Audio & Navigation

 Optional
 Standard
Audio Systems & Entertainment
Standard Audio System*
Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System*
Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System
Included in Technology and Advance
USB/iPod Integration*
Music Voice Commands*
Music Voice Commands
Included in Technology and Advance Packages
Rear Entertainment System*
Rear Entertainment System
Included in Entertainment Package
Navigation System
Navigation Functionality & Controls*
Navigation Functionality & Controls
Included in Technology and Advance Packages
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic*
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic
Included in Technology and Advance Packages
AcuraLink The Next Generation*
AcuraLink The Next Generation
Included in Technology and Advance Packages
Destination Database*
Destination Database
Included in Technology and Advance Packages
Zagat Reviews*
Zagat Reviews
Included in Technology and Advance Packages
Voice Recognition*
Voice Recognition
Included in Technology and Advance Packages
Standard Audio System
Standard Feature
Standard Audio System

Experience clear, dynamic sound with the easy-to-operate standard MDX Acura Premium audio system. The system is operated by the center touch screen (ODMD™) offering direct access to all audio sources and easy-to-read controls & displays. Most primary functions can also be operated by the steering wheel controls. The wide variety of available audio sources includes:

  • USB7 Audio Interface for iPod®8 or flash drive enabling full operation through the audio system controls.
  • MP3- and WMA6-compatible CD player.
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio4 which has more than 140 channels of digital programming and near-CD quality sound.
  • AM/FM with RDS readout.
  • An auxiliary input jack plays content from personal music players that are incompatible with the USB jack.
  • The ability to interface with a Pandora®45 application loaded onto a paired iPhone®8.
Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System
Technology Package and Advance Package
Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System
Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio SystemInteractive Demo

Learn More About ELS Studio Audio System

Grammy® award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design this critically acclaimed ELS Studio®32 Premium Audio System to reproduce music as it’s heard in the recording studio. With music sources available over the air, internet or your own digital library, even the most familiar music can become an all-new listening experience. System features include:

  • Operation by the center touch screen, with primary functions operable by steering wheel controls.
  • USB7 Audio Interface for iPod®8 or flash drive that enables full operation of the devices through the audio system controls.
  • 15GB hard disc drive media storage (approximately 3,600 songs) with shuffle, playlist creation, and an updatable Gracenote® database.
  • Bluetooth®11streaming audio, plus the ability to navigate and operate Aha™ and Pandora®45 through a compatible smartphone.
  • CD, MP3, WMA6 and DTS-compatible disc player.
  • HD Radio® offering digital sound and up to eight stations for one frequency.
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio4 which has more than 140 channels of digital programming and near-CD quality sound.
  • AM/FM with RDS readout.
  • An auxiliary input jack plays content from personal music players that are incompatible with the USB jack.
  • 10 speakers—1 per door, 2 tweeters, 1 center mid-range, 2 rear-seat surround, 1 powered 8-inch subwoofer. The Entertainment Pack adds a ceiling-mounted speaker to enhance rear seat surround sound, while the Advance Package adds two.
  • Almost all functions can be performed by voice recognition.
USB/iPod Integration
Standard Feature
USB/iPod Integration

It’s easy to take your digital music library along for the ride in your MDX. A USB7 connection interfaces with Apple® iPod®8 players and other USB mass storage devices, such as flash drives that contain MP3, WMA6 or AAC music files.

  • On a compatible iPod®8, music selection can be controlled through the audio system, including the steering wheel-mounted controls.
  • Track and folder information appear on the center display to simplify music search and selection.
  • The USB will charge, rather than deplete, a compatible iPod while it’s playing.
  • An auxiliary input jack can be connected to any iPod®, MP3 player or other audio device.
  • Both the USB and auxiliary inputs are within the center console-covered storage area, where devices can be conveniently carried and discreetly stored.
Music Voice Commands
Technology Package and Advance Package
Song By Voice

What do you want to hear? Say the word through the voice recognition system and the Song By Voice® feature retrieves your music from the hard drive or a USB7-connected iPod®8.

  • You can initialize the system by speaking “iPod search” or “HDD search.” Then, find your preference by first stating your chosen category, such as: song, artist, album, or genre.
  • Follow your category choice by stating your music selection. For example, if “X” is the song title, simply speak “Play song X” to play the song. If you say “Play album X,” you will hear the entire album.
  • You can also have the system display lists of artists, albums, and other categories on the navigation screen.
Rear Entertainment System
Entertainment Package
Rear Entertainment System

Keep boredom at bay on long trips for 2nd- and 3rd-row passengers with an entertainment system that’s available on models with either the Technology or Advance Package.

  • The Entertainment Package features the Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System, which includes a 9-inch screen that is lowered from an overhead console.
  • On the Advance Package, the included Rear Entertainment System replaces the 9-inch screen with an extra-wide 16.2 inch screen in the overhead console. The screen can show wide-ratio movies or even accommodate two separate video sources and show both images side by side.
  • The package also gains a ceiling-mounted speaker for better to improve surround sound. The Advance Package gains two ceiling-mounted speakers.
  • In addition to audio that is routed through the sound system speakers, passengers may use wireless Personal Surround headphones or connect through three available audio jacks.
  • An auxiliary input jack and 110-volt outlet are provided for attaching a game console, laptop computer, or other small device. Advance Package models also have an HDMI input for a wider variety of video sources.
  • The system can play the full range of audio content available from the MDX audio system, and in most cases, will operate independently from the front, allowing the rear passengers to enjoy a separate type of programming.
  • An illuminated and removable wireless remote and LCD control screen provides clear and intuitive operation.
Destination Database
Technology Package and Advance Package
Destination Database

Maintain your bearings with the Acura Navigation System10 extensive database of addresses and points of interest, which offer you a variety of handy information.

  • You can ask the system to display nearby ATMs, and if you don’t want to pay a service charge, just tell it to show your bank’s machines.
  • You can also find the exact type of restaurant you’re in the mood for, as well as locate schools, parks, hospitals, drugstores, museums, and more.
  • Since destinations change over time, downloadable updates can be purchased through this website.
Zagat Reviews
Technology Package and Advance Package
Zagat Reviews

The Acura Navigation System10 can also align the stars. Not only will it tell you where restaurants are and how to get to them, it can also tell you their price range and provide customer reviews.

  • The system’s Zagat Survey® restaurant reviews provide detailed information from a database that you can read on-screen—or if you’re driving, they can be spoken over the audio system.
  • Need reservations? The system can dial the restaurant for you through a compatible Bluetooth®11 HandsFreeLink®-enabled cell phone.
Voice Recognition
Technology Package and Advance Package
Voice Recognition

In addition to the sophisticated, new touch-screen controls and the versatile steering-wheel controls, the voice recognition feature that accompanies the Acura Navigation System10 allows you to perform the most frequently used functions of the audio, climate control and navigation systems without ever lifting a finger.

  • With a simple click of the “Talk” steering wheel-mounted control, the audio system will instantly mute as you issue one of 600-plus voice commands to the audio, climate or navigation systems.
  • If you come to an unfamiliar information display on the navigation screen, voiced guidance prompts can help you with command choices, and available command choices will be highlighted.
  • Some commands can replace multiple manual functions, for example: “CD, song 4”, will turn on the audio system, select CD as an audio source, and play the fourth song.
  • You can enter a specific address, as the navigation system will recognize over a million city and street names.
  • This is the latest edition of the voice recognition system, which Acura has been offering and refining for over a decade.