3rd Generation (2014—2019) MDX Problems

This generations ranks 27th out of 31 Acura generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (30%), transmission (20%), and the brakes (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Hesitates on Acceleration 3 complaints at an average of 4,729 miles in the 2016 Acura MDX.
  2. Either Stalls or Lurches on Light Acceleration 8 complaints at an average of 28,379 miles in the 2014 Acura MDX.
  3. Paint Issues 5 complaints at an average of 18,060 miles in the 2014 Acura MDX.

What MDX Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Acura model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 1 1 0.0
2018 0 2 35 0.0
2017 5 1 96 3.3
2016 24 1 213 11.26
2015 4 4 171 2.43
2014 55 5 198 11.88

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