How Much Can an Acura MDX Tow?

2023 Acura MDX driving out in the desert

The MDX is the largest SUV that Acura makes—and it’s absolutely the right choice if you want to be able to tow with your next Acura car or SUV. With or without optional Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™, the MDX is a powerhouse performer that balances efficiency and capability perfectly. So, how much can an Acura MDX tow? Our guide covers everything you need to know to make the most of the Acura MDX towing capacity.

2023 Acura MDX Towing Capacity

The 2023 Acura MDX towing capacity comes in at either 3,500 pounds or 5,000 pounds depending on which trim level you select. If you want to reach the upper limit, all you have to do is select a model equipped with Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™. This option improves your control on the roads of Santa Clara and Milpitas while providing the extra boost of power you’ll need to move heavy cargo.

2023 Acura MDX Towing Capacity by Configuration

  • MDX FWD: 3,500 pounds
  • MDX SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • MDX Technology Package FWD: 3,500 pounds
  • MDX Technology Package SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • MDX A-Spec® Package SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • MDX Advance Package SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • MDX Type S SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • MDX Type S Advance SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds

2023 Acura MDX Performance: A Closer Look

Acura MDX Engine Options

Although your choice of engine will not impact the towing capacity of your MDX, it’s worth noting that you’ll have two different power plants to consider:

  • Standard 3.5L V6 Engine: 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque
  • Available 3.0L V6 Turbo Engine: 355 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque

The stronger engine is standard on MDX Type S and MDX Type S Advance configurations.

Acura MDX Performance & Safety Features

If you want to tow heavy cargo with confidence, you’ll need more than a powerful engine and a dependable AWD system. That’s why Acura equips every MDX with an incredible range of safety features, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Agile Handling Assist®
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Blind Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Road Departure Mitigation system
  • Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering

Are You Ready to Take the MDX for a Test Drive?

Our San Jose dealership is just a short drive from San Jose or Santa Clara, and we’d love to show you what the MDX can do! Start exploring our new MDX inventory today, and get in touch when you’re ready to get behind the wheel.

2022 Acura MDX A-Spec on Highway


The Acura MDX sports a stylish exterior, but you’ll be surprised at how much this SUV can tow. How much can an Acura MDX tow on the San Jose roads? When properly equipped, the Acura MDX can tow up to an impressive 5,000 pounds, more than enough for your extended road trips and weekend getaways. Learn what else this powerful vehicle can do with Capitol Acura, and visit our dealership to find your very own Acura MDX at a price that you’ll love.

Acura MDX Towing Capacity by Package

The Acura MDX towing capacity varies depending on which specific package you choose. So, how much can an Acura MDX tow? To see how much you’ll be able to pull on the Santa Clara roads, check out the variations in towing capacity of each available Acura MDX package:

Acura MDX Towing Capacity

  • 2022 Acura MDX FWD: 3,500 pounds
  • 2022 Acura MDX SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • 2022 Acura MDX Technology Package FWD: 3,500 pounds
  • 2022 Acura MDX Technology Package SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • 2022 Acura MDX A-Spec® Package SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds
  • 2022 Acura MDX Advance Package SH-AWD: 5,000 pounds

Other Acura MDX Towing & Performance Features

The Acura MDX towing capacity isn’t the only feature that makes it a formidable opponent on the Milpitas roads. It also comes with plenty of other performance capabilities and towing features to give you an edge no matter where you go and what you haul. See how you can tow confidently with some of these features of the Acura MDX:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • 290 horsepower
  • 267 lb-ft of torque
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Agile Handling Assist®
  • Belt-Driven Variable-Ratio Electric Power Steering
  • Power Lift Tailgate
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • Double Wishbone Front Suspension /Multi-Link Rear Suspension
  • Integrated Dynamics System
  • And more!

To see what else this innovative SUV can accomplish, visit Capitol Acura in San Jose for a test drive of any of our available Acura MDX models. When you find the model that you love, see how much you can save with our new vehicle specials.

Experience the Acura MDX at Capitol Acura

Now that you know how much an Acura MDX can tow, it’s time to experience the power and efficiency of this vehicle for yourself. Contact us to set up a test drive and choose your favorite Acura MDX package.

Acura MDX Silver and Gray


The 2020 Acura MDX towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds when properly equipped. This means you can tow a small boat or trailer with ease on your next trip out of Milpitas. Learn more about the Acura MDX towing capacity, MDX towing features, and more with Capitol Acura today! If you’re looking to enhance your towing capabilities in San Jose and beyond, the new Acura MDX is a great choice.


How Much Can a 2020 Acura MDX Tow?

So, how much can an Acura MDX tow? This depends on the MDX configuration you choose. Before choosing, you’ll want to keep the following in mind:

  • Front-wheel drive is standard, and even if you decide not to upgrade, your MDX will be able to tow up to 3,500 pounds.
  • Upgrade with Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ to reach the 5,000-pound maximum Acura MDX towing capacity.

Interested in upgrading to better handling and more towing power? The Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive™ is available on all new Acura MDX configurations, and it comes standard on A-Spec® models. It’s also important to note that though Sport Hybrid models do offer more power and torque, they aren’t recommended for frequent, heavy towing.

2020 Acura MDX Performance and Towing Features

Each of the 2020 Acura MDX trim levels comes equipped with a powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine with i-VTEC® and VCM®, providing 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque for each Santa Clara trip that requires towing. With either the FWD or the SH-AWD configuration, you’ll receive a 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. You’ll also enjoy features such as:

  • A standard Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines or an available Surround-View Camera System
  • An available Blind Spot Information (BSI) System and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Standard AcuraWatch™ safety tech, including the Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™)
  • Standard Vehicle Stability Assist® (VSA®) with Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering


Experience the Power of the Acura MDX Today!

Check out our genuine parts online to find more ways to enhance your MDX and its towing power. If you have any questions about this model, our available new vehicle specials, or even the financing process, we can help! Contact our team or apply for financing online once you’re ready to drive off in a new Acura MDX to your home in San Jose.

White MDX driving along the side of a mountain

The 2019 Acura MDX is a luxury SUV, but that doesn’t mean it’s fall short when it comes to performance and utility. The Acura MDX towing abilities allow for up to 5,000 pounds, so you can tow a small trailer, boat, or work equipment from San Jose to Santa Clara.


How Much Can a 2019 Acura MDX Tow?

With front-wheel drive the Acura MDX towing capacity is 3,500 pounds. When you opt for the MDX with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD), the towing capacity increases to he max 5,000 pounds. SH-AWD comes standard on the A-Spec® Package and is available on the other trim levels.

Acura MDX Performance Specs

This Acura SUV comes equipped with a standard engine is a 3.5L V6 with direct injection, and it’s paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission with sequential sportshift paddle shifters. It delivers 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, and the MDX features an integrated dynamics system with Comfort, Normal, and Sport driving modes.

If you’re looking for an eco-friendly SUV to drive around Milpitas there’s a Sport Hybrid model with SH-AWD available with the Technology Package and Advance Package that also provides the 5,000-pound towing capacity.

2019 MDX Technology

To ensure you’re driving safely while towing, the MDX provides you with Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA) with traction control and motion adaptive steering, which help you your SUV maintain stability. This standard system monitors:

  • Individual wheel speeds
  • Throttle position
  • Lateral G-force
  • Steering angle
  • Vehicle speed
  • Vehicle yaw rate

Blue MDX driving on a road with mountains in the background

2019 MDX Safety

In addition to the VSA, you also get the standard AcuraWatch™ safety suite. These features also help to keep you safe on the both when you’re just driving your MDX and when you’re towing:

  • ABS with Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™
  • Multi-view rear camera with dynamic guidelines
  • Hill Start Assist


Experience the Acura MDX Performance at Capitol Acura

Now that you know how much the Acura MDX can tow, see how this SUV compares to the Lexus RX or Audi Q7, then visit us in San Jose to take a test drive and experience the performance of this SUV in person. You can also contact us online with questions about the MDX features and lineup.

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