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The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is here and you’ve got to drive it to believe it. Sure, this vehicle looks great on paper, but when you hop in and put the pedal to the metal you’ll really understand why people are so excited about this automobile. The experts at Acura have added a hybrid halo to its biggest hit. But this sport hybrid doesn’t have to genuflect to anything in the road. While it may have the heart of an angel and is more fuel-efficient than other models, it has the soul of a beast and the performance to match. This hybrid has get-up-and-go in addition to great gas mileage.

The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD fulfills the promise of hybrid technology while delivering the satisfying performance and exciting driving experience drivers want. Acura spent many years of intense development on this automobile’s key components and it shows. It has taken some of the NSX supercar’s core components, like its ferocious cornering, as well as its superior technology, and integrated them into this new high-riding, seven-passenger family wagon. The result is great fuel-economy and a sharper driving experience. Take a test drive and you’ll notice the difference immediately.

The nonhybrid Acura MDX SH-AWD is an amazing three-row crossover that’s among the best-handling vehicles in its class. That’s because of its well-controlled body motions and well-weighted, quick steering. But while the all-wheel-drive system which transfers more torque to the vehicle’s outside rear wheel for hard cornering is an option on the nonhybrid MDX, it’s standard on the hybrid MDX. The Sport Hybrid takes it a step further. It has the ability to recover energy and apply resistance to just one rear wheel while simultaneously providing the other with forward momentum. This creates a more nuanced, sophisticated type of torque vectoring.

The seven-speed transmission paired with the hybrid motor system improves the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid’s quick reaction times. With quickness and grace it rips through the gears providing the perfect amount of power effortlessly. The 3.0-liter port injected V-6 gasoline engine helps the hybrid system deliver 321 horsepower and kicks in seamlessly when needed and switches off when it’s not. The hybrid system works cohesively no matter which of its four driving modes you choose. If you want the best throttle response, damper behavior and steering effort, switch to its hybrid-exclusive Sport+ mode which provides added performance. To see what you can do with the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hyrbid, check one out at Chapman Acura. Here, you can check out any 2017 Acura MDX models that are available.

The Sport Hybrid comes with either the Technology or Advance package. Both come with a host of unique options and creature comforts. Plus all MDXs now have active active-safety features like lane-keeping assist, crash-mitigation braking and adaptive cruise control. This vehicle isn’t designed for driving at speeds above 84 mph and it’s not recommended for pulling trailers. But if you want an Acura MDX that looks great, has all the connectivity and infotainment technology and is beautiful and comfortable inside. One that’s spacious, responsive, gets great gas mileage and is fun to drive. Test drive the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid.

 

Acura is one of the most beloved automotive brands in the North American market. Its vehicles are known for their performance, dependability, style and innovation. The Japanese automaker offers a wide range of excellent automobiles in a variety of sizes to buyers in North America. Now comes word Acura may soon offer yet another exciting model to its North America faithful. It is a new crossover called the CDX. This will provide Acura lovers with yet another great option in the company’s impressive lineup from which to choose. This is a welcome addition to the company’s North American fans.

The Acura CDX is a small luxury CUV that is currently sold in China. The vehicle is based on the well-liked and very successful Honda HR-V. The Acura CDX has been embraced in the Chinese market and according to the vice president of the Acura group in the U.S., Jon Ikeda, the vehicle could soon make its way across the Pacific to the North America shores. This new CUV is sure to get a warm reception in the North American automotive market. Not only because Acura is a well-respected brand, but also because it’s the perfect size. Large enough to hold whatever most people need to carry, yet small enough to get great gas mileage.

The automobile market in North America has now had its fill with large SUVs. Yet people still need something a little larger than the standard sedan. The Acura CDX could end up being the perfect sized vehicle hitting the market at just the right time. Crossovers are garnering a growing share of the automotive market in North America and adding one with the Acura nameplate could work out well for the Japanese automaker and the buying public. The combination of luxury, performance, fuel-economy and a little added space could make this small luxury CUV impossible to resist. While not available for sale in the United States, if you want to see what other Acura’s you may like, head down to Chapman ACura.

Acura’s R&D team are in the midst of taking a very close look at the potential reception the Acura CDX will receive. Plus there are a number of regulatory hurdles the company would have to deal with the could make the decision to bring this new Acura CUV to North America a little more complicated. But the move is generating so much excitement and attention, the company is giving it serious consideration. What has many people excited is although the CDX is similar in looks to the Honda HR-V, it has the 1.5 liter turbo-four engine that powers Honda’s CR-V and the Civic mated with an amazing eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

With the North American market for CUVs growing steadily, bringing the Acura CDX over the Pacific will enable the company to capture a slice of this lucrative market. Currently the Audi Q3, the BMW X1, the Mercedes-Benz GLA-class and the Infiniti QX30 are a few of the automobiles that dominate this segment. But with its size, technological advancements, performance and luxurious appointments, plus Acura’s reputation for quality, the CDX would surely give them a run for their money.