2019 Acura MDX Towing Capacity

November 19th, 2018 by

White MDX speeding down a narrow road with green mountains in the background

The 2019 Acura MDX can tow as much as 5,000 pounds, so you can take quite a lot more with you on San Diego drives and road trips out of National City. Get all the details on Acura MDX towing at Kearny Mesa Acura to find out what this SUV can do for you, then browse our inventory to find an Acura MDX for sale at your local Acura dealer!

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How Much Can an Acura MDX Tow?

With MDX front-wheel drive, which is standard on every MDX trim level except the A-Spec® Package, you can tow up to 3,500 pounds. With Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD), which is standard on the A-Spec® Package trim and available for upgrade with all other trims, you can tow as much as 5,000 pounds. Below is a peek at the MDX performance specs that make these towing capacities possible:

  • 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

With the Technology Package and Advance Package, you also have the option of a Sport Hybrid model with SH-AWD and the same 5,000-pound towing capacity.

MDX Technology for Safer Towing


Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering helps you maintain vehicle stability on Carlsbad, even when you are towing a heavy load behind you. This advanced system standard on all MDX trims continually monitors and gathers data on the following:

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

When oversteer is detected from this data, the system can reduce engine torque and apply brakes to individual wheels to assist with stabilization. If your vehicle has SH-AWD, this system will also engage to increase stability.

The 2019 MDX also comes standard with AcuraWatch™ safety features like the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ which can provide added braking power during a collision. More standard MDX safety features include:

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

Rear view of bright blue MDX driving down a highway with a lake and brown mountains in the background

Find a Capable Luxury SUV at Kearny Mesa Acura

Learn more about the Acura MDX, or compare the Acura MDX to other Acura SUVs like the Acura RDX or competitors like the Audi Q7. When you are ready to take the next step towards luxury and capability, explore our MDX offers, or contact us for a test drive at Kearny Mesa Acura!

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