2019 Acura MDX Arrives At Dealers With New A-Spec Variant, Starts At $44,300

The 2019 Acura MDX has arrived at U.S. dealers and the company has announced pricing will start at $44,300.

Costing $100 more than the 2018 model, the 2019 MDX boasts an upgraded interior that now comes standard with front seats that have 4-way power lumbar adjustment. The crossover also offers new Desert Olive Ash wood trim and contrast stitching.

Moving on, the MDX with the Technology and Entertainment packages now has improved second row seats that offer improved access to the third row. Furthermore, the MDX with the Advance Package features wood trim on the center console.

On the outside, the 2019 MDX will be offered with a handful of new colors including Apex Blue Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic, Gunmetal Metallic, Majestic Black Pearl and Performance Red Pearl. The MDX with the Advance Package also comes equipped with additional body-color trim and wider 20-inch aluminum wheels.

 

 

The biggest change for 2019 is the introduction of the MDX A-Spec. Looking slightly more aggressive than the standard model, the A-Spec is distinguished by a sportier front fascia, dark chrome trim and gloss black accents. The model also has larger exhaust tips, a tailgate-mounted spoiler and 20-inch wheels with low profile tires.

The unique styling continues in the cabin as the A-Spec has leather and Alcantara sport seats with contrast stitching. Buyers will also find a sport steering wheel, gloss black trim and Alcantara upholstery on the door panels. Rounding out the changes are unique gauges and sport pedals.

On the performance front, the 2019 MDX has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 hp (216 kW / 294 PS) and 267 lb-ft (362 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an improved nine-speed automatic transmission which prioritizes second-gear starts to deliver a “smoother, more fluid acceleration feel in normal driving.” Front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional.

Besides the revised automatic transmission, the MDX has an upgraded engine start / stop system. The model can also be equipped with the active damper system which used to be exclusive to the MDX Sport Hybrid.

 

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  • Six_Tymes

    fine looking interior. it still amazes me how much these cost.

    • willhaven

      It’s on the lower end of the segment, but that doesn’t really matter since most people lease these types of vehicles.

    • JGreen

      The Lexus RX 350L (third row) is around $49,000. Dealerships keep $55,000 ones in stock.

    • Dude

      Why automakers love SUVs so much. And yeah this thing is good looking all around. I’d say only the Q8 has a better shape.

    • Finkployd

      Interior looks dated to me

    • Andrewthecarguy

      I think it is a bargain when you consider the packaging and overall reliability.

  • SteersUright

    I never see anything more than an overpriced Honda when looking at any Acura.

    • Matt

      From my experience between brands like Honda/ Acura or Nissan/ Infiniti, I can understand why people buy the premium brand other than just the badge. It’s a few small things that add up to make a noticable difference. Such as: being a little quieter/better sound insulation, slightly better materials & quality of materials, a little smoother ride due to better parts/suspension set up. How much one values the differences of course depends but it is there.

      • SteersUright

        The thing is, almost none of this applies to Acura. They suffer similar road noise, have similar interiors, similar engines, etc. etc. Infinitis are better differentiated I’d say, as are Lexus vs Toyotas, etc.

    • Da Snowman Young Jeezy

      Brands like Acura or Infiniti are more for people that have an appreciation to detail. Definitely not for people that want to show off.

  • REALLY NICE SEATS.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Yes.
      They’ve always had nice seats.

  • Andrewthecarguy

    I like the direction Acura has gone with this. Sporty sells and doesn’t cost much.
    What is needed more than anything though is a LARGE SUV.
    Give us something the size of the QX80 Acura and people will buy a ton of it.

    • Raul

      that’s never going to happen

      • Andrewthecarguy

        Never say never…

  • Da Snowman Young Jeezy

    Well put, it’s that same appreciation to detail for which buyers choose Honda over Chevy which makes them choose Acura over Honda. The multiple small improvements as a whole make a big difference.

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