This best-selling three row SUV is significantly refreshed for the year 2018. It owes much of its design and engine to its predecessor, but the new 2018 Acura MDX will have a more stylish and aesthetic design. Though it costs more, it is better equipped and possibly better looking as well. In this context, Acura is one again going to enthrall its buyers with the launch of its top-selling model MDX. MDX is one of Acura’s best sellers.
2018 Acura MDX – Unique Feature
It will look pretty much identical to the 2017 model. However, the new 2018 Acura MDX will sport a more suave look to keep up with the latest trends. It will have a new jewel eye wraparound for its LED headlight and LED fog light. The grille is redesigned in a diamond pentagon shape with large Acura logo. That’ll represent the face of the brand going forward. The base model will sit on 18-inch rims wrapped in all season tires. However, alternatives include three or four different models of 20-inch rims wrapped in high-performance summer tires. The material used for construction is strong, to keep the vehicle dent free.
Buyers will have three colors to choose from lunar silver metallic, dark cherry pearl and crystal black pearl.
2018 Acura MDX – Expected Engine Details
There will be no major changes in the engine, transmission, and drivetrain. The makers are expected to power this vehicle with 3.5-liter V6 powertrain and can produce up to 290 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. The displacement unit to be used for this vehicle is considered to be Honda’s finest powerful engine. The engine comes matched with 9-speed automatic transmission, which will use advanced technology to change gear. Its base model will come with front wheel drive. Also, the hybrid model will be equipped with Super Handling all-wheel drive technology.
Its fuel consumption level is very low and will achieve 18 mpg city/27 highway. Which would result in a 21 mpg on the combined basis when paired with front wheel drive.
The interior of Acura MDX 2018 is a blend of comfort and elegance. The driver, front passenger, and second-row seats are redesigned to give more space and comfort. Accessing the third row is made easier with a power button that can push the second-row seat forward. Other notable interior features include ventilated seats, quality plastic and leather inserts, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports, satellite radio, atmosphere control. Also, touchscreen navigation and a powerful infotainment system.
Acura MDX has top notch safety features including; lane departure and forward collision warning, AcuraWatch, auto-emergency braking, cruise control, surround-view cameras, multi-angle rear camera and much more.
2018 Acura MDX – Pricing and Release Date
The 2018 Acura MDX is expected to come in the market at the end of 2017. Its base trim is anticipated to start from $45,000 and higher trims may go up to $60,000.
The 2018 Acura MDX is a great compact SUV with aesthetic design and elegant interiors. Looking for its comfort and reliability, it is expected to take the stage by storm.