What is the 2019 Acura MDX Towing Capacity?

February 22nd, 2019 by

White MDX driving along the side of a mountain

The 2019 Acura MDX towing capacity has a max of 5,000 pounds, so you can bring along a trailer or boat on San Diego road trips, or haul work equipment for jobs near Temecula.

How Much Can an Acura MDX Tow?

When the Acura MDX is equipped with the standard front-wheel drive, the SUV can tow up to 3,500 pounds. When you opt for Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD), which is standard on the A-Spec® Package trim and available on the other packages, the MDX towing capacity increases to 5,000 pounds.

Acura MDX Performance Specs

The MDX performance features allow it to tow between 3,500 to 5,000 pounds. The standard engine is a 3.5L V6 with direct injection paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with sequential sportshift paddle shifters that delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The MDX has an integrated dynamics system with Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes as well.

When you choose the Technology Package and Advance Package, there’s a Sport Hybrid model with SH-AWD option that also provides the 5,000-pound towing capacity.

MDX Technology


Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA) with traction control and motion adaptive steering helps you maintain vehicle stability as you drive through Carlsbad. This standard system monitors:

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

Blue MDX driving on a road with mountains in the background

MDX Safety

The AcuraWatch™ safety suite is also standard on the 2019 MDX, and these features include:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Hill Start Assist
  • ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines

Test Drive this Capable Luxury SUV at Acura of Escondido

Want to know more about what the Acura MDX can offer? Visit our showroom in Escondido to tour the MDX, compare it to the MDX, choose your favorite color, and experience its performance in person in a test drive. Contact us to set it up or if you have any questions about the MDX packages, finance options, or our service center.

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