Acura MDX Towing Capacity

When your next adventure in Boise, Nampa, and Meridian calls for some extra cargo or a few toys, feel free to hook up a trailer to the Acura MDX. It has a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds!

Here at Lyle Pearson Acura, we know there’s a lot more behind all that power. That’s why we’ve created this guide to the Acura MDX towing capacity.

Engine Power and Configurations

Acura MDX SpecsThe Acura MDX comes standard with the 3.5L Direct Injection V6 engine. It produces 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. It’s partnered with a 9-speed automatic transmission that helps harness all that power in a smooth, fuel-efficient way. In fact, this SUV boasts an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 city/27 highway MPG.1

If you’d prefer even more efficiency, you can opt for the available Sport Hybrid configuration. It comes with a 3.0L V6 engine and a powerful lithium-ion battery. They work with a motor-integrated 7-Speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) to achieve an EPA-estimated 26 city/27 highway MPG.1

You can choose between the standard front-wheel drive or opt for the enhanced traction and control of the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®). This available system will help you tow heavier loads. It can make it even easier to transport your load to its destination in slippery conditions!

Acura MDX Towing Capacity

Now that you know the source of this SUV’s power, it’s time to discuss how much you’ll be able to haul. When equipped with front-wheel drive, the Acura MDX can tow up to 3,500 pounds. If you choose the available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, the towing capacity increases to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped.

It’s also important to note that towing is not recommended with the available sport-hybrid configuration.

For all your cargo that doesn’t require a trailer, the Acura MDX has 15.8 cubic feet of space to fill up behind the third-row seats. Additionally, simply lowering both the second and third rows will provide 90.9 cubic feet of storage.

Learn More: 2020 Acura MDX Review

Towing Confidence in the MDX

Acura MDX DrivingBehind the wheel of the Acura MDX, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes from AcuraWatch™. This standard suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies includes:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

The available blind spot information system will give you even more confidence as you cruise down the highway. This safety feature remains alert and warns you of other vehicles that you can’t see!

The standard Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines makes it easy to line up and hitch your Acura MDX. You can also upgrade to the available Surround-View Camera System that will help get in and out of a tight spot.

Test the Strength of the Acura MDX!

If you’re looking for a powerful SUV to get some extra gear to your next destination in Boise, Nampa, and Meridian, the Acura MDX may be just what you need! Visit us here at Lyle Pearson Acura to see if it’s the right vehicle for you!

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1 Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only) and other factors.

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*Based on model year EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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