Comparing The Acura MDX Technology Vs. Advance Vs. Type S Trim Levels

Acura MDX Technology Package Overview

Acura MDX Trim Comparison: Technology, Advance, and Type S Packages

If you’re ready to claim your Acura MDX midsize SUV, you have an array of premium options to choose from, which we explore in this 2024 Acura trim level comparison. The 2024 Acura MDX offers sporty luxury, a roomy interior with three rows of seating, and advanced features.

From the high-tech amenities of the Acura MDX Technology package to the “wow factor” of the sporty Acura MDX Type S package, seekers of luxury and quality are sure to find a great match within our new Acura Inventory. Read on to discover how the Acura MDX trim levels compare, and then pay us a visit at Muller’s Woodfield Acura to take your preferred trim for a spin.


2024 Acura Trim Levels

2024 Acura Trim Levels

This impressive SUV comes in the following tiers:

  • MDX
  • Technology
  • A-Spec
  • Advance
  • Type S
  • Type S Advance

While each of these has a lot of unique features to offer, it would take a long time to go into them all in depth. Therefore, to help you make a well-informed decision, we’ve narrowed down our 2024 Acura Trim level comparison to three available trim levels, also referred to as packages. That being said, feel free to reach out to us for specifics on any of these models.


A Closer Look at the Acura MDX Technology Package

A step into the Acura MDX Technology trim level is a step into a futuristic interior. The panoramic moonroof offers a stunning sky view, which can create ambiance, as can the LED cabin lighting that comes in 27 different themes. You and your passengers can enjoy the comfort of three-zone climate control while sitting on sport seats with perforated Milano leather-trimmed upholstery. The front seats are also heated for your pleasure.

All trims of this vehicle contain a wealth of driver-assistance features, including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Advanced Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane-Keeping Assist System
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • Traffic Jam Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Multi-Rearview Camera With Dynamic Guidelines
  • Blind-Spot Information System
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor

However, this trim distinguishes itself from the base trim with rain-sensing wipers, front and rear parking sensors, and power-folding side mirrors.

The Technology trim level comes standard with FWD but can be upgraded to the Super Handling AWD for more traction and increased towing capacity.

A Closer Look at the Acura MDX Technology Package

Technology Advance Type S
Engine 3.5-liter Aluminum-Alloy V-6 3.5-liter Aluminum-Alloy V-6 3.0-liter Turbo Aluminum-Alloy V-6
Horsepower 290 290 355
Standard Transmission 10-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters 10-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters 10-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs1 with FWD; 5,000 lbs1 with AWD 5,000 lbs1 5,000 lbs1
EPA-Estimated MPG (City/Highway/Combined) 19/26/222 with FWD; 19/25/212 with AWD 19/25/212 17/21/192
Ground Clearance (unladen) 7.3 in. 7.3 in. Up to 9.4 in.
Curb Weight 4,297 lbs with FWD; 4,529 lbs with AWD 4,565 lbs 4,741 lbs
Highlights -Panoramic Moonroof
-Power Lift Tailgate
-Front 12-Way Power Seats with Power Lumbar Support
-Heated Front Seats
-Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
-ELS STUDIO Premium Audio System with 12 Speakers
-Panoramic Moonroof
-Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
-Surround-View Camera System
-Remote Start
-Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
-Cabin Talk
-Adaptive Air Suspension with Auto Leveling
-Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
-Remote Start
-Leather-Wrapped, Flat-Bottom Sport Steering Wheel
-ELS STUDIO Premium Audio System with 16 Speakers
-Self-Sealing Tires

Features of the Acura MDX Advance Package

Features of the Acura MDX Advance Package

If you’re a driver who wants to take the excellence of the Acura MDX Technology package and kick it up a notch, the Acura MDX Advance package is for you. The heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, and remote start are luxuries on cold winter mornings. Meanwhile, its standard Super-Handling AWD helps you maintain control on slicker roads. Its 360-degree surround-view camera offers a comforting view of your surroundings. A Head-Up warning system presents crucial information within your field of view so you do not have to turn your neck sideways, distracting yourself from your drive to view a normal monitor.

To experience this trim level for yourself, including its 16-way power-adjustable front seats, look into our New Acura specials and stop by today. Our team is excited to show you what the Acura MDX Advance package has to offer.


Go Beyond With the Acura MDX Type S Package

If you want a ride for performance, the Acura MDX Type S Package is for you. This package comes equipped with the 3.0-liter turbo aluminum-alloy six-cylinder engine, producing 355 horsepower compared to the 290 of the previous trims. The adaptive air suspension with auto-leveling means you can practically glide over bumpy surfaces while enjoying the smooth handling of your leather-wrapped, flat-bottom sport steering wheel.

A New Ride Means New Adventures

Take the first step towards high-performance luxury and stop by Muller’s Woodfield Acura today to test drive the Acura MDX trim levels. Our team will be happy to help you more directly compare and contrast the options we have on our lot or work with you to build the vehicle of your dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the Acura MDX and the Acura Integra?

Although both models are high-value, high-performing vehicles, one is a three-row SUV, while the other is a compact car made for agility. One is often looked to as a pinnacle of family friendliness, while the other is better for nimble driving. To learn more about the differences between Acura MDX vs. Acura Integra models, visit our dealership.

What are the new Acura MDX trim levels?

There are six trim levels available for the 2024 Acura MDX: the standard MDX, Technology, A-Spec, Advance, Type S, and Type S Advance. Although all trim levels boast high luxury and intuitive functionality and tend to build on the features of their predecessors, the Type S is known particularly for its emphasis on performance and aesthetics. Compare and contrast these different tiers at Muller’s Woodfield Acura today.

What is the highest trim level for the 2024 Acura MDX?

The highest trim level available for the 2024 Acura MDX luxury SUV is the Type S Advance package. Starting with the Type S as a base, this trim adds a few choice features, such as massaging front seats with nine available modes and a 25-speaker ELS Studio 3D signature edition premium audio system for an incredible auditory experience on the road.


1Towing requires the addition of the Acura accessory trailer hitch and hitch ball. Please see your Acura dealer for details. Added cargo weight in the vehicle may reduce max towing capacity, see Owners Guide for details.

2Based on 2023 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

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