Acura Model Chronology: 2001-2006 MDX

Vehicle: MDX
Years Available: 2001-present
Original Engine: 3.2-liter SOHC 24-valve VTEC V-6, 240 hp @ 5300 rpm, 245 lbs-ft @ 3000-5000 rpm
Original Transmission: 4-speed automatic
  • New model; first third-row seat in luxury SUV; first Variable Torque Management 4-wheel drive; designed, engineered and built in United States
  • 2002: improved sound deadening; revised outside mirrors
  • 2003: engine upgraded to 260 hp and 250 lbs-ft torque; 5-speed automatic replaces 4-speed; upgraded navigation system with voice recognition; upgraded driver-side airbag; optional DVD entertainment system
  • 2004: redesigned grille, front bumper, headlights, taillights, dual exhaust; engine upgraded to 265 hp and 253 lbs-ft torque; side curtain airbag; brushed metal interior trim; enhanced interior illumination; tire pressure monitoring system; redesigned wheels on Touring Package
  • 2005: upgraded navigation system; XM Satellite radio; HandsFreeLink™ Bluetooth wireless phone integration on Touring Package
  • 2006: Zebra wood and aluminum trim on Touring Package; 253 hp, 250 lbs-ft SAE Net (Rev 8/04)
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