Honda’s luxury branch Acura will be making changes to the famous MDX that has been in production since 2001. The 2018 Acura MDX will be a redesign of the available make. Changes made will include giving the SUV a more aggressive look, a decrease in the car’s weight and a more comfortable and luxurious interior.
2018 Acura MDX – Exterior and Interior Redesign
Carbon fiber and aluminum are the light-weight materials that will be used to make this car’s exterior. These materials are also strong and will keep your car dent free. The grille on the 2018 Acura MDX will be changed though the measurements will be maintained. The front look will be completed by new headlamps. The taillights will also be changed and guards fitted. The shape of the car is expected to be changed and this will be the first followed by future SUVs from Honda.
As for the interior, it can be expected to be more modern and luxurious. With the car having been announced as the car for the future with present-day sensibility, the luxury in the cabin is expected to be top-notch. Among the features that can be expected in the latest 2018 MDX include WiFi connectivity, USB ports, satellite radio, climate control and state-of-the-art safety features. As for infotainment, the current hardware is expected to be maintained but the software support base is expected to grow with more apps being catered for. Generally, the cabin is expected to meet the standards of the high-class car it is.
2018 Acura MDX – Engine Specs and Performance
Under the hood, you can expect to find a 3.5-liter V6 engine which will be accompanied by a 9-speed automatic transmission. Though this will remain unchanged, this is one of Honda’s finest and powerful engines with an output of 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. The 2018 Acura MDX will come as a front wheel drive (base) and a hybrid that has Super Handling All Wheel Drive. The hybrid will have better fuel economy compared to the base FWD. The prior’s fuel economy values are 18 mpg/ city, 27 mpg/ highway and 21 mpg/ combine whereas for the latter the values are 28 mpg/ highway, 20 mpg/ city and 21 mpg combined. In the hybrid, the motor may or may not change but for sure is that the fuel economy will be better.
2018 Acura MDX – Price and Release Date
The 2018 Acura MDX is expected to be released in late 2017. As for the price, it is yet to be confirmed but the car can be expected to cost roughly as much as the previous model. Therefore the base will cost about $44,000. To sum it all up, the Acura 2018 MDX will be a luxurious unit that Honda aims to use for staying ahead of the SUV production competition. By combining power, fuel economy and great aesthetics this will surely be a car to look out for. Not many changes will be made to the car but the few that will be made will have a lot of impacts. A new generation of the MDX can be expected in 2020 but if you are looking for a luxurious SUV to use before this then the Acura MDX 2018 is the right choice.