The current generation of the popular three-row luxury crossover has been around for a very short time. It was redesigned for the 2022 model year and that’s a clear indicator that the 2024 Acura MDX will come without more important updates. Simply, the new model was accepted pretty well and most critics came up with very positive reviews. Still, some unofficial reports suggest that the Japanese manufacturer could address a few issues and make the next year’s model even better.
It’s hard to talk more precisely at this point but most experts agree that one of the aspects that could use improvement is the transmission. That’s why many expect upgrades in this aspect. Also, we could see some new color options, while the Type S version could get further performance enhancements.
Despite the potential updates, we expect that the 2024 Acura MDX will arrive at a typical time of the year, sometime in the second half of 2023.
2024 Acura MDX Design
As we’ve just mentioned, the current generation is still pretty fresh. Therefore, we don’t expect to see more notable changes in terms of the exterior design. The new model looks very attractive, thanks to the combination of sharp lines and sleek profile, so we have no doubt that the 2024 Acura MDX will continue in the same way. Still, we won’t exclude the possibility to see new color options, or maybe a new appearance package, as these things are very popular these days.
The same thing goes for the mechancis. We are about to see the same design, with the new platform that offers a pretty good chassis and suspension setup. The MDX offers pretty engaging handling, especially with the optional SH-AWD system. At the same time, the ride is reasonably comfortable, especially in base models.
The cabin definitely won’t come with any changes for the 2024 Acura MDX. We are about to see the same interior layout, which has a lot of great things to offer. The cabin is more spacious than before, with more legroom in all three rows. Furthermore, we really like the dashboard design, not just in terms of aesthetics and build quality, but also because there is still a decent number of physical controls that makes operation easier. Unfortunately, the infotainment system isn’t all that intuitive and it is probably the weakest point of this well-designed SUV.
As we’ve just mentioned, all three rows are more spacious than before. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is excellent. The second row is also pretty generous with space, while the third row is typically tight for the class and works best for kids. The cargo area offers around 16.3 cubic feet of room behind the third row, 39.1 cubic feet behind the second row and a maximum capacity of 71.4 cubic feet, which is pretty good for a mid-size luxury SUV.
Novelties in this aspect are always possible but if we consider that the current model is still very fresh, we are pretty sure that most things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like a 12.3-inch display, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa, a Wi-Fi hot spot, wireless device charging, a nine-speaker audio system, satellite radio, HD Radio, USB ports, Bluetooth, tri-zone automatic climate control, a panoramic moonroof, a power liftgate, a universal garage door opener, proximity keyless entry and push-button start.
Among available features, expect to find things like remote engine start, a hands-free power liftgate, navigation, additional USB ports and a 12-, 16-, or 25-speaker ELS premium audio system.
2024 Acura MDX Engines
As we already mentioned, the 2024 Acura MDX might come with some revisions in terms of transmission. More precisely, the current 10-speed automatic transmission, although pretty good, has been criticized for slow shifts in manual mode, so we may expect to see improvements in this aspect. Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same.
That means that the next year’s model will also be offered with two familiar engines, starting from a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 290 horsepower. The engine offers good performance and returns around 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is about average for the segment.
On the other hand, the Type S will carry on with a capable 3.0-liter twin-turboV6, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque. The overall performance is pretty impressive with this engine, which is also notably thirstier than the standard V6. You may count on 17 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.
2024 Acura MDX Release Date and Price
We expect to see the 2024 Acura MDX sometime in the second half of 2023, with a starting price of around 51.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Lexus RX, Volvo XC90, BMW X5 etc.