The 2019 Acura MDX is now available at Canadian brand dealerships. A few back we had provided you with details on the MDX that is being offered in the U.S., but we now have details and pricing for the versions being presented on the Canadian market by Acura.
Essentially, the 2019 MDX benefits from luxury and performance upgrades, and comes with a new available A-Spec package. Starting price for the big SUV is $54,390, while the A-Spec retails at $60,490, with the SH-AWD system included as standard equipment.
This year, Acura is giving its MDX upgraded interior elements, new available premium exterior colours, drivability and dynamics enhancements and the aforementioned A-Spec sport appearance package.
Among the notable interior add-ons are available authentic Desert Olive Ash wood trim, high-contrast seat and door panel stitching and contrasting front seat side garnishes. Driver and front passenger seats now feature standard 12-way power lumbar adjustments. The MDX with Elite Package adds trim-exclusive matching wood centre console trim.
The 2019 MDX comes in seven new exterior available colours: Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, White Diamond Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Obsidien Blue Pearl and the A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue Pearl.
The Technology package includes newly-designed 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels with a machine finish and Shark Grey accents and gaining a half-inch in width (up from 8.0 inches). MDX models with the Elite Package also gain body-colour lower garnishes.
Acura is adding this new sport appearance package to its MDX product offering for 2019.
Available exclusively with Acura's torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), the A-Spec features a more athletic stance highlighted by exclusive wider 20-inch Shark Grey aluminum alloy wheels wrapped in low profile 265/45-series tires.
An aggressive new front fascia, body-colour lower sills, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, as well as gloss-black and dark chrome trim for the headlights, grille, window surround and rear tailgate spoiler further distinguish the MDX A-Spec.
Interior enhancements feature sport seats trimmed in rich red or black leather with black Alcantara inserts, high-contrast stitching, unique A-Spec gauges, sport pedals, Alcantara door inserts, gloss-black trim, a thicker-rimmed A-Spec-badged steering wheel with paddle shifters and an exclusive A-Spec door step garnish.
The 2019 MDX once again gets its power from a 3.5L direct-injected i-VTEC V6 engine with direct injection, with a peak output of 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque when working with the SH-AWD system. That SH-AWD delivers up to 70% of engine torque to the rear wheels and the ability to distribute up to 100% of that torque between the left and right rear wheels to optimize available traction and sharpen steering and handling response.
According to Acura, its 2019 MDX also brings significant drivability enhancements via a tweaked 9-speed automatic transmission, notably with improved acceleration via second-gear starts.
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