2019 Acura MDX Arrives with Luxury and Performance Upgrades Plus First A-Spec Variant

The 2019 Acura MDX arrives in dealerships today boasting upgraded interior fitment, new available premium exterior colours, drivability and dynamics enhancements, and an A-Spec sport appearance package. The 2019 MDX with standard AcuraWatch® technology and Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) carries a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP 1) of $54,390 while the new MDX A-Spec starts at $60,490 with standard SH-AWD®.

Interior and Exterior – More Luxury, More Choices

          Building on a major design refresh in 2017 and key technology updates in 2018, the 2019 Acura MDX comes with new interior enhancements designed to up the luxury quotient. New features include available authentic Desert Olive Ash wood trim, high-contrast seat and door panel stitching, and contrasting front seat side garnishes. Driver and front passenger seats now feature standard 12-way power lumbar adjustments, The MDX with Elite Package adds trim-exclusive matching wood centre console trim.

          The 2019 MDX expands its colour palette to a total of seven options including Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, White Diamond Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Obsidien Blue Pearl and the A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl.

Newly-designed 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels grace the Technology  Package with a machine finish and Shark Grey accents, gaining a half-inch in width (up from 8.0 inches). MDXs with the Elite Package also gain body-colour lower garnishes.

A-Spec Variant Joins MDX

          For the 2019 model, MDX adds an all-new A-Spec sport appearance variant. Available exclusively with Acura's torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), A-Spec features a more athletic stance highlighted by exclusive half-inch wider 20-inch Shark Grey aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in low profile 265/45-series tires. An aggressive new front fascia, body-colour lower sills, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, as well as gloss-black and dark chrome trim for the headlights, grille, window surround and rear tailgate spoiler further distinguish the MDX A-Spec.

Interior enhancements feature sport seats trimmed in rich red or black leather with black Alcantara™ inserts, high-contrast stitching, unique A-Spec gauges, sport pedals, Alcantara door inserts, gloss-black trim, a thicker-rimmed A-Spec-badged steering wheel with paddle shifters, and an exclusive A-Spec door step garnish.

Performance, Ride and Handling Refined

The 2019 MDX is available with Acura’s Adaptive Damper System offering both ride comfort and handling advantages.

 The responsive 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC® 24-valve V6 engine continues to power MDX with 290 peak horsepower (SAE net) and 267 lb.-ft. peak torque (SAE net), in the SH-AWD® system. SH-AWD® delivers up to 70 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels and the ability to distribute up to 100 percent of that torque between the left and right rear wheels to optimize available traction and sharpen steering and handling response.

The 2019 model year also brings significant drivability enhancements to MDX. Its 9-speed automatic transmission gains a smoother, more fluid acceleration feel in normal driving by prioritizing second-gear starts.

2019 MDX Pricing and NRCan Fuel Economy Ratings

2019 Acura Price



NRCan Fuel Economy Rating




12.2 / 9.0 / 10.8



12.2 / 9.0 / 10.8



12.2 / 9.5 / 11.0



12.2 / 9.0 / 10.8

6P Elite


12.2 / 9.0 / 10.8

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