After the facelift from two years ago, the company has now prepared another bunch of novelties for the 2019 Acura MDX. The current generation of this crossover is present for about five years. While the previous update was all about exterior design, this one is mainly about the interior. We are about to see a bunch of novelties inside the cabin, but also few novelties in terms of mechanics and exterior. One of the most interesting things that come with 2019 MDX is a new A-Spec package, which brings a little bit of a sportier character compared to standard models. The new model is about to arrive in next few months.
2019 Acura MDX Changes
Speaking of 2019 Acura MDX changes, there is a lot of interesting things to come with this update. First of all, we must say that the overall shape will remain untouched. We will see a familiar styling, which has been updated two years ago when the company applied its newest design language. On the other side, there is a new A-Spec package. This brings a lot of novelties in terms of styling.
This will be a sporty version of the crossover that already features a pretty attractive design. Some of the highlights of this package are plenty of black and dark chrome details, which replace chrome surfaces. Also, there are new, much sportier bumpers as well as new 20-inch wheels. On the inside, this package adds plenty of sporty details. There are new red leather seats, sporty steering wheel with paddle shifters, carbon fiber trim, new gauges etc.
As we already mentioned, the interior design is in the focus of this update. Compared to the previous model, the 2019 Acura MDX interior will come with a bunch of improvements. Though the cabin look remains basically the same, you can easily notice new materials, which offer better quality. The most notable is definitely a wood trim on the dashboard, around the instrument cluster. Of course, there are new color schemes in the offer as well. The company also brings improvements in terms of practicality. There is a new second-row seat design, which provides much easier access to the third row of seating.
This model comes with three rows of seating already in the base variant, which is one of its main advantages compared to the biggest rival Lexus RX. It also offers pretty generous cargo volume, which is one of the biggest in class.
Is there any change in the trim level organization?
No. The 2019 Acura MDX will continue with the same equipment structure. There are three trim levels in the offer – Standard, Technology and Advance. Event the base Standard trim comes with plenty of standard equipment, including latest gadgetry, while the higher trims gradually add more and more standard features, including some of the latest technology systems.
2019 Acura MDX Engine
Under the hood, we will see two familiar powertrain options. The base model will continue with a familiar 3.5-liter naturally-aspirated V6 unit, which is good for about 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.
On the other side, you can go for a 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid, if you prefer some weight savings. This system consists of a 3.0-liter engine and electric motor, which combined deliver around 320 horsepower and 290 pound-feet of torque.
An important novelty for the next year is a new 9-speed automatic transmission, which will provide a smoother ride, but also the better economy.
2019 Acura MDX Release Date and Price
When it comes to the 2019 Acura MDX release date, expect to see the new model on the market in next few months. The price range will remain the as on the current model, which means between 44.000 and 60.000 dollars, roughly.