2025 Acura MDX Revealed With Added Style And New Technology

2025 Acura MDX Revealed With Added Style And New Technology

Important takeaways

  • Acura reveals the 2025 MDX with refreshed styling, more technology, and added safety.

  • The new 12.3-inch touchscreen interface does away with the touch-sensitive trackpad.

  • The new Bang and Olufsen sound systems promise better sound than the old ELS Premium system.

Acura has unveiled the 2025 MDX SUV with a number of upgrades and enhancements, including updated styling, a new user interface, upgraded audio systems for all trims, and more safety features. The midsize luxury crossover has served as Acura’s flagship since the RLX’s demise, and these new updates aim to cement that status.

“We’ve improved the MDX in almost every way, adding incredible new technology, a fast and intuitive touchscreen interface, premium Bang & Olufsen sound, and more,” says Mamadou Diallo, Senior Vice President of Marketing of Honda Auto of America. “It’s the best MDX we’ve ever made.”

Fashion Updates

All MDX variants get a sharper look for the 2025 model year, with a new open-frame Diamond Pentagon grille with redesigned vents dominating the front face. The side lights and fog lights have also been massaged, while the headlights and taillights have been lightly tinted. Buyers who choose the MDX A-Spec get the same front fascia from the MDX Type S, and a frameless grille with redesigned vents. This model also gets black accents, A-Spec badges, and redesigned 20-inch wheels. Speaking of which, MDX models with the Technology Package and Advance Package also get new 20-inch wheel options, but Acura hasn’t revealed these.

The S-Type is not left out and gets what Acura calls “open-surface mesh” in its new grille, redesigned Berlina Black 21-inch wheels with a finish, and its standard rear diffuser, quad exhaust tips and red Brembo. brake calipers.

New colors for the MDX are Canyon River Blue Metallic and Urban Gray Pearl, the latter of which debuted on the 2024 Acura TLX.

Highly upgraded infotainment

The Acura True Touchpad wasn’t the worst of its kind, but it still took a bit of practice to get used to. Happily, this has now been removed thanks to the inclusion of a new 12.3-inch touchscreen interface with built-in and wireless smartphone connectivity (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). As a result, the center console is slightly filled out, but the same overall design is there (nothing wrong). Despite the fact that the 2024 MDX already has one of the best audio systems in the business in 2023, Acura has seen fit to move on from the ELS Premium Audio package in favor of something from Bang & Olufsen.

The base MDX now gets two more speakers for a total of 11, while the MDX with the Technology Package, the MDX with the Advance Package, and the MDX A-Spec now have 19 B&O speakers 16 for the sound system with Acoustic Lens Tweeters and four head speakers. Those who want the best sound system will have to look for the MDX Type S with the Advance Package, which gets a unique B&O 31-speaker configuration with six more speakers than before, an 8.8-inch subwoofer, two amplifiers and 24 channels. In this model, 12 speakers are placed in the head unit for a true sound experience. The Bang & Olufsen audio systems also feature die-cast aluminum speaker grilles with laser-engraved B&O logos.

Security Updates

MDX Type S with Advance Package now gets AcuraWatch 360 as standard, which gets upgraded hardware that includes a new front millimeter wave radar hidden behind the Acura badge, a new front camera above the windshield, new wave radars of millimeters on all. four corners, and a new touch sensor on the steering wheel – all of which unlock additional driver aids, including Active Lane Change Assist, Lane Change Collision Mitigation, and Front Cross Traffic Warning. Adaptive Cruise Control with Cornering Speed ‚Äč‚ÄčAssist is new for all MDX models, while all existing safety features have been enhanced, with better obstacle detection and a longer range blind spot warning system. A new rear seat belt reminder system is also fitted.

Pricing for the 2025 Acura MDX and MDX Type S has yet to be announced, but both SUVs will begin arriving at dealerships in May.