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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH AWD

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Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Marco Carvajal

 

Totally restyled, powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 or 3.0-liter with 3-motor hybrid system, the multifaceted MDX impresses with greater capabilities, for more passengers

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH AWD

7 seats

Engine

3.0-liter port Injected V-6

Transmission

Motor Integrated 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission

Horsepower

257 @ 6300

Engine Torque

218 @ 5000

Fuel Tank Capacity

19.4 U.S. gallons (73.4 liters)

Fuel Economy

26 / 27 / 27

 

Introduction

The all-new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is totally restyled, powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 or 3.0-liter with 3-motor hybrid system, the multifaceted MDX impresses with greater capabilities, for more passengers.  This beautiful Acura SUV can accommodate up to 7 passengers.

 

With the flexibility of 60/40 split second-row and 50/50 split third-row seatbacks, the MDX easily adapts to the number of passenger and cargo combinations.

Aggressive, individual and enchanting, the redesigned exterior of the MDX performs the fact that it’s a track-honed vehicle. Expressive front styling ushers the new face of Acura — the bold Diamond Pentagon grille. With the strong lines of a contoured hood, re-designed Jewel Eye headlights and chrome-trimmed twin exhaust pipes, the MDX provides precision crafted performance. New design is also marked with brighter, whiter and lasting headlights.

 

 

Prices

Model Price
2017 Acura Sport Hybrid $58,000

 

EngineThe 2017 Acura Sport Hybrid has a 3.0L, 7-Speed DCT, Sport Hybrid SH-AWD engine effects with the instant torque of electric power and 321 total system horsepower. The MDX Sport Hybrid is provided with NSX-derived technology to reach the effect of increased power, improved fuel efficiency and substantially enhanced handling:

  • 0-liter port Injected V-6
  • Transmission: Motor Integrated 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
  • Horsepower: 257 @ 6300
  • Torque: 218 @ 5000
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 19.4 U.S. gallons (73.4 liters)
  • Fuel Economy: 26 / 27 / 27

 

Exterior

The 2017 Acura Sport Hybrid creates a perfect balance of form and function. The reengineered exterior of the 2017 MDX ushers in an insolent age of expression:

  • Jewel Eye LED Headlights
  • LED-Illuminated Taillights
  • Auto High / Low Beam Headlights
  • LED Puddle Lights
  • LED Fog Lights
  • Roof Rails
  • Power Moonroof
  • Rear Doors Smart Key entry
  • LED Integrated Turn Signals
  • Automatic Dimming
  • Advance Pkg. only
  • Power Folding
  • Heated
  • Reverse Gear Tilt-Down Function
  • Remote-Linked Power-Operated Tailgate
  • Dual Exhaust
  • Capless Fuel Filler Door
  • Acoustic Windshield and Front Side Glass
  • Body-Color Lower Trim

 

Interior

Each detail inside the MDX reflects luxury.

All MDX models are equipped with a two-position third-row seat with 3-point seat belts and adjustable headrests. Third-row passengers have their own storage pockets and the Advance Package adds a third-row USB charging port.

It is easy to reach the third row, pushing a button which slides forward and provides easy access. Pushing the seat back returns it to the starting position. Both front seats equipped side bolsters that provide support and plenty of comfort for long drives.

The driver can also enjoy a 10-way adjustable power seat, with a firm lumbar support.

Moreover, both front seats have three levels of heating. Six levels of seat climate allow you to reach your desired comfort level more quickly and efficiently. To bring maximum convenience, the two-driver automatic memory system is produced to remember individual preferences for the driver’s seat.

 

  • Perforated Leather Trimmed Interior
  • Perforated Milano Premium
  • Leather with Contrast Piping and Stitching
  • Advance Pkg. only
  • Driver’s 10-way Power Seat with Power Lumbar Support and Easy Entry
  • 2-Driver Memory System for Driver’s Seat, Side Mirror
  • and Steering-Column Positions plus Audio and Climate Settings
  • Front passenger’s 8-way power seat
  • Front Passenger’s Power-Lumbar Support
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats

 

Climate Control

  • Tri-zone
  • Humidity control
  • Air Filtration
  • GPS-linked10 climate control

 

Safety

  • Multi-View Rear Camera50 with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Surround-View Camera System
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) System
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
  • Supplemental Restraint System
  • Advanced Front Airbags (SRS)
  • SmartVent Front Side Airbags
  • Side Curtain Airbags
  • Driver’s Knee Airbag
  • 3-Point Height-Adjustable Front Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System and Load Limiters
  • 3-Point Seat Belts (2nd & 3rd Row)

 

Braking Systems

  • 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

 

Brake Assist

  • Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
  • Traction Control and Motion Adaptive Steering
  • Trailer Stability Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)59
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • CMBS Heads-up Warning
  • Road Departure Mitigation
  • LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Location and Pressure Indicators
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
  • Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE)
  • Body structure
  • Theft-Deterrent System Electronic Immobilizer

 

Remote Start

  • Hill Start Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow53
  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors
  • Auto-On/Off Headlight Operation with Wiper Integration
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers

 

 

Conclusion

 

The new 2017 Acura Sport Hybrid is totally restyled, powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 or 3.0-liter with 3-motor hybrid system, the multifaceted MDX impresses with greater capabilities, for 7 passengers.

With a price of less than $59,000 is not the most economic SUV on the market, but when we measure all the power, space, luxury details and features, it seems to be a good price range for all what Acura is giving us.

MDX reveals innovative three-motor Sport-Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain. The all-new 2017 Acura Sport Hybrid SH AWD is a perfect compound of style, power and convenience. The MDX easily adapts to the variety of passenger and cargo facilities. The aggressive and bold exterior reflects inner power, which is proved by powerful engine. Being aggressive on the outside, once you get in this car, you will see how much comfortable and luxury it is, providing maximum comfort to all passengers and a driver. It includes 7 available leather seats, heating, lumber support and paniramic sunroof. It also includes Rear Entertainment System, to make a long trip short.

 

Marco Carvajal
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