In today’s market, the current generation of this luxury crossover seems a little bit outdated. Simply, it has been around since 2014 and it can’t compete with rivals in many aspects. One of them is also interior space. All in all, the 2021 Acura MDX is about to come completely redesigned in the next year. The company prepares a lot of novelties if we can rely on the latest reports. We are about to see a completely new design, which will provide better overall quality and primarily improvements in terms of comfort and performances.

Of course, many novelties are about to come, including a completely new styling, which has been leaked with the RDX’s infotainment system. Of course, new powertrain options are expected as well, just like a full load of new tech features. We expect that the 2021 Acura MDX release date will be scheduled for the second half of next year.

2021 Acura MDX

2021 Acura MDX Redesign

There is no doubt that the 2021 Acura MDX will bring a lot of novelties and one of the first things that come to mind is the platform. We count on a new one, which will be used for the new Pilot as well. The two models will once again share most of the mechanics and base design solutions. This includes size as well. By today’s standards, the current generation seems quite small for a mid-size crossover. With 111 inches in wheelbase, it is definitely one of the smallest models in the class.

So, we count on a notable increase in the new 2021 Acura MDX. This would bring numerous benefits, particularly in terms of legroom, which definitely isn’t the strongest point of the current model. Of course, numerous improvements in terms of efficiency and performance are expected as well.

2021 Acura MDX leaked


Naturally, the new model will come with the completely new styling. Although we still don’t have 2021 Acura MDX spy shots, we can already see how the new model will look like. Accidentally or not, the look of this crossover has been leaked thanks to the graphics we can see on the RDX’s touchscreen. The new compact crossover show one sedan and one large crossover, and we have no doubt those are the next generation of TLX and MDX models.

From what we can see, it seems certain that the new generation will feature a lot of sharp lines and angular lines. We count on the same approach we’ve seen in the compact RDX. Of course, as we are talking about the brand’s flagship version, a couple of exclusive styling solutions are expected as well. Moreover, some reports suggest we might see the 2021 Acura MDX Type S version as well, which would come with various upgrades over standard models, both in terms of mechanics and aesthetics.


We expect a lot from this aspect of the 2021 Acura MDX. As we already mentioned, the current model isn’t particularly big. With 111 inches in wheelbase, you can’t count on some spectacular numbers when it comes to legroom. The current model features around 41.4 inches of legroom in the first row, which seems typical for the class. The second row is relatively decent, as it is good for about 38.5 inches. On the other side, the third row is very tight, as 28.1 inches definite aren’t enough to accommodate adult passengers. Therefore, we presume that the expect wheelbase increase will definitely bring improvements in this aspect.

Besides more space, we expect that the 2021 Acura MDX will look more luxurious. The current model looks nice, but there are also some areas that feature hard plastics, which isn’t something you would expect from a premium brand.

2021 Acura MDX interior leak

2021 Acura MDX Engines

In this aspect, we don’t expect bigger changes, considering that the current powertrain is both powerful and efficient. Standard models come with a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 290 horsepower. We may see a slight power increase for this occasion, but we also count that the fuel economy will at least remain at the same level. The current model is good for about 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which are pretty good numbers for the class.

Of course, the 2021 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid should come as well. Still, we may see some changes on a system that delivers 321 horsepower and features an average fuel economy that goes around 27 mpg in a combined drive.

2021 Acura MDX Release Date and Price

We are still waiting for the official confirmation, but it seems pretty certain that the 2021 Acura MDX release date will be scheduled for the second half of next year. When it comes to the price, we don’t expect significant changes, though the new model could cost a little bit more. The current version starts at around 44.500, while the Sport Hybrid starts at 53.000 dollars.


  1. Hate the smaller ra
    Dio system…2012 has great screen and can read the author and the name of the song it is a nice big letters big screen. Eyes have seen the 2020s it’s a little portion of the screen you have to go to different screens to flip the channel. I feel it is getting to be so low that it’s like a minivan instead of a sporty SUV. It keeps getting lower and lower to the ground. My 2012 is very sporty looking. The premium gas is always so much higher in price sometimes 80 to 90 cents…. people love the shift they have taken that away. Please go back and look at the entertainment screen from years back it is much easier to get around with and you can read it from where you sit

  2. Barb is expressing my comments on my 2017 MDX. Wish I had a gear shift, a better viewable radio screen (can’t seen what’s on it in bright weather conditions). Looking forward to the 2021 model.

  3. Nobody loves the push button transmission, but you can be sure that Acura won’t fix that item. Acura doesn’t listen to its customers and always manages to shoot itself in the foot. They’re talking about replacing the 6 cylinder engine with a turbo four. Volvo tried it with their xc90 and it doesn’t work well at all. A heavy vehicle like the MDX needs to retain the 6 banger.


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