Acura didn’t sit on its hands after the immediate success of the Lexus RX, Mercedes M-Class (now the GLE), and the BMW X5. Honda’s luxury brand quickly created its own SUV, one of the first in the class with a third-row seat, and launched the MDX 2001. It quickly became the luxury brand’s top seller, it remains its volume leader today, and Acura says the MDX is America's best-selling three-row luxury suv of all time.
Now in its third-generation, the 2018 MDX is still Acura’s largest and most family-friendly SUV, with seven-passenger seating, all-wheel drive, and a standard V6 engine. The stylish MDX is a standout in its class, with impressive performance, in-cabin technology, and safety ratings. And to increase its appeal, last year Acura introduced the more powerful and efficient Sport Hybrid variant. The MDX competes against a long list of luxurious rivals including the Mercedes-Benz GLE, BMW X5, Audi Q7, Lexus RX, Infiniti QX60, and Volvo XC90. Like five of Acura’s six models, the MDX is built in Ohio, and 70% of its parts are sourced from the United States and Canada.