The MDX Sport Hybrid , the new model in the popular suv’s three-row crossover lineup , may be known for awesome mpg (25/26) and acceleration of 0 -60 mph speed in just 5.9 seconds.It comes with stunning front fascia, sculpted hood, diamond pentagon grille, restyled Jewel Eye headlights, LED fog lights and front fenders.The new big fancy wheels (20 inch wheel rims ) in this new model not only gives this MDX a nicer look but also helps in better handling and high-speed performances.
What’s new in the box !
The crossover hybrid can attain 0-60 mph speed in just 5.9 seconds.The top speed that you can attain from this car is 140 mph.The braking takes 185 feet to stop your vehicle from 70-0 mph.The estimated fuel economy of the car is 25 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highways.
The Engine of Hybrid MDX
The Hybrid Sport’s comes equipped with a 3.0 liter DOHC V-6 engine and the three additional electrical motors that churns out 325 horsepower.It is paired with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission.Out of the three motors one is installed between engine and DCT transmission at the front while the other two motors are situated at the back independently control the wheels adding or subtracting power for handling , traction and other situations. Also not to forget that the new Hybrid Sport Acura MDX model has been available only with all wheel drive option.
Captains Chair in 2nd Row
Like the other Acura MDX models this one’s interior seats have been completely re-designed with stich patterns adding more premier look to this car.Another interesting change in Acura MDX along with Hybrid Sport model is the introduction of Captains Chair in the 2nd row.Alternatively , the 2nd row chair is also available with a bench in back.
The interior also gets a new interior color – brown along with a stunning Satin finish.The camera system enables the driver to have a 360 degree view of the surrounding.Acura Watch also now becomes available for even the lowest price Acura MDX.
The new car variant has the exhaust exiting out the bumper and may be need a regular care and cleaning.
On the interior front, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid comes loaded with Automatic emergency braking, Collision mitigation braking, Lane departure warning, Adjustable cruise control, Road departure alleviation system, Lane keeping support, Forward collision alert and Low velocity track system.
The hybrid model is tweaked for better fuel economy , lots of horse power coupled with all wheel drive advantages.
The ‘Other’ Acura MDX of 2017
Talking about other Acura MDX of 2017 , the SUV , is again a comfortable third-row luxury car, which comes with a starting price of $44,050. The seven seater SUV comes equipped with LED fog lamps with restyled jewel-eye headlamps, new diamond pentagon grille, a new hood, newly sculpted front fenders, LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL), some additional lower body trim, power moon roof and a twin tailpipe design.This time the car has also been updated with 20 inch wheel rims including other exterior updates.
In addition, the 2017 MDX crossover SUV has cargo space at 90.9 cubic feet. In terms of dimension, the SUV measures 196.2 inches in length, 77.2 inches in width and 67.4 inches in height along with a wheelbase of 111.0 inches.
The SUV is powered by a 3.5 liter, 24 valve, SOHC i-VTEC V-6 engine which produces 290 lb-ft horsepower @ 6200 rpm and 267 lb-ft torque @ 4700 rpm. And, it is linked to a 9-Speed Automatic with Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters. The car has a fuel economy of 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Furthermore, the fuel tank capacity of this car is 19.5 U.S. gallons.
On the inside, the SUV looks decent and packed with lots of features such as Driver’s ten way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support and Easy Entry, Side Mirror and Steering Column Positions, Heated Front Seats, Front Passenger’s Power Lumbar Support, Front passenger’s eight way power seat, Heated and Ventilated Front Seats and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Other features of the car include Multi Information Display (MID), CD, MP3 and WMA Compatible Disc Player, MP3/Auxiliary Input Jack, USB Audio Interface with iPod Integration, Speed-sensitive Volume Compensation (SVC), HD Radio, Bluetooth and HDMI Compatibility.
On the safety front, the 2017 MDX crossover SUV is loaded with a number of features like Dual Stage, Multiple Threshold Front Airbags (SRS), Driver Knee Airbag, four wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Side Curtain Airbags, SmartVent Front Side Airbags, three Point Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System and Load Limiters, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), Child-Seat Mounting System and Trailer Stability Assist.
Other important safety features of the SUV include ACE Body Structure Design, Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow, Hill Start Assist, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Auto-On/ Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration and Theft-Deterrent System with Electronic Immobilizer.