With the 2017 Acura MDX on its way with both in a traditional and hybrid model there’s a lot to look forward to for three-row luxury SUV fans. With a complete fresh for 2017 including an all-new front-end and new hybrid option, the MDX has seen huge upgrades in power, safety, and comfort. With the standard model rolling out over the summer, hybrid fans will get to see a taste of what’s coming for them in the fall.
The 2017 Acura MDX is being released with AcuraWatch as standard on all its models. This innovative feature brings advanced driver safety features such as automatic emergency braking. The 2017 MDX is on sale at Acura dealerships nationwide as of late Summer 2016 and will be joined by the MDX Sport Hybrid fall 2016.
The look of the vehicle is one that is focused just as much on looking as good as it feels to drive. Virtually every aspect of the 2017 MDX has been given a luxury look and feel, down to the fenders and the headlights. The whole front end has a crisper and sharper look to it, incorporating Acura’s ‘diamond pentagon’ grille.
Twin tailpipes and the unique design of the hood and fenders are designed to send a message that the MDX is as much about performance as it is about size and comfort. Everything from a heated steering wheel to customized mirroring is available on this vehicle.
Comfort For Everyone
Meanwhile, the interior of the vehicles are simply stunning: the leather seats are each designed to look individually sculpted, which is quite the accomplishment for a three-row seating vehicle. Meanwhile, a second-seat captain’s chair gives every passenger the comfort that they want.
The MDX has USB charging stations throughout the vehicle, helping ensure that everyone will be entertained and comfortable. SiriusXM radio 2.0 is available on all vehicles, as well as an upgrade that allows for the installation of a rear entertainment system.
Power and Fuel Economy
The MDX offers a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 290 horsepower, which is competitive for its class. Fuel economy is rated at 19-mpg city and 27-mpg highway, with a 22-mpg overall rating.
How does the Hybrid stack up in terms of power? The 2017 MDX hybrid is using Acura’s unique three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain with 325 horses of pure power, for its six-cylinder V6 engine. The hybrid model also sports a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, a level of power and performance that matches that of the standard, but with better fuel economy.
With a fuel economy rating of 26-mpg highway/25-mpg city the MDX is simply one of the most energy-efficient three-row Sport Utility Vehicles in the market today.
With the new Volvo XC90 and all-new Mazda CX-9, three-row SUV shoppers are going to have better options to choose from on showroom floors.