Acura MDX Towing Capacity guide

How Much Can An Acura MDX Tow?

The Acura MDX is a highly versatile vehicle, with different configurations able to tow varying weights. Make sure to check your configuration before pre-ordering your 2022 model so you know what weight it can tow - we think the numbers will be similar to the 2020 model year, but it's always best to double check.

The towing capacity of the Acura MDX doesn't differ between trims—the only distinction is in drivetrain. All FWD models can tow up to 3,500 lbs., while all SH-AWD models have a maximum towing capability 1,500 pounds heavier than their FWD counterparts at 5,000 lbs.

Discover the Acura MDX Tow Package

While looking into our Acura MDX lease deals, you might find the Acura MDX Towing Package to your interest. This comes with a set of accessories designed to make your towing experience safe and secure, no matter what you're (tow within max 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 receiver hitch adaptable to several varieties of coupler designs.

The Acura MDX Trailer Hitch ATF Cooler Kit is required if you want to tow anything over 3,500 lbs. You can also get the Acura MDX Tow Hitch Kit, which includes a draw bar and retaining pin.

Acura MDX Towing Accessories & Features

If you're an experienced Acura towing professional, then the Acura MDX Towing Package can help you order all of the necessary accessories. With our a la carte options for said accessories, we have what every type of customers needs--from those who need just a tow hitch ball to ones who need the entire wiring harness.

In addition to the necessary components for taking advantage of your Acura MDX trailer hitch, there are other great accessories that both improve function and style. Need to cover up your hitch when you're not using it? A genuine Acura tow hitch trim cover does the job while also adding a touch of sleekness and showing off the Acura logo. For those SUVs with hands-free liftgate functionality, we have just the right trailer hitch solution.

There are many more Acura MDX towing accessories and features to discover. For example, the available 360-degree Surround-View Camera System makes hitch-ups and low-speed maneuvers much easier - two of the hardest parts of towing. In addition, advanced traction control and standard Hill Start Assist will help you get going smoothly, while adaptive cruise control will reduce your long-haul fatigue.

If you're looking for a vehicle that can make traveling easier, the Acura MDX is a great option. It comes with features like Blind Spot Monitor and Lane Keeping Assist to help you stay safe on the road, as well as Adaptive Air Suspension which ensures a smooth ride no matter what conditions you're driving in. Plus, if you need to tow anything on your trip, the Acura MDX has got you covered there too. Come talk to our team today and learn more about everything this car can do!

Take It All On: Acura MDX Towing Capacity

Always remember to factor in the weight of your cargo when calculating towing capacity- whether that's a utility trailer, equipment, or anything else. Many people make the mistake of only considering the weight of an empty trailer. Once you include everything you need to tow inside of it though, the overall weight will be significantly increased.

If you neglect to factor in the weight of the load,  you run the risk of surpassing your Acura MDX's maximum towing capacity. This could have a cascading effect that leads problems like brake failure or engine overheating. To avoid any issues, call us for help determining the weight of whatever it is you'll be towi

Acura MDX Payload Capacity vs. Towing Capacity

The maximum weight your Acura MDX can pull via the hitch is called the towing power, butAcura vehicles are known for being able to haul a lot of stuff inside them as well. This measurement is referred to as the payload capacity. As with the Acura MDX towing capacity, it's quite high and outpaces most other competitor models.

The Acura MDX's payload capacity varies depending on the weight of the vehicle and which optional features are selected. To find your specific payload capacity, check the label in your driver's side door jamb or consult your owner's manual.