• Refreshed MDX gains more aggressive front fascia with new frameless diamond pentagon grille, darker headlights/taillights and bolder wheel designs
  • Tech-rich cabin undergoes significant updates with a new 12.3-inch touchscreen user interface featuring Google built-in
  • Enhanced audio performance on all trims; MDX Type S Ultra debuts Acura’s most impressive and most powerful audio system yet, developed by Bang & Olufsen and boasting an incredible 31-speakers
  • MDX Type S Ultra debuts AcuraWatch® 360 – a more advanced driver assistive technology
  • 2025 launches the new Platinum Elite A-SPEC trim, combining sport appearance with additional premium features

Acura Canada today revealed an extensive refresh of the 2025 MDX, the performance brand’s flagship and Acura Canada’s best-selling vehicle of all time. The MDX now boasts styling enhancements, a new 12.3-inch touchscreen interface featuring Google built-in1, a quieter cabin, improved safety features, and a Bang & Olufsen luxury audio system. The high-performance 2025 MDX Type S Ultra debuts the new AcuraWatch® 360 system that introduces more advanced driver assistive capabilities thanks to additional radars, a higher-fidelity front camera, and new front millimeter wave radar; the standard AcuraWatch® suite of safety and driver assistive technologies on all other MDX grades also features updated hardware for enhanced safety performance.

The 2025 MDX and MDX Type S performance SUVs will begin arriving at Acura dealers nationwide by early June.

“The Acura MDX continues to advance Precision Crafted Performance as we have taken our popular 3-row SUV to a new level,” said James Marchand, Assistant Vice President Acura Canada. “The bolder styling of our flagship SUV will continue to turn heads and customers will appreciate the addition of incredible new tech, an intuitive touchscreen interface, Bang & Olufsen luxury audio and lots more.”

New for the 2025 model year is the arrival of the MDX Platinum Elite A-Spec, which combines sport appearance with additional premium features such as 16-way power seats, head-up display (HUD), Surround View Camera system, insulation added to the fenders and door liners, and laminated rear glass. MDX Platinum Elite A-Spec also features curvilinear-quilted leather and massaging front seats, previously exclusive to MDX Type S.

The 2025 MDX Type S Ultra introduces Acura’s most impressive audio system yet, an all-new 31-speaker Bang & Olufsen luxury audio system that elevates MDX’s already class-leading audio experience. Additionally, the turbocharged MDX Type S Ultra comes standard with premium features, including a head-up display, 16-way power front seats, soft-touch Milano leather, 9-way massaging front seats, second-row heated seats, heated steering wheel and the Surround View Camera system.

What’s New (MDX):

  • Enhanced AcuraWatch® suite of safety and driver assistive technologies (standard)
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen interface featuring Google built-in1 (standard)
  • MDX’s interior features a redesigned centre console with improved functionality, USB-C ports inside and in the rear of the console box, increased storage and a more accessible wireless smartphone charger (standard)
  • Front fascia with redesigned bumper, frameless Diamond Pentagon grille with new more aggressive mesh pattern, and darkened headlights and taillights (standard)
  • Redesigned 20-inch wheels (Tech, A-Spec)
  • Available curvilinear-quilted 16-way Milano leather front seats with 9-way massaging function (MDX Platinum Elite A-SPEC)
  • 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen luxury audio system (Tech, A-Spec and Platinum Elite A-Spec)
  • Extensive refinement updates for a quieter cabin, including laminated rear door glass and additional insulation (Tech, A-Spec and Platinum Elite A-Spec)
  • Rear seatbelt reminder system (standard)
  • Two new available colours: Canyon River Blue Metallic (MDX Tech) and Urban Grey Pearl (MDX Platinum Elite A-SPEC)

What’s New (MDX Type S Ultra):

  • 31-speaker Bang & Olufsen luxury audio system
  • AcuraWatch® 360 system adds Front Cross Traffic Warning7, Lane Change Collision Mitigation and Active Lane Change Assist
  • Redesigned front seats with Ultrasuede® bolsters and Type S logo embossed on head restraints
  • Redesigned 21-inch wheels with machined face and Berlina Black pockets
  • Front fascia with redesigned bumper and frameless Diamond Pentagon grille
  • New available colour: Apex Blue Pearl

Styling Enhancements
All 2025 MDX models feature a new, more aggressive front fascia with a new frameless Diamond Pentagon grille and a redesigned diamond pattern grille mesh. The sleek new design is framed by Acura’s signature four Jewel Eye® LED headlight elements and “Chicane” LED daytime running lights.

MDX A-Spec, for buyers who desire an even sportier appearance, now offers a more aggressive front fascia shared with the MDX Type S, a frameless Diamond Pentagon grille with redesigned grille mesh, blacked-out exterior treatment, A-Spec badges and redesigned 20-inch wheels. The MDX Tech also receives a new 20-inch wheel design.

The styling of the more powerful MDX Type S is further enhanced with a new frameless Diamond Pentagon grille with redesigned open-surface mesh, which provides airflow to its exclusive Type S Turbo V6 engine, and redesigned Berlina Black 21-inch split-spoke wheels with a machined finish. Type S is further differentiated with an exclusive rear diffuser, large quad exhaust outlets and red Brembo® 4-piston front brake calipers.

Two exciting new paint colours are available for the first time on MDX: the all-new Canyon River Blue Metallic and Urban Grey Pearl, which debuted on the 2024 TLX.

More Standard Tech
Inside, Acura customers will find even more advanced tech and cutting-edge connectivity smartly integrated in MDX for a premium cabin experience. All 2025 MDX models now feature a new 12.3-inch touchscreen interface featuring Google built-in1, wireless Apple CarPlay®3 and Android Auto™4 capability are also standard.

Complementing the new touchscreen interface is a more functional centre console to further advance the cabin experience with increased storage and improved access to the standard wireless charging pad.

Every 2025 MDX features the latest generation of AcuraLink®5, with in-vehicle 4G LTE Wi-Fi compatibility, over-the-air software update capability and a wide array of available cloud-based services, including emergency roadside assistance, remote locking/unlocking and engine start.

Bang & Olufsen Luxury Audio
Acura has long been recognized for its outstanding audio performance and the 2025 MDX is the latest model to feature an immersive audio experience developed in partnership with Bang & Olufsen. Two new innovative, world-class Bang & Olufsen audio systems have been developed exclusively for the Acura MDX to elevate the in-vehicle audio experience with class-leading performance and powerful and sophisticated concert hall sound.

At the top of the MDX lineup, the 2025 MDX Type S with Advance Package exclusively features a new 31-speaker Bang & Olufsen’s luxury audio system. Boasting 6-more speakers than the outgoing system, it is the most powerful Acura audio system ever with Bang & Olufsen Acoustic Lens Tweeters, an 8.8″ subwoofer, two amplifiers, 24 channels of power and an incredible 31 speakers, including 12 mounted in the headliner.

The MDX Tech, A-Spec and Platinum Elite A-Spec models get a new 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system featuring 16 channels with Acoustic Lens Tweeters, and four speakers in the headliner.

The two bespoke Acura audio systems feature Bang & Olufsen’s latest 3D Sound Control, as well as the brand’s exclusive Beosonic™ feature and proprietary Acoustic Lens Technology. Bang & Olufsen’s intuitive Beosonic™ one-touch sound control interface enables Acura MDX clients to create a personal in-car audio experience with four distinct audio moods: Bright, Energetic, Warm and Relaxed. Bang & Olufsen’s Acoustic Lens Technology uniformly disperses high frequencies horizontally 180 degrees while limiting vertical reflections, improving the overall sense of space and realism for all passengers as they hear every note and every nuanced sound.

Moreover, brushed aluminum speaker grilles laser etched with the Bang & Olufsen logos further enhance MDX’s premium interior design.

Enhanced Safety & Driver Assistive Features
The Acura MDX sets the benchmark for both active and passive safety performance and driver-assistive systems in the premium 3-row SUV class with Acura’s ACE™ body structure, next-generation front passenger airbag technology and the AcuraWatch® suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies – all standard.

Standard on the MDX Type S Ultra, the new AcuraWatch® 360 is equipped with new and improved hardware, including an updated front long-range millimeter wave radar behind the Acura emblem, an updated front camera at the top of the windshield, new millimeter wave radars at all four corners, and a new steering wheel touch sensor. Together, this hardware enables multiple new driver assistance features, including:

  • Active Lane Change Assist2: Can complete a full lane change automatically when the driver pushes the turn signal stalk halfway in the desired direction, while Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)6 are active. This feature is enabled on geo-fenced divided highways detected in Google Maps using Google built-in1.
  • Lane Change Collision Mitigation8If the driver begins changing into a lane that is already occupied, the system can detect the other vehicle and steer back into the original lane. Additionally, if the driver begins changing lanes while another vehicle simultaneously changes into the same lane, the system can detect the other vehicle and steer back into the original lane.
  • Front Cross Traffic Warning7: When driving at a low speed or pulling forward from a stop, the system can detect vehicles approaching from the side and warn the driver using audible alerts and displaying visual indicators showing the direction from which the detected vehicle is approaching in the Acura Precision Cockpit digital instrument cluster, the multi-view camera display (if active), and the head-up display (Platinum Elite A-SPEC).

AcuraWatch® 360 hardware also enhances existing driver assistance and collision avoidance technology, including Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with smoother acceleration and deceleration, longer-range blind spot information system (BSI)8, and more capable Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS®)9 that can detect oncoming vehicles and additional potential collision scenarios.

For 2025, the standard AcuraWatch® suite of safety and driver assistive technologies on other MDX grades also has been updated for enhanced performance, with expanded functions of a new front single-lens sensor camera with higher detection accuracy and new grille-mounted millimeter-wave radar; both the camera and radar have a wider field of view. The significantly more capable hardware improves collision avoidance performance via improved ability to recognize attributes of objects, such as vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians, as well as white lines and road boundaries like curbs and road signs.

In the rear, the blind spot information (BSI)8 system’s warning range increased, enabling Lane Change Alert, which can help alert the driver to detected vehicles approaching from behind in adjacent lanes.

On MDX, the AcuraWatch® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies includes CMBS™9 with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow10, Forward Collision Warning11, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)14 incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW)13, LKAS6 and the Traffic Sign Recognition System14. Adaptive Cruise Control with Cornering Speed Assist, which determines curvature of the lane and reduces vehicle speed when ACC is active, is new to all MDX models.

Also standard on every MDX for 2025 is a new rear seatbelt reminder system, which uses visual and audible cues to notify the driver whether rear seat occupants have buckled, or then unbuckled, their seatbelts.



AcuraWatch® 360

MDX Tech and Above

MDX Type S

Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS®)9 with Advanced Pedestrian Detection

(with cross traffic sensing)

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System 11

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System 13

Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)6

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System12

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow10

ACC Cornering Speed Assist

(with braking)

Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)14

Traffic Jam Assist

Blind Spot Information System (BSI)8

Lane Change Alert8

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (CTM)8

Auto High-Beam Headlights

Parking Sensors (4 Front & 4 Rear)

Low Speed Braking Control

Active Lane Change Assist2

Lane Change Collision Mitigation8

Front Cross Traffic Warning7

Quieter Cabin
For an even more premium experience, the 2025 Acura MDX Tech, A-Spec and Platinum Elite A-Spec models receive extensive updates to reduce road noise in the cabin by approximately 10%, including upgraded front and rear fender liners and additional door insulators. To further reduce wind noise, the rear doors now feature laminated glass.

Turbocharged Type S Performance
At the heart of the MDX Type S is the Turbo V6, a 24-valve, dual-overhead cam 3.0-liter engine that is exclusive to Type S, with direct-injection and a single twin-scroll turbocharger, producing 355 horsepower (SAE Net @ 5,500 rpm) and 354 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE Net @ 1,400 – 5,000 rpm). The engine was developed by some of the company’s most experienced powertrain engineers, including members of championship winning motorsports programs.

The best performing MDX ever, the turbocharged Type S also features a sport-tuned 10-speed automatic transmission, double-wishbone front suspension, Brembo® front brakes and Type S-exclusive Sport+ driving mode. Power is distributed through Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ system with true torque vectoring, which is also available on all MDX models. The rear-biased system is capable of sending up to 70% of torque to the rear axle, and 100% of that to the outside rear wheel.

More information about the Acura MDX and MDX Type S can be found here.