The Latest Acura Innovation: The Acura MDX
It is hard to explain the feeling of driving an SUV that combines luxury, comfort and designer styling. But you have it all in the recently refreshed 2018 Acura MDX and MDX Sport Hybrid. The third-generation MDX has long been anticipated, but it's here now at Silverhill Acura. With the same winning powertrain and a finely tuned power plant for superior performance and efficiency, this capable SUV can drive you from coast to coast across Canada.

Already people are taking notice of this new Acura, with AJAC (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada) giving the 2018 MDX their coveted "Best Large Premium Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2018" award. Read on to discover what the new 2018 MDX is all about, or come into our South Calgary dealership to test drive one today!

The MDX Exterior 
The latest version of the MDX is here and ready to show you what it means to be a luxury SUV. The front fascias is bolder than ever since Acura has redesigned the grille and headlights. The rest of the vehicle's exterior was also updated to add sharper edges and a more aggressive, aerodynamic look inspired by Acura's Precision concept car. Chrome detailing and alloy wheels add a certain elegance to the exterior, making it look more like the true luxury SUV it is.

It's not all about cosmetic changes; the bumper has been improved too and the new LED taillights offer better visibility from the rear. The new MDX is designer styled to stand out from the crowd, but also to stand out better on the road.
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  • 7-Passenger seating
  • Jewel Eye™ LED headlights
  • 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift® paddle shifters and Grade Logic Control
  • AcuraWatch™ Driver Assist features
  • Keyless Access System with pushbutton start
  • Power tailgate
  • Bi-directional remote engine starter
  • Heated front seats
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto



  • 20″ alloy wheels
  • Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™*
  • AcuraLink™* connectivity system
  • Blind Spot Information system*
  • Cross Traffic Monitor system*
  • Acura/ELS Surround® 501-watt Premium Audio System with AM/FM/SiriusXM™* tuner, MP3/Windows Media® Audio compatibility, DTS®, Dolby® Pro Logic™ II and 10 speakers including subwoofer
  • Perimeter/approach puddle lights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers



  • Perforated Premium Milano leather-trimmed interior
  • Acura DVD Entertainment System with 9″ display
  • Heated 2nd-row seats
  • Acura/ELS Surround® 529-watt Premium Audio System with AM/FM/SiriusXM™* tuner, MP3/Windows Media® Audio compatibility, DTS®, Dolby® Pro Logic™ II and 11 speakers including subwoofer
  • Auto-dimming power folding side mirrors
  • Rear side sunshades
  • AC power outlet (115-volt)
  • Auto-levelling front headlamps
  • Keyless Access System for all doors



  • Elite seat styling with contrast stitch and piping
  • Surround view camera system*
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Genuine olive ash or black limba wood trim
  • Acura DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with 16.2-inch display and HDMI® input jack
  • Acura/ELS Surround® 546-watt Premium Audio System with AM/FM/SiriusXM™* tuner, MP3/Windows Media® Audio compatibility, DTS®, Dolby® Pro Logic™ II and 12 speakers including subwoofer
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Unique 20″ Elite-Style wheels
  • LED fog lights



  • 6-Passenger seating
  • 2nd-row captain's chairs with center console storage
  • 6 USB charge ports
  • Elite seat styling with contrast stitching and accent piping
  • Surround view camera system
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Genuine olive ash or black limba wood trim
  • LED fog lights


  • Headlamp Washers
  • Heated Windshield
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Wiper-linked headlight systems
  • AcuraLink Connectivity System
  • Acura DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System with 16.2-inch display
  • Siri Eyes Free
  • SMS Text/ Email Functionality
  • 12-volt Power Outlet
  • Active Noise Control
  • Acura Navigation System
  • Auto-dimming Rear-view Mirror
  • Homelink Remote System
  • Surround View Camera Systems
  • Tri-Zone Front and Rear Synchronized Automatic Climate Control

A New Interior

The 2018 MDX offers seating adorned with premium leather for a more luxurious feel, and genuine wood trimming that makes the interior much more gorgeous to scan over. The dash has been fully redesigned, incorporating an upgraded infotainment system with a larger touchscreen and more tech like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The cabin comfortably accommodates 7 adults spread over a 3-row seating arrangement, and a telescopic steering wheel offers customizable comfort for drivers.

Powertrain & Hybrid Tech

The standard MDX has the same 3.5-L V6 at 290 hp and 267 lb.-ft. of torque, offering 10.7L/100km combined fuel economy which is very impressive and top-tier for luxury SUVs. The SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) option is also available, and 0-60 in the 2018 MDX takes only 7.5 seconds.

The 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid pulls up to the starting line and features the innovative three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain alongside the Acura NSX supercar and RLX flagship sedan. A 3.0-litre DOHC V6 with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), an integrated electric motor, and a Twin Motor Unit power the MDX Sport Hybrid, giving you the ultimate in both power and control. The system also delivers electrified torque vectoring for superior straight-line performance and precision cornering for unparalleled driver engagement and a true racecar feel. Outshining it's gasoline counterpart; 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque is what you'll get out of the new MDX Sport Hybrid.

AcuraWatchTM Safety Technologies

Acura knows that when it comes to your vehicle there isn't much as important as safety and that's why the suite of AcuraWatchTM technologies ensure that you are fully prepared for the road ahead. Acura created these comprehensive safety features that are available on your new Acura vehicle with only safety in mind. These features include Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Blind Spot Information (BSI) System with Cross Traffic Monitoring, and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) to name a few. Each one of these systems is designed and engineered for the safety of you and your passengers. To find out more about these features check out our detailed AcuraWatchTM Technologies page.