New for 2019:Acura

Christian Wardlaw | Sep 12, 2018

Acura continues to hone its lineup in 2019, aligning its cars and SUVs under the automaker’s “precision-crafted performance” ethos. A redesigned RDX debuts for 2019, sitting on a new platform and returning the SUV to turbocharged power with torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. The entry-level ILX is refreshed, the popular MDX gains an A-Spec trim, and the NSX is updated for 2019.

2019 Acura RDX
2019 Acura RDX

Detailed changes for each 2018 Acura car and SUV model are shown below, listed in alphabetical order.

2019 Acura ILX

  • New front styling forward of the windshield
  • Restyled trunk lid, taillights, and rear bumper
  • Fresh 17- and 18-in. wheel designs
  • Interior features updated seats, materials, and detailing
  • AcuraWatch driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technology is standard
  • Improved infotainment system with faster response, capacitive touch screen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto
  • Available A-Spec trim level with sportier look and sport seating
  • New interior color: Espresso and, for A-Spec trim, Red
  • New exterior paint colors: Platinum White, Majestic Black, Performance Red, Canyon Bronze, and Apex Blue

2019 Acura MDX

  • Recalibrated transmission
  • Enhanced automatic engine start/stop system
  • Sporty new A-Spec trim package debuts
  • Upgraded interior materials with higher-contrast detailing
  • Improved front and second-row seating
  • Advance package has revised exterior trim, new wheel design, and meatier tires
  • Adaptive damping suspension from MDX Sport Hybrid now optional for Advance package
  • New exterior paint colors: Majestic Black, Gunmetal, Performance Red, Canyon Bronze, and Apex Blue

2019 Acura NSX

  • Revised front and rear design detailing
  • Power-adjustable sport seats are now standard; lightweight manually adjusted sport seats are a no-cost option
  • New standard features include navigation, a premium sound system, front and rear park-assist sensors, and aluminum pedal covers
  • Larger front and rear stabilizer bars, stiffer rear toe link bushings, more rigid rear wheel hubs, and new Continental SportContact 6 tires developed specifically for the NSX
  • Revised software governing the drivetrain, suspension dampers, steering, and stability/traction control systems
  • Red brake calipers available with iron brakes; orange calipers with carbon ceramic brakes
  • New interior colors: Indigo Blue and Red
  • New exterior paint color: Thermal Orange Pearl

2019 Acura RDX

  • Completely redesigned compact crossover SUV on a brand new platform
  • Turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system
  • Standard, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance trim packages
  • Standard AcuraWatch driver-assistance and collision-avoidance technology
  • New True Touch Interface approach to infotainment technology
  • Next-generation Acura Link subscription services
  • New head-up display and surround-view monitoring system with Advance package
  • Improved passenger comfort and cargo space
  • Designed, engineered, and built in the United States

2019 Acura TLX

  • A-Spec trim now available with standard 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • New 19-in. wheel design for Technology and Advance trim packages
  • New exterior paint color: White Platinum
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