Acura is updating the current MDX and its making it more technologically-firendly with the introduction of new features that ensures a better connectivity. The 2017 Acura MDX goes on sale starting this month with a price of $43,950.
Seen from the outside, the exterior styling is inspired by the Acura Precision Concept, with the new face of Acura, the Diamond Pentagon grille. There is a more sculpted hood, front fascia, front fenders and revised Jewel Eye headlights. Additional styling updates include new chrome rocker panel trim, a revised rear bumper and skid garnish, and the return of visible dual exhausts with bright finishers.
All 2017 MDX models benefit from increased standard features, including an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, SiriusXM Radio 2.0, four 2.5-amp USB charging ports and capless fuel filler. Technology and Advance packages add Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, two new 20-inch wheel and tire options, power folding side mirrors, and HD Traffic.
In addition, Advance grades add LED fog lights, genuine Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba wood interior trim, a heated steering wheel and Surround-View Camera System with six selectable viewing angles. Advance models can also be equipped with two second-row captain’s chairs and a center console with two additional USB ports for third-row passengers. An ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System is also available on models with the Advance ENT Package.
The 2017 MDX features a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC 24-valve V6 engine rated at 290 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. peak torque. The 2017 MDX with front-wheel drive and Idle Stop has an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city/27 highway/23 combined.