2013 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 2013 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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