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2014 Acura MDX Features - 5/31/2013


Direct-injection 3.5-liter, SOHC, 60-degree V-6 engine with Earth Dreams Technology

290 hp at 6,200 rpm; 267 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm

Intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (i-VTEC®), 4- valves-per-cylinder, belt-driven, single overhead camshaft (SOHC), Variable Cylinder Management

EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emission certification

6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, Sport mode and Grade Logic and Shift Hold Control

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), Front-wheel drive

Agile Handling Assist

Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) with Sport, Normal, and Comfort settings

Motion-Adaptive electric power steering, rack-and-pinion

Independent MacPherson front suspension; Independent multi-link rear suspension

4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Amplitude Reactive Dampers

18x8-inch alloy wheels


Jewel-Eye™ LED headlights with auto on/off

Power heated side mirror with reverse interlocking autotilt down (with tilt-down in Reverse function) and Expanded View Driver's Mirror

Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation

Multi-angle rearview camera with dynamic guidelines

Smart Entry (front doors and trunk) with Push Button Start

Rear privacy glass

Speed-sensing, variable speed, intermittent windshield wipers with auto headlight function

Remote-linked power-operated rear tailgate

Rear window wiper with intermittent wipe function

Rear window defroster



7-passenger seating capability with leather-trimmed interior

Heated, sport-style driver's seat with power-actuated 10-way adjustability (8-way power seat with 2-way power lumbar support) with memory function

Heated, sport-style passenger front seat with power-actuated 8-way adjustability

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

Second-row seats with Extended Slide and recline

Second-row seats with One-Touch Walk-In button for third-row access

Second-row seat fold-down armrest with integrated cupholders

60/40 split flat-folding second row seat

50/50 split flat-folding third row seat

LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination

LED backlit inner door handles (front and rear)

Carpeted floor mats


432-watt Acura Premium 8-speaker audio system with CD/AM/FM/HD/XM/MP3/WMA, Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC), and Pandora® and Aha™ compatibility

7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™ with audible and tactile feedback

8-inch color audio/information screen

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® cellular telephone interface

USB port connectivity (for items such as iPod®, iPhone® and  “memory stick” storage devices)

Auxiliary input jack (for external MP3 style music players)

Front center console with sliding and retractable tray

Color Multi-Information Display (MID)

Tri-zone automatic climate control system with rear controls

Exterior temperature indicator

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Active Sound Control

Active Noise Cancellation system

Remote activated, auto-open windows (front and rear doors) and moonroof  “quick vent” function

HomeLink® garage door remote system

LED overhead map lights (front, second and third row seating) with integrated blue LED ambient lights

Illuminated driver and front passenger sun-visor-mounted vanity mirrors

One-touch turn signals

Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio system, telephone, Color Multi-Information Display and available voice recognition system)

Power tilt and telescoping steering column

Power windows (all four doors) with auto-open/close, anti-pinch and key-off operation

Trip computer

Maintenance Minder™ system

Beverage holders (10 locations total)

Electronic cruise control

Ambient cabin lighting with driver and front passenger footwell lighting

Rear cargo area lighting

Simulated wood-grained interior finish with satin chrome plated trim

Aluminum threshold garnish

Front and rear door storage compartments

Seatback pockets for front seats

12-volt power outlets (front coin pocket, front center console and rear cargo area)


Acura/ELS Studio® 501-watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, in-dash CD, MP3, WMA, DTS Neural Surround™, AM/FM/HD Radio tuner, XM® Radio,  and Song By Voice™ (SBV)  

Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ and Real-Time Traffic with freeway and new surface street traffic

AcuraLink® Next Generation services

GPS-linked, tri-zone automatic climate control system

10-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels

Blind Spot Information system (BSI)

Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Smart Entry with additional access to rear doors

Rain-sensing wipers

LED Puddle lights

(Includes MDX with Technology features)

Acura/ELS Studio® 529-watt Premium Audio System with 11 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, in-dash CD, MP3, WMA, DTS Neural Surround™, AM/FM/HD Radio tuner, XM® Radio,  and Song By Voice™ (SBV)  

Rear Entertainment System (RES) with DVD player, 9-inch color WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) display, wireless headsets (x2) and remote control

115-volt outlet

Rear door-window shades

Heated rear seats

(Includes Technology and Technology and Entertainment Packages features)

Acura/ELS Studio® 546-watt Premium Audio System with 12 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, in-dash CD, MP3, WMA, DTS Neural Surround™, AM/FM/HD Radio tuner, XM® Radio,  and Song By Voice™ (SBV)  

Ultra-Wide Rear Entertainment System (RES) with DVD player, 16.2-inch color WVGA (1,600 x 480 pixels) display, wireless headsets (x2) and remote control

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow

Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with heads-up warning

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

Ventilated front seats with HVAC system integration

 Milano leather interior (with extended coverage)

Sport-style passenger's seat with power-actuated 10-way adjustability (8-way power seat with 2-way power lumbar support)

Remote engine start with bi-directional feedback integrated into the key fob

Auto-dimming side mirror

Front seatbelts with e-pretensioner system

Chrome-plated low-profile roof rails

Enhanced NVH package

Parking Sensors (4 front/4 rear)

7-spoke 19-inch wheels with Euro Silver finish


Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure

Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)

Side-impact door beams

Seven airbags (new driver's side knee airbag; dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags; front side airbags; three-row side-curtain airbags with rollover sensor)

Height-adjustable 3-point front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters

Front passenger seat buckle pretensioner

3-point rear seat belts

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat mounting system for second-row seats

Child seat tether anchors for second and third row seats

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control

Trailer Stability Assist (standard on SH-AWD)

LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators

Theft-deterrent security system with electronic immobilizer


  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Remote engine start
  • Trailer Hitch ATF cooler kit (allow for up to 5,000 lbs of towing)
  • Sport Bumper trim (front and rear lower garnish)
  • Woodgrain steering wheel
  • Woodgrain shift knob
  • Advance Running boards
  • Sport Step Running board
  • 19-inch chrome-look wheels
  • Front LED fog lights
  • Engine block heater
  • Cargo cover
  • Moonroof visor
  • Illuminated front door sills
  • Door-edge film
  • Rear-bumper applique
  • Body Side Molding
  • Full-size spare wheel
  • Wheel locks
  • Rear Backup sensors
  • Roof  rails, Chrome
  • Roof-rack crossbars
  • Roof-rack attachments (bike, kayak, ski, snowboard, surfboard, box)
  • All-season floor mats
  • Cargo cover
  • Cargo liner
  • Cargo mat
  • Cargo tray
  • Cargo net
  • Trailer hitch
  • Trailer-hitch bike attachment
  • First-Aid kit
  • Seat covers
  • Splash guard set