats, 19-inch aluminum wheels, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking, blind-spot monitoring system, and an active damping sport suspension. In conjunction with either of these packages, the Entertainment package adds a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with wireless headphones and a remote control, heated rear seats, and a 115-volt power outlet. A number of dealer-installed accessories are also available at extra cost.

Under the Hood
The Acura MDX is equipped with a 3.7-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower. All-wheel drive--what Acura calls Super Handling AWD because of its rear-wheel torque-vectoring feature--is also standard. A 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters handles the distribution of power, and includes grade logic control, shift hold control, hill-start assist, and Cornering G Shift Control technologies.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Acura MDX are 16/21/18 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety features on the 2013 Acura MDX include 6 air bags, 4-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control system with trailer-sway control, and a reversing camera. Adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking, blind-spot monitoring system, and a multi-view reversing camera are optional.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the MDX received 4 (out of 5) stars for overall protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the structurally identical 2012 model a \"Top Safety Pick.\"

Available Trims for the 2013 Acura MDX
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name AWD 4dr Transmission Automatic MSRP 43280.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Tech Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 46955.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Tech/Entertainment Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 48855.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Advance Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 52905.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name Advance/Entertainment Pkg (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 54805.00 Engine 3.7L/224 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
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INTERIOR
  • 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
  • Premium Milano leather 8-way pwr front heated sport bucket seats -inc: driver lumbar, driver memory
  • Navigation system w/8" full VGA high resolution color display, memory, Voice Recognition, interface dial, Zagat survey *Only available in the 48 contiguous states & Hawaii*
  • AcuraLink satellite communication system -inc: Real-Time Traffic w/Traffic Rerouting, Real-Time Weather w/radar image maps *Only available in the 48 contiguous states, first 90 days are free*
  • GPS-linked solar sensing tri-zone automatic climate control system w/humidity control, air filtration, memory *GPS-linked solar sensing only available in the 48 contiguous states & Hawaii*
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror
  • Heated outboard 2nd row reclining 60/40 split folding seat w/fold-down armrest
  • 115 volt pwr outlet
  • Premium Milano perforated leather 8-way pwr front heated/ventilated sport bucket seats -inc: driver lumbar, driver memory, high-damping front seat cushion foam
  • Leather-wrapped pwr tilt & telescopic 3-spoke steering wheel -inc: illuminated paddle shifters, memory
  • Adaptive cruise control
EXTERIOR
  • 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
  • 19" x 8.5" 7-spoke alloy wheels
  • P255/50HR19 performance tires
  • Auto-leveling xenon high intensity discharge auto on/off headlights
  • Heated pwr mirrors w/reverse gear tilt-down, integrated LED directional signals, driver memory -inc: blind spot info
MECHANICAL
  • 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
  • Active damper system
  • Collision mitigation braking system
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 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
    • Multi-view rear camera -inc: wide-view & top-down modes, parking guidelines
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 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
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: DVD-audio, DTS, Dolby Pro Logic II, speed-sensitive volume control, (10) premium ELS speakers, memory, hard disk drive, USB port, 410-watt, Song By Voice, radio data system, Automated Appointments
    • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink wireless telephone interface -inc: phone-book exchange
    • DVD rear entertainment system -inc: 9" motorized color full VGA display, wireless headset, remote control

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