The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Performance

The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a three-row SUV that is sophisticated inside and out. Edmunds.com ranks the MDX as #1 among luxury hybrids. For drivers who opt for the Sport Hybrid option, the MDX is fuel efficient while still offering impressive performance dynamics with Super-Handling All Wheel Drive, sophisticated suspension systems, and active safety features that ensure the MDX Sport Hybrid is always performing at its highest level.

Engine / 3 Motor Hybrid System

The MDX hybrid system is comprised of an engine along with a 3 motor system for an ideal combination of power and efficiency. The gasoline engine is a 3.0L V6 and delivers power to the front wheels along with an electric motor located in the transmission housing. The rear wheels are powered by two additional electric motors that operate independently of each other for a higher-quality performance that adjusts to different driving situations. All three electric motors are powered by a lithium-ion battery and when the MDX decelerates, the motors charge the battery. Low speed cruising will use electric power alone for higher efficiency, while highway speed will switch to the engine for more power.

SH-AWD

The Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system from Acura is an innovative design that redirects engine power from the front to the rear and side to side. Along with the twin rear motors, the MDX advances the design even further to produce a better and more refined performance on the road. The system adapts and shifts power during turns to help the MDX through the turn more cleanly to create a “yaw” effect. Even in inclement weather or on slippery roads, the system can shift more power to the wheels with more traction control and away from the wheels with less. The MDX makes these adjustments automatically, thanks to the versatility of the twin rear motor systems, whereas past SH-AWD systems required driver inputs.

Power Under the Hood

The entire hybrid system produces an impressive amount of power. Considered on its own, the V6 engine produces 257 horsepower and 218 lb-ft of torque. The front motor contributes 47 horsepower and 109 lb-ft of torque, while the dual rear motors produce 36 horsepower each and 54 lb-ft of torque each. All these components combine to form a total system horsepower of 289 and 289 lb-ft of torque.

  • Engine – 257 hp and 218 lb-ft of torque
  • Front Motor – 47 hp and 109 lb-ft of torque
  • Dual Rear Motor – 36 + 36 horsepower and 54 + 54 lb-ft of torque
  • Total System Power – 289 hp and 289 lb-ft of torque
2019 Acura MDX Engine
2019 Acura MDX Black Rear View

Fuel Economy

One of the biggest benefits of choosing a hybrid system over a traditional gasoline engine is, of course, the excellent fuel economy. The MDX Sport Hybrid allows drivers to drive for longer distances on the road with less visits to the pump, and that’s good news for your wallet and the environment. To compare, the standard MDX with FWD will achieve an estimated 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg combined, while drivers who choose the MDX Sport Hybrid will achieve 26 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined*.

  • 26 city / 27 highway / 27 combined mpg*

Transmission

Paired with the hybrid engine and motor system is a Motor-integrated 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission. This transmission was designed for quick shifts that are smoother and more efficient than conventional automatic transmissions. The transmission has one clutch for odd-numbered gears (1,3,5, and 7) and the second for even (2,4, and 6).

2019 Acura MDX White Mountain Driving
2019 Acura MDX Winter Driving

Suspension

The MDX features a sophisticated suspension design for the utmost comfort and control on the road. The design minimizes the amount of steering wheel vibrations, road noise, and offers a stiffer ride for more precise handling while absorbing road bumps and irregularities.

  • MacPherson Strut Front Suspension / Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Active Dampers
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
  • Integrated Dynamics System: 4-Mode Drive System (including Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Sport+)
  • Agile Handling Assist

Active Safety Features

The MDX features an extensive list of active safety features that enhances its performance on the road. These features ensure the MDX maintains good tractive control with the road, comes to a complete stop more quickly in an emergency braking situation, and prevents the wheels from locking up.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System with Location and Pressure Indicators
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • Brake Assist
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
2019 Acura MDX Cruise Control

Test Drive Today

Find out more information on the 2019 Acura MDX by contacting us or visiting your nearest Kansas City Acura Dealer. Explore current offers and experience the MDX firsthand with a test drive today.

*Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.
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