2015 Acura MDX

Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6 auto trans

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2015 Acura MDX
2015 Acura MDX

New for 2015

The Acura MDX is largely unchanged for the 2015 model year.

Vehicle Overview

The Acura MDX is a three-row luxury crossover that fits above the smaller RDX in the automaker’s lineup. Acura claims the MDX is the best-selling three-row crossover of all time.

Summary

The 2015 Acura MDX is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, which pairs a six-speed automatic and the front wheels, or all-four, for an EPA-estimated 18-20/27-28 mpg city/highway. Idle stop technology helps to mitigate the fuel efficiency penalty for AWD over the more efficient FWD. Fore and aft second row adjustment helps the third row to accommodate regular-sized people, for short distances anyway.
Notable features on the 2015 MDX include the LED headlights, 8-inch multi-information display, lane keeping assist system (and lane departure warning), adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow, collision mitigation braking, one-touch walk-in power folding second row, and an ultra-wide DVD entertainment system for the rear of the vehicle.
The 2015 Acura MDX received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars), and is considered a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS.

What We Think

Almost as common as the Lexus RX, the bigger Acura MDX is comfortable (third row is cramped, but sliding the second row forward makes it livable for short trips), familiar, and composed. The engine and transmission are nicely matched, and the suspension doesn’t bounce excessively over potholes.
The only recurring complaint we had in our logs for a Four Seasons 2014 Acura MDX with AWD, besides the cramped third row and confusing two-screen infotainment/navigation system, was the crossover's forgettable nature. From an enthusiast’s point-of-view, the MDX is comfortable, with nice interior appointment, but it doesn’t make an impression nor does it inspire excitement. In our Driven Review of a 2014 Acura MDX we said, “If you're looking for the best expression of the smartness, practicality, efficiency and enjoyment that sets Honda’s prestige division apart from other luxury brands, the 2014 Acura MDX is the best car you can buy with an Acura badge.”
You’ll Like
  • Well-matched engine/transmission
  • Class-leading fuel economy
  • AWD engages unobtrusively
You Won’t Like
  • Dual-screen infotainment and lack of buttons/knobs
  • Cramped third row
  • Unexciting
Key Competitors
  • Infiniti QX60
  • Audi Q7
  • BMW X5
  • Lexus RX
  • Buick Enclave

Rating

4

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$39,795
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$42,765
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2015 Acura MDX
Base FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6
20 MPG City | 28 MPG Hwy
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2015 Acura MDX Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
Horsepower:
290 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
267 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SEAT BELTS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to August 25, 2014, and 2014 Acura RLX vehicles manufactured November 5, 2012, to November 25, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seat belt may not extend or retract in low temperatures.
Consequences
A seatbelt that does not function increases the risk of injury in a crash.
Remedy
Honda has notified owners, and dealers will replace the driver and front passenger seat belts, free of charge. The recall began in November 2014. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JK7 for the MKX, and JK8 for the RLX.
Potential Units Affected
43,481
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
EQUIPMENT:AIR CONDITIONER
Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX and MDX AWD vehicles manufactured April 23, 2013, to December 16, 2014. The affected vehicles have air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolts that may not have received the proper anti-corrosion coating.
Consequences
If a bolt was not coated, it may corrode and break as a result. If the bolt breaks, the compressor clutch plate may separate from the vehicle, possibly becoming a road hazard.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air conditioning compressor clutch drive bolt and install a new clutch plate if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on August 7, 2015. Owners may contact Acura client relations at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's number for this recall is JQ7.
Potential Units Affected
106,439
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: CRASH IMMINENT BRAKING
Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Acura MDX 2WD and AWD, RLX and 2014 Acura RLX Hybrid vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) may incorrectly interpret certain roadside objects such as metal fences or metal guardrails as obstacles and unexpectedly apply the brakes.
Consequences
If the CMBS unexpectedly applies emergency braking force while driving, there is an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will update the CMBS software, free of charge. The recall began on July 6, 2015. Owners may contact Acura customer service at 1-800-382-2238. Honda's numbers for this recall is JQ4, JQ5 and JQ6.
Potential Units Affected
19,502
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2015 Acura MDX

Depreciation
44%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$20,960
44%
Insurance
$7,825
16.4%
Fuel Cost
$11,242
23.6%
Financing
$4,195
8.8%
Maintenance
$2,574
5.4%
Repair Costs
$382
0.8%
State Fees
$510
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $47,688 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average