MDX: More standard luxury and performance features than Volvo XC90 for the price

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2018 Volvo XC90 luxury SUV exterior sideview

2018 Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum AWD

MSRP $49,100
EPA MPG RATING 22/28
SPEED 8
ENGINE 2.0L I4
2018 Acura MDX crossover exterior sideview

2018 Acura MDX SH-AWD®

MSRP $46,2001
EPA MPG RATING 19/262
SPEED 9
ENGINE 3.5L V6

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $2,799 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $2,799.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic vehicles (YD3H3JJNW) available from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $45,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $40,016.55. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $25,761.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

front of 2018 Acura MDX grille

Acura MDX SH-AWD®: A Triumph of Performance and Comfort


290 Horsepower

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®)

Comfort should never be optional.

The seven-passenger MDX SH-AWD® comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won’t find on the Volvo XC90. Three rows of leather-trimmed seats lets everyone ride in comfort. Front-row seats are heated, and second-row passengers can customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls. With more cargo volume than the Volvo SUV, MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

Comfort should never be optional.

The seven-passenger MDX SH-AWD® comes standard with a wealth of luxurious interior amenities that you won’t find on the Volvo XC90. Three rows of leather-trimmed seats lets everyone ride in comfort. Front-row seats are heated, and second-row passengers can customize their climate with their own heating and A/C controls. With more cargo volume than the Volvo SUV, MDX has ample space to stash everyone’s stuff.

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With a blend of performance, luxury and driver-assistance technology, the sporty 2018 MDX has been designated a Best Buy by Consumer Guide® thanks to an impressive range of high-tech features and a refined cabin with 3-row seating.

2017 Acura MDX SUV review background

The 2018 MDX three-row SUV earned a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the highest available.4

collision mitigation braking system for 2018 Acura MDX SUV

Protection is the Priority

MDX SH-AWD® earns a 5-star NHTSA4 Overall Vehicle Score. AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technology comes standard, making MDX one of the most safety-minded SUVs.

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)9
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) uses audio and visual signals to help reduce the risk of a collision with a vehicle detected in front of you.

MDX takes the prize

Luxury and safety features make MDX the MVP.

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COMPARABLE AWD MODELS
Acura MDX SH-AWD®
Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum AWD
Starting At 
$44,2001
$46,200
Comparably Equipped Price3
$46,700
$50,850
Performance
3.5L V6
2.0L I4
Automatic Transmission
9-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Engine Horsepower (@ rpm) (SAE Net)
290 @ 6200
250 @ 5500
Engine Torque (lb-ft @ rpm) (SAE Net)
267 @ 4700 
258 @ 4800
EPA MPG Rating2 (city / hwy /combined)
19 / 26 / 22
22 / 28 / 24
Drivetrain
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™
All-Wheel Drive
Paddle Shifters
Standard
OPTIONAL
Safety and Driver Assist
Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control & Motion-Adaptive Steering5
STANDARD 
STANDARD (w/o MAS)
Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System6
STANDARD
STANDARD
Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)9
STANDARD
STANDARD
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)7
STANDARD
STANDARD
Road Departure Mitigation System8
STANDARD
STANDARD
Speed-Sensing Interval Wipers
STANDARD
STANDARD
Audio Systems
Aha™ Compatibility13
Standard 
Not Available
Pandora Compatibility12
STANDARD
Optional
USB Ports14
STANDARD (5)
Standard (1)
Comfort & Convenience
Active Sound Control
STANDARD
Not Available
GPS-Linked Climate Control
Optional 
Not Available
HomeLink
STANDARD
OPTIONAL
Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines11
STANDARD
Standard (Single-View)
Remote-Operated Windows & Moonroof-Open Function
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE
Media & Connectivity
110-Volt AC Power Outlet
Optional 
Not Available
Apple CarPlay™ and Android™ Auto Integration15,16
Standard
Standard
Dual-Screen Display
Standard (ODMD™ 2.0)
Not Available
Rear Seat Entertainment System
Optional 
Not Available
Siri® Eyes Free17
STANDARD 
Optional 
SMS Text Message Capability18
STANDARD 
Optional 
Exterior
LED Headlights
Standard (Jewel Eye® LED Headlights)
Optional
Auto High Beams
STANDARD
Optional
Wheels & Tires
18"
18"
Interior
Second-Row Captain's Chairs
Optional 

Not Available

Sliding Second-Row Seats
STANDARD
NOT AVAILABLE

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419

per month for 36 months $3,299 total due at signing

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD Featured Special Lease

$419.00 per month for 36 months. $3,299.00 total due at signing.

Includes down payment with no security deposit. Excludes taxes, titles and either dealer fees or documentary service fee. For well-qualified lessees.

Closed-end lease for 2018 MDX 9 Speed Automatic SH-AWD vehicles (YD4H3JJNW) available from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, available to well-qualified lessees approved by Acura Financial Services. Not all lessees will qualify. Higher lease rates apply for lessees with lower credit ratings. Lease offers vary based on MSRP. MSRP $47,195.00 (includes destination, excludes tax, license, title fee, registration, documentation fee, options, insurance and the like). Actual net capitalized cost $41,128.06. Net capitalized cost includes $595 acquisition fee. Dealer contribution may vary and could affect actual lease payment. Total monthly payments $15,084.00. Option to purchase at lease end $26,901.15.

Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Lessee responsible for maintenance, excessive wear/tear and 15¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP less than $30,000, and 20¢/mile over 10,000 miles/year for vehicles with MSRP of $30,000 or more. See your Acura dealer for complete details.

2018 MDX Special APR

1.9%

APR for 36 months

For well qualified buyers

2018 MDX Special APR

1.9% APR for 24-36 months or 2.9% APR for 37-60 months.

For well qualified buyers

Special APR offer valid on new and unregistered 2018 MDX Models from July 6, 2018 through September 4, 2018, to well qualified buyers on approved credit by Acura Financial Services through participating dealers. Must take new retail delivery on vehicle from dealer stock by September 4, 2018. Not all buyers may qualify. Higher rates apply for buyers with lower credit ratings. Example for 2018 MDX: 1.9% for 36 months financing at $28.60 a month for every $1,000.00 financed. Dealers set actual prices. See your Acura dealer for details.



Luxury SUV 2018 Acura MDX on road

Don’t just take our word. Experience MDX for yourself.

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  • MDX competitor specifications and features sourced from competitive manufacture website and www.acura.com Chrome comparison data. American Honda makes no guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied, including without limitation any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purpose, with respect to the data presented here. All specifications, prices and equipment are subject to change without notice.
  • 1Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional, or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.
  • 2Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.
  • 3The indicated feature options were added to the competitor vehicles to determine the Comparably Equipped Price:
    Heated Front Seats: $500
    Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound System w/CD Player: $2,650
    Adaptive Cruise Control: $0
    Convenience Package: $1,800
    Grocery Bag Holder: Included
    HomeLink Integrated Garage Door Opener: Included
    12V Power Outlet in Cargo Area: Included
    Digital Compass: Included
    Park Assist Pilot: Included
    LED Headlights: $0
    Momentum Plus Package: $1,900
    Dark Flame Birch Wood Inlays: Included
    Illuminated Tread Plates: Included
    Headlight High Pressure Cleaning: Included
    Interior High Level Illumination: Included
  • 4Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) New Car Assessment Program (SaferCar.gov).
  • 5VSA is not a substitute for safe driving. It cannot correct the vehicle's course in every situation or compensate for reckless driving. Control of the vehicle always remains with the driver.
  • 6LDW only alerts drivers in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road conditions. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 7LKAS only assists driver in maintaining proper lane position when lane markings are identified without a turn signal in use and can only apply mild steering torque to assist. LKAS may not detect all lane markings; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 8Road Departure Mitigation only alerts drivers when lane drift is detected without a turn signal in use and can apply mild steering torque to assist driver in maintaining proper lane position and/or brake pressure to slow the vehicle's departure from a detected lane. RDM may not detect all lane markings or lane departures; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and road condition. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 9CMBS cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. System operation affected by extreme interior heat. System designed to mitigate crash forces. Driver remains responsible for safely operating vehicle and avoiding collisions.
  • 10Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow cannot detect all objects ahead and may not detect a given object; accuracy will vary based on weather, speed and other factors. ACC should not be used in heavy traffic, poor weather or on winding roads. The driver remains responsible for avoiding a collision.
  • 11Always visually confirm that it is safe to drive before backing up, as the rearview camera and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (if present) may not provide complete information about conditions at the rear of your vehicle.
  • 12Compatible with select smartphones. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply.
  • 13Compatible smartphone required. All Aha platform feeds are audible, not visual in nature. Vehicle does not provide any feeds. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. Launch smartphone applications only when the vehicle is safely parked. Aha is a trademark of HARMAN International Industries, Inc. Your wireless carrier's rates may apply.
  • 14The USB Audio Interface is used for direct connection to and control of some current digital audio players and other USB devices that contain MP3, WMA or AAC music files. Some USB devices with security software and digital rights-protected files may not work. Please see your local Acura dealer for details on compatibility.
  • 15Depending on use, Apple CarPlay can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with the connected iPhone. See Apple’s privacy policy for details regarding Apple’s use and handling of data uploaded by CarPlay. Use of CarPlay is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the CarPlay terms of use, which are included as part of the Apple iOS terms of use. CarPlay vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Honda cannot guarantee CarPlay operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in CarPlay software/Apple iOS, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details.
  • 16Depending on use, Android Auto can share certain user and vehicle information (e.g., vehicle location, speed and other operating conditions) with Google and its service providers. See Google privacy policy for details regarding Google’s use and handling of data uploaded by Android Auto. Use of Android Auto is at user’s own risk, and is subject to agreement to the Android Auto terms of use, which are presented to the user when the Android Auto application is downloaded to the user’s Android phone. Android Auto vehicle integration is provided “as is,” and Acura cannot guarantee Android Auto operability or functionality now or in the future due to, among other conditions, changes in Android Auto software/Android operating system, service interruptions, or incompatibility or obsolesce of vehicle-integrated hardware or software. See dealer for details. Only use Android Auto when conditions allow you to do so safely.
  • 17Always remain attentive when driving. Certain functions are disabled or inoperable while the vehicle is in motion. Only operate the system when conditions permit you to safely do so. Avoid focusing on the device display or manually operating the system controls while driving. State or local laws may prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. iPhone and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc.
  • 18Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth® only. Your wireless carrier's rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. Drive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle. For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio device only when the vehicle is safely parked.
  • 19Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
  • 20Towing capacity can be increased to 5000 lb. on MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.
  • 21Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded.
2018 Acura MDX SUV in Crystal Black Pearl Acura MDX SH-AWD®
2018 Volvo XC90 exterior in white Volvo XC90 T5 Momentum AWD
Interior Dimensions 
Seating Capacity
7
7
Headroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
38.1/38.3/35.6
38.9/38.5/35.5
Shoulder Room (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
61.1/59.1/54.7
57.7/56.5/46.9
Hiproom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
57.5/57.8/40.6
Not Listed
Legroom (in.) (front/2nd/3rd)
41.4/36.6/28.1
40.9/37.0/31.9
Exterior Dimensions 
Wheelbase (in.)
111 
117.5
Length (in.)
196.2 
194.9
Height (in.)
67.4 
69.9
Width (in.)
77.8
79.1
Ground Clearance (in.) (unladen)
7.3
9.3
Track Width (in.) (front/rear)
66.3/66.3
65.7/65.8
Weights & Capacities
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
132.7
Not Listed
Cargo Volume (behind 1st row) (cu. ft.)
90.919
85.7
Cargo Volume (behind 2nd row) (cu. ft.)
43.419
41.8
Cargo Volume (behind 3rd row) (cu. ft.)
15.819
15.8
Curb Weight (lb.)
4,001
4,466
Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)
19.5
18.8
Max Towing (lb.)
3,500 - 5,00020
5,000
Warranty
Basic Warranty (years/miles)
4/50,000 miles21
5/50,000 miles
Powertrain Warranty (years/miles)
6/70,000 miles21
5/50,000 miles
Corrosion Warranty (years/miles)
5/unlimited21
12/unlimited
Acura MDX SH-AWD®
Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum AWD