Acura MDX – Comparison and Information Sheets


Updated March 26, 2022


This page will tell you everything that you need to know about the Acura MDX.  Buying a vehicle is a huge accomplishment and a huge financial outlay.  We want you to have as much information as possible, so that you can make the best decision for you. 


The Acura MDX is a three-row mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Honda under its Acura luxury nameplate since 2000. The alphanumeric moniker stands for “Multi-Dimensional luxury”. It has ranked as the second-best selling mid-size luxury SUV after the Lexus RX.

The MDX was the first crossover SUV to have third-row seating, and shares its platform with the Honda Pilot. The Pilot is available with a seven or eight person seating configuration, while the MDX exclusively seats seven, with two seating positions in the third row. The MDX was introduced on October 5, 2000 as a 2001 model, replacing the slow-selling U.S.-only body-on-frame SLX, based on the Isuzu Trooper. In Japan, it was made to replace the Honda Horizon (also based on the Trooper) was discontinued in 1999. In 2003, the vehicle went on sale in Japan and Australia as the Honda MDX; sales with Honda badges ended with the introduction of the second generation three years later. — Source Wikipedia



  • Official Page – Acura MDX Official Page
  • Price: Starts at $46,900 USD
  • Comparable to:  The Lexus RX is the Acura MDXs closest competitor and comparable. 
  • Maintenance costs: The MDX will cost approximately $9,820 to maintain over 10 years. 

Scores By Publication

CNET Roadshow: No Score

Kelley Blue Book: 4.5 / 5

Car and Driver: 8.0 / 10

USNews: 8.4 / 10

Edmunds: 8.0 / 10

J.D. Power: 77 / 100

Motortrend: None None


Video Reviews and Impressions

We have put together as many 2022 Acura MDX reviews and impressions as we could find.   Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed.  If you are serious about the MDX then these videos are worth watching.    If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!

2022 Acura MDX Type S review // Expensive but worth it?

2022 Acura MDX Type-S Mountain Road Review