Acura MDX Towing Capacity

When you're the proud owner of the 2017 Acura MDX, the hilly roads in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo area don't stand a chance against the power and agility this midsize SUV is known for. The ample cargo space makes it a formidable vehicle for transporting materials or taking the vehicle out on a family vacation. However, what happens when there's no more space, but still plenty of cargo to bring along? 

At Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo, a lot of drivers enjoy the amount of cargo space, but they often ask us "What is the towing capacity for the Acura MDX?" The answer all depends on how your vehicle is tailored. Still, we'll do our best to shed some light on this question so you can know, without a doubt, how much your 2017 Acura MDX can tow.

2017 Acura MDX: Formidable Engine Power

The Acura MDX is outfitted with a powerful and capable 3.5L V6 engine. This engine delivers 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque-a necessary element to the Acura MDX towing. The engine is paired with the nine-speed Automatic Transmission with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, allowing the engine to find the right gear ratio for the power it needs for the work you're putting it through.

Cargo Capacity

Due to the size and space featured in the Acura MDX, towing should be a last resort. Or, if you're embarking on a big move, the 14.9 cubic feet behind the third row may not be enough. Of course, you could fold the last row down and bring your cargo space up to 38.4 cubic feet, or you can fold both rows down to boost the space up to 68.4 cubic feet. Additionally, you can opt for a roof rack to hold some of the cargo up top.

Towing with the 2017 Acura MDX

There are a lot of factors to consider when you're thinking about Acura MDX towing. It's imperative that you're aware of your SUV's limitations. The towing ability also depends on how many passengers are tagging along for the ride. To successfully tow with your Acura MDX, you'll need a front towing grille to help keep the engine operating at an appropriate temperature. You'll also need an ATF (automatic transmission fluid) cooler, which help Acura MDX perform smoothly as it can increase the Acura MDX's towing abilities. 

With the previously mentioned accessories attached, the Acura MDX can tow 5,000 pounds when there's two occupants riding and the vehicle features 4WD (3,500 pounds with 2WD). The Acura MDX towing capacity decreases by 250 pounds per additional passenger with both the 4WD and 2WD models. Without the ATF cooler, the Acura MDX with 4WD maxes out its towing at 3,500 pounds with two occupants in the vehicle. When the Acura MDX-with the ATF cooler and 4WD-Is at full passenger capacity, it can still tow an impressive 4,000 pounds.

Do you need more information on the Acura MDX's towing capacity? Or, do you need to find some accessories to help your vehicle's towing abilities? Contact us at Norm Reeves Acura of Mission Viejo. We're always happy to help drivers from the Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Aliso Viejo area get the most out of their vehicles.

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