2018 Acura MDX bearing a new brand style


The latest generation of premium crossover MDX debuted in 2016 at the New York auto show. It is significantly different from the previous SUV, especially in terms of design. It became more aggressive and sharp, seem to become more compact and sporty at the same time. Recently debuted the model with a hybrid power plant, which will go on sale in 2017. 2018 Acura MDX is not likely to undergo any major changes. It was limited to only installing a modern multimedia system and can change the trim levels.

2018 Acura MDX release date

MDX 2018 will be on sale until the end of 2017. Since the model is not expected significant changes, in the market will do without the official presentations.

Release date: late 2017

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2018 Acura MDX price

The pricing for the 2018 model year Acura MDX won’t change. The basic trim level car will start at the same price tag as now, from around $44,000.

2018 Acura MDX design

The car features new Acura styling, which later will be a distinctive feature of all Acura models. It is characterized by sharp edges, full LED headlights look like insect eyes, more aggressive lines of the body.

As for MDX itself, it was highly redesigned in comparison with the previous generation. Due to a bit lower ground clearance, and a new C-pillar form, it looks way more like an ordinary sporty hatchback, rather than an actual SUV.

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However, it is a mid-size 7-seater. Stretched rear doors are also hinted the family positioning of the crossover.

2018 Acura MDX interior

The interior of the MDX is what you wait for a premium crossover. High-quality plastic, leather inserts, high build quality. There is almost any gadget you might imagine, especially in top-end trim levels. However, the interior design feels just too much Honda, which may be an issue for some aesthetes.
2017 will bring more safety features in collision prevention systems, etc.

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2018 Acura MDX specs

The specification change is the most important part. For 2017 MY debuted a lot of interesting features, like a new 9-speed automatic, hybrid powertrain called Sport Hybrid. The powertrain range will consist of Honda’s traditional 3.5L V6 for non-hybrid producing 290 HP, and 3.0L V6 for a hybrid powertrain, which is less powerful.

Here is the specification of upcoming 2018 Acura RDX

2018 Acura MDX hybrid

The car will feature a unique hybrid powertrain firstly debuted on NSX sportscar. It features internal combustion engine, and three electric motors – one on the front and two on the rear axle. ICE is a 3.0L V6 have cylinder deactivation feature, producing 257 HP. The total powertrain output is 325 HP. It is more than enough for an SUV, and thanks to the innovative hybrid layout, EPA fuel efficiency rating is 25 mpg in city and 26 mpg on a highway, which is pretty impressive. However, the car is unable to drive using EV-mode.

Also read about the hybrid version of the 2017 Infiniti QX60

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Editor's rating
4.7 overall
  • Safety4.7
  • Performance4.7
  • Design4.6
  • Features4.7
  • Fuel economy4.7

New MDX, especially in hybrid modification, is a good combination of performance and fuel efficiency, which leads to even more strict competition in hybrid-powered mid-size SUVs.

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