2019 Acura MDX Towing Capacity

December 17th, 2018 by

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If you are looking for a luxury SUV in Scottsdale that also offers enough towing capability to haul what you need, consider the 2019 Acura MDX. This model can tow as much as 5,000 pounds and offers several advanced technologies to make towing that much safer. Learn more at Acura North Scottsdale, then browse our inventory to find an Acura MDX for sale!

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How Much Can an Acura MDX Tow?

FWD: If you choose the standard MDX front-wheel drive option for your Phoenix trips, you will enjoy a towing capacity of up to 3,500 pounds.

SH-AWD: Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD) is standard with the sporty A-Spec® Package and available for upgrade on all other MDX trim levels, and will allow you to tow up to 3,500 pounds. Below are more MDX performance specs that add up to great towing capabilities:

  • 3.5L V6 engine with direct injection
  • 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque
  • 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters
  • Integrated Dynamics System with Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes

You can even opt for a Sport Hybrid model with SH-AWD with 5,000-pound towing capacity.

How Does MDX Technology Make Towing Easier?


Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering:

This technology increases stability even if you are towing heavy cargo behind you in Peoria. The VSA system detects oversteer or potential oversteer by constantly gathering data on the following factors:

  • Vehicle speed
  • Throttle position
  • Individual wheel speeds
  • Steering angle
  • Vehicle yaw rate
  • Lateral G-force

If oversteer is detected, engine torque is reduced and the system can apply brakes to individual wheels to re-stabilize. SH-AWD also works with the VSA system for added stability.

Additional Safety Features:

The AcuraWatch™ safety suite is standard on the 2019 MDX and includes features like the Collision Mitigation Braking System™, which adds braking power during a collision. More standard MDX safety features that will give you peace of mind when towing:

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist

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Experience the Acura MDX at Acura North Scottsdale

Learn more about the Acura MDX at Acura North Scottsdale by comparing the MDX to the 2019 RDX, or check out the previous model year by comparing the 2018 Acura MDX vs. Lexus GS. Be sure to explore our MDX offers before contacting us for a test drive to make sure you get a great deal on the latest model!

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