2023 Acura MDX Overview; Redesign, Specs, Release Date

While the RDX line-up is already considered luxurious, to begin with, Acura does have an even more luxury SUV lineup named MDX.

If you’re an enthusiast of any SUV, you’ve surely heard of this lineup, and apparently, the next model for Acura MDX will be coming out very soon. So, here’s everything we know for the 2023 Acura MDX.

What’s New?

The first thing first that should be pretty exciting for the 2023 MDX is, of course, the interior design. Acura has already got the exterior department covered with its sleek and modern design, but its interior design is somewhat lackluster.

As such, we’re expecting it to have a completely redesigned or at the very least expanded cabin interior with more legroom for the passenger’s seats, especially for the third row. The specific of this we’ll discuss on the “Interior & Features” part of the article.

New Acura MDX Front Side With New Headlights and Grille

Redesign Exterior

We mentioned that Acura got MDX’s exterior part covered, and that’s a fact. As it stands right now, the MDX got that luxurious, sleek, and sexy design that’s fitting for its price range. Because of this, though, we don’t expect it to get some if at all, update to the exterior designs.

But there’s a possibility that it will come to a whole new platform to stand on that will hopefully be stronger and sharper when it comes to handling.

Interior & Features

Now let’s talk about the interior. The interior of the Acura MDX series has always been very luxurious, just like its exterior. It’s plated with high-end trim materials such as leather, wood mingles, and even something as fancy as metal with piano accents.

But it lacks space, making sitting in the car pretty uncomfortable, especially if you’re sitting in the third row. So, we’re expecting a somewhat lengthier cabin with more legroom for passengers to work with.

Anyway, not only limited to that, but we’re also expecting Acura to redesign MDX’s infotainment system. Even while sporting an impressive 12” touchscreen to use, the practicability of said screen is very hard to use.

But other than those two complaints, the 2023 Acura MDX will most likely have all the other features that you know and love from a luxury car in this price range, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, in-dash navigation, Wi-Fi Hotspot, wireless charging dock for your smartphone, and many many more.

2023 Acura MDX Interior Dashboard With Luxury Leather Material

In terms of cargo capacity, the Japanese Premium SUV has 95 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded and 18.1 cubic feet of cargo space behind the last row of the seats. I included the MDX in the list of the best SUVs for carrying golf clubs. Thanks to its cargo capacity.

Size & Dimensions

Even with the possibility of having a new platform to stand on, the sizes and dimensions for the 2023 MDX will most likely be similar to its predecessor.

Expect your usual 198” long, 78” wide, and 67” tall car that you’re already familiar with from the previous models.

Engine Specs

Despite being a luxury SUV, MDX’s engine specifications and performance are somewhat subpar compared to its rivals.

We’re expecting the 2023 model to sport at least 290 hp 3.5l V6 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission following this year’s model spec. There’s some chance that it’ll sport a newer, more efficient engine, but we’re not betting on it.

Performance, Fuel Economy & Towing Capacity

Continuing from where we left off above, 2023 Acura MDX will end up having a similar performance in terms of speed, fuel economy, and towing capacity to its predecessor.

The 2022 MDX model has been pretty lackluster in terms of these tests. Scoring at a measly 6.4 seconds for 0-to-60, 22 mpg for highway driving, and at the very most 5000 lbs. tow capacity.

However, these performance metrics can and will change if we’re talking about the Sporty trim for the MDX. But we can’t provide more information on how it’ll perform since we’re not sure yet what engine it will use.

But whatever engine that is, it’ll definitely perform better.

2023 Acura MDX Release Date & Price

Now for its release date, considering that the 2022 model was released this February 2021, we expect it to happen to the 2023 model in 2022.

Acura MDX is known as a luxury SUV for the price itself, so that you will be paying somewhat of a hefty amount for those luxurious interior designs.

Overall, you can expect the 2023 Acura MDX to start at $50,000 for the base model. The sporty and another trim version will, of course, be significantly more expensive.

Final Word

And that’s pretty much it for what we can say on the upcoming 2023 Acura MDX. It’s a known luxury car with a good reputation in the market, so we hope that it’ll end up fulfilling those expectations. Especially the interior part. It’s such a bummer that despite having a 12” touchscreen display, you probably don’t want to use it since it’s very awkward to use.

But other than that, the Acura MDX lineup has definitely lived up to its name as a luxury SUV.

Anyway, that’s all from us for now. Thanks for reading this article, and do let us know what you’re expecting to see from Acura for their 2023 MDX. See you!