2003 Acura MDX Specifications

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POWERTRAIN

Engine Type

3.5-liter, SOHC VTEC 60-degree V-6

Horsepower, SAE Net

260 hp @ 5,750 rpm

Torque

250 lbs-ft @ 3,500-5,000 rpm

Redline

6,300 rpm

Bore and Stroke

3.5 in x 3.66 in (89mm x 93 mm)

Displacement

212 cu in (3,471 cc)

Compression Ratio

10.0:1

Induction System

Multi-Point Fuel Injection

Valvetrain

Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTECTM), 4 valves per cylinder, belt-driven, single overhead camshaft

Engine Block

Aluminum alloy

Emission Control

Electronic ULEV-2 emission control

Ignition System

Direct ignition system with knock control

Alternator

130 amp. max

Battery

12V, maintenance free

Recommended Fuel

Premium Unleaded

Layout

Transverse mounted, front engine, four wheel drive

Drivetrain

VTM-4TM Variable Torque ManagementTM 4-wheel drive

Transmission

Electronically controlled, 5-speed automatic with Grade Logic Control

Ratios (:1)

1st / 2.693
2nd / 1.566
3rd / 1.023
4th / 0.729
5th / 0.531
Reverse / 1.889
Final / 4.375

CHASSIS

Body Type

Steel unit body

Front Suspension

Independent strut with "L" arm

Rear Suspension

Independent multi-link with trailing arm

Shock Absorbers

Gas-pressurized

Stabilizer Bars

Front

23 mm diameter

Rear

20 mm diameter

Steering Type

Variable power-assisted, rack-and-pinion

Steering Ratio

16.9 : 1

Steering Wheel Turns (lock to lock)

3.22

Turning Circle (curb to curb)

37.2 ft (11.34 m)

Wheels

17 x 6.5 JJ cast-aluminum alloy

Tires

P235/65R17 all-season

Braking System

4-wheel disc brakes with 4-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

Front Discs

Ventilated 11.8 in (300 mm) diameter; 1.1 in (28 mm) rotor thickness

Rear Discs

Solid 12.3 in (313 mm) diameter; 0.4 in (11 mm) rotor thickness

Total Swept Area

Front: 63.5 sq in (409.6 cm2)
Rear: 35.0 sq in (225.9 cm2)

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

4-channel system with 4 wheel speed sensors and electric/hydraulic control

CAPACITIES

Crankcase

4.2 US qt (4.0 L)

Cooling System

9.5 US qt (9.0 L)

Fuel tank

19.2 US gallons (72.7 L)

Volumes

Passenger

142.9 cu ft

Cargo with 2nd and 3rd row seats down

81.5 cu ft

Cargo with 3rd row seats down

44.4 cu ft

Cargo behind 3rd row seats

14.8 cu ft

FUEL ECONOMY

EPA Fuel Mileage - City / Highway

17 / 23 MPG

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

106.3 in (2,700 mm)

Track, front

66.3 in (1,685 mm)

Track, rear

66.5 in (1,690 mm)

Overall Length

188.5 in (4,789 mm)

Overall Width

77.0 in (1,955 mm)

Overall Height

68.7 in (1,744 mm)

Minimum Ground Clearance

8.0 in (203 mm)

Approach / Departure Angle

Approach - 28 degrees
Departure - 21 degrees
Breakover - 21 degrees

WEIGHTS

Curb Weight

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MDX

4,420 lbs (2,005 kg)

MDX with Touring Package

4,473 lbs (2,029 kg)

Touring Package w/ Navigation System

4,500 lbs (2,041 kg)

Touring Package w/ Navigation System and Rear Entertainment System

4,504 lbs (2,043 kg)

Weight Distribution (% front / rear)

49.5 / 50.5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

5,732 lbs. (2,600 kg)

TOWING

Maximum Towing Capacity

4,500 lbs boat / 3,500 lbs trailer

Maximum Tongue Weight

450 lbs

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Front

Head Room

38.7 in (983 mm)

Leg Room

41.5 in (1,055 mm)

Hip Room

56.9 in (1,446 mm)

Shoulder Room

61.2 in (1,555 mm)

2nd Row Rear

Head Room

39.0 in (990 mm)

Leg Room

37.8 in (959 mm)

Hip Room

56.3 in (1,431 mm)

Shoulder Room

61.1 in (1,551 mm)

3rd Row Rear

Head Room

36.3 in (921 mm)

Leg Room

29.3 in (745 mm)

Hip Room

48.5 in (1,232 mm)

Shoulder Room

58.6 in (1,489 mm)

WARRANTY

Vehicle

4-year / 50,000-mile limited warranty

Outer Body Rust-Through

5-year / unlimited-mile limited warranty

Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC) with roadside assistance

4-year / 50,000-mile

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