Acura’s best-selling three-row SUV has been released for sale on September 20. More precisely, the 2018 Acura MDX is available on the market, but at a higher price than last year. What is new, what has changed and what caused the price change? A little bit! However, the new MDX SUV 2018 is considered redesigned, and you conclude because of that.
2018 Acura MDX Specs
Acura offered even two red colors. Basque Red is available on the base trim and Technology one. New San Marino Red is available on the Advance trim. As for the engine and specifications of the same, nothing has changed since the 2017 model. Under the hood of the new 2018 MDX SUV is a tested 3.5 L V6 engine. It provides 290 hp and 267 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choose whether they want a front-wheel drive vehicle or a AWD. In addition to the three equipment packages, the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid will also be available. This model has an identical hybrid drive, as before. It’s a gasoline engine and an electric motor. The first one is in charge of driving the front wheels. A electric motor for rear wheel drive.
The average fuel consumption is between 19 and 20 mpg in the city, and on the highway 27 mpg. This is for a FWD vehicle. 2018 Acura MDX with AWD is a little bigger consumer. In the city there is a consumption of 18 mpg, and on the highway 26 mpg. The difference is not drastic, but nevertheless noticeable.
The biggest change in the new MDX SUV has brought the interior. Redesigned infotainment system. Now there is a new 7-inch touchscreen. The ODMD 2.0 infotainment system has a two-screen setup. This system supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The list of standard equipment is considerably expanded. Now at all levels of equipment we can expect AcuraWatch. It’s a complete safety system. Then there are collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control. Backup camera and surround-view camera are also offered as part of standard equipment.
2018 MDX SUV Pricing
Starting price of 2018 Acura MDX is $ 44,200 which is just $ 150 higher than last year’s model. The top version is 2018 MDX Advance + Entertainment (AWD) $ 58,650.