The 2018 Acura MDX, also known as the Honda MDX is poised to be a great deal when it comes to luxury mid-size SUVs. Even though it owes much of its design and even engine to its predecessor, the 2018 MDX will have a more stylish and aesthetic design. We expect a few changes on the exterior as well as the interior. There are several trims that will be available with the 2018 Acura MDX. Here is a review of what to expect in the new 2018 version of the Acura MDX.
2018 Acura MDX – Redesign Exterior and Interior
To keep up with the latest trends, the 2018 Acura MDX will sport a more suave look compared to the older version. First, this SUV will have new jewel eye wraparound LED headlights as well as LED fog lights. The grille is also redesigned in a diamond pentagon shape. The bumpers and rear fascia will also be revamped. Buyers will have a variety of colors to choose from including; lunar silver metallic, dark cherry pearl and crystal black pearl.
The interior of the 2018 MDX can be summarized as a blend of comfort and elegance. The driver’s, front passenger and second-row seats have been redesigned to offer better comfort and more head and leg room. Access to the third row has been made easier courtesy of a power button that can push the second-row seat forward. Some of the notable interior features include ventilated seats, quality plastic and leather inserts, Wi-Fi connectivity, USB ports, satellite radio, atmosphere control, touchscreen navigation and a powerful infotainment system.
2018 Acura MDX – Power Expectations
Like earlier said, there will be no major changes in engine, transmission, and drivetrain. The 2018 MDX will remain with the traditional fuel-efficient 3.5-liter V6 engine that can produce up to 290 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. There is also the 3.0-liter V6 hybrid version with 325 hp. Regarding transmission, it will still use the native 6-speed automatic transmission. It will likely feature FWD drivetrain except for the hybrid model. Fuel consumption will be city/highway 25 mpg when in default drive and 26 mpg in SH-AWD.
Safety has been a key aspect among all car manufacturers and the 2018 MDX is no exception. It has several safety features including; lane departure and forward collision warning, AcuraWatch, auto-emergency braking, cruise control, surround-view cameras, multi-angle rear camera and so on. It has also scored very well in several standard safety and crash tests. In a nutshell, the 2018 Honda MDX is a great SUV that has top class safety features.
2018 Acura MDX – Price & Release Date
The Acura MDX 2018 is expected to be in the market at the end of 2017. Regarding its price, the base trim’s price will likely be in the region of $45,000. However, for higher trims, the price may go up to $60,000.
The 2018 Acura MDX boasts of top class features. The aesthetic design and elegant interior make it a great compact SUV for those looking for a luxurious vehicle. Its engine performance is also impressive and is fuel efficient. Considering the comfort and most importantly, the reliability it offers, the 2018 Acura MDX is expected to take the stage by storm. The price is also reasonable considering the features it comes with as well as performance.