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Why you need to take the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid on a test drive


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.

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