Acura MDX is the name with a strong reputation which should get attention if you are looking for a luxury three-row crossover. This luxury model belongs to the group of the sportier three-row crossovers thanks to its advanced four-wheel drive and active suspension. However, it is also generous with advanced driver aids as well as with comfort and roominess. There is also Sport Hybrid version which offers better performance and efficiency than conventional version. The hybrid model debuted for the 2017 model year and will continue as 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid without big changes.
What could be new?
The new hybrid version as well as conventional a model might bring new color options and some changes in equipment organization. The MDX received a comprehensive facelift which brought updated styling, more standard safety features, upgraded powertrains and efficiency. Because of that Acura’s best-selling vehicle won’t be radical with changes for the 2018 model.
2018 Acura MDX Hybrid: Styling that stands out
The current MDX version features fresh styling which won’t change for the 2018 model year. The MDX has got reworked front and rear ends with the last facelift. Now, it sports a diamond pentagonal grille which debuted on the Precision Concept model. Jewel-eye headlights have also been restyled and model also got a new hood and resculpted fenders. The rear side has gone through the facelift with more subtle changes which include new bumper and exposed dual exhaust outlets.
Interior, Features, Safety:
As for the interior of the 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid, it won’t also change much. The model will feature versatile and spacious cabin loaded with luxuries and advanced tech.
The dash will include V-shaped center stack with dual-screen setup and model will also boast high-quality materials as well as nice trim inserts. The seats are also comfortable and supportive and handy fold-flat mechanism easily transforms the back-seat room to cargo space.
The model will also offer leather seating with power and heating features, automatic climate control, keyless entry and ignition, a sunroof, power tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, etc. There will also be smartphone compatible infotainment system, premium sound system, navigation and so on.
The model will also boast a long list of advanced safety features. It will include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, rearview camera, etc. Available will also be the blind-zone system, parking sensors, and surround-view system.
2018 Acura MDX Hybrid: Advanced Powertrain
The 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid will be all-wheel drive only. This advanced powertrain will include a total of three electric motors. They will work in combination with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. This system will be capable of producing 325 hp.
On the other hand, the battery pack will provide the power for electric motors. One motor will reside in the gearbox while other two will sit at the rear. Two rear motors will power for the rear wheels independently providing on that way torque vectoring which improves traction and cornering.
As for the fuel economy, the model should have projected combined mileage of 25 mpg.
2018 Acura MDX Hybrid: Arrival, Price
The 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid should come in late 2017. Price is yet to be unveiled but it should start from around $48, 000.