2017 Acura MDX Review, Changes, Hybrid

The year 2016 has seen some amazing automobile launches from its very start. The spree does not seem to end as some of the biggest auto manufacturers have launched their masterpiece for the year in the last quarter. Welcome to the world of the brand new, awe-inspiring, 2017 Acura MDX from Honda-Acura.

Enthralled by the predecessors, everyone had eyes on the unveiling of the Acura MDX. It is a mid sized Sports Utility Vehicle that packs it all. From power to precision, and from luxury to safety, there is nothing that Honda stepped back at.

Acura MDX has not always been that way, but things changes as the SUV moved into its modern-day third generation in 2014. The carmaker revamped the entire SUV to bring it to a rank it truly deserves.

Known for its productiveness and reliability for years now, there is no reason to deny the fact that this 2017 SUV ranks among the best-selling SUVs in its category. What makes Acura MDX even more unique is that it is the first ever crossover that was launched with a third-row seating option.

2017 Acura MDX front

2017 Acura MDX – Changes and Additions:

Although the launch of 2016 was an immaculate launch in itself. Honda knew it had to up its game in order to take the SUV to a whole new level. To go about it, the carmaker launched the 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid with several additional features.

Body: Honda has tweaked the exterior of this SUV just enough to maintain the identity while adding to it at the same time. One of the notable changes on the new model includes a new diamond pentagon grille which adds to the already sporty look of it. The SUV also comes with a brand new chrome dual-exhaust and jewel-eye headlights that immensely add to the beauty of it.

Cabin: The advanced trims of this MDX also come with a six-passenger luxury seating.

Features: Another major addition on this SUV in 2017 is the AcuraWatch suite. The standard version of this suite will be available in all trims of this Acura. It adds to the safety of the driver by using the driver-assist technology. Other new features on this crossover SUV include an Auto Brake Hold, four charging ports, and a set of Auto High-Beam lights in front.

2017 Acura MDX rear

2017 Acura MDX – Captivating Interior:

The 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid is truly a luxury car, and its interior suggests no different. The automaker took the best parts of the previous model and added to them in order to offer the captivating interior it does.

All trims of this SUV come with premium leather seats that are quite distinctive. The best part is that ‘looks’ are not everything when it comes to Acura MDX. These leather seats are also crafted to be one of the most comfortable ones ever on an Acura. The entire seating around the cabin is designed to make them ergonomically perfect. The interior also comes with a power sunroof which features a tinted glass to make sure the heat and glare from the sun are greatly minimized.

To add to the comfort, the automaker has installed a multipurpose armrest that can slide and be adjusted according to your comfort. It also holds a good amount of space inside of it. This is enough to easily accommodate your purse, cell phones, or certain electronic devices as well. In addition to all that, the cabin is also equipped with tri-zone auto climate control.

2017 Acura MDX interior


Among the several different things this immaculate SUV stand out in, is the space it provides inside the cabin. In addition to the leg space and seating, the 2017 Acura MDX offers a huge cargo space of 45.1 cubic feet.

This can be attained by folding the third-row seats flat into the ground. To add to the cargo space, you also have the option to fold the second-row seats flat. This gives you a total of a staggering 90 cubic feet of space to place your luggage in.

2017 Acura MDX seats

2017 Acura MDX – Neck-Breaking Exterior

The entire body of the new 2017 Acura MDX is a treat to watch. Its aesthetics are what we call the ‘neck-breaker’ since it is hard to look away when this SUV passes by.

From the addition of a sportier diamond grille in front to the chrome exhausts in the back. Everything blends well into a contemporary, sober, and sporty look all at once. The LED headlights and the eighteen-inch wheels also tweak the look by a great margin.

2017 Acura MDX side

2017 Acura MDX – Powertrain:

To make sure that the luxury packed SUV also makes it well on the road, it features a 3.5-liter V6 engine. This might not produce the best horsepower in the market, but a 290 hp clocking at 6,200 rounds per minute is more than capable of providing a great experience behind the wheels.

This horsepower is assisted by a powerful 267 pound-per-feet of torque that clocks at 4,700 rounds per minute. Together, the overall engine on this model year offers fairly good mileage for its category. You can get a 19 mpg for cities and 27 mpg on highways.

One of the best features of this crossover SUV is its towing capacity. More than what was expected, this Acura MDX offers 5,000 pounds of towing capacity. Furthermore, it also comes with an SH-AWD.

What about 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid?

The biggest news is hybrid engine. The new 2017 Acura MDX gets new Sport Hybrid drivetrain. This is 3.0-liter V6 engine which is paired with 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. One integrated electric motor gives the power to the front wheels, while two additional electric motors gives power on the the rear wheels. This 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid has 325 hp. Expected fuel economy is 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway and this is really great. This Sport Hybrid SUV comes only with AWD.

2017 Acura MDX – Price, Release Date, and Competitors:

The 2017 Acura MDX has already been launched in the market. The base model of this car starts from $45,000. However, if you are willing to opt for the advanced package, the SUV starts at $60,000. Provided the luxury, power, and comfort that this new automobile is offering, it seems to be a fair price.

However, new 2017 Acura MDX hybrid will be released later this year. We don’t have information about prices of this Sport Hybrid SUV. For release date and price of MDX hybrid contact your local dealer.

Acura MDX is a next level product which is why its competitors are also some of the elite names in the industry. The main competition this SUV faces comes from Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, and Infiniti QX60. All in all, it is fair to say that the 2017 Acura MDX is easily one of the best cars that have come out in the year 2016.

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