2019 Acura MDX Towing Capacity

May 2nd, 2019 by

2019 Acura MDX Driving

The Acura MDX towing capacity reaches right up to 5,000 lbs. when properly equipped, so you can count on hauling plenty behind you without breaking a sweat. How much you can take will depend on your chosen Acura MDX trim level, so we’ve broken down tow ratings for:

  • Front-Wheel Drive Models
  • Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD Models

Read on for everything you need to know about Acura MDX towing.

Acura MDX Horsepower and Torque

All non-hybrid Acura MDX models carry the same state-of-the-art engine – a 3.5L V6 with direct gas injection and i-VTEC system that delivers up to:

  • 290 hp at 6200 rpm
  • 267 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm

As noted by Kelley Blue Book: “The Acura MDX’s something-for-everyone attributes extend to its road manners”. A Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM®) system shuts down three cylinders during steady cruising to improve fuel economy, and the available SH-AWD system combines sure-footed off-road and poor-weather traction with high-performance dry-road handling.

Acura MDX Tow Ratings2019 Acura MDX Driving in Snow

Whether your Acura MDX is a FWD or SH-AWD model, a wide range of performance features work tirelessly to help you maintain control while towing heavy.

Tow ratings come in at:

  • Up to 3,500 lbs. with FWD models.
  • Up to 5,000 lbs. with SH-AWD models.


What Can You Tow with the Acura MDX?

Having between 3,500 lbs. and 5,000 lbs. of towing at your disposal puts you at the head of the midsize luxury SUV class, but you might not be totally sure how much you can take with such a rating.

Most active families will find themselves well-suited to a 3,500 lbs. model, which should take:

  • A couple of ATVs
  • Tent trailers
  • Small outboard boats
  • Small airstream camping trailers

Stepping up to the 5,000 lbs. rating expands capability to cover camping trailers with more space and more impressive amenities. You should be able to take:

  • Most towable RVs
  • Small ski boats
  • Small horse trailers

Experience the 2019 Acura MDX for Yourself by Arranging a Test Drive

Wisconsin drivers appreciate the value of getting out into the great outdoors with all their best adventure gear, so the Acura MDX is a perennially popular Acura AWD model. To explore cargo space, compare packages, or hear about special offers, feel free to visit your local Acura showroom.