The changes to the exterior are sure to be eye-catching when you see the 2017 Acura MDX for the first time this summer at your local dealer. With updated Jewel Eye® headlights, a stylish Diamond Pentagon grille and a redesigned hood, the 2017 version of this luxury SUV has a lower and wider, sleek new look. But it’s the safety features that you can’t see that are the major innovation in this model.
Every 2017 MDX will include AcuraWatch™
, which includes lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and blind spot information, among other features. The 2017 MDX bolsters its passenger safety by coming equipped with automatic emergency braking as a standard feature. This new MDX also sports improved powertrain technology for better handling to avoid accidents in the first place.
More To Look Forward To
The interior of 2017 MDX also dazzles with the subtle elegance and utility you’ve come to expect from Acura’s luxury sport vehicle. Automatic adjusting high beam headlights, power folding mirror, and a Surround View camera allow you full control from your driver’s seat. Meanwhile, your passengers will appreciate the comfortable rear seating options, the optional rear entertainment system and the plentiful USB charging ports through the front and rear of the car. Models can feature another row of captain’s seats in the back with an additional console for all of your storage needs.
The First Ever MDX Sport Hybrid
In addition to the 2017 MDX coming out this summer, Acura is following up its widely popular SUV with a hybrid version later in the year. Perfect for the environmentally conscious and the car lover, this new model actually has more power than the non-hybrid 2017 MDX. With the same three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain seen in Acura’s NSX and RLX, the 2017 hybrid MDX carries 35 more horsepower than the standard gasoline engine with 325 peak horsepower.
Although not yet official, the 2017 Hybrid is expected to receive an Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy rating 7 miles per gallon better than the gas engine with 26 mpg combined. The Sport Hybrid engine includes a 3.0-liter SOHC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ with an electric motor for the front wheels as well as two electric motors providing power to the rear wheels. Together with a 7-speed automatic transmission, the 2017 Sport Hybrid will allow drivers an all-wheel drive SUV with superb handling, more power, and less gasoline.