What is the 2019 Acura MDX Towing Capacity?

February 21st, 2019 by

White MDX driving along the side of a mountain

The 2019 Acura MDX is a luxury SUV, but that doesn’t mean it’s fall short when it comes to performance and utility. The Acura MDX towing abilities allow for up to 5,000 pounds, so you can tow a small trailer, boat, or work equipment from San Jose to Santa Clara.

How Much Can an Acura MDX Tow?

With front-wheel drive the Acura MDX towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. When you opt for the MDX with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD), the towing capacity increases to he max 5,000 pounds. SH-AWD comes standard on the A-Spec® Package and is available on the other trim levels.

Acura MDX Performance Specs

This Acura SUV comes equipped with a standard engine is a 3.5L V6 with direct injection, and it’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with sequential sportshift paddle shifters. It delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, and the MDX features an integrated dynamics system with Comfort, Normal, and Sport driving modes.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly SUV to drive around Monterey there’s a Sport Hybrid model with SH-AWD available with the Technology Package and Advance Package that also provides the 5,000-pound towing capacity.

MDX Technology


To ensure you’re driving safely while towing, the MDX provides you with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA) with traction control and motion adaptive steering, which help you your SUV maintain stability. This standard system monitors:

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

Blue MDX driving on a road with mountains in the background

MDX Safety

In addition to the VSA, you also get the standard AcuraWatch™ safety suite. These features also help to keep you safe on the both when you’re just driving your MDX and when you’re towing:

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

Experience the Acura MDX Performance at Los Gatos Acura

Now that you know how much the Acura MDX can tow, see how this SUV compares to the Lexus RX or Audi Q7, then visit us in Los Gatos to take a test drive and experience the performance of this SUV in person. You can also contact us online with questions about the MDX features and lineup.

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