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Acura MDX 3 (YD3) Crossover (2013-2020)

Neo score 65%Ext score 64%

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Product Overview

Acura MDX 3 (chassis code YD3) is a large crossover in production from 2013 to 2020. It was available with a couple of V6 drivetrains that displaced 3.0 to 3.7 liters.
For this generation, Acura eased out on pretending that the MDX is an "SUV"; hence the dropping of AWD on the base model. The vehicle continues to have a suspension setup for on-road comfort rather than any off-road capabilities.
Also new is the hybrid drivetrain, which uses only electric motors to power the rear wheels, though Acura continued to market it as "SH-AWD". For the facelift, Honda finally got rid of the questionable 6-speed auto gearbox in favor of a 9-speed unit sourced from ZF (which has its own share of reported problems).
Utility-minded owners will love the 2574L (91cu-ft) cargo space.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 65% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Much improved exterior styling
  • Good engine reliability
  • High cargo capacity
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    Ext 64% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Good standard driver-assist tech
    • Comfortable ride
    • Comfortable, quiet interior
    • Comfortable to drive
    • Powerful hybrid powertrain
    • Flexible infotainment
    Cons
    • Lackluster infotainment
    • Lacks low-down flexibility
    • Unintuitive gear shifter
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    Specifications

    3.0 Hybrid AWD3.5 6AT3.5 9AT3.5 AWD 9AT3.5 AWD 6AT

    Capacity

    Cargo Capacity447 L / 15.8 cu-ft ~ 2574 L / 90.9 cu-ft
    Coolant Capacity7.7 L / 8.1 qt7.3 L / 7.7 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.4 L / 7.8 qt7.3 L / 7.7 qt
    Engine Oil Capacity4.0 L / 4.2 qt5.1 L / 5.4 qt5.1 L / 5.4 qt5.1 L / 5.4 qt5.1 L / 5.4 qt
    Fuel Capacity73.0 L / 19.3 gal74.0 L / 19.5 gal74.0 L / 19.5 gal74.0 L / 19.5 gal74.0 L / 19.5 gal
    Passengers

    Chassis

    Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
    Brakes | RearDisc
    Offroad | Approach Angle14.9 deg
    Offroad | Departure Angle17.4 deg19.4 deg17.4 deg17.4 deg19.4 deg
    Power SteeringElectric Steering
    Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
    Suspension | RearMulti-link
    Tire Size245/60 R18, 245/50 R20245/60 R18, 245/55 R19245/60 R18, 245/50 R20245/60 R18, 245/50 R20245/60 R18, 245/55 R19
    Turning Circle11.7 m / 38.4 ft11.5 m / 37.6 ft11.8 m / 38.7 ft11.8 m / 38.7 ft11.5 m / 37.6 ft

    Construction

    Body Style5-door hybrid SUV5-door SUV5-door SUV5-door SUV5-door SUV

    Dimensions

    Ground Clearance185 mm / 7.3 in
    Size | Height1975 mm / 77.8 in1716 mm / 67.6 in1975 mm / 77.8 in1975 mm / 77.8 in1716 mm / 67.6 in
    Size | Length4984 mm / 196.2 in4917 mm / 193.6 in4984 mm / 196.2 in4984 mm / 196.2 in4917 mm / 193.6 in
    Size | Width1713 mm / 67.4 in1962 mm / 77.2 in1713 mm / 67.4 in1713 mm / 67.4 in1962 mm / 77.2 in
    Track Width | Front1684.0 mm / 66.3 in
    Track Width | Rear1684.0 mm / 66.3 in
    Weight2028.0 kg / 4471.0 lbs1826.0 kg / 4025.6 lbs1814.0 kg / 3999.2 lbs1871.0 kg / 4124.8 lbs1930.0 kg / 4254.9 lbs
    Wheel Size8J x 18, 8J x 208J x 18, 8J x 198J x 18, 8J x 208J x 18, 8J x 208J x 18, 8J x 19
    Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in

    Performance

    Fuel Economy8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (combined) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 11.7 L/100km / 20.1 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (combined) | 13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (highway)11.2 L/100km / 21.0 MPG (combined) | 13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (urban) | 8.7 L/100km / 27.0 MPG (highway)
    Towing Capacity1588 kg / 3501 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1588 kg / 3501 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1588 kg / 3501 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)1588 kg / 3501 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)2268 kg / 5000 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

    Powertrain

    Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
    EngineJ30Y1J35Y5J35Y5J35Y5J35Y5
    Engine | Compression Ratio10.5:111.5:111.5:111.5:111.5:1
    Engine | Displacement3.0 L / 183.1 cu-in / 3000.0 cc3.7 L / 228.3 cu-in / 3741.0 cc3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3471.0 cc3.5 L / 211.8 cu-in / 3471.0 cc3.7 L / 228.3 cu-in / 3741.0 cc
    Engine | Power257.0 hp / 191.6 kW @ 6300 rpm + 36.0 hp / 26.8 kW @ 4000 rpm (electric motor)290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 6200 rpm290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 6200 rpm290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 6200 rpm290.0 hp / 216.3 kW @ 6200 rpm
    Engine | Specific Output85.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in83.5 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in83.5 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in
    Engine | Torque296 Nm / 218.3 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm + 73 Nm / 53.8 lb-ft @ 0-2000 rpm362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4700 rpm362 Nm / 267.0 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
    Engine | Typedirect-injected petrol V6 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol V6 SOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
    Transmission | Gears7-speed6-speed9-speed9-speed6-speed
    Transmission | TypeDouble clutch transmission (DCT)Automatic SportShiftAutomatic SportShiftAutomatic SportShiftAutomatic SportShift

    Production

    Availability2017 ~ 20202013 ~ 20162016 ~ 20202016 ~ 20202013 ~ 2016

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    External Reviews

    carmagazine[1]

    Sentiment Score 62%
    Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
    Acura MDX remains a solid proposition for busy families, with room for seven (or six in Advance trim) It's easy to drive and agile enough, but needs a more flexible powertrain. Black marks for the infotainment: it looks a generation out of date, and operation is too unintuitive.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Comfortable to drive
    • Flexible infotainment
    • Comfortable ride
    Cons
    • Lacks low-down flexibility
    • Unintuitive gear shifter

    digitaltrends[2]

    Sentiment Score 66%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
    The MDX delivers its power with the refined surge of a traditional luxury car, not the ferocious onslaught of a true performance vehicle. The steering is lazy and, even with the trick hybrid all-wheel drive system, the MDX never felt eager to go around corners. Acura puts most other luxury brands to shame when it comes to standard driver-assist tech. The main reason to get a hybrid is better gas mileage.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Powerful hybrid powertrain
    • Comfortable, quiet interior
    • Good standard driver-assist tech
    Cons
    • Lackluster infotainment

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ Acura MDX SH-AWD (2017) review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/acura/acura-mdx-sh-awd-2015-review/. 2017-11-22. Retrieved 2022-04-23.
    2. ^ 2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid review: Not enough. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2020-acura-mdx-sport-hybrid-review/. 2019-11-11. Retrieved 2022-04-23.

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