2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically complex three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sports Hybrid model and active suspension should just add to that standing.The 2017 Acura MDX is one of the best-driving, most technologically complex three-row luxury crossovers, and a new Sports Hybrid model 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 manner that is potential — and it stands as quite a counterpoint to the brand’s sedans, which can’t look to get the proper grip on the market. While this version is already one of the best-driving models in its class, the 2017 Acura MDX has been given the ride and handling improvements, more standard active safety attributes, and a new Sports Hybrid version that promises both better performance and higher fuel economy amounts.
2017 Acura MDX Exterior
The 2017 MDX has styling developments, also. The beak-like the front end is currently largely in Acura’s past, as the MDX gets a variant of the diamond pentagon grille the brand previewed in its Acura Precision Concept from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Along with that, it gets LED fog lamps with restyled jewel, and just sculpted front fenders, a new hood -eye headlamps. Chrome rocker panels, some added lower-body trim, and a twin-tailpipe design in back help keep the look sporty.
2017 Acura MDX Interior
As standard gear, all MDX models receive the Acura Watch suite of safety technologies for 2017. This contains forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keeps help, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control with low- road and speed follow departure mitigation. Buyers also get normal auto high beam headlights, an electric parking brake with automatic brake hold, SiriusXM Radio 2.0, and four 2.5-amp USB charging interfaces.
Higher-tier models also receive updates. 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 conventional three-man seating. A rear entertainment system is also available.
Elsewhere, there’s a dash of a fresh rear fender, chrome on the rocker panels, and integrated dual exhaust outlets. Overall, the updates give a wider, lower, and cleaner look to the MDX. As to the aforementioned security gear, every MDX buyer now gets automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, forward -collision warning, lane-keeping aid, 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 conventional front-wheel drive, or accessible all-wheel drive. This direct-injection engine makes 290 hp at 6,200 rpm and 267 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. It’s a smooth, refined engine, with lots of electricity whether moving from a standstill or needing to pull off a pass on a two-lane road. However, the 9-speed automatic transmission that was introduced 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 type: it’s a mechanical torque vectoring system, which can move electricity front-to-back, and side to side. It may not sound important, but it’s among the few systems available on the market and it significantly improves ability and driveability in the MDX.
There are two packages offered for the 2017 Acura MDX. Both come with a brand new Active Sports Suspension system that Acura says will enhance management and the MDX’s ride. It’s now made part of the Integrated Dynamics System (IDS), offering Relaxation, Regular, and Sports settings, as well as a Sports functionality style. While the Comfort settings result in lighter steering feel, the Sports setting quickens steering response. To the outdoor wheels in a curve, the system more harshly distributes electricity on all-wheel-drive models.
2017 Acura MDX Price
The well-equipped base model begins at $44,890. Adding the Technology Bundle brings the cost to $49,300; combining this with the Entertainment Package makes the sticker $51,300 . Getting the Advance Bundle will set you back at least $55, 340 without for it. 340 the Entertainment Package and $57,
Acura had not released pricing for the Sports Hybrid in time for this report, but we estimate these versions will begin around $48,000 and top out at or marginally above $60,000. Standard 2017 MDX models went on sale in late- . The Sports Hybrid is expected before the end of the calendar year.
2017 Acura MDX Video
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