If you’re choosing the 2019 Acura MDX over the nearly an identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as effectively skip right to the 2019 Acura MDX. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, but the 2019 Acura MDX occurs to be one among them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Acura MDX affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.
The 2019 Acura MDX, nonetheless, also has some flaws generally related to this sort of automobile. Cargo area isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gasoline. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Acura MDX’s ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d suggest testing the 2019 Acura MDX’s closest competitor, the not too long ago redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale automobile.
The optional Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides forward collision warning with low-speed automated braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at extra value. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Acura MDX are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automated braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 Acura MDX additionally affords power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Acura MDX recent by including a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Package deal in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Acura MDX, which pushes the 2019 Acura MDX into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.