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2019 Acura MDX Debuts With Nicer Interior, Sporty A-Spec Trim

motor1 logo motor1 7/17/2018 Chris Bruce
2019 Acura MDX A-Spec© Motor1.com/Hersteller 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec

The nine-speed automatic is also smoother, and the stop-start system gets the engine going more quickly.

After a refresh for the 2017 model year, the 2019 Acura MDX gets even better with significant interior upgrades and lots of new options for adding more performance capability to the three-row SUV, like a new A-Spec package. There are some newly available colors for the exterior: Gunmetal Metallic, Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, and Canyon Bronze Metallic.

The MDX's cabin benefits from improved materials. Desert Olive Ash wood trim decorates the dashboard, and there's contrasting stitching covering the seats and door panels. The driver and passenger also get standard chairs with new four-way power lumbar adjustments. When buyers specify the Technology and Entertainment package, revised second-row seats make it easier to get into the third row, and there's wood trim on the center console.

Acura Is Broadening Its A-Spec Range:

2019 Acura MDX A-Spec© Motor1.com/Hersteller 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec

Acura leaves the engine range alone by offering either a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6 or hybrid 3.0-liter V6, but the company updates the nine-speed automatic for the 2019 model year. The transmission now prioritizes starting at from second gear, which the automaker claims provides "a smoother, more fluid acceleration feel in normal driving." An improved stop-start system gets the engine going again more quickly. The non-hybrid MDX also now gets the option of Acura's Active Damper System – a part previously only for the electrified model.

The new A-Spec package gives the all-wheel-drive MDX a more aggressive look, and it's exclusively available in the Apex Blue Pearl exterior color. The models wear a revised bodykit that includes a new front fascia, body-color sills, circular exhaust outlets, gloss black trim around the windows, and dark chrome accents around the body. The A-Spec vehicles ride on 8.5-inch wide, 20-inch diameter Shark Grey wheels, which are a half-inch wider than the stock pieces. Inside, the package includes sport seats in either red or black leather, contrast stitching, unique A-Spec gauges, metallic pedal covers, Alcantara door trim, a thicker steering wheel, and A-Spec door sill plate.

The combustion-powered MDX is available now, and you can view the full pricing below. The hybrid version arrives in August, and Acura doesn't yet publish the price for it yet. 

2019 MDX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Trim

MSRP6

MSRP6 

Including $995 Destination Charge7

EPA MPG Rating

(city/highway/combined)5

MDX (FWD)

$44,300

$45,295

20/27/23

MDX (FWD) with Technology Package

$49,300

$50,295

20/27/23

MDX (FWD) with Technology & Entertainment Packages

$51,300

$52,295

20/27/23

MDX (FWD) with Advance Package

$56,050

$57,045

20/27/23

MDX (FWD) with Advance & Entertainment Packages

$58,050

$59,045

19/26/22

MDX (SH-AWD)

$46,300

$47,295

19/26/22

MDX (SH-AWD) with Technology Package

$51,300

$52,295

19/26/22

MDX (SH-AWD) with Technology & Entertainment Packages

$53,300

$54,295

19/26/22

MDX A-Spec (SH-AWD)

$54,800

$55,795

19/25/21

MDX (SH-AWD) with Advance Package

$58,050

$59,045

19/26/22

MDX (SH-AWD) with Advance & Entertainment Packages

$60,050

$61,045

19/26/22

MDX Sport Hybrid

TBA

Source: Acura

2019 Acura MDX A-Spec

2019 Acura MDX A-Spec
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