2017 Acura MDX is the best-driving, most innovative three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sports Hybrid version and active suspension should just add to that standing.
2017 Acura MDX Review
Among luxury crossovers, the Acura MDX is a standout in nearly every possible manner — as quite a counterpoint to the brand’s sedans, which can’t appear to get the suitable grip in the market and it stands.
2017 Acura MDX Redesign
While this version is already among the best-driving versions in its category, the 2017 Acura MDX has been given the ride and handling improvements, more regular active safety attributes, and a new Sports Hybrid form that assures both better performance and higher fuel economy numbers.
2017 Acura MDX Exterior
The 2017 MDX has styling improvements, also. The beak-like the front end is currently mainly in Acura’s past, as the MDX gets a version of the diamond pentagon grille the brand previewed from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show in its Acura Precision Concept. In addition to that, it gets LED fog lamps with restyled jewel, and just sculpted front fenders, a new hood -eye headlamps. Chrome rocker panels, some additional lower-body trim, and a twin-tailpipe layout in back help keep the look sporty.
2017 Acura MDX Safety
For 2017, all MDX models receive the Acura Watch package of safety technologies as standard gear. This includes automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeps help, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control with low- rate follow and road departure decrease. Buyers also get regular auto high beam headlights, an electric parking brake with automatic brake hold, SiriusXM Radio 2.0, and four 2.5-amp USB charging interfaces.
2017 Acura MDX Interior
Higher-tier models additionally receive upgrades. The Advance trims add a heated steering wheel LED fog lights, and Olive Ash Burl or Black Lima wood trim. These versions can also be equipped with two second-row captain’s chairs instead of regular three-person seating. A rear entertainment system is also accessible.
Elsewhere, there’s a dab of chrome on the rock panels, a brand new rear fender, and integrated dual exhaust outlets. Overall, the upgrades give the MDX a wider, lower, and cleaner look. As to the aforementioned safety gear, every MDX buyer now gets automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, forward -collision warning, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and road-departure mitigation.
2017 Acura MDX Engine
The remainder of the MDX models is powered by a 3.5-liter V6, with standard front-wheel drive, or accessible all-wheel drive. This direct-injection engine makes 290 hp at and 267 rpm 6,200 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. It’s a smooth, refined engine, with plenty of electricity whether proceeding from a standstill or needing to pull off a pass on a two-lane road. However, the 9-speed automatic transmission that was introduced last year lacks the refinement and seamless shifts of the preceding transmission, although it did enhance acceleration.
The all-wheel drive system in the MDX is unique in its class: it is a mechanical torque vectoring system, which can transfer power front to back, and side to side. It may not sound important, but it’s among the few systems on the market and it considerably improves ability and driveability in the MDX.
2017 Acura MDX Package
There are two different packages offered for the 2017 Acura MDX. Both come with a fresh Active Sports Suspension system that Acura says will improve the MDX’s ride and handling. It’s now made part of the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), offering Comfort, Normal, and Sports settings, in addition to a Sports performance mode. While the Relaxation settings result in lighter steering feel, the Sports setting quickens steering response. To the outside wheels in a curve, the system more sharply spreads electricity on all-wheel-drive versions.
The well-equipped base model begins at $44,890. Adding the Technology Package brings the cost to $49,300; combining this with the Entertainment Package makes the decal $51,300 . Getting the Advance Bundle will set you back 340 without the Entertainment Package and $57, 340 for it
Acura had not released pricing for the Sports Hybrid in time for this report, but we estimate these versions at or somewhat above $60,000. out will start around $48,000 and top Normal 2017 MDX models went on sale in late- June 2016. The Sports Hybrid is anticipated before the end of the calendar year.
2017 Acura MDX Video
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