2012 Acura MDX - Specifications

Engine Type 3.7-liter, SOHC, VTEC® V-6
Displacement 223 cu-in (3664 cc)
Horsepower, SAE net 300 hp at 6,300 rpm
Torque, SAE net 270 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm
Valvetrain SOHC, 24-valve, Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC®)
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Redline 6,700 rpm
Induction System Dual-stage magnesium intake manifold with Drive-By-Wire™ throttle system, PGM-FI multi-point fuel injection
Ignition System Electronic direct ignition system
Emission Certification EPA TIER 2 – BIN 5 and CARB LEV II ULEV compliance
Bore and Stroke 3.54 x 3.78 inches (90 x 96 mm)
Engine Block Die-cast aluminum
Alternator 12V-130 Amperes
Battery 12V-65AH (550 Cold Cranking Amps)
Required Fuel Premium Unleaded
Engine Layout Transverse-mounted, front-engine
Drivetrain Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™(SH-AWD®)
Transmission 6-speed automatic with Sequential SportShift, Grade Logic Control and Hill Start Assist
  Drive Gear Gear Ratio Final Drive Ratio
3.359:1 14.277:1
2.095:1 8.903:1
1.485:1 6.311:1
1.065:1 4.527:1
0.754:1 3.207:1
0.556:1 2.361:1
2.269:1 9.645:1
Base and Technology Package
Advance Package
Body Type Unit-body design
Front Suspension Independent multi-link suspension with MacPherson struts
Rear Suspension Multi-link independent suspension with trailing arms
Shock Absorbers
Monotube dampers with internal
blow-off valve
Magneto-Rheological monotube
Stabilizer Bars
Front: 23.0 mm (solid)
Rear: 24.2 mm (hollow)
24.0 mm diameter (solid)
27.2 mm diameter (hollow)
Steering Type Variable power-assist rack-and-pinion
Steering Ratio 17.0:1
Steering Wheel Turns
Turning Circle
37.6 feet (11.4 meters)
Braking System 18x8-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels (MDX)
19x8.5-inch 7-spoke aluminum wheels (MDX w/ Advance Package)
Front Brakes 13.0-inch (330 mm) diameter ventilated rotors;
dual-piston cast-iron brake calipers
Rear Discs 13.2-inch (334 mm) diameter solid disc rotors;
single-piston cast-iron brake calipers
Wheels 18x8-inch 5-spoke aluminum wheels (MDX)
19x8.5-inch 7-spoke aluminum wheels (MDX w/ Advance Package)

MDX w/ Tech Package
MDX w/ Advance Package

Bridgestone Dueler H/L 400 P255/55R18 104H all-season
Michelin Latitude P255/55R18 103H all-season
Michelin Latitude P255/50R19 103H all-season
Spare wheel/tire 17x4-inch steel wheel with T165/80D17 tire
Stability Control Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with
Traction Control System (TCS)
Cooling System 2.4 gallons 9.2 liters
Fuel Tank 21.0 gallons 79.5 liters
Engine Oil
Oil change w/filter 4.5 quarts 4.3 liters
Total oil volume 5.3 quarts 5.0 liters
Interior Volumes EPA passenger volume 142.2 cu ft
Max cargo with rear seats up 15.0 cu ft
Max cargo with third row folded 42.9 cu ft
Max cargo with rear seats down 83.5 cu ft
EPA Fuel Mileage 16/21/18 mpg* (city/highway/combined)
*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Wheelbase 108.3 in (2750 mm)
Track, front 67.7 in (1720 mm)
Track, rear 67.5 in (1715 mm)
Overall Length 191.6 in (4867 mm)
Overall Width 78.5 in (1994 mm)
Overall Height 68.2 in
66.2 in
(1733 mm) - unladen
(1681 mm) - fully loaded
Ground Clearance 8.2 in
5.6 in
(207 mm) - unladen
(143 mm) - fully loaded
Approach/Departure Angle Approach - 22.2 degrees
Departure - 23.8 degrees
Breakover - 22.6 degrees
Maximum Towing Capacity 5000 lbs (2269 kg)
Curb Weight MDX 4,550 lbs (2064 kg)
MDX with Technology Package 4,550 lbs (2064 kg)
MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages 4,568 lbs (2072 kg)
MDX with Advance Package 4,601 lbs (2087 kg)
MDX with Advance Package and Entertainment Package 4,627 lbs (2099 kg)
Weight Distribution % front/rear 56/44
Head Room 39.2 in (995 mm)
Leg Room 41.2 in (1048 mm)
Hip Room 59.0 in (1498 mm)
Shoulder Room 61.6 in (1565 mm)
Second Row
Head Room 38.6 in (980 mm)
Leg Room 38.7 in (983 mm)
Hip Room 59.1 in (1502 mm)
Shoulder Room 61.5 in (1561 mm)
Third Row
Head Room 37.5 in (906.4 mm)
Leg Room 29.1 in (740.1 mm)
Hip Room 42.0 in (1089.4 mm)
Shoulder Room 57.1 in (1449.9 mm)
Vehicle 4-year / 50,000-mile limited warranty
Powertrain 6-year / 70,000-mile limited warranty
Outer Body Rust-Through 5-year / Unlimited-mile limited warranty