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the EXTREMELY NEW 2014 acura mdx
The SUV that set standards for an entire industry has raised them once again.
Reinvention isn’t something we discover. It’s something we create. The ability to push ego aside and begin
again, through the abandonment of what was familiar and maybe even good enough. That was the inspiration
behind our own recreation of the MDX. Its entire soul reimagined. Because if your quest is to build the world’s
smartest luxury SUV for mankind, you have to hold yourself to the standards of mankind. This is the extremely
new 2014 Acura MDX. More than an SUV, it’s a luxury experience made for mankind.
MDX Shown with Technology Package
and Accessory Roof Rails.
The luxury SUV that’s perfectly suited for wherever life takes you.
For the true driving enthusiast, the 2014 Acura MDX presents
something of a puzzle: how can a vehicle so exhilarating to drive
also seat seven? With room for luggage? It’s simple: this is the
SUV that honed its driving characteristics at the Nürburgring,
considered by many as one of the most grueling racetracks in
the world. That’s where Acura engineers refined the 290-hp 3.5-liter
V-6 direct injection engine for exhilarating performance, while also
maintaining the ability to provide an estimated 28 mpg highway 1
with the available front-wheel-drive model. So whether you’re up for
an adventure or off to the corner market, get ready to be impressed.
How shall we take this corner? Let us count the ways. With the MDX, you can choose three
distinct styles of driving: Comfort, Normal, and Sport. The different settings affect the feel
of the steering and the acceleration. Even the sound of the engine changes to get you in
the mood. For instance: on a long, pleasant cruise? Comfort. Commuting to work? Normal.
And as for sport mode? That’s entirely up to you.
An SUV that doesn’t handle like an SUV. The combination of seven-passenger seating and crisp handling
is precisely where the MDX shines. The new Agile Handling Assist system uses active braking of individual
wheels to help you track through curves with less effort from the driver. The available Super Handling
All -Wheel Drive™ ( SH -AWD®) continuously monitors driving dynamics and distributes the optimal level
of power between the front and rear wheels, and also between each of the rear wheels.
There’s a certain sense of security that comes from driving a vehicle as solid as the MDX. With good
reason. Constructed with extensive use of high-strength steel throughout, the chassis features Acura’s
next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™ ) body structure, which goes beyond
“crumple zones” to help distribute frontal crash energy more evenly in the event of a collision. Inside,
the MDX is equipped with a driver’s knee airbag as well as front, side, and side curtain airbags.
MDX Shown with Technology Package
and Accessory Roof Rails.
*D epending on the circumstances, CMBS™ may
not go through all of the alert stages before
initiating the last stage (of collision mitigation).
The best way to deal with a collision is to never have one. Fortunately,
the new MDX has numerous features that work in concert to help keep
you on your intended path through poor weather or on rough, slippery
roads. SH -AWD partners with Vehicle Stability Assist™ ( VSA®) to limit
wheel spin and send power to those wheels with the most traction.
VSA also works with Motion Adaptive Steering to avoid under- or
oversteer and will prompt you towards steering the correct line and
staying on course. When the available Collision Mitigation Braking
System™ determines a collision is likely, it can warn you with an audio
alert, pull your seatbelt taut, or even begin to brake for you.*
MDX Shown with Advance Package and
Accessory Cross Bars and Ski At tachment.
A vehicle as elegant and sophisticated as the MDX has endured an
impressive amount of rough treatment before ever reaching a dealership.
In addition to the fine-tuning performed on the NÜrburgring in Germany,
we also put it through its paces in conditions specifically designed to find
its limits in other ways. These include a split-surface traction test on a
30-degree grade; a test designed to severely evaluate the abilities of
an all-wheel-drive system. The MDX with SH -AWD passed with aplomb,
while a number of our competitors were simply left at the bottom.
While you may never face the magnitude of obstacles we put the MDX
through, it’s certainly comforting knowing you’ll be able to.
MDX Shown with Technology Package
and Accessory Roof Rails.
As much as the MDX is a serious performance vehicle, it’s just as serious
about luxury. So even if the MDX is roughing it, you won’t be. Whether
through rain, sleet, snow, mud, up hill or down vale, all seven of you will
enjoy the capacious seating, tri-zone climate control, and a comfortable
ride delivered by the amplitude reactive dampers.
AND Advance Package.
Riding in the MDX is not unlike riding in an executive jet, minus the flight attendant. Traveling in the front of the MDX, the driver’s
seat adjusts 10 ways, and the passenger’s 8 ways, to achieve perfect comfort. A large center console allows for the easy storage,
and hiding, of your valuables. Furthermore, with the available Advance Package, front seats can be individually heated or ventilated
as you desire. There’s available heated seats for second-row passengers, ambient LED lighting throughout the cabin, and there’s
even an available DVD entertainment system with a 16.2” widescreen rear passengers can use to watch an en-route movie.
A vehicle truly can be all things to all people. So it is with the MDX. The satin metal trim and leather surfaces
exude tasteful sophistication. If the 90.9 cu. ft. of available cargo space 2 is not enough, passengers will find
a safe place for their precious cargo in the rear hidden storage bin. Access to the convenient third-row seats
comes via the elegant one-touch extended slide walk-in feature. And the On Demand Multi-Use Display™
( ODMD™ ) offers an intuitive touch interface to a full array of media choices.
The all-new design of the 2014 MDX is sleek and muscular, with elements that both enhance the visual impact and contribute
to increased driveability. The new Jewel Eye™ LED headlights don’t just look great, they help you see better as well: brighter
than both halogen and HID, LEDs provide a wider beam, and more vivid color visibility. The LED taillights have a new distinctive
shape, light up faster and brighter, and last much longer than conventional taillights. The body panels use more high-strength
steel for durability, while the use of lightweight materials like aluminum and magnesium help keep vehicle weight down.
As much time as Acura engineers spent perfecting the performance
and comfort of the MDX, they spent equal time fine-tuning it.
The engine is tuned for optimum performance, as are the handling
and the suspension. But we brought in GRAMMY ® Award-winning
recording engineer Elliot Scheiner to tune the way the MDX audio
sounds. The two available systems he created are an audiophile’s
dream, capable of delivering the kind of performance you’d sooner
expect in a concert hall than out on the road. Add in standard
XM ® Radio 3 and Pandora® 4 compatibility, and you may never listen
to your home audio system again.
MDX Shown with Technology Package
and Accessory Roof Rails.
When you’re driving, you can generally hear the difference between
one road surface and another. But in the MDX, you’ll have to listen
very carefully, because Acura has reduced noise levels in the cabin
to a new low. Special electronics are deployed to cancel unwanted
engine noise, the chassis has been constructed to dramatically seal
out road sounds, underbody panels are outfitted with a noise-reducing
liner, and even the windshield and front window glass on some
models are designed to reduce outside noise from getting in. All the
better to immerse yourself in the glorious sounds emanating from
the exclusive MDX ELS audio system.
MDX Shown with Advance Package and Accessory
Rear Sport Bumper Trim and Running Board.
*D rive responsibly. Some state laws prohibit the operation of handheld electronic devices while operating a vehicle.
For safety reasons, always launch your audio application or perform any other operation on your phone or audio
device only when the vehicle is safely parked.
The MDX is the perfect vehicle for getting away from it all. But if you need to, you can always get right back into
the thick of things with the available AcuraLink® advanced connectivity systems. Not only is it a powerful navigation
guide, AcuraLink gives you continuously updated traffic data for both highways and, for the first time, surface
streets, in-vehicle Local Search, and connection to a 24/7 live operator.5 Plus, AcuraLink can interface with your
mobile device to stream music, read your incoming texts and emails to you out loud,6 and so much more.*
As much as we resculpted the lines of the new MDX, we also paid close attention to its stance.
The wheels have been pushed closer to the corners for better control and a roomier interior.
The vehicle’s wide shoulders contribute to more space inside. The chassis has been lowered
for better aerodynamics. In addition to all these rational reasons for the changes, there’s also
the intangible benefit of just looking more aggressive.
MDX Shown with Technology Package
and Accessory Roof Rails.
*Forward Collision Warning (FCW) cannot detect
all objects ahead and may not detect a given
object; accuracy will vary based on weather,
speed and other factors. System operation
affected by extreme interior heat. FCW does
not include a braking function. Driver remains
responsible for safely operating vehicle and
avoiding collisions.
Once you leave the city and head out on the highway, there are
a number of available features that can help make that long
commute, or that trip to Napa, a more relaxed one: Lane Keeping
Assist uses a camera to monitor the lane you’re driving in.
If there’s a sense that you’re unintentionally drifting out of a
detected lane, you’ll see and hear an alert, after which the
steering wheel can help guide you back to center. Forward
Collision Warning can warn you of potential collisions ahead.*
And Adaptive Cruise Control with Low Speed Follow helps
you keep a set distance from the detected car in front of you.
MDX Shown with Advance Package and
Accessory Rear Sport Bumper Trim.
Acura reminds you to properly secure
items in the cargo area.
MDX passenger and cargo compartments are designed for maximum convenience and
flexibility. With all seats up, there’s room for seven, and when you open the power tailgate,
there’s 15 cubic feet of cargo space available.7 Fold down the third-row seats, and you
now have 43.4 cubic feet to fill. With all the rear seats down, there’s a majestic 90.9 cubic
feet spread out before you, but don’t expect an echo.2
MDX Shown with Advance Package and
Accessory Rear Sport Bumper Trim.
After a day of driving in the MDX, whether it’s around town or around the country, it’s clear
that this SUV is built for traveling in your style, for your comfort, and to keep you in high spirits.
But most of all the MDX is built to complement your life. It will get you there. And it will
get you back. You’ll enjoy the journey, as will your passengers. And rest assured that in typical
Acura style, the MDX will be ready to do it all over again tomorrow.
Technology Package
• 290-hp, 3.5-Liter, 24-Valve, SOHC i-VTEC® Direct Injection V-6 Engine
• Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®)
• 6 -Speed Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode and Sequential
SportShift Paddle Shifters
• Front-Wheel Drive
• Available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH -AWD®)
• Integrated Dynamics System ( IDS)
• Agile Handling Assist system
• 4-Wheel Independent Suspension: MacPherson Strut
Front/Multi-Link Rear
• Amplitude Reactive Dampers
• Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS)
• 18-Inch
Aluminum-Alloy Wheels, 245/60 R18 105H All-Season Tires
(Adds to or replaces standard MDX features)
• Next-Generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™)
Body Structure
• Vehicle Stability Assist™ ( VSA®) with Traction Control
and Motion Adaptive Steering
• 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake
Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
• Front, Front Side, Driver’s Knee and Side Curtain Airbags
with Rollover Sensor
Standard MDX Features
• Jewel Eye™ LED Headlights
• Acura Premium Audio System with 8 Speakers
• Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control System with Humidity Control
and Air Filtration
• Keyless Access System with Smart Entry, Pushbutton Ignition
and Acura Personalized Settings
• Leather-Trimmed Interior with 7-Passenger Seating Capability
• Driver’s Heated, 10-Way Power Seat Including Power Lumbar Support
• Front Passenger’s Heated, 8-Way Power Seat
• 60/40 Split Folding Second-Row Seats with Limo-Mode
• 50/50 Split Folding Third Row with One-Touch Access
Extended Slide Walk-In
• 8-Inch Color Information Display
• Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
• On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™)
• Color Multi-Information Display (MID)
• Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink® Wireless Telephone Interface8
• SMS, MMS Text Message and Email Functions6
• Aha™ Compatibility 4
• Pandora® Compatibility 4
• Active Sound Control
• Acoustic Windshield and Front Side Glass
• Cruise Control
• Electronic Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column
• Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate
• Maintenance Minder ™ System
• Ambient Cabin Lighting
• Expanded View Driver’s Mirror
• Automatic Dimming Rearview Mirror
• 12-Volt
Power Outlets
• Power Moonroof with Tilt Feature
*Towing capacity can be increased to 5,000 lbs for MDX SH-AWD with dealer-installed accessory.
Acura Navigation System with 3D View
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic with Exclusive Street and Freeway Conditions
Next-Generation AcuraLink®5
Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with Hard Disk Drive
(HDD ) Media Storage and 10 Speakers
Song By Voice®
HD Radio®
GPS-Linked, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Forward Collision Warning ( FCW ) System
Lane Departure Warning (LDW ) System
Turn-By-Turn Guidance for Color Multi-Information Display (MID )
Blind spot information (BSI ) system
Aluminum-Alloy Wheels with 245/55 R19 103H
High-Performance All-Season Tires
Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
LED Puddle Lights
Automated Appointments™
Keyless Access Expanded to Rear Doors
SILVER MOON METALLIC (Adds to or replaces Technology Package features)
Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System with 9-Inch Full VGA Screen
Heated 2nd-Row Seats ( Outboard Positions )
Power Outlet ( Front Center Console )
Second-Row Side Sunshades ( Manual )
• •
• •
FOREST MIST METALLIC (Adds to or replaces Technology and Entertainment Package features)
Collision Mitigation Braking System™ ( CMBS™) with Heads-Up Warning
Adaptive Cruise Control ( ACC ) with Low-Speed Follow
Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
Perforated Milano Premium Leather-Trimmed Interior
Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
Remote Engine Start with Vehicle Feedback
Auto-Dimming Side Mirrors
Parking Sensors ( Front and Rear )
Acura/ELS Studio® Premium Audio System with Hard Disk Drive (HDD)
Media Storage and 12 Speakers
Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System with 16.2-Inch Ultrawide
Full VGA Screen and HDMI Compatibility
Roof Rails
Exclusive 19-Inch Aluminum-Alloy Wheels
Front Passenger’s Power-Lumbar Support
3-Point Height-Adjustable Seat Belts with Load Limiters and
E-Pretensioner System (Front)
• •
EPA Fuel Economy Ratings1 (City/Highway/Combined) 20 | 28 | 23 18 | 27 | 21
Fuel Tank Capacity 19.5 U.S. gallons
Recommended Fuel 9 Premium unleaded 91 octane
Curb Weight 4025 lbs 4255 lbs
with Technology Package 4041 lbs 4270 lbs
with Technology and Entertainment Package 4063 lbs 4294 lbs
with Advance Package 4103 lbs 4332 lbs
Headroom (Front Row/Second Row/Third Row) 38.1 in | 38.5 in | 35.6 in
Legroom (Front Row/Second Row/Third Row) 41.5 in | 36.5 in | 27.4 in
Shoulder Room (Front Row/Second Row/Third Row) 61.0 in | 59.1 in | 54.7 in
Hiproom (Front Row/Second Row/Third Row) 59.0 in | 57.8 in | 40.6 in
Passenger Volume 132.3 cu ft
Cargo Volume (SAE )10 15.0 cu ft 7 (Behind Third Row)
Max Cargo Volume10 4
3.4 cu ft 2 (Behind Second Row)
90.9 cu ft 2 (Behind First Row)
• Wheelbase 111.0 in / Length 193.6 in / Height 67.6 in / Width 77.2 in
• Towing Capacity 3500 lbs * with 350-lb tongue weight11
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Minder, On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD), Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), Total Luxury Care (TLC), Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and VTEC are trademarks of Honda
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Inc. and its subsidiaries. Make an intelligent decision. Fasten your seat belt. 1 Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your
vehicle. 2 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus floor space between first and second seats and front seats moved forward. This figure compares more accurately with most competitive measurements.
3 XM services require a subscription after 90-day trial period. Subscriptions governed by XM Customer Agreement available at If you decide to continue your XM service at the end of your complimentary trial,
the plan you choose will automatically be renewed and you will be billed at then-current rates unless you call 1-800-967-2346 to cancel. Fees and programming subject to change. Available only to those at least 18 years of
age in the 48 contiguous United States and D.C. ©2012 SiriusXM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries. 4 Compatible with select mobile devices only.
Your wireless carrier’s rate plans apply. See your dealer for details. 5 Certain AcuraLink services are available only where compatible cellular and GPS coverage are available. Subscription agreement required to enroll and terms
and conditions of subscription agreement apply to services. Standard text rates and/or data usage may apply to communications received by email or SMS/text message. 6 Compatible with select phones with Bluetooth.® Your
wireless carrier’s rate plans apply. State or local laws may limit the use of texting feature. Only use texting feature when conditions allow you to do so safely. 7 Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard. 8 Visit for a list of compatible phones and available features. 9 Using gasoline with an octane lower than 91 may cause damage to the engine. Please see your Acura dealer for details.
10 Carrying too much cargo or improperly storing it can affect the handling, stability and operation of this vehicle. Before carrying any cargo, be sure to consult the owner’s manual for load limits and loading guidelines. 11 Towing
requires the addition of the Acura accessory towing hitch, hitch ball and wiring harness from your Acura dealer. Please see your Acura dealer for details. 12 Ordinary maintenance items or adjustments, parts subject to normal
wear and replacement, and certain other items are excluded. See your Acura dealer for the terms and conditions of limited warranties. 13 Acura Financial Services is a DBA of American Honda Finance Corporation. 14 See your
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Owner Benefits
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When you purchase a vehicle with the exceptional quality of an Acura, you
expect service and support to be of the same caliber. After all, a premium
automobile is only part of the ownership experience. With Acura, you also get
a commitment. To personalized care. To attentive service. This commitment
is apparent the moment you first enter an Acura dealership and for years down
the road. It comes from a belief that every aspect of owning an Acura should
be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Operators are available 24 hours a day to help answer your
Acura questions.
Acura Limited Warranties 12
All Acura vehicles and any Acura genuine accessories installed by the dealer
at the time of vehicle purchase have a 4-year/50,000-mile limited warranty.
Acura vehicles are also covered by a 6-year/70,000-mile limited powertrain
warranty. In addition, outer body rust-through is covered by a 5-year/unlimitedmile limited warranty.
Acura Financial Services 13
From leasing and financing to protecting your vehicle after your warranty expires
to helping you determine which Acura fits your budget, Acura Financial Services®
(AFS) provides you with the convenience, options and service to complement
your life. For more information, go to
The online help doesn’t end when you take possession of your
vehicle. Your complimentary Acura Owners personalized
website gives the most current information about your vehicle,
provides tips on how to care for your Acura, lets you keep a
personalized maintenance record, sends you service reminders
and lets you schedule service appointments online.
Learn more about Acura vehicles, including the latest specifications, see photo galleries and technology videos, and find out
how our vehicles compare to the competition. You can also
build and price your Acura, see current offers and even get a
quote from an Internet-certified Acura dealer.
AcuraLink has always had a penchant for seeing what’s beyond
the next horizon. Now it’s your turn. Acura introduces
AcuraLink, the Next Generation, available on the 2014 MDX.
Based on new cloud-based technologies, the new AcuraLink
provides a gateway to advanced features designed to keep you
connected at all times. This next-generation service provides
AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic complimentary with your first three
years of ownership and features AcuraLink’s exclusive new
surface-street traffic information. And with new Connect and
Premium subscription-based services, a whole new world
of convenience awaits, including new remote services from
your mobile device and the Web, automatic crash notification,
new on-board Local Search, and points of interest/contacts.5
Acura Care ®
Additional peace of mind can be had with the Acura Care program – comprehensive vehicle and travel protection beyond the initial warranty period. See
your Acura dealer for all the features and benefits available with this program.
Total L ux ury Care ® (TLC ® ) 14
Acura’s commitment to your satisfaction doesn’t end with the delivery of a
world-class vehicle. As an Acura owner, you’ll enjoy an array of services, like
the Acura Concierge,™ for 24-hour weather information, insurance claims
assistance or to help you plan a trip; Trip-Interruption benefits like alternative
transportation, lodging and meals; and a 24-hour Roadside Assistance program.
AcuraLink Owners Mobile App
Use your smartphone to connect with an Acura agent at the push of a button.
Access a full range of Acura Roadside Assistance services using your Android ®
device or iPhone,® including tire change,
comprehensive towing, lockout assistance,
battery jump-start and fuel delivery with
your phone’s GPS technology providing your
exact location. You can use the app to
view scheduled time of arrival and contact
information for the dispatched service provider. The app also offers a priority
emergency button for urgent situations. Visit the Apple iTunes Store or shop
Google Play to download this free app.
When it comes to personalizing, choose Acura genuine accessories that are
crafted to the same strict levels of quality as the rest of your MDX. See your
Acura dealer for a complete list of accessories or go to
AcuraLink is also your connection with Acura, delivering a wealth
of information like Quick Tips and updated Feature Guide
messages to help you get the most out of your vehicle. When the
system is paired with a Bluetooth-compatible phone, you can
get information on required services as they approach, and can
schedule maintenance right from your car with the Automated
Appointments feature.
Years ago, our engineers took on the
challenge to meet the stringent emissions
standards of the U.S. Clean Air Act
and used the phrase “blue skies for our
children” as a passionate rallying cry
to devote themselves to this effort.
Blue Skies for Our Children represents
our environmental vision of a society
where future generations can experience
the joy and freedom of mobility while
living within a sustainable society.
ACCESSORIES ( opposite page )
Cargo Tray
Illuminated Door Sills
19-Inch Chrome-Look Aluminum-Alloy Wheels
Running Boards
Roof Rails and Cross Bars with Surfboard Attachment
parchment Leather
silver moon metallic
fathom blue PEARL
forest mist metallic
ebony Leather
graystone Leather
eucalyptus Leather
perforated milano premium Leather
(advance package)
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