Author: Steve Allen |
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For over a decade the Acura MDX has been the luxury SUV gold standard. So it’s no surprise that this newest edition takes that leadership even further. More power, more room, more fuel economy, more of everything that made it the benchmark.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Also, the 2016 Acura MDX has received 2016 Best Car for the Money award from U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 MDX was named the Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

“Having our best-selling luxury SUV and performance sedan earn the Best Cars for the Money distinction in consecutive years demonstrates our ability to consistently provide our customers with outstanding performance, quality and reliability,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of Acura.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Specifications & Features

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

SPECIFICATIONS


  

ENGINE


MDX


MDX SH-AWD


Engine Type


Direct Injection V-6


Direct Injection V-6


Displacement (liters)


3.5


3.5


Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net)


290 @ 6200


290 @ 6200


Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE net)


267 @ 4500


267 @ 4500


Valvetrain


24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC®


24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC®


Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®)




Compression Ratio


11.5:1


11.5:1


Throttle Control


Drive-by-Wire Throttle System


Drive-by-Wire Throttle System


Idle Stop 


A


A


CARB Emissions Rating


ULEV-2


ULEV-2


Tune-Up Interval


100k +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups


100k +/- Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups


 

A = Advance Package


 

DRIVETRAIN - TRANSMISSION


Front-Wheel Drive



-


Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) 


-



9-Speed Automatic Transmission




Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters




Gear Ratios


 


 


1st


4.713


4.713


2nd


2.842


2.842


3rd


1.909


1.909


4th


1.382


1.382


5th


1.000


1.000


6th


0.808


0.808


7th


0.699


0.699


8th


0.580


0.580


9th 


0.480


0.480


Reverse


3.83


3.83


Final Drive 


4.33


4.33


Towing Capacity


3500 lbs with 350-lb Tongue Weight


3500 lbs with 350-lb Tongue Weight*


 

* Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lbs for MDX SH-AWD with dealer installed accessory


 

SUSPENSION - CHASSIS


MacPherson Strut Front Suspension




Multi-Link Rear Suspension 




Stabilizer Bar (mm, front/rear)


24.0 / 25.4


25.0 / 26.5


Amplitude Reactive Dampers




Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)




Integrated Dynamics System (IDS)




Agile Handling Assist®




Ventilated Front Disc / Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in)


12.6 / 13.0


12.6 / 13.0


Aluminum Alloy Wheels


18 x 8.0 Machine-Finished


18 x 8.0 Machine-Finished


Aluminum Alloy Wheels (Technology Package)


19 x 8.0 Machine Finished 


19 x 8.0 Machine Finished 


Aluminum Alloy Wheels (Advance Package)


19 x 8.0


19 x 8.0


Tires


245/60 R18 High-Performance All-Season


245/60 R18 High-Performance All-Season


Tires (Technology and Advance Packages)


245/55 R19 High-Performance All-Season


245/55 R19 High-Performance All-Season


Steering Ratio


15.7


15.7


Turning Diameter, Curb to Curb (ft)


38.7


38.7


EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS


Wheelbase (in)


111.0


111.0


Length (in)


193.6


193.6


Height (in)


67.6


67.6


Width (in)


77.2


77.2


Track (in, front/rear)


66.3  / 66.3


66.3  / 66.3


Ground Clearance (in, unladen)


7.3


7.3


Angle (Approach/ Departure/ Breakover)


14.9°/ 19.4°/ 15.2° 


14.9°/ 19.4°/ 15.2° 


INTERIOR DIMENSIONS


Headroom (in, first row/second row/third row)


38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6


38.1 / 38.3 / 35.6


Legroom (in, first row/second row/third row)


41.5 / 36.5 / 27.4


41.5 / 36.5 / 27.4


Shoulder Room (in, first row/second row/third row)


61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7


61.1 / 59.1 / 54.7


Hiproom (in, first row/second row/third row)


59.0 / 57.8 / 40.6


59.0 / 57.8 / 40.6


EPA Passenger Volume (cu ft)


132.3


132.3


Cargo Volume (cu ft) (Max): Behind Third Row


14.8* (15.8†)


14.8* (15.8†)


Cargo Volume (cu ft) (Max): Behind Second Row


38.4* (45.1†)


38.4* (45.1†)


Cargo Volume (cu ft)  (Max): Behind First Row


68.4* (90.9†)


68.4* (90.9†)


 

* Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard.


† Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.


 

FUEL ECONOMY - CAPACITIES  - WEIGHTS


EPA Fuel Economy Ratings (City/Highway/Combined)


19/27/22
20/27/23 (with idle stop)


18/26/21
19/26/22 (with idle stop)


Recommended Fuel


Premium Unleaded 91 Octane


Premium Unleaded 91 Octane


Fuel Tank Capacity (U.S. gal)


19.5


19.5


Curb Weight (lbs without/with AcuraWatch Plus) 


3960 / 3964


4195 / 4200


Curb Weight with Technology Package (lbs without/with AcuraWatch Plus) 


4001 / 4004


4211 / 4213


Curb Weight with Technology and Entertainment Packages (lbs without/with AcuraWatch Plus) 


4026 / 4028


4244 / 4246


Curb Weight with Advance Package (lbs)


4037


4246


Curb Weight with Advance and Entertainment Packages (lbs)


4169


4268


Weight Distribution (% front/rear)


60 / 40


60 / 40


 

FEATURES


SAFETY & DRIVER ASSITIVE TECHNOLOGY


MDX


MDX SH-AWD


Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System


T,A


T,A


Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Head-Up Warning


A


A


Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System


T,A


T,A


Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)


A


A


Blind spot information (BSI) System


T,A


T,A


Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines




Rear Cross Traffic Monitor


T,A


T,A


Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) Body Structure




Dual-Stage, Multiple-Threshold Front Airbags (SRS)




Front Side Airbags




Side Curtain Airbags with Rollover Sensor




Driver's Knee Airbag




Front Seat Belt e-Pretensioner System


A


A


Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering




4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)




Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)




Brake Assist




LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)




Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location and Pressure Indicators




Expanded View Driver's Mirror




Theft-Deterrent System with Electronic Immobilizer




Tire Sealant and Repair Kit



-


 

AW = AcuraWatch Plus, T = Technology Package,  A = Advance Package, E = Rear Entertainment Package


 

DRIVER CONVENIENCE


Hill Start Assist




Cruise Control




Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow


A


A


Parking Sensors (front and rear)


A


A


Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration 




Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers


T,A


T,A


Heated Side Mirrors with Reverse Gear Tilt-Down




Auto Dimming Side Mirrors 


A


A


 

AW = AcuraWatch Plus, T = Technology Package,  A = Advance Package, E = Rear Entertainment Package


 

AUDIO & CONNECTIVITY


Acura Navigation System with 3D View


T,A


T,A


AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™ with Exclusive Street and Freeway Conditions


T,A


T,A


Traffic Rerouting™ 


T,A


T,A


Next-Generation AcuraLink®


T,A


T,A


Siri® Eyes Free




SMS, MMS Text Message and Email Capability




On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)




Multi-Information Display (MID)




Color Multi-Information Display (MID) with Turn-by-Turn Guidance


T,A


T,A


Remote Engine Start with Vehicle Feedback 


A


A


Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®  Wireless Telephone Interface




Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System with 16.2-Inch Ultrawide Full VGA Screen and HDMI Compatibility


A+E


A+E


Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System with  9-Inch Full VGA Screen


T+E


T+E


Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers


A


A


Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with 10 Speakers


T


T


Acura Premium Audio System with 8 Speakers




Song By Voice®


T,A


T,A


Aha™ Compatibility




HD Radio®


T,A


T,A


SiriusXM® Satellite Radio




Pandora® Compatibility




USB Audio Interface with iPod® Integration




Bluetooth® Streaming Audio




MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack




Speed-Sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC)




HomeLink®




Compass




Maintenance MinderTM System




 

AW = AcuraWatch Plus, T = Technology Package,  A = Advance Package, E = Rear Entertainment Package


 

INTERIOR


Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration




GPS-Linked Climate Control 


T,A


T,A


Keyless Access System with Acura Personalized Settings 




Pushbutton Ignition




Electronic Gear Selector




Power Windows with Auto-Up/Down and Auto-Reverse




Sport Seats with Leather-Trimmed Interior




Sport Seats with Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior


A


A


Driver's 10-Way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support




Front Passenger’s 8-Way Power Seat




Front Passenger's Power-Lumbar Support


A


A


Heated Front Seats




Heated and Ventilated Front Seats


A


A


Second Row Seats with Limo-Mode




Heated Second Row Seats (Outboard Positions)


T+E,A


T+E,A


Second Row Side Sunshades (Manual)


T+E,A


T+E,A


Third Row Access One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In




Electronic Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column




Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Shift Knob




Steering Wheel-Mounted Controls 




High-Gloss Wood-Finished and Metal Trim on Console and Doors




Multi-Function Front Center Console with Sliding Tray




Hidden Cargo Storage with Smart Lid




Active Sound Control




Ambient Cabin Lighting 




Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror




Retained Accessory Power for Windows and Moonroof 




12-Volt Power Outlets (Center Console and Front Armrest)




110-Volt Power Outlet (Front Center Console)


T+E,A+E


T+E,A+E


 

AW = AcuraWatch Plus, T = Technology Package,  A = Advance Package, E = Rear Entertainment Package


 

EXTERIOR


Power Moonroof




Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate 




Jewel Eye® LED Headlights




LED-Illuminated Taillights, Side Mirror-Integrated Directional Signals,  Rear License and Center High Mount Stop Light




LED Puddle Lights


T,A


T,A


Roof Rails


A


A


Acoustic Windshield and Front Side Glass




Remote-Operated Windows and Moonroof-Open Function




 

AW = AcuraWatch Plus, T = Technology Package,  A = Advance Package, E = Rear Entertainment Package


 

2016 MDX COLORS


EXTERIOR


LEATHER-TRIMMED INTERIOR


MILANO LEATHER-TRIMMED INTERIOR


White Diamond Pearl NH-603P


Parchment


Eucalyptus*, Parchment


Lunar Silver Metallic NH-830M


Ebony, Graystone


Ebony, Graystone


Graphite Luster Metallic  NH-782M


Ebony, Graystone


Ebony, Graystone


Crystal Black Pearl NH-731P


Ebony, Parchment


Ebony, Parchment


Fathom Blue Pearl  B-588P


Graystone*


Graystone*


Forest Mist Metallic  G-537M 


Eucalyptus*, Parchment*


Eucalyptus*, Parchment*


Dark Cherry Pearl R-529P


Parchment


Parchment


*Requires Technology or Advance Package


2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Pricing

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

2016 Acura MDX © Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

MDXTrim NameTransEPA1MSRP2
MDX9AT19/27/22$43,015
MDX with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package9AT19/27/22$44,515
MDX with Technology Package9AT19/27/22$47,440
MDX with Technology & AcuraWatch™ Plus Packages9AT19/27/22$48,640
MDX with Technology & Entertainment Packages9AT19/27/22$49,440
MDX with Technology Package, Entertainment & AcuraWatch™ Plus Packages9AT19/27/22$50,640
MDX with Advance & AcuraWatch™ Plus Packages9AT20/27/23 (with idle stop)$53,230
MDX with Advance, Entertainment & AcuraWatch™ Plus Packages9AT20/27/23 (with idle stop)$55,230
MDX SH-AWD9AT18/26/21 $45,015
MDX SH-AWD with AcuraWatch™ Plus Package9AT18/26/21 $46,515
MDX SH-AWD with Technology Package9AT18/26/21 $49,440
MDX SH-AWD with Technology & AcuraWatch™ Plus Package9AT18/26/21 $50,640
MDX SH-AWD with Technology & Entertainment Packages9AT18/26/21 $51,440
MDX SH-AWD with Technology Package, Entertainment & AcuraWatch™ Plus Packages9AT18/26/21 $52,640
MDX SH-AWD with Advance & AcuraWatch™ Plus Packages9AT19/26/22 (with idle stop) $55,230
MDX SH-AWD with Advance, Entertainment & AcuraWatch™ Plus Packages9AT19/26/22 (with idle stop) $57,230
TLX 3.5L SH-AWD with Advance Package9AT21/31/25$44,800
4.5 Out of 5
EXTERIOR STYLE / DESIGN
INTERIOR & SPACE
EQUIPMENT & FEATURES
LUXURY FEATURES
ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
COMFORT & QUALITY
HANDLING & BRAKING
PRICE & FUEL EFFICIENCY