The Acura MDX has become a popular choice for midsize SUV buyers for its reliability and good resale value, but this is more than an alternative vehicle. Thanks to the all-wheel-drive system (SH-AWD), the 2018 Acura MDX is one of the sporty three-row SUVs on the market. The smooth V6 engine is another strong point, offering an acceleration comparable to some European brands while returning good fuel economy.
The 2018 Acura MDX is a seven-passenger luxury crossover SUV. It’s sold in three trim levels: Standard, Technology and Advance.
The 2018 Acura MDX comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, while all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) available as an option.
In track testing, the 2018 Acura MDX with SH-AWD hit 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is a solid time for a car in this class. Properly equipped, the MDX can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
EPA estimated fuel economy stand at 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway) with FWD. The Advance package with its auto stop-start feature increases the rating up to 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway). The AWD returns 21 mpg combined (18/26) in standard form and 22 mpg combined (19/26) with the Advance package.