The exclusive 2017 Acura MDX is upgrading the MDX with its boldness in style, high performance, and innovative engine features. The competitive nature of MDX models will be continued in the form of this three-row SUV. This Sport Hybrid will give a ride of your life in its stylish interior and exterior design. This model will include features of advanced safety and driver assistance. The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid will provide you with the comfort, speed, and engine performance you’ve been looking for.
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid – Unique Feature
The new MDX gives a bold look with its large grille, and a big Acura logo positioned at the center of an inverted pentagon. The differences between the previous models and this one are in the “Jewel Eye” headlights which feature a more aggressive look to its sportier outlook. The rear parts of the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid are changed in a more subtle way by only bumper redesigning and visible dual-exhaust outlets. Although the body line from the front wheel across the doors on the side is the same, the chrome door handles are installed in the place of the previous body-colored units. The significant change, though, is in the lower rear part as a body-colored skid garnish giving the up-level look to it. All in all, the new MDX model has an upgraded exterior worthy of noticing.
The interior design also features several upgrades. The center console’s gear shifter was replaced by a refined one. Between the speedometer and tachometer, there is no additional display. Features which stayed the same are the two display screens, one for navigation and the other one for the infotainment system. The colors are well-settled with the shades of black in the center console and upper door trim, brown leather in the center of the door trim panels, and gray shades on pillars and roof liner.
The interior of 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is an epitome of comfort and room. The first and second seating rows have plenty of room both in the upper and the lower part. The third row is quite accessible by moving the second row forward. The minus point is the lack of space in the third row which you’d have in some other models. Also, some key operations can take the driver’s attention from the road because they are too deep in the sub-menu.
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid – Engine and Performance
The hybrid engine system is made out of three electric motors. The front one provides the extra horsepower and resides in the transmission. The rear wheels are provided with power by the other two motors. When not in motion, the hybrid system can shut off the gas engine. The only issue is that the battery pack cannot power the vehicle by itself. 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a 3.0-liter V-6 engine with a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.
The power peak output is 325 hp, which makes the fuel-economy ratings of 19/27/22 mpg in the city and/or highway. This 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid has the capability of saving the fuel by shutting off three of its cylinders while being at the cruising speed. This is the feature which is not available on the previous MDX models. It has a 267 pound-feet of torque with a 9-speed automatic. The top speed is 155 mph.
2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid – Release Date and Price
The basic price for this MDX (FWD) model is $45,000. With as additional technology package, the price may rise for a little bit less than $5,000. Adding the entertainment packages, you may add some extra $2,000 to the last price. The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid with an advanced and entrainment package is $54,400. The basic price for the MDX (SH-AWD) is $45,950. Its combination with advance and entertainment packages (with idle stop) makes the most expensive combination of $60,000. The release date is still a matter of speculation as the manufacturer has not mentioned it yet.