A 3.5-liter direct-injected Earth Dreams V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management powered the MDX. Notably, it offered a front-wheel-drive (FWD) model for the first time, while all-wheel drive (AWD) remained the sole configuration in Canada. The EPA-estimated fuel economy improved, with SH-AWD models rated at 18 mpg city, 27 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined, and FWD models rated at 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined. The vehicle featured Acura’s Jewel Eye LED Headlights, employing five separate LED sources for improved lighting. Inside, it reduced button clutter with a 7-inch touchscreen with haptic feedback and an additional 8-inch screen as standard. Noise reduction measures included acoustic windshields and glass, triple-sealed door openings, and advanced noise reduction in certain models. The exterior design was more aerodynamic, reducing drag by 16%, and the MDX offered improved handling with a 9% quicker steering gear ratio and a lower ride height for enhanced stability. Structural rigidity was increased, and weight was reduced through high-strength steel, aluminum, and magnesium, with 64% of the total vehicle body mass consisting of these materials. The MDX also incorporated advanced safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, a driver’s knee airbag, Lane Keeping Assist System, and Collision Mitigation Braking System.



Look up Acura MDX specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

3.5L V6 Engine (290 hp, 267 lb-ft of torque)

  • Recommended Oil Viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 33 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 4.5 US quarts (4.3 liters)

Spark Plug Gap

  • 0.044 inches (1.1mm)

Hybrid 3.0L V6 Engine (321 hp, 289 lb-ft of torque)

  • Recommended Oil Viscosity: 5W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 33 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 5.8 US quarts (5.5 liters)

Spark Plug Gap

  • 0.044 inches (1.1mm)


  • Capacity:5.7 quarts (or 5.4 liters) (3.5L Engine)
  • Capacity: 4.5 quarts (or 4.3 liters) (3.0L Hybrid)

Automatic Transmission Fluid

  • Capacity: 4.5 quarts (4.3 liters) (3.5L Engine)
  • Type: Acura ATF DW-1 or equivalent

Rear Differential Fluid

  • Capacity: 3.0 qt (2.8 L)


  • Capacity:19.5 gallons

Washer Fluid

  • Capacity: 3.7 liters (1 gallon)



  • 3.5 L J35Y5 V6
  • 3.0 L J30Y1 V6 (hybrid)


  • 6-speed automatic
  • 9-speed ZF 9HP automatic
  • 7-speed DCT (hybrid)

Fuel Consumption

Safety Rating



Front Lights

  • High Beam Light Bulb: LED
  • Low Beam Light Bulb: LED
  • Side Marker Light Bulb: 7443
  • Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7443
  • Fog Light Bulb: LED
  • Daytime Running Light Bulb: LED

Rear Lights

  • Reverse Light Bulb: 7443
  • Brake Light Bulb: 7443
  • Parking Light Bulb: 7443
  • Outer Tail Light: LED
  • Inner Tail Light: LED
  • Turn Signal Light Bulb: 7443

Interior Lights

  • Glove Box Light Bulb: T5
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: T10
  • Stepwell Light Bulb: DE3175
  • Trunk Light Bulb: T10
  • Map Light Bulb: LED
  • Dome Light Bulb: LED