2013 Acura MDX

2013 Acura MDX


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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
AWD 4drGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 16
Hwy: 16
AWD 4dr Advance PkgGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 16
Hwy: 16
AWD 4dr Advance/Entertainment PkgGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 16
Hwy: 16
AWD 4dr Tech PkgGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 16
Hwy: 16
AWD 4dr Tech/Entertainment PkgGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 16
Hwy: 16

4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
All Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $43,280.00
Invoice: $40,091.86
Hwy MPG: 21 (Est) mpg
City MPG: 16 (Est) mpg


Road-friendly all-wheel drive; quiet, refined cabin; comfortable seating; luxurious cabin appointments; available safety-tech features

Model Highlights

Acura's MDX is a mid-size utility vehicle and comes powered by a strong 3.7L V6 engine, making 300 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. With its 6-speed automatic transmission, the MDX provides strong acceleration, good responsiveness for passing and smooth shifts for more leisurely driving. A tall sixth gear assures relatively quiet cruising.

Acura's so-called Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system is standard on the MDX. As a full-time all-wheel drive system, it can fine-tune the amount of torque not only between the front and rear but also from side to side. It also works with the stability control system to help provide added security when handling, or in snow or mud.

The MDX is just rugged enough for two-tracks and modest forest trails, but its forte is on-road performance. Its front MacPherson strut suspension and multi-link rear suspension are carlike in concept, but they're mounted on isolated subframes to filter out the most jarring impacts. An Active Damper System is optional on the MDX and allows the driver to choose between "Comfort" and "Sport" handling settings.

The MDX's interior is truly worthy of its luxury badge, with upscale materials, leather upholstery, LED interior lighting all around and plenty of sound insulation to filter out road noise. There are three rows of seating for up to seven passengers.

The 2013 MDX is offered in a single model and just two main option packages--Tech and Advance--plus an additional Entertainment Package option. The Technology Package adds a long list of impressive tech features--including a navigation system, voice recognition, real-time traffic with traffic rerouting, hard-drive media storage, a solar-sensing tri-zone climate control system that automatically adjusts to the sun's position and an awesome Acura/ELS surround sound system. This features ten speakers, plus DVD-Audio, Bluetooth Audio, a USB port and XM satellite radio, along with 15GB of its own music storage.

The Advance Package gets the cream of the MDX's available features, with specially contoured, ventilated front seats in Milano leather, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, auto-leveling HID headlamps, an active damper system, upgraded 19-inch alloy wheels and several additional active-safety features. It also includes a collision mitigating braking system, adaptive cruise control and a blind-spot information system, all of which help reduce the chances of a collision.

The Entertainment Package that's on offer in addition to either the Tech or Advance Packages might help keep the kids engaged and fuss-free on longer trips; it adds a 9-inch rear color screen, DVD player, dual wireless headphones, a remote and a 115-volt household-style AC outlet.

Model News

There are no significant changes to Acura's mid-size crossover utility vehicle for 2013.

Value Writeup

As a luxury crossover utility, the 2013 Acura MDX puts passenger comfort above rugged off-road ability. Its interior, with space for up to seven, is as comfortable and accommodating as those of full-size truck-based SUVs. The MDX's car underpinnings allow it to handle better than those truck-based large SUVs and Acura's "super handling" all-wheel drive system aids stability in both dry and wet weather as well as while also handling light off-road tasks.


To get up to date 2013 Acura MDX values, we highly recommend you evaluate and compare the Retail, Private Party, and/or Trade-In Values from the following reputable market pricing providers:

Exterior Color Interior Colors

Crystal Black Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (BK)

  • Parchment
  • Ebony
  • Graystone

Graphite Luster Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (GX)

  • Graystone
  • Ebony

Aspen White Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (WC)

  • Parchment

Dark Cherry Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (RX)

  • Parchment

Palladium Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (SL)

  • Ebony
  • Graystone

Bali Blue Pearl

Manufacturers Code: (BL)

  • Graystone


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year10.2 (2012)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score3 (2012)
EPA ClassificationSport Utility Vehicle


DrivetrainAll Wheel Drive
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.49
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.07
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.75
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.56
Reverse Ratio (:1)2.27
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)4.25
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), HighN/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), LowN/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy21 (Est) MPG
Cruising Range - City336.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City16 (Est) MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined18 (Est) MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy441.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Engine TypeGas V6
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM300 @ 6300
SAE Net Torque @ RPM270 @ 4500
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)130
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity9.2 qts


Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity7
Passenger Volume141.8 ft³
Front Head Room39.2 in
Front Leg Room41.2 in
Front Shoulder Room61.6 in
Front Hip Room59.0 in
Second Head Room38.6 in
Second Leg Room38.7 in
Second Shoulder Room61.5 in
Second Hip Room59.1 in
Third Head Room35.8 in
Third Leg Room28.7 in
Third Shoulder Room57.1 in
Third Hip Room42.9 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase108.3 in
Length, Overall191.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors78.5 in
Height, Overall68.2 in
Track Width, Front67.7 in
Track Width, Rear67.5 in
Min Ground Clearance8.2 in
Rear Door Opening HeightN/A
Rear Door Opening WidthN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3N/A
Cargo Area Width @ BeltlineN/A
Cargo Box Width @ WheelhousingsN/A
Cargo Box (Area) HeightN/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 183.5 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 242.9 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 315.0 ft³


Weight Information
Base Curb Weight4594 lbs
Curb Weight - FrontN/A
Curb Weight - RearN/A
Maximum Payload CapacityN/A
Curb WeightN/A
Total Option Weight0.00 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.5000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.500 lbs
Maximum Trailering CapacityN/A
Suspension Type - FrontMacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front0.91 in
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear0.95 in
Front Tire SizeP255/55HR18
Rear Tire SizeP255/55HR18
Spare Tire SizeT165/80D17
Front Wheel Size18 x 8.0 in
Rear Wheel Size18 x 8.0 in
Spare Wheel Size17 x 4 in
Front Wheel MaterialAlloy
Rear Wheel MaterialAlloy
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering TypeVariable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall17.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)3.29
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb37.6 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.0 x -TBD- in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness13.2 x -TBD- in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx21.0 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

4 Years/50,000 Miles

6 Years/70,000 Miles

5 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating


Overall Rating: * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * * Passenger (Female): * * * *

Frontal Crash Test Note: Not Applicable

Note: Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *
Driver (Male): * * * * * Rear Passenger (Female): * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating Note: Not Applicable

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat (Female): * * * *

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 14%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

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