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Refreshed 2017 Acura MDX Launches with Bold New Styling, Premium Features and Standard AcuraWatch™ Technology

  • 2017 MDX showcases next evolution of the Acura Precision Concept-inspired new Acura Diamond Pentagon grille and exterior styling
  • Most premium and technologically advanced MDX in history now available with 20-inch wheels and second row captain's chairs
  • Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) variant launching later this year


July 22, 2016 - MARKHAM, ON. - The restyled and refreshed 2017 Acura MDX, the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time, goes on sale tomorrow at Acura dealerships nationwide with a starting MSRP of $53,690. The 2017 Acura MDX raises its game with bold new exterior styling, larger wheel and tire options and an expanded complement of premium features and technologies, including the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies.


Featuring refreshed exterior styling inspired by the Acura Precision Concept, the 2017 MDX is highlighted by the new face of Acura, the bold and distinctive Diamond Pentagon grille. Integrated with a more sculpted hood, front fascia, front fenders and revised Jewel Eye™ headlights, the result is a more "executive athletic" appearance for Acura's class-leading luxury SUV. Additional styling updates include new chrome rocker panel trim, a revised rear bumper and skid garnish, and the return of visible dual exhausts with bright finishers.


"We're raising the Acura MDX's game for 2017 with premium new features and technologies that luxury SUV buyers want, complemented by bold, new styling we know they're going to love," said Gary Gill, Senior Manager, Acura Sales and Marketing. "Backed by its high-performance credentials, the 2017 MDX has advanced its competitiveness and will continue to be a strong pillar in the Acura lineup.”


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All 2017 MDX models benefit from increased standard luxury and technology features, including an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, four 2.5-amp USB charging ports and capless fuel filler.

In addition, Elite trims add LED fog lights, genuine Olive Ash Burl or new Black Limba wood interior trim, and a Surround-View Camera System with six selectable viewing angles.

Available later in the year, the 2017 MDX Elite will also be offered in a 6 passenger seating configuration.  This new MDX model will be the only luxury SUV in its class to offer two second-row captain's chairs, and a center console with two additional USB ports for third-row passengers.


Safety

All 2017 Acura MDX models come equipped with the AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies: Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). All models also come equipped with a multi-angle rearview camera, and upper grades add blind spot information (BSI), front and rear parking sensors, Rear Cross Traffic Monitor and new Auto High Beam.

Combining AcuraWatch with Acura's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, the 2017 MDX delivers intelligent safety and confident driving performance at the top of the competitive segment and targets top safety ratings; a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has already been achieved, and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is anticipated.


Powertrain

The 2017 MDX leads its class with its combination of refined and responsive power and outstanding fuel efficiency. The 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC® 24-valve V-6 engine is rated at 290 peak horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. peak torque. The 2017 MDX has an NRCAN fuel economy rating of 12.6 L/100km city/9.0 L/100km highway/11 L/100km  combined, and models with Idle Stop are rated at 12.2 L/100km city/9.0 L/100km highway/10.7 L/100km combined. The MDX also meets the stringent EPA Tier 3/Bin 125 and CARB LEVIII ULEV-125 emissions standards. 


An available Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) powertrain variant will be offered later in the year, making MDX the third model in Acura's lineup to utilize its revolutionary three-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain with electric torque vectoring.