The MDX is an average-sized extravagance crossover sports utility vehicle, constructed by the Honda’s luxury auto division, Acura. The first generation of the MDX was introduced as a 2001 model vehicle in 2000. Then the second generation of the vehicle was introduced in 2013. Now, the automaker is planned to launch its third generation for the model year 2017, with the name 2017 Acura MDX.
This 2017 model is expected to come with a plethora of internal and external changes to prepare it to vie effectively with its contestants. Although the inside and outside designs undergo some changes, its powertrain section remains the same, but the power plant will be finely tuned to offer better performance and fuel saving than that of the outgoing Acura.
2017 Acura MDX teaser
2017 Acura MDX Redesign, Exterior
Even though the current Acura MDX is considered more or less an excellent vehicle in all aspects, the automaker wants the new Acura MDX 2017 to be improved further. However, most of the external changes will be carried out visually, but the basic features will be unchanged. The new MDX will have the major updates in its front and back parts. Buyers can expect the new MDX with a redesigned grille and headlamps, but that will not be the sole visual alteration.
Although the new vehicle will retain the similar basic shape, it will come with edges that are more pointed and an additional aerodynamic general look. It will also come with the additional aggressive stance that will make the new MDX more gorgeous to prospective buyers. The whole body of the vehicle, including door handles, can be seen with chrome details. The pleasingly designed alloy wheels further increase the outside look of the 2017 MDX.
The rear part of the new MDX also gets so cosmetic changes with the purpose of complementing those in the front. As a result, the rear of the vehicle comes outfitted with an improved bumper and LED taillights.
2017 Acura MDX Interior
In the case of the interior, 2017 MDX is expected to come with a cabin with three seat rows and there may be some changes in its elements. The seats are made of high-quality materials that are covered in premium fabrics to offer a luxurious look to the cabin. The dashboard in the outgoing model is replaced with a newly designed one and the equipment section is also updated with high-tech technologies, such as the most modern infotainment system.
The complete indoor atmosphere of the vehicle will be gorgeous when looking from outside. Some latest model gauges and a steering wheel with the telescopic feature are mounted. Other standard internal features of the 2017 model MDX comprise:
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Engine, Specs, mpg
Beneath the hood, there will not be any changes. The new MDX comes prepared with the same engine as that of the current MDX. So, it will be outfitted with a V6 VTEC engine with the capacity of 3.5 liters. However, this 2017 Acura MDX engine will be finely adjusted to offer the highest power output of 290 horsepower and a maximum twist of 267 pounds per foot. This engine is mated to a nine-rate automatic gearbox with both front-wheel drive system and all-wheel drive system as standard.
Regarding mileage, the front-wheel drive model of the new MDX offers 20 mpg within the city limits and 28 mpg on highways, with the combined mileage of 23 mpg. Alternatively, the all-wheel drive model of the new MDX offers 18 mpg within the city limits and 27 mpg on highways, with the combined mileage of 21 mpg.
The new engine comes with 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid, it’s a V6 3.0-liter with the electric engine. Transmission is 7-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT) at the front wheels and at the rear axle two electric motors. It will have 325 horsepower, 35 more than the regular engine. Fuel consumption goes at 25 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined. Optionally you can choose Technology or Advance packages, you can also get an Active Sport Suspension with Comfort, Normal, Sport, and Sport+ modes.
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Release date and cost
For the 2017 Acura MDX release date is anticipated to be the last quarter of 2016 with the preliminary cost of $ 42.000.
New Acura MDX 2017 photos