It seems that Acura hesitates to launch the third generation of the popular MDX model but the countdown has begun. Several years ago, we had a chance to see the prototype of the MDX in Detroit. The prototype was extreme and futuristic, and most of the customers and car enthusiasts will be thrilled to hear that the production version will be very similar to the prototype. Well, maybe toned down version of the prototype but still the luxurious, futuristic, and impressive SUV. We finally have all details about the interior, exterior, and engine in hand, so if you want to learn more about the 2017 Acura MDX, read the article below.
Exterior of 2017 Acura MDX
The 2017 MDX reflects the carmaker’s “Aero Sculpture” design language. The design language adds several unique and brand-new features. New are Jewel Eye headlights with LED technology. The aerodynamics of the vehicle will be considerably improved thanks to the new design language. Apparently, the aerodynamic efficiency is improved for about 25 percent over the current model. The 55 percent of the body employs lightweight materials that improve vehicle’s rigidity, handling, and stability at the same time. Just like other recent models in Acura’s lineup, the MDX is offered with optional Advance and Technology packages. The least expensive trims ride on 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while the Advance and Technology package includes 19-inch alloys. Generally, the 2017 Acura MDX boasts a really sexy and forget-ne-not design. We guarantee that it will turn heads wherever you show up.
2017 Acura MDX Interior
The interior design of the 2017 Acura MDX will be mostly carried from the previous generation. Well, it might be a bit less angular though. All lines and curves inside of the cabin flow together and create elegant and refined place. The most noticeable thing in the cabin of the newcomer is a 9-speed automatic transmission with push-button feature. Just like any other Acura’s cabin, the MDX’s cabin emphasizes comfort, luxury, and ease-of-use.
All surfaces inside of the cabin are dressed up in premium leather and soft-touch materials for outstanding driving feel. Accessing the cabin of the newcomer is now easier with lower step-in height and wider entryway. Some of the features of the entry trim level are backup camera, keyless entry, three-zone climate control, multi-view angle camera, road departure mitigation, and many others. Safety equipment includes traction control, airbags, ABS system, stability assist, and numerous others.
2017 MDX Acura Engine
Powering the 2017 Acura MDX is a direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC SOHC V-6 power-plant with power output of 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. Nope, it is not a mistake- the new engine delivers 10 horsepower less than the current engine. Well, since the vehicle dropped off considerable amount of weight, this should compensate for the loss. The engine is linked up to a 9-speed automatic transmission with push-button interface. The transmission puts power down to the front wheels, but Super Handling AWD is also available.
New Acura MDX 2017 Pricing
Even though the carmaker hasn’t revealed details about the price, we will dare to say that those opting for the base trim level with FWD will pay roughly $44,000.
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