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2018 Acura MDX: What’s Changed


Acura has made some significant changes to the 2018 MDX. The most notable is the upgrades to its dual-screen multimedia system. To improve smartphone connectivity, both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are now standard features. Plus the multimedia system now features a new 7-inch touchscreen, new menus and a 30% faster response time. Depending on the trim level buyers choose, the prices have also increased by a modest amount of between $140 and $150 on the regular MDX and the MDX Sport Hybrid which will be available this winter. These changes make the MDX, Acura’s three-row luxury SUV, even better than before.

The upgrades can be found on both regular V-6 gas version of the MDX as well as the Sport Hybrid model. However, the hybrid version of the MDX won’t hit the showrooms until winter.

The company will announce its prices closer to the time of its arrival.
Depending on its configuration, the 2018 MDX can seat either six or seven people. It is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. Acura’s Sport Hybrid MDX will only be available with all-wheel-drive. The regular MDX comes with a V-6, 3.5-liter, 290-horsepower engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission. While the 2018 Acura MDX isn’t available yet, you can test drive many other Acura’s at Chapman Acura. You are sure to find what you are looking for.

Acura’s new hybrid model MDX is powered by a 3.0-liter V-6 engine and three electric motors combined with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All of the models feature the AcuraWatch suite package of safety features. It includes adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning. A cut above other luxury SUVs, the 2018 MDX has a quiet, comfortable interior, versatile seating and excellent ride quality. The price of this new MDX starts at about $45,000. This includes destination charges.

The new multimedia system features two display screens. The top display screen shows audio information and the navigation map. That screen is controlled by a rotary knob with nearby buttons that control navigation, camera and phone functions. The 7-inch touchscreen sit just below the top screen. This configuration may take drivers a little time to get familiar with its capabilities. Once they do, it should improve they overall enjoyment of this new MDX and put all the information they need right at their fingertips.

Acura has always had a reputation for technological innovation, excellent performance, fuel economy and automotive excellence. The 2018 Acura MDX continues that tradition. This quality automobile is fun to drive, has all the bells and whistles people want, looks great and is sure to get rave reviews when it hits the road. Its understated elegance, quiet interior, smooth ride and powerful engine will make both drivers and passengers enjoy tooling around town or hitting the highway in this automobile. The added upgrades Acura has put into this latest version of the MDX makes an excellent automobile even better.

This is sure to be a popular choice of people that appreciate quality engineering, comfort, style and superior performance. The 2018 Acura MDX once again moves Acura to the head of the class in luxury SUVs.

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