2017 Acura MDX Review
The Acura MDX is a luxury midsize crossover SUV with a seven-passenger capacity. Originally debuting in 2001, Acura’s innovation brings new and exciting improvements year after year keeping the MDX in top ranks of popularity. With new standard features and an available Sport Hybrid model, this could be the most popular MDX yet.
Acura has refreshed the exterior of the 2017 MDX with subtle changes for a new streamlined appearance. The most prominent change is the Acura logo, gone is the signature silver bar framing and in is the new diamond pentagon grille. You may remember this from the Precision concept that debuted earlier this year at the Detroit auto show. Acura also re-sculpted the hood, headlights, and fenders. The rocker panels with a touch of chrome, new twin tailpipes, and a redesigned rear bumper finish off the sleek, cleaner look of the 2017 Acura MDX.
For 2017, AcuraWatch is standard on all MDX models. AcuraWatch safety technology includes automatic emergency braking; lane keep assist and departure warning, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and road departure mitigation. Adding additional safety and convenience features standard like auto high beam headlights, electric parking brake with automatic hold, capless fueling system, and four USB charging ports make this MDX even a more appealing choice.
Under the Hood
If you’re looking for power, the 2017 Acura MDX has what you need. Standard on the 2017 MDX is a 3.5 liter, V-6 engine along with a nine-speed automatic transmission that produces 290 horsepower. Front wheel drive is standard. Optional is the Super Handling AWD system which utilizes rear torque vectoring. This high-performance system provides the best of both worlds – a seamless ride for passengers and enhanced road handling for drivers in any weather conditions.
New for 2017 is a Sport Hybrid model. This new hybrid model features a three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling AWD system similar to the NSX supercar and RLX sedan. A V-6 engine with seven-speed transmission powers the front wheels while two additional electric motors power the rear wheels. Together the V-6 engine and electric motors ignites a total of 325 horsepower. This is an increase of 35 horsepower from the non-hybrid MDX. Another benefit of the Sport Hybrid is fuel economy. Although the EPA figures have yet to be announced, expected mpg is 25 city/26 highway, an increase of about 6-7 mpg versus the non-hybrid model.
Upscale trim packages offer a heated steering wheel, LED fog lights and wood trim in limited edition colors. Captain’s seats instead of a standard second row and a rear entertainment system are other optional convenience features that are available. With so many options, it’s easy to find the perfect MDX equipped just right for you.
Stop in for a test drive and see why the Acura MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time. With a facelift and new and improved features the 2017 Acura MDX is sure to continue the tradition. See our inventory online today at www.tischerauto.com.