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2017 Acura MDX SUV

City mpg:
19
Highway mpg:
27

Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

2017 Acura MDX SUV Overview

The standard features of the Acura MDX 3.5L include 3.5L V-6 290hp engine, 9-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), SmartVent side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row overhead airbag, driver knee airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 18" aluminum wheels, cruise control, distance pacing, ABS and driveline traction control, Vehicle Stability Assist electronic stability.

2017 Acura
MDX SUV

Starting at: $44,050

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Specifications

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic temperature control
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Rear air conditioning
  • Power moonroof
  • Memory seat
  • Steering wheel memory
  • Audio memory
  • HVAC memory
  • Speed control
  • Distance pacing cruise control
  • Power windows
  • 1-touch down
  • 1-touch up
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Illuminated entry
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Telescoping steering wheel
  • Auto tilt-away steering wheel
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Garage door transmitter - HomeLink
  • Front beverage holders
  • Rear beverage holders
  • Overhead console
  • Driver door bin
  • Passenger door bin
  • Rear door bins
  • Trunk/hatch auto-latch
  • Approach angle - 15 deg
  • Departure angle - 17 deg
  • Ground clearance (min) - 142mm (5.6")
  • Ground clearance (max) - 185mm (7.3")
  • Ramp breakover angle - 15 deg
  • AM/FM radio - SiriusXM
  • CD player
  • MP3 decoder
  • Radio data system
  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Speakers - 8
  • Wireless phone connectivity - Bluetooth HandsFreeLink
  • 1st row LCD monitors - 1
  • Primary LCD size - 8.0"
  • Basic warranty - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Powertrain warranty - 72 months/70,000miles
  • Corrosion perforation warranty - 60 months/ unlimited distance
  • Roadside assistance coverage - 48 months/50,000miles
  • Max seating capacity - 7
  • Front seats - bucket
  • Power driver seat
  • Power 2-way driver lumbar support
  • Power passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear seats - split-bench
  • Split folding rear seat
  • Rear seat center armrest
  • 3rd row seats - bench
  • Leather upholstery
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Engine displacement - 3.5 L
  • Engine horsepower - 290hp @ 6,200RPM
  • Engine torque - 267 lb.-ft. @ 4,700RPM
  • Engine bore x stroke - 89.0mm x 93.0mm (3.50" x 3.66")
  • Compression ratio - 11.50 to 1
  • Curb weight - 1,815kg (4,001lbs)
  • Towing capacity - 1,588kg (3,500lbs)
  • Exterior length - 4,983mm (196.2")
  • Exterior body width - 1,976mm (77.8")
  • Exterior height - 1,712mm (67.4")
  • Wheelbase - 2,819mm (111.0")
  • Turning radius - 5.9m (19.4')
  • Front legroom - 1,052mm (41.4")
  • Rear legroom - 978mm (38.5")
  • 3rd row legroom - 714mm (28.1")
  • Front headroom - 968mm (38.1")
  • Rear headroom - 973mm (38.3")
  • 3rd row headroom - 904mm (35.6")
  • Front hiproom - 1,461mm (57.5")
  • Rear hiproom - 1,468mm (57.8")
  • 3rd row hiproom - 1,031mm (40.6")
  • Front shoulder room - 1,552mm (61.1")
  • Rear shoulder room - 1,501mm (59.1")
  • 3rd row shoulder room - 1,389mm (54.7")
  • Passenger volume - 3,758L (132.7 cu.ft.)
  • Interior cargo volume - 422 L (15 cu.ft.)
  • Interior maximum cargo volume - 2,574 L (91 cu.ft.)
  • Rear cargo - power liftgate
  • Power liftgate
  • Power door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • Turn signal indicator mirrors
  • Spoiler
  • Tailpipe finisher - chrome
  • Door mirrors - body-color
  • Bumpers - body-color
  • Engine liters - 3.5
  • Cylinder configuration - V-6
  • Horsepower - 290hp @ 6,200RPM
  • Torque - 267 lb.-ft. @ 4,700RPM
  • Number of valves - 24
  • Variable valve control
  • Variable intake manifold
  • Cylinder deactivation
  • Engine location - front
  • Recommended fuel - Premium Unleaded
  • Transmission - 9 speed automatic
  • Mode select transmission
  • Manual-shift auto - Sequential SportShift
  • Drive type - front-wheel
  • Fuel economy combined - 22mpg
  • Fuel tank capacity - 19.5gal.
  • Fuel economy city - 19mpg
  • Fuel economy highway - 27mpg
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • ABS brakes
  • Brake assist
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Dual front side impact airbags
  • Overhead airbag
  • Knee airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Panic alarm
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • Ignition disable
  • Security system
  • Electronic stability
  • Traction control
  • Anti-whiplash front head restraints
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Speed-sensing steering
  • Alloy wheels
  • Front tires - 245/60HR18.0
  • Rear tires - 245/60HR18.0
  • Wheel size - 18"
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Speed sensitive wipers
  • Rear window wiper
  • Rear window defroster
  • Front reading lights
  • Rear reading lights
  • Display - analog
  • Tachometer
  • Compass
  • Outside temperature display
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Trip computer
  • Lane departure - active
  • Forward collision - mitigation
  • Exterior parking camera rear

Trims

  MSRP Engine Transmission City/Hwy mpg
MDX 2017 Acura MDX SUV MDX Search New $44,050   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  19 / 27  
MDX SH-AWD
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$46,050   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  18 / 26  
MDX with Technology Package
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$48,460   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  19 / 27  
MDX SH-AWD with Technology Package
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$50,460   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  18 / 26  
MDX with Technology and Entertainment Packages
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$50,460   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  19 / 27  
MDX SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Packages
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$52,460   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  18 / 26  
MDX with Advance Package
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$54,500   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  20 / 27  
MDX SH-AWD with Advance Package
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$56,500   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  19 / 26  
MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages
Search New
$56,500   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  20 / 27  
MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Packages
Search New
$58,500   290-hp 3.5L 6-cyl  9-spd auto  19 / 26  

Reviews

Driving Impression

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The direct-injection V6 uses Honda’s i-VTEC variable valvetrain with two-stage Variable Cylinder Management that stops the fuel to three cylinders when the car is cruising. This engine was developed from Acura’s successful endurance racing engine, a 60-degree aluminum V6, single overhead cam with 24 valves. It makes 290 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 267 pound-feet of torque at 4500 rpm. It’s a smooth, refined engine, with acceleration whenever you need it, and it stays smooth to redline 6700 rpm.

However the nine-speed automatic transmission that was new for 2016 doesn’t provide the seamless shifts of the previous transmission. Most of the time it’s smooth enough, but it sometimes gets confused by all those gears, and hesitates; it’s like there are just too many choices for the computer program. One nice feature is that it automatically shifts into Park when you turn off the engine.

There’s a selector on the center console that switches the shift mapping between Drive and Sport. In Drive mode, the transmission does all the shifting automatically. Pressing the D/S switch changes it to Sport mode. Using the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel when in Sport mode generates quick throttle-blip downshifts or upshifts. The Sport mode works like a true manual mode because the transmission will actually let you hold onto gears all the way to redline, or all the way down to where you’re starting to lug the engine.

The Sport setting quickens steering response, while the Comfort setting brings a lighter steering feel. The steering doesn’t send a lot of feedback to the driver, but the MDX feels capable and coordinated when driven near the limit. Actually, its handling is admirable for a vehicle this size; it’s as close to nimble and responsive as you can get in a seven-seat vehicle. It’s a very easy car to drive.

Special shock absorbers smooth the ride over rough pavement, so there’s no price to pay for the good handling.

But it’s really all about the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system, we think. It not only provides excellent all-weather traction, it makes a difference on dry roads. It’s almost amazing that it’s been in Acura vehicles for more than a decade, still one of the few mechanical torque vectoring systems on the market.

The system can vary front-wheel torque distribution from 90 percent down to 30 percent (that’s 70 percent to the rear), or up to 100 percent to either the left or right wheels. That greatly improves stability when driving in winter, especially when patches of snow and ice are mixed with patches of wet pavement, or when the left wheels are on ice and the right wheels are on dry pavement.

Walk Around

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The facelift on the 2017 MDX improves its looks. The diamond pentagon grille comes from the Precision concept car that got a positive reaction at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. There are also freshly sculpted front fenders, a new hood, and jewel-like headlamps, with available LED foglamps. But Acura can keep the chrome rocker panels and additional body trim.

The profile seems less upright than some SUV rivals, with its chiseled front end, tapered roofline, and the smooth rear end. Ironically, while the smaller Acura RDX crossover looks larger than it is, the Acura MDX looks smaller than it is.

Interior Overview

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The sloping and tiered dashboard sort of mimics the grille, leading into a V-shaped centerstack. It’s neither opulent nor glitzy, but its design works better than its function. Well, we say it’s not glitzy, but its chrome surround sometimes reflects sunlight into the driver’s eyes.

However, the center console itself gets kudos for function: deep bin, tray for cellphone, another larger tray with sliding woodgrain top, traction strips for things so they don’t slide around, conveniently located cupholders, and another small bin for keys, with power outlet.

The infotainment interface called AcuraLink leaves much to be desired, although its add-on features make commuting easier. There’s traffic info, vehicle messaging, and integrated Aha and Pandora entertainment. A Connect Package adds Assist Services, Map Services, and MyVehicle (remote vehicle services and diagnostics). Full-on concierge services are available with a Premium Package.

The push-button transmission shifter is brilliant. Besides freeing up space on the console, it’s easy to use with its distinct buttons.

The front seats are plush and supportive, with low side bolsters that make sliding in and out easy. The driver’s seat slides back automatically when the door is opened.

The MDX is roomy for its class. The second row slides six inches fore and aft, giving either second- or third-row passengers more legroom (but not both). It’s split 60/40 and folds almost flat, although there are a lot of gaps and holes, not good for dogs. A small illuminated button at each side of the second row moves the seat to enable reaching the third row. An easier way is going for the optional captain’s chairs.

Getting to the third row is difficult, so leave it for the kids. And, back there, the high floor level puts your knees at your chin, if you’re an adult or tall kid.

The third row folds perfectly flat by pulling a lever; the headrests flip forward, and can stay with the seats rather than having to be removed, a good safety feature because they won’t be missing when needed.

With both seats folded, the cargo space reveals an underfloor storage area with room for a laptop, camera bag, or more shoes. It has a lid that can be moved out of the way.

The cabin is very quiet and vibration-free, thanks to an active noise-cancellation system, an active engine mount system, acoustic glass in the windshield and windows, and heaps of insulation elsewhere.

Summary

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The Acura MDX is pricey but has all the right stuff, starting with the sophisticated V6 and excellent all-wheel-drive handling. But not everything is right. The hesitating and sometimes snatchy nine-speed automatic transmission appears to be too ambitious.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

Model Lineup

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Acura MDX with front-wheel drive ($43,950) is equipped with leather, eight-speaker audio system with satellite radio (upgraded for 2017), tri-zone automatic climate control, four fast-charging USB ports, 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, automatic headlamps, multi-view rearview camera, heated front seats, folding second-row seats, power tilt/telescope steering, steering-wheel audio and phone controls, and 12-volt power outlets in the center console and front armrest. Also a package of safety gear that includes forward-collision warnings with automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, lane-keep assist, and adaptive cruise control.

MDX SH-AWD ($45,950) adds Super Handling All Wheel Drive. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

The Technology Package adds navigation, blind-spot monitors, front and rear parking sensors, remote start and 19-inch alloy wheels. The Advance Package adds Stop/Start, roof rails, and Milano premium perforated leather upholstery with ventilated front seats. Entertainment adds a DVD player, a 150-watt AC inverter, heated second-row seats, and second-row window shades.

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