After last year’s redesign, the 2018 Acura MDX SUV is entering the market with minor changes, mainly in design. It has been manufactured since 2000 (since 2003 it is also known as Honda MDX), and is the third generation of this car. Striving to maintain a high sales performance in the seven-seater SUV segment, it is primarily competing with the new Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7 models.
2018 Acura MDX SUV specs
|Lenght – inch (mm)||196.2 (4984)|
|Widht – inch (mm)||77.6 (1975)|
|Height – inch (mm)||67.4 (1713)|
|Wheelbase – inch (mm)||111 (2820)|
|Wheels – inch||18 or 20 alloy|
|Seats||6 or 7|
|Weight – lbs (kg)||4001-4484 (1814-2034)|
|Payload – lbs (kg)||no data|
|Towing capacity – lbs (kg)||3500 or 5000 (1588 or 2268)|
In addition to the standard model, it has the Technology, Advance and Entertainment Package. It is built on the MDX platform with four doors.
2018 Acura MDX engines and fuel consumption
As standard offering the 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine. The Advance Package has lower fuel consumption: 20/27/23 mpg (FWD) or 19/26/22 mpg (AWD).
|Engine||3.5 V6||3.0 V6 Sport Hybrid|
|Transmission||9-speed AT||7-speed DCT|
|Drive||FWD / SH-AWD||FWD / SH-AWD|
|Fuel economy (mpg)||19/27/22
Sport Hybrid has a 3.0-liter V6 engine of 257 hp (192 kW) and a 218 lb-ft (296 Nm) torque. It is combined with one electric motor on the front axle (47 hp (35 kW) and 107 lb-ft (145 Nm) of torque), as well as two on the rear axle (both 36 hp (27 kW) and 54 lb-ft (73 Nm) of the torque).
Exterior and interior design
With plenty of chrome details, it has a large pentagon grille and massive bumpers. Noticeable are LED daytime running lights, jewel-eye LED headlamps, front LED fog lights and LED backlights. In addition, it has a rear roof spoiler, roof rails, swooping roofline with a sunroof. The center console has a lower 7-inch touchscreen and a higher 8-inch regular screen. Also, for rear passengers, it has a 9-inch (Technology) or 16.2-inch LCD (Advance), equipped with a DVD entertainment system. Built-in are leather seats, telescopic leather steering wheel and three-zone automatic climate control.
Release date and price 2018 Acura MDX SUV
In my opinion, the 2018 Acura MDX SUV will be one of the best-selling models during the summer and autumn of this year, probably slightly more expensive than its predecessor. We recall that current models cost from $ 44,050 to $ 58,500, while the price of hybrid models is $ 51,960 or $ 58,000 (Technology or Advance Package).