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.