The Acura MDX navigation system features a full 8-inch Video Graphics Array display screen, a voice recognition system, and a comprehensive destination database. Another feature is AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic, which color-codes streets based on continuous traffic updates, helping drivers avoid gridlock, traffic accidents, construction slowdowns, and adverse weather conditions.
The main navigation screen is mounted high in the central control panel so drivers can keep an eye on both the road and the display. Drivers can use the touch-screen interface dial or customizable voice recognition to input a specific destination address, as well as to search for a particular location. The display screen also provides voiced guidance for driving directions, if desired.
As of 2015, AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic comes free for three years, and after that, is available as a subscription service. It provides constantly-updating traffic conditions and information in all major metropolitan areas across the continental United States. The system's Traffic Rerouting feature suggests an alternate route if the new route is at least two minutes or 10% faster than the original path, and then gives drivers the option to switch to the alternative if they desire. The system can also provide a list of collisions, construction zones, and other traffic conditions in a driver's area.