The latest model of the Premium Acura MDX was launched at the 2016 New York Auto show. The automaker will be updating the car for the 2018 year model when it will be updated to a better version. With the growing SUV market, the vehicle is expected to feature a great designing in order to compete with other models. There is are still no much details regarding its new design features. However, consumers should expect few major changes but the impressive interior and exterior upgrades. The 2018 Acura MDX also comes with better engine and performance.
2018 Acura MDX – Refreshed Appearance:
The compact crossover boats more cosmetic upgrades making it appear more impressive than its predecessor. It will adopt the wide use of lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber materials. This will significantly reduce its overall weight hence improving the aerodynamic power and fuel efficiency. The 2018 Acura MDX will maintain its previous dimensions and strong body designing for better stability. It looks very aggressive at the front end with new bumpers and redesigned grille.
The full-size-SUV comes more dominant with revised air vents that are expected to enhance the vehicle’s engine cooling. Due to its lower ground clearance, the Acura MDX 2018 appears more of a sporty hatchback than an SUV. The new C-pillar from LED headlights gives it more elegant outside appearance. The car will come with stretched rear doors and rides on 19-inch alloy wheels, making a better off-roader. Also, the new car boasts a sportier rear designing with double exhaust tip system.
The car seems more stylish and comfortable inside. This is the interior design you have been waiting for with high-quality leather upholstering on the seats and premium plastic inserts. For higher, trim levels, most the interior cabin sections are covered using aluminum and quality wood materials. The 2018 Acura MDX will be offered with hi-tech infotainment system with the dashboard featuring a new touchscreen display. You should expect modern technological equipment including automatic climate control, premium air conditioner, and satellite navigation. The entertainment will be provided by a premium sound system with HD satellite radio, USB port interface, CD/MP3/MP4 player, Bluetooth connectivity and others. It offers more safety and driver assistance features such as automatic emergency braking system, premium safety belts, quality airbags, line-departure warning system, and also a blind-spot monitoring system.
2018 Acura MDX – Engine and Fuel Consumption:
The upcoming 2018 Acura MDX will be powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is capable of producing up to 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain will be mated to 6-speed automatic transmission which sends power to a standard front-wheel drive system. All-wheel drive (AWD) framework will be offered optionally for the hybrid model. When it comes to fuel consumption, the vehicle is rated at 20 mpg combined EPA while the hybrid variant delivers 21 miles per gallon.
2018 Acura MDX – Expected Release Date, Price, and Rivals:
The expected release date for the new MDX Acura lies between the end of next year and the start of the year 2018. The base model will go for approximately $44,000. The main rivals will be Honda Pilot, BMW X5, and Lexus RX.