2015 Acura MDX: What's Changed


Most significant changes: The MDX is completely unchanged from 2014

Price change: Base prices up $275 for all models

On sale: Now

Which you should buy, 2014 or 2015? 2014

This seven-seat luxury sport-ute received a fresh design for 2014, so it's no surprise that it's unchanged for the 2015 model year, especially given brisk sales.

Along with fresh styling, a more economical 3.5-liter V-6 and nearly 300 pounds less weight, the redesign brought a new choice of front-wheel drive, which cuts $2,000 off the base price compared to all-wheel-drive models.

2014 Acura MDX: Car Seat Check

For 2015 models, base prices are up $275 for all models and range from $42,565 to $56,780, not including the $895 destination charge. In addition, the MDX offers three option packages that serve as higher trim levels above the base models. Both prices and content for those packages are unchanged from 2014.

A Technology Package brings a navigation system, GPS-linked climate control, premium audio, rain-sensing wipers and safety features such as blind spot, forward collision and lane departure warnings, and it adds $4,275 to the bottom line. For another $2,000, you can add the Entertainment Package, which includes a rear DVD system with a 9-inch screen, heated second-row seats and other features.

The top-of-the-line Advance Package ups the ante nearly $6,000 higher with a 16-inch DVD screen, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, lane-keep assist and other features.

Dealers still had more than 5,000 of the 2014 models in stock when the 2015 versions were due to start arriving, so they should be more willing to discount their remaining 2014s. However, don't expect huge discounts. In May, the MDX took 40 days to sell from the time it hit lots to the time a buyer signed the paperwork, a fair clip ahead of the average of 61 days. Overall MDX sales are up 79 percent this year through May.

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Surprised that figures are up- it is the worst car I have ever bought!!


they raised the price, lightened the weight so It doesn't feel as good as the previous model (2011), changed from the Milano Italian gorgeous leather to the same leather that's in the Accord and overall, it's less car. I do like my 2011 MDX but wouldn't consider a 14 or 15.

Take that


Best MDX to date, yes some minor "new model" bugs but I love mine. 3rd Acura and best!!


Don't believe Mark's comments. I guarantee he doesn't this car. It's one of the best SUV's out there considering space, performance, reliability and bang for buck. This is coming from someone who switched for a Lexus RX.


I bought the 2014 mdx and I am loving it.


I have the MDX 2009 and will change for the 2014. In my opinion the best option out there.


Mark is an idiot...just got my 2015 best vehicle on road period. Have tech and ent systems. Best stereo ever. Better than my 2005 TL


Not quite sure what the folks who love the 2014s are experiencing, or what they have driven in the past to compare to. I find the 2014 to be stunningly disappointing.


I was debating between the qx60 and the 2014 MDX. I could not decide between the two. I drove each car twice and driving the MDX was by far better. In my opinion the only SUV that drove better than the MDX was the BMW X5 by a small margin. I am not spending an additional 10-14k more for an X5. So I actually purchased the 2015 MDX (just to make sure that whatever defects they had on the 2014 would hopefully be fixed in the 2015 version). Picking it up in early September (Elite version with running board and cross bars). I Cannot wait!


They didn't change the one thing that drastically needs changing - the beak!


just got the 2015 and love it! 3k miles already in 1 month... can't get enough of it!


Just bought the 2015 MDX Advance and love it. I wanted something bigger than my Honda accord and less than my Suburban and with third row seats still have room for all the grands. Excellent ride!


I traded my 2013 MDX AWD or a 2014 AWD. There is good and bad. On the good side the fuel mileage is amazing. I put 25,000 miles on the MDX in 8 months and averaged 28 mpg. On some trips I got as much as 32 mpg. It’s amazing you can get that mileage from a 7 passenger SUV. Its quiet both wind noise and engine noise is minimal. The 2013 was so noisy I really did not like that. The ride is much softer when the adjustable suspension is set to comfort mode. I like the soft ride and for those that like the sports ride just push the button. Very cool! Seats are very comfortable.

The Bad: Transmission slipped first thing in the morning on cold days. This put me in several close calls when crossing traffic entering an on ramp that is a half mile from my home. I really had to be careful to remember the car might not go when I step on the gas. Heat was not good. It never really got that warm in the winter. I live in Wisconsin. Clunking nose started coming from the front end when backing up at about 15,000 miles. Electric steering locked up at times when turning tight. Would happen 10% of the time when backing out of my driveway. I find the touch screens to distracting while driving. Changing the heat setting on the seats is done on the touch screen and can be a bit distracting while driving especially if you adjust both seats at the same time. Setting the fan speed while driving is a bad idea. An easy to reach switch would be better. My phone never worked correctly when paired to the car. Even after getting a new Samsung galaxy 5 it did not work correctly.
The Acura dealer was not able to fix any of the problems. That’s a story in it self!
So I just traded it in on a 2015 MDX. Yes I might be crazy but I like the great fuel mileage, it’s quiet, comfortable. I think getting one of the first 2014 was not a good choice. So far the 2015 does not have any of the goofy problems the 2014 had but have only driven it 400 miles. Time will tell. It only cost me $8,000.00 to trade. I think that in itself is amazing.

Martin Smith

@gary. None of your post makes any sense. Let me get this straight, you traded a 2013, for a 2014 then again for a 2015? No wonder the Acura dealer did nothing for you, they predicted you coming! Also, the MDX doesn't have an adjustable suspension. The comfort mode you referenced is for steering feel and throttle response only. And the 28 MPG is a bit of an exageration and the 32 MPG is doubtful. Are you sure you own an Acura MDX???!!!


I have the 2014 MDX. Don't get me wrong, I really like this car, however as some mentioned before it is lighter and feels cheaper. Previously it came with fog lights, and now they're a $700+ option. The stereo/speakers also do not seem as good as the previous model. The ride is much better in the 2014, and so is the MPG. So far after 14K miles and 6 months I'm getting 25mpg as opposed to the 16ish before. I wish I had waited though for the 2015 as Acura has decided to exclude the 15s from their approach to increase customer satisfaction even though it is the same car.


Is anyone who owns a 2015 MDX having the engine noise problem that has been widely reported in the 2014? (goto youtube and search "Acura MDX Engine Noise" for more info)

Jim Ferguson

I have a 2015 MDX Advance and the dealer can not get my Hands free system to work completely. They have no idea what the issue is, I have brought it in 3 times waited 5 hours and every time they tell me its fixed and I don't even have to drive off the lot to see that it still is not working 100%.
I had a 2007 that was great - not sure about the 2015.

Vern Palen

I just bought the 2015MDX w/tech package. I am experiencing a clunking sound coming from the rear suspension at low speeds. I took this to the dealer and they checked it out thinking it may be a bad strut or something. After the test drive they said the noise is normal at low speeds over bumps. I have owned many vehicles and have never had any make this type of noise. Seems to me this vehicle should not either. Do others have this issue ?

Chris Boultinghouse

Vern, my 2015 Base model makes these same clunking sounds at low speeds, especially on smaller bumps like seams in the road. There are many complaints of this in the various owner forums, and I too was told "normal" by the dealer. It's going back soon, because no way should it be normal to be so loud over small bumps.

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