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Acura MDX / Honda MDX (YD1) Crossover (2001-2006)

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Product Overview

Acura MDX (chassis code YD1) is a mid-size crossover in production from 2001 to 2006. It was available with a range of tunes of the J-series V6 engine that displaced 3.5 liters paired to a single 5-speed automatic transmission. AWD is standard.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the Acura MDX is hardly the "offroader" that Acura would like you to think. Instead, it is akin to a mid-size station wagon with worse aerodynamics.
Utility-minded owners will love the 2308L (82cu-ft) cargo space.

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What we found**

Neoscore: 39% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good drivetrain reliability
  • High cargo capacity
Cons
  • Bad 0-100kph time
  • Can't even reach 200km/h

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Specifications

Variants:
3.5 228
3.5 243
3.5 256
3.5 263

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
419 L / 14.8 cu-ft ~ 2308 L / 81.5 cu-ft
3.5 228Coolant Capacity
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
3.5 243Coolant Capacity
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
3.5 256Coolant Capacity
8.7 L / 9.2 qt
3.5 263Coolant Capacity
9.0 L / 9.5 qt
3.5 228Engine Oil Capacity
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
3.5 243Engine Oil Capacity
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
3.5 256Engine Oil Capacity
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
3.5 263Engine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
Fuel Capacity
73.0 L / 19.3 gal
Passengers
5
3.5 228Payload
600 kg / 1323 lbs
3.5 243Payload
600 kg / 1323 lbs
3.5 256Payload
535 kg / 1179 lbs
3.5 263Payload
535 kg / 1179 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
235/65 R17

Construction

Body Style
5-door SUV

Dimensions

3.5 228Size | Height
1745 mm / 68.7 in
3.5 243Size | Height
1745 mm / 68.7 in
3.5 256Size | Height
1744 mm / 68.7 in
3.5 263Size | Height
1744 mm / 68.7 in
3.5 228Size | Length
4788 mm / 188.5 in
3.5 243Size | Length
4788 mm / 188.5 in
3.5 256Size | Length
4789 mm / 188.5 in
3.5 263Size | Length
4789 mm / 188.5 in
3.5 228Size | Width
1938 mm / 76.3 in
3.5 243Size | Width
1938 mm / 76.3 in
3.5 256Size | Width
1955 mm / 77.0 in
3.5 263Size | Width
1955 mm / 77.0 in
Track Width | Front
1685.0 mm / 66.3 in
Track Width | Rear
1690.0 mm / 66.5 in
3.5 228Weight
1980.0 kg / 4365.2 lbs
3.5 243Weight
1980.0 kg / 4365.2 lbs
3.5 256Weight
2065.0 kg / 4552.5 lbs
3.5 263Weight
2065.0 kg / 4552.5 lbs
Wheelbase
2700 mm / 106.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.0 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
8.6 sec
3.5 228Fuel Economy
13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (highway)
3.5 243Fuel Economy
13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (highway)
3.5 256Fuel Economy
13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (urban) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (highway)
3.5 263Fuel Economy
13.9 L/100km / 16.9 MPG (urban) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (highway)
3.5 228Top Speed
180.0 km/h / 111.8 mph
3.5 243Top Speed
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph
3.5 256Top Speed
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph
3.5 263Top Speed
190.0 km/h / 118.1 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
3.5 228Engine
J35A3
3.5 243Engine
J35A3
3.5 256Engine
J35A3
3.5 263Engine
J35A5
3.5 228Engine | Bore
93.4 mm / 3.7 in
3.5 243Engine | Bore
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
3.5 256Engine | Bore
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
3.5 263Engine | Bore
89.0 mm / 3.5 in
3.5 228Engine | Compression Ratio
9.6:1
3.5 243Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
3.5 256Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
3.5 263Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
3.5 228Engine | Displacement
3.5 L / 213.2 cu-in / 3494.0 cc
3.5 243Engine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3471.0 cc
3.5 256Engine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3471.0 cc
3.5 263Engine | Displacement
3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3471.0 cc
3.5 228Engine | Power
228.0 hp / 170.0 kW @ 5200 rpm
3.5 243Engine | Power
243.0 hp / 181.2 kW @ 5300 rpm
3.5 256Engine | Power
256.0 hp / 190.9 kW @ 5800 rpm
3.5 263Engine | Power
263.0 hp / 196.1 kW @ 5750 rpm
3.5 228Engine | Specific Output
65.3 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
3.5 243Engine | Specific Output
70.0 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
3.5 256Engine | Specific Output
73.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
3.5 263Engine | Specific Output
75.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
3.5 228Engine | Stroke
85.0 mm / 3.3 in
3.5 243Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.5 256Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.5 263Engine | Stroke
93.0 mm / 3.7 in
3.5 228Engine | Torque
313 Nm / 230.9 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm
3.5 243Engine | Torque
332 Nm / 244.9 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
3.5 256Engine | Torque
339 Nm / 250.0 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
3.5 263Engine | Torque
339 Nm / 250.0 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
3.5 228Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.5 243Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
3.5 256Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine
3.5 263Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 engine
3.5 228Transmission | Gears
4-speed
3.5 243Transmission | Gears
5-speed
3.5 256Transmission | Gears
5-speed
3.5 263Transmission | Gears
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic

Production

3.5 228Availability
2001 ~ 2003
3.5 243Availability
2001 ~ 2003
3.5 256Availability
2003 ~ 2006
3.5 263Availability
2003 ~ 2006

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