Flash Drive

2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Model Tested: 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Advance

The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is stylish and handsomely styled.

Engine:3.0-liter V-6, 321-horsepower, 289 lb-ft torque

Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive

EPA Rating: 26-mpg city, 27-mpg highway, 27-mpg combined

Base Price: $59,550

As Tested: $60,545


Smooth transitions between gas and electric power

Good fuel economy—our best was 33.8-mpg

The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid’s rear 3/4 view is attractive, but the sloped lift gate does impact cargo capacity.

Advance Package includes active shock absorbers and wider tires

Good acceleration with hybrid combo

Pleasant highway ride


Comfortable, supportive front seats

Power lumbar support both front seats

Heated and ventilated front seats (3 temperatures)

Stretch-out front legroom

Excellent headroom

Heated leather steering wheel

With both rear rows folded down the cargo deck is flat and ample.

Very good interior materials, but a little short of excellent

Good use of wood trim, but a little too much textured plastic

Big, wide padded armrest above center console

Power tilt/telescopic steering column

Medium thickness, slightly contoured, heated leather steering wheel

Middle row bucket seats with huge center console and wide armrest

Good second row room

There is a lot of cargo space behind the third row seats plus there’s a big bonus bin under the floor.

Heated second row seats

Flat floor

Pull-up rear sunshades

Good third row access


Power tailgate

Large, wide opening

No lift-over

Flat cargo deck

Good cargo space

Flat floor behind third row seats

Front seat room and comfort and excellent in all versions of the Acura MDX.

Second and third row seats fold flat

Large, full width storage bin under cargo deck

Oversized console bin

Medium size locking glovebox

Large front door bins

Medium size rear door bins

WOW Factors:

Comfortable, handsomely styled interior

Courtesy lights for approach and departure

Impressive fuel economy

There is a lot of extra storage space between the two middle row seats including a bin under the padded center armrest.

Extra storage under cargo deck

A great suite of safety features


Still don’t care for unique multi-button transmission shifter

Radio wasn’t easy to program favorite stations

Bottom Line:

The 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid is a great blend of styling, spaciousness, luxury, comfort, and fuel economy in a three-row SUV. The MDX is loaded with desirable features—safety, economy, comfort, and style-wise. It’s not inexpensive, but it is a lot of SUV

The 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a great road car with a smooth ride, ample power, and impressive fuel economy.

for the money.