SUV’s have always been vehicles of multiple terrains and an admirable choice among enthusiasts. Honda is thinking on similar lines with their 2018 Acura MDX and prospects are looking bright for this 2018 MDX. With plans for release in the latter half of this year, it will be worthy to have a look at the intricacies in greater detail.
One look at the car and you will find a Honda Pilot from every angle. Borrowing direct design inspirations from the former, it is essentially a better to drive and more luxurious version of the Pilot. The two shares the same chassis and this trend will follow into their 2018 versions as well.
However, Acura picks up an edge with its better running gear that is set to come with superior springs and shocks. Moreover, MDX receives an up gradation in terms of brakes with ABS as standard in all its versions.
2018 Acura MDX – Exterior Body Styles and Interior Changes
This is what makes 2018 Acura MDX stand ahead of its Honda counterpart. These LED headlamps sit on either side of the trademark Acura grille and line itself with a broad lining of chrome inserts. No signs of fog lamps are yet visible while a couple of air intakes take their position.
The overall stance of MDX defines muscularity in the most impeccable manner that receives perfect complementation from a pair of LED tail lamps stretching their way to the centre. All season, all-terrain tires are Acura’s prime choice, and they escalate it further with their 19-inch alloy wheels.
Interiors of 2018 Acura MDX are all about space. It is a seven seater by all means and provides luxurious second and third-row seating. Boot space is impressive which stands at 15 cubic feet at its least capacity and escalates up to 45 cubic feet on folding its second and third-row seats.
Entertainment and information come in the form of two screens. A 7 speaker surround sound system serves the purpose quite well, and standard features will come in the form of Bluetooth audio streaming, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, USB Audio Interface and auxiliary support to your mobile devices.
Buckling up safety:
Acura MDX ensures the complete safety of its passengers on board. Standard safety features include Hill Climb Assist, Traction Control, Low Tire Pressure Monitoring System and Cross Traffic Alert. On the other hand, rear view camera, Pedestrian Alert and forward collision alert will be the optional features.
2018 Acura MDX – Powerful Engine and Performance
The Acura MDX 2018 is looking to boost up its performance courtesy to its new 3.0-liter powertrain. Sporting a 7- speed dual clutch transmission, it is a V6 engine that will be capable of churning out 325 hp along with 340 lb-ft of torque. With these figures at your disposal, this SUV will move at speed with ease.
This 2018 Acura MDX can leap from 0 – 60 mph in under 6 seconds and as per sources will clock a maximum velocity of 130 mph. EPA ratings are pretty close and stand at 26 mpg in city conditions while around 28 mpg on highways.
Speculations say a hybrid model is on the cards as well. It will come with a 3.5-liter V6 in combination with trio electric motors. Total power output will be close to 360 hp with the electric motors accounting for 35% of this total capacity.
2018 Acura MDX – Competitors and Price
Pricing seems to be very aggressive which is likely to figure at $44,000 for the 2018 Acura MDX. Considering that, this SUV will lock horns directly with Lincoln’s MKT, Audi Q7, and Volvo XC90.