2012 Acura MDX - Features



3.7-liter, SOHC, 60-degree V-6 engine with VTEC® (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control)

2-piece, dual-stage magnesium intake manifold with Drive-By-Wire™ throttle system

EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV emissions certification

Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, Grade Logic Control System, Shift Hold Control, Cornering G Shift Control and Hill Start Assist

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

Independent front suspension with MacPherson struts and stabilizer bar

Independent multi-link rear suspension with trailing arms and stabilizer bar

Torque-sensing, power-assist rack-and-pinion steering

4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

18x8.0-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels (MDX and MDX with Technology Package)

19x8.5-inch 7-spoke aluminum wheels (MDX with Advance Package)


Power moonroof with tilt, auto-open/close, auto-reverse and key-off operation

Rear privacy glass

Heated outside mirrors with Reverse gear tilt-down function and integrated directional turn signals

Xenon HID front headlights (with Auto on/off function) and integrated Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Fog lights integrated within front fascia

Speed-sensing, variable speed, intermittent windshield wipers

Remote-linked power-operated rear tailgate with body-colored tailgate spoiler

Rear window wiper with intermittent wipe function

Rear window defroster with timer

Integrated dual-outlet exhaust



7-passenger seating capability with leather-trimmed interior and French seam stitching

Heated, sport style driver seat with power-actuated 10-way adjustability
(8-way power seat with 2-way power lumbar support)

Heated, sport-style passenger front seat with power-actuated 8-way adjustability

Front center console with dual access armrest

Reclining second row seats

Second row seat fold-down armrest with integrated cupholders

60/40 split flat-folding second row seat

50/50 split flat-folding third row seat


Tri-zone front/rear synchronized automatic climate control system with air filtration and humidity control

Power windows with driver and front passenger auto-up/down, auto-reverse and key-off operation

Remote activated, auto-open side windows and moonroof  “quick vent” function

Remote entry system with Acura personalized settings for driver’s seat, steering column, outside mirrors, climate control, select audio settings and more

Steering wheel-mounted controls (cruise control, audio system, telephone, Multi-Information Display and available voice recognition system)

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob

Electronic tilt and telescoping steering column

Auto-dimming rearview mirror with integrated rear view camera display

Electronic cruise control

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface

HomeLink®  Remote System

LED overhead map lights (front, second and third row seating)

Ambient cabin lighting with driver and front passenger footwell lighting

Door-mounted courtesy lights

Rear cargo area lighting

Simulated Koa wood-grained interior trim

Aluminum threshold garnish

Beverage holders (10 locations total)

Front and rear door storage compartments

Passenger lower center-console compartment

Seatback pockets for front seats

Driver and passenger illuminated sun-visor-mounted vanity mirrors

12-volt power outlets (front center console and rear cargo area)

Carpeted floor mats

Illuminated ignition, steering wheel and overhead controls, power window and power door-lock switches

LED backlit gauges with progressive illumination

Multi-Information Display (MID)

Maintenance Minder™ system

Trip computer

Exterior temperature indicator

Acura Premium Sound System with AM/FM tuner, 6-disc in-dash CD player, MP3, WMA, 8 speakers (including 8-inch subwoofer) and 253-watt amplifier

XM® Radio with Note function music reminder

Speed-Sensitive Volume Control (SVC)

Auxiliary input jack (for external MP3 style music players)

Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® wireless telephone interface

Rear spoiler-integrated radio antenna


Milano premium leather seating surfaces

Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ with full VGA high resolution 8-inch color display

Multi-view rear camera

AcuraLink® Satellite Communication System

AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Traffic Rerouting™

AcuraLink Real-Time Weather™ with radar image maps

Acura/ELS Surround® 410-watt Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, in-dash CD, DVD-Audio, MP3, WMA and DTS® player, AM/FM tuner, XM® Radio with Note function music reminder, Dolby® Pro Logic® II, Song By Voice™ (SBV), USB port and AUX jack connectivity

GPS-linked, solar-sensing, tri-zone automatic climate control system with air filtration and humidity control

Interface dial (provides quick, intuitive access to navigation, audio and other features)

AVAILABLE ADVANCE PACKAGE  (Includes Technology Package features)

Active Damper System (ADS)

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)

Blind spot information system (BSI)

Perforated Milano premium full-grain leather front seating surfaces with high-damping front-seat cushion foam and contrasting color French seam stitching

Ventilated front seats (in addition to heat)

Sport style 3-spoke steering wheel with unique-colored paddle shifters

Exclusive 19x8.5-inch 7-spoke aluminum wheels with performance tires

Auto-leveling front headlights

AVAILABLE ENTERTAINMENT PACKAGE (available with Technology or Advance Package)

Rear Entertainment System (RES) with DVD player, motorized full VGA 9-inch color display, wireless headsets and remote control

Heated second row seats for outboard positions

115-volt power outlet (located in front center console)


Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure

Impact-absorbing crumple zones (front and rear)

Side-impact door beams

Dual-stage, multiple-threshold front airbags (SRS)

Front seat side airbags; passenger front seat Occupant Position Detection System (OPDS)

Three row side curtain airbags with rollover sensor

Front seat headrests with integrated active head restraint system

Height-adjustable 3-point front seat belts with pre-tensioners and load limiters

3-point rear seat belts

Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) child seat mounting system for second row seats

Child seat tether anchors for second and third row seats

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with traction control

Trailer Stability Assist

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with location and pressure indicators

Theft-deterrent security system with electronic immobilizer


A dedicated array of Acura Genuine Accessories has been developed for the 2012 Acura MDX. When installed at the time of vehicle purchase, the accessories are covered by Acura’s 4-year/50,000-miles basic warranty.


  • Engine block heater
  • Remote engine starter
  • Back-up sensors
  • Body side molding
  • Door edge protection film
  • Door edge guards
  • Fender trim
  • Full nose mask
  • Hood air deflector
  • Front lower trim
  • Rear lower trim
  • Moonroof visor
  • Rear bumper appliqué
  • Trailer hitch and hitch ball
  • Bike attachment (hitch mount)
  • Roof rails (black or silver)
  • Roof rail cross bars (black or silver)
  • Exterior bike attachment
  • Kayak attachment
  • Luggage basket
  • Ski attachment
  • Snowboard attachment
  • Surfboard attachment
  • Advance running boards
  • Sport running boards
  • Chrome side steps
  • 19-inch diameter aluminum wheels (chrome look)
  • 19-inch diameter aluminum wheels (Sparkle Silver)
  • Wheel locks


  • All-Season Floor Mats
  • Ashtray (Cup Holder Type)
  • Cargo liner
  • Cargo mat
  • Cargo net
  • Cargo organizer
  • Tri-fold cargo tray
  • Wood grain transmission gear select knob
  • Wood grain steering wheel
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