Honda will be presenting a powerful, affordable, well designed sport utility vehicle with its 2016 Acura MDX. The latest offering from the Japanese automaker will unveil an Acura with slight alteration to its style while remaining true to its luxurious and recognizable style. This new model will present itself with a larger body with the appearance of more muscle along with some noticeable, yet minor, changes. The underpinning of the new vehicle is from the same platform as the new Honda Pilot. The new body of the 2016 Acura MDX will be constructed with lightweight materials that include HSS steel (which is of the highest level of purity), aluminum and magnesium. This change not only makes the vehicle lighter, but is also improves its fuel economy and general performance.
2016 Acura MDX Engine Options
There is a great deal of industry chatter that claim that the new 2016 Acura MDX will have its power delivered via a 3.5 liter V-6 SOHC I VTECH engine will the capability of delivering upwards of 290 horsepower and 267 pound per feet of torque. This engine option will be smartly paired with a six speed automatic transmission and the power will be transmitted to the front wheels. As an option, the Super Handling all wheel drive will be available.
An addition option is said to be a hybrid power train that will be composed of an electric motor and a 2.5 liter inline 4 engine. The duo is said to be able to deliver upwards of 200 horsepower and 220 pounds per feet of torque. The fuel economy of the hybrid is also said to deliver better fuel economy than its V-6 counterpart.
It is highly speculated that the fuel economy will be highly improved for the 2016 model year version. Previous versions of the sport utility vehicle was able to provide consumers with 18/27/21 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined) when using all wheel drive. When using front wheel drive, the vehicle is able to achieve 20/28/23 miles per gallon (city/highway/combined).
2016 Acura MDX Changes in Design
Minor changes will occur to the front end of the new 2016 Acura MDX as well. The headlights will receive their power from Jewel Eye LED technology, which is much better suited for increased visibility within all conditions. Industry chatter claims that the exterior of the sport utility vehicle will receive new sizes of wheels as well as new color options. Just as were the previous models, the 2016 MDX will only be made available on a single trim level. This translates into consumers being afforded the latest equipment and features as standard.
The interior of the sport utility vehicle will come equipped with high quality and great quality materials as well as high technology features that include the following:
- The Acura navigation system
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
- Smartphone and USB connectivity
- HomeLink Premium Audio System
- Real-Time Traffic
2016 Acura MDX Release Date and Price
The 2016 Acura MDX is expected to appear within dealership showrooms towards the end of 2015 and have a price range in the neighborhood of $42,000 to $57,000. The pricing of the vehicle will depend on the optional equipment that is chosen by the consumer as well as whether or not all wheel drive is selected. The pricing seems incredibly fair since the changes to the vehicle’s platform solved its previous issues with passenger and cargo space. In addition the lightweight material used in its construction give it increased aerodynamics. The taller, wider and longer vehicle is sure to please consumers far beyond their expectations without exceeding budgets.