2018 Acura MDX Review

Acura MDX is a luxury SUV. The 2018 Acura MDX has upgraded its many features and infotainment system. This car is made in view for a family, it has a seating capacity of 7 to 8 people and offers a cargo feature as well. The car is quite spacious, smooth and comfortable to drive. The car offers a good fuel economy which is perfect for families to go on long trips. Apart from the Standard package, the car offers 3 different packages, Advance, Entertainment and Technology Package.

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2018 Acura MDX

Acura MDX 2018 Interior

The 2018 Acura MDX standard package has a leather covered interior, seats, and steering wheel are also covered in high-quality leather. The car offers 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat and the 8-way power front passenger seat and keyless ignition feature. The second-row seats can easily be slide and we can access the third row in just one touch. It is quite comfortable but the third row is not suitable for adults but can be easily accessed. We can easily fold the third and second row making a good cargo space. The car has two screens 7-inch upper screen and 8 inches lower screen along with four USB ports. The standard trim offers 8 speakers audio system. The front seats offer heating facility as well.

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2018 Acura MDX Interior

2nd-row captain chairs are also a part of the Advance package to provide more comfort to the passengers. Moreover, the seats are upholstered with exclusive Milano Perforated leather and have 6 way heated and ventilated facility. The advance package also offers heated steering wheel. The car also offers a sunroof. The third row has two USB ports too. And that’s not the end, Entertainment and Advance package has something more to offer, Yes! The overhead console holds a 16.2 inches screen in both the packages, so the rear seat passengers can enjoy movies on long trips in a wide aspect ratio. The package also provides wireless surround headphone feature.

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For tech lovers, technology package brings features like Remote engine start, climate control, and active security system. The technology trim offers exclusive ELS Studio Premium Audio System with 10 speakers. It also offers Voice Recognition feature as well as Traffic Rerouting feature. Acura Link Satellite Communication and Acura Navigation System are also upgraded on this package. Entertainment and Technology packages offer ceiling mounted speaker.

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2018 Acura MDX Changes, Exterior

The Standard trim of the 2018 MDX offers jewel eye shaped LED headlights and LED taillights that have an automatic beam. The diamond shaped pentagon grille and chrome dual exhaust give the SUV more sophisticated look. The package also offers 18-inch wheels. The Technology trim offers LED headlights and taillights, automatic wipers and 20-inch wheels with P245/50 R20 all-season tires. The Advance trim offers roof rails, as well as Auto-dimming side mirrors and LED fog lights. The technology package provides power folding side mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and 20 inches aluminum alloy wheels.

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The car is offered with 7 beautiful exterior color:

– Length 4984 mm / 196 inc.
– Height (with antenna) 1713 mm / 67.5 inc.
– Wheelbase 2820 mm / 111 inc.
– Width (mirrors folded) 1975 mm / 78 inc.

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The 2018 Acura MDX is offering a V6 engine and a hybrid engine. The first one is an i-VTEC 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces up to 290 horsepower @ 6200 rpm and 267 pounds-feet of torque @ 4700 rpm. The engine is mated with ravishing automatic nine-speed transmission along with paddle shifters. The fuel economy is rated as 19 mpg in city, 27 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg combined. It is available with Front Wheel Drive System as standard. The same engine is tweaked to provide better road handling and available with Super Handling All Wheel Drive System. The fuel economy for SH AWD is 18 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg combined.

The Hybrid feature offers the 3.0-liter V-6 engine in combination with an electric motor that in total producing 321 horsepower and 289 pounds-feet of torque. The fuel economy is enhanced in a hybrid version and rated to have 26 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and combined as well. The hybrid version is offered with 7-speed dual clutch transmission and SH all-wheel-drive system.

Safety features

Acura has utilized all of its best safety features in the new MDX model and it has even received the 5-star rating from NHSTA. The safety aids offered in the new Acura MDX includes a suite of driver assistance ‘AcuraWatch’ which includes the following features
• Lane keeping assist
• Adaptive cruise control
• Front and rear parking sensors
• Blind Spot Monitoring
• Road departure Mitigation
• Automatic emergency brakes
• Rear cross traffic alert
• 360-degree view camera

Price and Release date

The 2018 MDX has already reached the dealers in September 2017 and is already on sale. The new Acura MDX 2018 price of the base model with standard package starts from $44,200, whereas the price range varies with different engine options and packages included as per customer’s desire.

2018 Acura MDX Pictures

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