The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is one of the powertrain variants of the all-new 2017 MDX, which is to be released for buyers shortly for the next model year. Although most of its inside and outside features are almost same as those of its non-hybrid counterparts, it differs in terms of powertrains and by some optional packages that are exclusively designed for this model. The SUV was unveiled along with its non-hybrid colleagues at the 2016 Intercontinental Auto Show held in New York.
New Acura MDX 2017 Redesign
The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is expected to come with a same external look as the standard model, except some minor details. The front part gets equipped with the fresh diamond hexagonal grille, which made its debut in the Acura Precision Concept. The new part is incorporated into its hood and into its front part, which comes outfitted with LED mist lights and redesigned Jewel Eye headlamps.
The 2017 MDX new models gets two important optional packages, such as the Advance and the Technology package. Both packages will come with a sport suspension system, which is designed to perk up the handling and the ride.
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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Interior
The interior styling of the all-new Acura MDX Sport Hybrid 2017 will be almost similar to that of the non-hybrid variants. The new SUV will be equipped with the AcuraWatch Package that comes with an abundance of driver assist features. The package blends jointly with driver’s assist features, such as:
Collision mitigation braking.
Lane departure alert.
Automatic emergency braking.
Forward accident alert.
Adjustable cruise control.
Lane keeping support.
Road-departure alleviation system.
Low-velocity track system.
The package also assists in preventing accidents, to lessen the damage from an accident that might take place, and to assist make expressway efforts easier for the drivers of the vehicle. It is also probable to assist buyers in getting ready for a future in which SUV’s become ever more.
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2017 Acura MDX mpg, Engine
The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid comes equipped with a combination of a 3.0 liters V6 engine and the three additional electrical motors. This combination will be paired with a seven-velocity double-clutch mechanical transmission system that makes one electric motor to send the power to the front wheels of the new hybrid model. The rear wheels will be powered by the remaining two electric motors. Due to this combination, the new hybrid model gets the combined power output of 325 horsepower, which is 35 horsepower more than the power received by its non-hybrid counterparts. The drive train of the hybrid model makes use of torque vectoring, together with the all-wheel-drive system.
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It is expected that the new hybrid model with the Technology Package will offer the mileage of 18 mpg when it is driven within the city limits and 26 mpg when it sprints on freeways. The combined mileage offered by the new vehicle will be 21 mpg, which is in excess of 7 mpg offered by the non-hybrid models with the all-wheel drive system. On the other hand, the new hybrid model with the Advance Package will offer the mileage of 19 mpg when it is driven within the city limits and 26 mpg when it sprints on freeways. The combined mileage offered by the new vehicle will be 22 mpg.
The Advance package and the Technology package will offer it with four different driving modes that include Normal, Comfort, Sport, and a Sports Plus mode.
Date of release and the base cost
The all-new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid will be released for sale with its non-hybrid colleagues during the concluding part of 2016. The new Hybrid SUV that comes with the Technology Package will be available at a starting price of $ 50,360, whereas with the Advanced package, the Acura MDX 2017 cost will be $ 56,400.
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Photos