2013 Acura MDX

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Acura MDX highlights

Customer rating


  • Stylish interior craftsmanship
  • Third-row seating is spacious for a crossover
  • Fun to drive thanks to some sharp torque shifting


  • Many rivals offer more interior space
  • Center stack controls can be overwhelming

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 21 highway, 18 combined

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What is new for the 2013 Acura MDX?

  • MDX trims have been upgraded with SiriusXM Trial Available as standard equipment this year.
  • The Base trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters and DVD Video System as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Acura MDX

1. Abundant power

Whether you need a three-row midsize luxury SUV for carpooling, road trips, or jaunts around town, the 2013 Acura MDX is a powerful option with great get-up and go. All 2013 trims feature a robust 3.7L V6 engine that generates 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque and pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission with standard all-wheel drive. Ideal for merging or passing moves on the highway, this powertrain can cover zero to 60 mph in an estimated 7.1 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Have a boat or a trailer for summer adventures? The 2013 MDX's 3.7L V6 engine can tow an estimated 5,000 lbs., when properly equipped.

2. Proficient handling

The 2013 Acura MDX delivers excellent handling with standard all-wheel drive, which distributes torque to the wheels that need it most to ensure traction and control in varying conditions. This midsize luxury SUV also has a low center of gravity that minimizes body roll for a more comfortable ride. Opting for a model with the available Advance Package gives you an Active Damper System sport suspension, which responds to changing driving conditions in as little as five milliseconds.

3. Spacious by design

The 2013 Acura MDX features a spacious three-row seating configuration, ideal for large families or people who enjoy extended road trips. The SUV's long wheelbase and generous width provide ample leg, shoulder, and headspace, even with all seven seats occupied. The second row also has a 60/40 reclining and split-folding seat that slides to provide 38.7 inches of stretch-out room. With all rows in place, the 2013 MDX has 15 cu-ft cargo volume for grocery bags. Folding the third row reveals 42.9 cu-ft or a total of 103.5 cu-ft with the second row folded.

4. Elegant interior

In addition to the 2013 Acura MDX's roomy interior, you'll enjoy many luxurious features. All models include leather upholstery and heated front seats, while a power moonroof fills the SUV with natural light. Your passengers will also appreciate the standard tri-zone automatic climate control system for customized comfort. Opting for a model with the Technology Package unlocks premium Milano leather upholstery, while Advance Package models gain heated and ventilated front seats. The Advance Package also boasts a perforated Milano leather-trimmed interior with attractive contrast stitching.

5. Intuitive tech

The 2013 Acura MDX includes several high-tech features to enhance your driving experience. All models have Bluetooth® wireless telephone connectivity to make and take calls on the road. An eight-speaker audio system is also standard and features a six-disc in-dash CD changer for your listening enjoyment. The Technology Package delivers even more perks: a navigation system with voice recognition, a multi-view rear camera, and a 10-speaker audio system. Opting for a model with the Advance Package provides helpful driver aids, including blind-spot monitoring, a collision mitigation braking system, and adaptive cruise control. Kids will also love watching DVDs on the rear entertainment system, which is part of the Entertainment Package.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.6 out of 5

9 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Acura MDX an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Acura MDX 7th out of 29 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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Acura MDX features and specs

Advance 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • SiriusXM Trial Available
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Parking Sensors
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

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Leg room

F 41.2"/M 38.7"/R 28.7"

Head room

F 39.2"/M 38.6"/R 35.8"

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Max towing capacity

500/5000 lbs.



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