ACURA MDX Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 8
First production year: 2001
Engines: Gasoline, Hybrid
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)

2021 - Present

Reaching the 4th generation, the MDX became the Acura’s flagship model. The most stylish and performance-oriented SUV in their history, the MDX was built on a completely new platform. The exterior design suffered lots of changes over the years and seems that Acura learned exactly what to do to turn heads. With a bold and aggressive look, the MDX a low wide stance and the radical design tra...

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gasoline engines:

  ACURA MDX 3.5L V6 10AT (290 HP)

  ACURA MDX 3.5L V6 10AT AWD (290 HP)

2018 - Present

Acura unveiled the 2019 MDX model in late 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and introduced a new A-Spec version for those who expected more from the Premium Japanese SUV. By 2018, the third generation of the MDX was already four years old, and it needed an upgrade. So the Japanese carmaker paid attention to its customers who asked for something new and introduced an A-Spec model, in line with...

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gasoline engines:

  ACURA MDX A-Spec 3.5L V6 9AT AWD (290 HP)

  ACURA MDX A-Spec 3.5L V6 9AT FWD (290 HP)

hybrid engines:

  ACURA MDX A-Spec 3.5L V6 9AT AWD (321 HP)

2016 - 2021

Acura's SUV flagship has received a new, restyled, look for the 2016 model year. It added luxury features and available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive, advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, including automatic emergency braking, as standard features. The MDX stands for Multi-Dimensional luXury vehicle and it was on the market since 2000, when it replaced the old...

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2013 - 2016

The 2014 Acura MDX is built on an entirely new platform, improving ride comfort, fuel efficiency and dynamics. The body of the SUV has more than 55 percent lightweight materials in its structure, resulting in a 124.7 kg (275 lb) weight reduction from the previous model. The sleek tailored aerodynamic body measures 4,197 mm (193.6 inch) in length, 1,961 mm (77.2 inch) width and 1,717 mm (67.6 inc...

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2010 - 2013

The Acura MDX was already a technologically advanced vehicle, but the Japanese carmaker thought it needed a refresh in 2009, after four years on the market. Honda was still struggling to came back on its feet after the world financial crisis, when it had to cut some models from its lineup around the world, but the American car market helped it find its balance. The MDX was a top seller and, a...

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2006 - 2009

Acura introduced the MDX in 2000 as its contender in the premium SUV segment but kept it on the market for only six years until it launched the second generation in 2006. Honda's premium brand, Acura, considered that there was room for improvement in the already proven MDX lineup. It tried to make an SUV that could match a minivan's interior and the on-road performances of a sports ...

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2004 - 2006

Acura introduced a facelifted version for the MDX's first generation in 2004, adding slightly more power and an enhanced look for its biggest crossover. Honda noticed the customers' appeal for SUVs and crossovers, but it lacked the technology to develop one fast. So even though it already had the CR-V and the Pilot on the market, it pushed harder and introduced the MDX in 2000. From...

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2001 - 2004

The first generation Acura MDX was launched in 2001, targeting the Premium SUV sector of the North American market. Built on Honda's mid-size platform - like the Accord, TL or TSX - this new SUV was fitted with a standard 3.5L SOHC V6 engine delivering 240 hp and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The 2001 MDX also featured an automatic four wheel drive system (VTM-4), a newly-developed navi...

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