Best Acura MDX Tires
Offering much of what you’d find in a comparable German SUV at a more attractive price point (and better reliability) it’s no surprise the MDX is a top seller for Acura.
If now is the time to replace the tires on your MDX we’ve put together a number of options for you to consider based on performance and ride quality, as well as the overall milage guarantee and price. We’ve got performance options, affordable options and even our top run-flat pick.
See the full list of best Acura MDX tires below.
Acura MDX Tire Sizes
Below is a list of all Acura MDX trim levels and the different tire sizes available for each.
- A-Spec SH-AWD 265/45/20
- Base 245/60/18 or 265/45/20 or 245/50/20
- Base SH-AWD 245/60/18 or 265/45/20 or 245/50/20
- Sport Hybrid SH-AWD 245/50/20
Best Tire for Acura MDX
Continental Cross Contact LX Sport
For the ideal mix of performance, ride quality, tread life and price we recommend the tire that most MDX models come equipped from the factory with: the Continental Cross Contact LX Sport.
Priced on the higher side these tires don’t disappoint offering better all-season performance than most thanks to plenty of siping on the tread blocks. Rather than a conventional five rows of tread sections the tire makes use of just four, with large channels to evacuate water and wider tread blocks to help with stability and grip.
In fact, grip is one of this tires strong points with a more aggressive rubber compound that helps get the most out of your Acura’s handling capabilities.
The only true down side to this tire is the lack of a mileage guarantee. We expect around 50,000 miles on a set, so if you’re pleased with how the ones on your MDX performed so far, it’s an easy decision.
Some sizes are available as run flats.
Best Tire for Acura MDX (alternative)
Continental Cross Contact LX 25
If the lack of a mileage warranty in the tire above makes you nervous then we suggest the Continental Cross Contact LX 25 which comes with a 70,000 mile guarantee. It makes use of a harder tread compound so handling isn’t nearly as engaging. Still, it’s quite capable with reinforced shoulder blocks to handle heavy SUV loads under cornering.
Wet wether traction is good, though this tire doesn’t perform as well in colder temperatures or light snow.
You will save about 10% up front compared to the LX Sport tire.
All Continental tires come with a robust warranty package that includes a road hazard warranty that covers a free replacement during the first 2/32-inch of tread wear or the first year, whichever comes first. Plus there’s also roadside assistance to cover a flat tire change or a 50 mile tow for the first three years!
Longest Lasting Tire for Acura MDX
Goodyear Assurance MaxLife
Get the most out of your tires with the Goodyear Assurance MaxLife. With a guarantee that these tires will last at least 85,000 miles, purchase a set and you won’t be tire shopping again any time soon.
With a focus on racking up the highway miles these tires are built with comfort and low noise levels in mind and come highly rated by consumers for those qualities. Handling isn’t as impressive, though it’s still decent.
Pricing is slightly more affordable than some of the other top options on this list, and when you take into account all those extra miles you’ll get out of these tires, the value is obvious.
Best All Season Tire for Acura MDX
Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready
Don’t worry about swapping tires in the Fall and Spring with these. The Goodyear Assurance Weather Ready tire is a true four-season tire that wears the three-peak mountain snowflake logo on its shoulder to show it is certified for true winter driving.
The smaller tread blocks (common on a winter tire) actually lock together in summer driving to reduce flex in the tread and make for more responsive handling. Plus, for optimal wet weather grip over the course of the tire, the water evacuation channels actually grow wider as the tread wears.
There’s a lot of technology and impressive features in this tire to ensure you don’t have to swap sets when the temperature drops. That does mean the mileage guarantee is lower at 60,000 miles and the price is also considerably higher than most tires on this list. For some folks, we understand the price is definitely worth it.
Best Runflat Tires for Acura MDX
If the safety and security of runflat tires is something you’re after our top recommendation for the Acura MDX is the Bridgestone Driveguard. These tires can run up to 50 miles when flat at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.
Otherwise they’re quite sporty, offering some of the better handling capabilities in the all-season tire class, while still offering practical all-season capability.
They are also one of the smoother-riding run-flat tires on the market at a reasonable price.
Best Budget Tire for Acura MDX
General Altimax RT43
Proving that cheaper tires don’t have to be bad tires, the General Altimax RT43 costs at least 25 percent less than our top recommendations on this list while still delivering an impressive package.
The tire offers a nice mix of all-season performance, with comfort and low noise levels. And a 65,000 mile warranty assures you they will be around for quite some time.
We like that these tires come with visual replacement tire monitors so you can be confident when it’s time for a new set. Plus, visual alignment indicators on the tread also let you know your tire is wearing evenly – or if it’s not, you’ll know to fix it before it’s too late.
General tire is actually a division of Continental so with the Contis outlined above perhaps it’s no surprise that we’re recommending this tire. General often offers tire technology that’s from the last generation of Continental tires and passes it on at a much more affordable price point.
Cheapest Tire for Acura MDX
If saving money on a set of new tires is your top priority, the cheapest option out there is the Sentury UHPT.
This performance all-season won’t let you down in the handling department, at least not on dry roads. It has an ultra wide center tread rib for responsive turn-in and particularly large shoulder blocks. Handling on wet roads is decent so long as there isn’t much standing water. Winter performance is not good. These tires freeze up easily and with a lack of overall siping you’ll definitely need winter tires or some gripper all-seasons if the snow starts flying.
That dry weather performance is due to a soft rubber compound that also wears fast. A 40,000 mile warranty is offered. That’s not a lot, but then again, neither is the price.
Best Summer Tire for Acura MDX
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
If maximum performance is what you’re after, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV is the ultimate tire for the Acura MDX. This ultra high performance summer tire delivers world-class grip in acceleration, braking and handling and will let you get the most out of your MDX. The three center tread ribs deliver fantastic turn-in, while hard cornering forces are evenly distributed across the ultra wide shoulder tread blocks.
All this grip comes at the expense of tire life with a 20,000 mile warranty giving you an idea of how soon you’ll be replacing them.
We guarantee you’ll enjoy how these tires transform your vehicle. They do cost a lot, however, and you’ll definitely want some optional tires if you live anywhere that gets into the 40s or below in the winter.
Best Winter Tires for Acura MDX
Michelin X-Ice Snow SUV
An improvement over the old X-Ice models, Michelin listened to consumer feedback and developed the X-Ice Snow. This tire maintains the original’s exceptional grip on ice and cold/clear roads and adds to it impressive grip in snow.
For a winter or “snow” tire, the original I-Ice really lacked traction in heavy dumps of fresh powder or on snow packed roads. Not any more. The heavy siping and dense tread block design traps snow and uses it as a friction point against the snow on the road. It’s impressive in acceleration and braking power. The directional tread pattern also includes channels to force water and slush back and away from the contact patch, easily clearing the road and letting the tire do its work.
What Tires Come on the Acura MDX?
Below is a list of all factory-equipped tires on the Acura MDX based on wheel size.
19- or 20-inch wheels
- Bridgestone Alenza Sport A/S
- Continental CrossContact RX Contiseal
Tire Buying FAQ
Where can I find the best price on tires?
There is no one answer to this question unfortunately. Sites like Tire Rack and Discount tire offer deals all the time on specific brands. You can also find deals on Amazon though they are much harder to find and often only apply to a specific size or group of sizes. Visit our Tire Deals page for more info.
When is the best time to buy tires?
It’s common that many shoppers buy tires once its already too late. At that point you don’t have a lot of choice and can often over-pay. If you’re planning ahead, generally, retailers offer significant tire deals around major holiday weekends (especially in the summer), as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
How much is Shipping?
Shipping is often included when you purchase tires online. Many retailers offer free shipping if you get your tires shipped to an installer that they recommend. Even if you ship to your home, Tire Rack offers free shipping on purchases over $50. And if you’re buying new tires, that won’t be hard.
How long does shipping take?
Shipping can take just a few days, or over a week in the worst cases. Often it depends on where you live. anyone in a larger urban center or living closer to a tire distribution center can get them quite quickly.
Does anyone offer mobile tire installation?
Depending on where you live, there may be numerous local mobile tire installers available. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of tracking one down, TireRack offers its own service. You don’t even have to purchase tires from TireRack to use it.
While it’s more expensive than bringing your tires to the shop, it’s also a lot more convenient. Prices start at $25 per tire.
How much does it cost to install a tire?
Generally you’ll pay between $25 and $50 per tire for installation services. This includes mounting and balancing, while using the latest tools so your rims don’t get scuffed or scraped.
Do I need to replace the tire pressure monitoring system when I change tires?
It’s not necessary to replace TMPS sensors when you change tires, but you may want to consider it. The units can fail over time due to damage or corrosion. Also, most units contain a battery and as a sealed unit, they must be replaced when the battery wears down. While most tire installers will handle sourcing these parts for you, you can also buy your own here.
Do online tire retailers offer rebates?
Absolutely! In fact, rebates are offered by most brands (even premium ones). Often these incentives are offered with other deals including up-front discounts and credit card offers.