The MDX is a midsize luxury crossover SUV manufactured by Honda’s division of Acura. The First MDX SUV was the 2001 model that was launched in 2000. For these fifteen years, this SUV has been pretty impressive, especially with the current model that was launched in 2013. The Honda Company is expected to refresh this 2013 model with the 2017 Acura MDX SUV in 2016. The 2017 model is anticipated to be a modern and high performing model that comes in a more appealing look that is likely to attract young customers who prefer elegant looking vehicles.
2017 Acura MDX Refresh, Exterior
The 2017 MDX design is anticipated to concentrate on making the model more stylish and sleeker. Rumors have it that the manufacturer is using modern engineering systems to make the car’s body with lightweight materials that include carbon fiber, aluminum, and high performing steel. This will reduce the net weight of the car, therefore, increasing the car speed and fuel efficiency. The front of the car will come with a redesigned grille and wider bumper making the car look more powerful.
The restyled headlights that will use LED bulbs will make the car look sleeker and improve the visibility during the night. The next generation Acura MDX SUV also features two large air vents located in the lower front area that provide the engine with cooling air and automatic rain sensing wipers. The wheels are expected to be coupled with 19-inch alloys with classic suspensions to enable the car to tackle different kinds of terrains. The new MDX comes in a variety of colors to give the customers more options.
The 2017 Acura MDX Interior
The interior of 2017 MDX will have a beautiful black trim made of genuine leather and wood. The interior will accommodate seven passengers comfortably spread over its three seating arrangements. The leather-covered seats are spacious s to enhance comfort. The driver’s seat will have additional attributes such as being adjustable and using latest heating technology. The car will come with more language space, making it ideal for people who loves to travel with family. Other new Acura MDX 2017 interior features include a modern climate regulating system, an upgraded infotainment unit, an user-friendly and interactive LCD touch screen with a number of connection options and safety features.
Other standard features are:
Latest acoustic system.
Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood of the 2017 Acura MDX engine shall be a 3.5 V6 VTEC that has the ability to deliver 290 Hp and 267-pound feet of torque. The engine will be coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and will be available in either two or four-wheel drive. Connectivity features such as USB ports, Bluetooth, and Smartphone integration will make it to the cabin. In terms of fuel economy, the four-wheel drive will return a 20 mpg city and 23-highway mpg. The ADW will return 18 mpg city and 21 highway. These figures are impressive, especially if you consider its size. The engine is also expected to accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 7.5 seconds.
Price and date of release
The 2017 Acura MDX release date scheduled be in mid of 2016 or latest in the last quarter of 2016. Although the official pricing details are not yet released, the model price is expected to remain unchanged, meaning that the base model will go for around $42,500.