Interior Features of the 2018 Acura MDX

Wisconsin’s drivers can have it all when they explore Honda’s celebrated All-Wheel Drive lineup! SUVs with 3-row seating are often designed to maximize utility, and just as often, this specialization goes hand-in-hand with lackluster comfort, convenience, entertainment, and technology features. The 2018 Acura MDX is bucking the trend, and with Car and Driver reporting that an all-new A-Spec model is joining the lineup in 2019, our friends and neighbors have a lot to get excited about! Like its rivals, the MDX’s seating capacity and cargo volume leave little to be desired, but in contrast to its competitors, even baseline MDX configurations offer tons of interior features. Read on to get a sense of what it’s offering.

Cargo Volume, Passenger Space, and MDX Seating

High volume and interior flexibility are hallmarks of the 2018 MDX. We’ve broken down the MDX’s seating capacity and dimensions, and we’ve highlighted a few features that you and your passengers are sure to appreciate.


Passenger Volume

Seating Capacity

Cargo Volume (Minimum)

Cargo Volume (Maximum)

2018 Acura MDX

132.7 cu. ft. (131.4 cu. ft.)

7, or 6 with optional Second-Row Captain’s Chairs

15.8 cu. ft.

90.9 cu. ft.


2018 Acura MDX tri-zone climate control

Comfort Features: Heated Front Seats come standard in every Acura MDX configuration, and with the Advance Package, they’ll also offer multi-level ventilation! Heated Second-Row Outboard Seats (or Captain’s Chairs) are offered with the MDX’s Entertainment and Advance Packages, respectively, and it also includes a Heated Steering Wheel. Each MDX model also offers Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control with Humidity Control and Air Filtration, and with any upgrade, it will be linked up to a GPS system.

2018 Acura MDX Leather Seating

Flexible MDX Seats: Every MDX sports a 10-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat, an 8-Way Power-Adjustable Front Passenger’s Seat, and a 2-Driver Memory System that can track your favorite settings. Most MDX models offer second-row seating for three passengers, and the bench has been designed with a One-Touch Smart Slide Walk-In feature that makes it easy to access the third row. With the Advance Package, the MDX’s second-row bench seat is replaced by two Second–Row Captain’s Chairs. Both the Second- and Third- Row Seats can be folded flat, so you can expand your cargo bay in a flash.

2018 Acura MDX wood trim

Interior Finishes: Even the baseline MDX Standard offers a Leather Trimmed Interior, and it’s been perforated for added comfort on models equipped with the Sport Hybrid, Advance, or Entertainment package upgrades. Additionally, all MDX models have been built with Ambient Cabin Lighting and a Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel. With the Advance Package, the MDX also offers Contrast Piping and Stitching and Natural Wood accents.

Technology and Entertainment Features

There’s no substitute for a full suite of technology features. The Acura MDX’s stereo options fill the entirety of the cabin with high-fidelity sound, and this model’s high-end convenience and connectivity features will make every drive more satisfying.

2018 Acura MDX ODMD touchscreen

  • Acura Navigation System: Drivers who upgrade with the Technology, Entertainment, or Advance Packages will be able to take advantage of the Acura Navigation System which comes complete with an 8-Inch Color Multi-Information Display, turn-by-turn guidance, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic, and automatic rerouting. An optional 3D viewing mode can help you take stock of your surroundings.
  • MDX Stereo Setups and Audio Features: Acura’s standard Premium Audio System offers 8 speakers, and even without upgrades you can take advantage of a USB Audio Interface, Aha compatibility, Pandora Compatibility, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more. Upgraded models come standard with an ELS Studio Premium Audio System with 10 to 12 speakers, depending on which other upgrades you select. HD Radio and Song By Voice technology also come standard on upgraded models.
2018 Acura MDX Rear Entertainment mounted screen

  • Smartphone Interface: The Acura MDX’s smartphone interface includes SMS and MMS Text Message Reading, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and for iPhone users, Siri Eyes Free. All upgraded models offer additional conveniences like Email Reading and Bluetooth-enabled phonebook exchange. AcuraLink Satellite Communication allows you to sync any compatible smartphone with your MDX and utilize location tracking services, airbag deployment notifications, remote locking/unlocking, and even live concierge assistance!
  • Rear Entertainment System: The Acura MDX’s Entertainment Package offers a fully functional Rear Entertainment System that your passengers are sure to love. It includes a 9-inch screen, a headphone jack, an auxiliary jack, a 110-volt power outlet, an LCD control system, and a removable wireless remote! Drivers who also opt for the Advance Package will receive an HDMI input and a wider, 16.2-inch screen that can be split between two different videos!

Accessories and Options

Make the most of your 2018 Acura MDX’s interior by equipping a few of the following optional upgrades and accessories. The list below is far from exhaustive, but it contains many of the options of interest to our friends and neighbors.

  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Sun Shade
  • Cargo Tray
  • Cargo Net
  • Cargo Cover
  • Cargo Liner
  • Cargo Cover
  • All-Season Floor Mats
  • Second-Row Seat Covers
  • Illuminated Door Sill Trim
2018 Acura MDX heated steering wheel

Test Drive the 2019 Acura MDX

There’s never been a better time to get behind the wheel of an SUV that’s sure to satisfy! The 2018 Acura MDX is available now at a Wisconsin Acura dealer near you, and our array of current offers is sure to pique your interest. Come in and get a hands-on feel for the 2018 Acura MDX’s interior today!

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