Honda has been trying very hard to upgrade Acura, its luxury car division, in the last couple of years. Acura MDX has been this company’s longest selling luxury franchise. So it is perfectly natural that Honda will come up with something related to this franchise only. The brand new 2017 Acura MDX offers a traditional three row setup, but this particular luxury crossover is certainly destined to be the best in its class. It was first launched way back in 2000, and since then it has revolutionized the luxury car market.
Having said that, the current model of Acura MDX is currently in the market, and it has been this way since 2013. So, Honda is planning to bring their 2017 edition in terms with a refreshed model very soon. There has been no vital news regarding the release and specifications of this model, but things are looking pretty good from an external point of view. You would have to wait for a few more months to get a clear picture of its spec list. Now, let’s have a look at what this new 2017 model of Acura MDX has to offer.
2017 Acura MDX Engine Specs
As far as the power train details of this brand new 2017 Acura MDX are concerned, there is nothing to discuss. This is because Honda has not yet officially declared any particular engine option for this car. Still, some sources report that this car is likely to include a 3.5 LITER V-TEC engine with V6 cylinders. The overall output of this engine model is likely to be around 290 HP of max power, along with 267 lbs. feet of max torque. Other engine options might be included as well in future updates to this car. More info will be available very soon.
Transmission details involve a charged 9 speed automatic gear box module, with the latest ZF technology. Fuel economy has been a major concern for Honda in its franchises. So they are looking to improve those specs as well. This 2017 model might be better in terms of EPA ratings – with a 23 MPG rating in combine drive mode.
2017 Acura MDX Exterior and Interior Redesign
Since this 2017 Acura MDX is likely to be a refresh model, you can certainly expect some significant design changes. Even though it will still remain a 3rd generation model, the 2017 MDX might include the following improvements in terms of its design and architecture:
- Visual changes will include a better hood design to improve the car’s aerodynamics.
- The basic lines will change, thus providing some sharp look to its exterior and giving it an aggressive look.
- Rear end of the car might be refreshed as well – with improved spoiler and stunning new tail lamps.
Interior specs might be changed a little, so that its specs are improved in the dashboard region. New upholstery will be included, with an updated infotainment module, better central console and improved navigation modules. Audio and connectivity systems will be updated as well.
2017 Acura MDX Release Date and Price
2017 Acura MDX is still in its concept design stage, so it will be difficult to estimate a release date. However, its price has been set at $42000 for the base model.