Facelifted 2025 Acura MDX Ditches Its Biggest Weakness

The 2025 Acura MDX gets a revised fascia

Acura has given the MDX a facelift for 2025, bringing much-desired changes to the automaker’s flagship SUV.

There’s also a new price tag to go with it, and the 2025 Acura MDX will start at $52,250, including a $1,350 destination charge. It’s an increase of $750 over last year’s model, but it does bring the end of Acura’s much-hated touchpad system in favor of a more traditional and modern 12.3-inch infotainment setup housed in a redesigned dash. Acura has also updated the MDX’s looks with a new fascia.

There are other changes as well, but the naturally aspirated V6 is not among them. It produces 290 horsepower to the front wheels via a 10-speed automatic, while all-wheel drive is still an option for an extra $1,200. Acura changed the $4,500 Technology pack offered for the MDX, which now includes more sound deadening in addition to a Bang & Olufsen sound system and 20-inch wheels.

Type S models still see a more powerful engine — Acura’s 355 horsepower twin-turbo V6. Relevant changes are more in the name of luxury and safety than performance, with the Type S seeing the Advance Package as standard, which adds 16-way powered and massaging front seats, heated rear seats, a surround-view camera, and a HUD.

The newly refreshed Type S also debuts its own unique styling and some enhanced safety features like an updated front-facing camera, and better radar under the new AcuraWatch 360 system.

Acura says the updated MDX is already available to order.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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