Acura MDX Towing Capacity



 We are your source for all things Acura MDX towing capacity. Whether you live in Pompano Beach, FL, or not, you will have heard about the renowned style and flawless performance of the Acura MDX for sale. But, did you know that it can also tow? This might be a luxury vehicle, but that doesn't mean it can't get down and dirty for all the toughest tow jobs you can throw at it. If you're looking to tow with your Acura MDX, keep scrolling to learn everything you need to know to be safe while you tow.

How Much Can An Acura MDX Tow?

As you may or may not know, different Acura MDX configurations will lend themselves to varying towing capacities. Before getting your brand new 2022 Acura MDX, double-check the configuration on your vehicle to make sure you're looking at the right Acura MDX towing capacity. We suspect many of the numbers for the 2022 model year will mirror those of the 2020 model, but check with us when you pre-order yours to see.

Across the trims, there is no variation in the Acura MDX towing capacity. The difference comes with a change in drivetrain. All FWD models are rated to tow up to 3,500 lbs.1 All SH-AWD models are rated to get up to 1,500 more pounds than their FWD counterparts, with a max of 5,000 lbs.1

Acura MDX Towing Capacity Chart

Year Towing Capacity Capabilities
2021 Acura MDX 5,000 pounds
2020 Acura MDX 3,500-5,000 pounds
2019 Acura MDX 3,500 pounds
2018 Acura MDX 3,500 pounds
2017 Acura MDX 3,500 pounds
2016 Acura MDX 3,500 pounds

Tow Safely. Tow Securely. Tow Package!

If you get one of our Acura MDX lease deals, you might want to look into the available Acura MDX Towing Package. This comes with a set of accessories made to help your towing experience be safe and secure, no matter what you're towing (as long as it's under the max towing capacity). These can include either one 7/8-in ball or 2-in balls, a wiring harness with a 7-pin round-style connector, and a receiver-style hitch to adapt to several varieties of coupler designs.

If you want to tow anything that's over 3,500 lbs., you are required to get an Acura MDX Trailer Hitch ATF Cooler Kit starting at $424 MSRP.2 You can also get the Acura MDX Tow Hitch Kit, which comes with a draw bar, clip, and retaining pin.

Calculate Appropriately

The most important thing to know before towing isn't just what your Acura MDX towing capacity is. It's equally important to know the weight of whatever you're going to be towing. For example, some people need to tow small utility trailers with them. Don't make the mistake of only recording the weight of the trailer by itself. You need to ensure that the weight of a trailer, or anything else you need to tow, is calculated with everything you need to tow in it included, whether that be equipment, luggage, livestock, or anything else.

If you fail to take the load weight into account, you could accidentally exceed the max Acura MDX towing capacity. This could lead to brake failure, your engine overheating, and tire failure, to cover the least of it. Then, you'd have to come in for possibly intensive Acura service. If you need help determining the weight of whatever you're towing, call us, and we'll walk you through the correct steps to ensure you get the right measurements.

Tow Safer With Phil Smith Acura

We really hope that this answered a lot of your questions regarding the Acura MDX towing capacity and how to tow safely. We know that setting up towing equipment can be a little less than self-explanatory, so if you find yourself in a confusing spot and need some help, give us a call! Our Acura towing experts will walk you through how to set everything up safely and securely. If you're more of an in-person learner, get in contact with us, and we can set up a good time to walk you through the process in-person. We're here for all your Acura vehicle needs and Acura towing needs.

1When properly equipped. See owner's manual for more information.

2Prices are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail and do not include installation. Check with your dealer for final pricing.

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