How is the 2018 Acura MDX Different From the 2017 Version?

October 4th, 2017 by

2018 Acura MDX Driving

The 2018 Acura MDX arrives with several changes to enhance your drive. The Acura MDX is a beloved three-row luxury SUV, and has garnered tremendous accolades from throughout the industry. The new model refines its luxury even further.

All-New Display and Infotainment

The Acura MDX has always enraptured families with its command of the latest technology and amenities, and the 2018 model will be no exception. One of the most visible changes is a dual-screen user interface. It uses an enhanced 7-inch touchscreen that features:

  • A new capacitive interface to read inputs more easily than the outgoing resistive screen.

  • A 30% improvement in response times to get everything from song selection to available navigation up faster.

  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ support to bring apps, phonebook, and other smartphone features to your daily drive.

All-New Exterior Colors

Acura are renowned for crafting SUVs and crossover that feel sleek and modern despite their accommodating interior dimensions. The exterior of your new MDX allows you to accent your ride more precisely with an expanded color palette. Available with base and Technology trims is striking Basque Red. Sport San Marino Red is available with Advance trims.

5-Star Overall Safety Rating From the NHTSA*

The 2018 Acura MDX has been subjected to extensive crash-testing by the NHTSA. Results have been judged more harshly than ever for the 2018 model year, but the 2018 Acura MDX still earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA,* and it continues to offer the following sophisticated AcuraWatch advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard:


  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)

  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow

  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)

Find Out More About 2018 Acura MDX Changes by Contacting Bob Howard Acura

With a whole new breed of Acura MDX set to dominate the roads of Norman and Yukon, anticipation has been remarkably high. Now this leading luxury three-row SUV has arrived, we’re confident that its changes will put a smile on your face. Contact us today to find out more, or feel free to apply for financing directly.

* Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program. For additional information on the 5-Star Safety Ratings program, please visit

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