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The Acura MDX is one of the most popular midsize luxury SUVs in the market. This SUV must have a lot going for it, considering it continued to have the finicky touchpad controller for the infotainment system. It’s a wonder that Acura continues to be stubborn about this infotainment control system. Thankfully, the 2025 Acura MDX receives a wonderful new touchscreen to give us what we want in the dashboard.

Out with the old, in with the new

Acura finally ditched the in-console touchpad and replaced it with a 12.3-inch touchscreen. This gives the center area more room for additional useable storage and makes it much easier to reach the wireless charging pad area.

The new screen features Google built-in technology and supports the desired connectivity of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you’re an audiophile, you’ll love the standard 11-speaker audio system or the upgraded 19-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.

Rounding out the infotainment/entertainment upgrades are better sound insulation and laminated rear glass, which helps make the cabin quieter than ever before.

Acura MDX on a highway.
Acura MDX | Acura

Acura added a new trim to the MDX lineup

The Acura MDX already featured six trim levels. The 2025 model also has six but adds a new name while dropping the base Type S. This new trim, A-Spec Advanced, which slots between the Advance and Type S Advance models. This new trim gives you:

  • Quilted leather, massaging front seats
  • 16-way power seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • 360-degree camera
  • Additional sound-deadening insulation and glass
  • Head-up display

The Type S Advance trim is the top model for the 2025 Acura MDX. It has a new 31-speaker Bang & Olufsen audio system. This turns the MDX into a concert hall on wheels and gives you six more speakers than the outgoing 25-speaker ELS system.

Did Acura improve the exterior of the MDX?

Every version of this new Acura MDX receives a few external upgrades. These include a new bumper shape and an opened-up grille with a new mesh design. The A-Spec has the same front as the Type S Advance, featuring a five-point grille and blacked-out trim.

All 2025 MDX models have new 20-inch wheels, except for the Type S Advance. This top model has a new set of 21-inch split-spoke wheels, making it easier to see the attractive red Brembo four-piston front brake calipers.

The AcuraWatch system is better

The 2025 Acura MDX receives an improved AcuraWatch safety suite with a new front camera and grille-mounted radar. These items have a wider field of view. The range for the rear blind-spot monitoring system has also been increased to keep you and your passengers safer.

The 2025 model year Acura MDX is improved in many ways, giving drivers more of what they want. Most notably, the change to a touchscreen is a huge step in the right direction for this midsize SUV.

Source: Car and Driver