As we all know, the Acura MDX model that we saw in Detroit was just a model that offered possible customers “a solid sign of the styling and design direction for the third generation.” Well, since the 2013 New York Car Program is after us, the 2014 MDX has formally been revealed in full-production type.
In all honesty, the prototype and the production models are very similar, yet Acura generally simply modulated the extreme things. Points like the LED bars on the front and back bumpers are nixed. Additionally, Acura provided the frontal skirt a much more conventional appeal; in contrast to the advanced therapy it obtained in the model. From the side, the prototype and the manufacturing systems are virtually indistinguishable, as they both hold almost the similar profile and the edges are identical.
Something that we’re sure every Acura supporter has been awaiting is the exposing of the new model’s interior. And Acura delivered the goods today.
The 2014 MDX will be featuring Acura’s brand-new “Aero Sculpture” layout language that includes the signature Acura Gem Eye LED headlights. This brand-new “aero” design language will certainly enhance the MDX’s aerodynamic effectiveness by much more that 17 percent when compared to the 2013 system.
The physique is now made of 55 percent advanced light-weight materials, like high-strength steel, light weight aluminum and magnesium mineral. The end result of these new products is a body that is much more rigid to assist with dealing with and stability and a drop of 275 pounds from the 2013 design. As typical, you get a set of aluminum-alloy wheels sized 18 inches and you obtain 19-inch alloys with the Technology and Advanced trim degrees.
The body procedures in at 193.6 inches long, 77.2 inches large without the mirrors, 67.6 inches higher and standings atop a 111-inch-long wheelbase, which is 2.75 inches longer compared to in 2012’s MDX. Including in your using convenience is a brand-new multitude of sound-deadening product, like audio glass, increasing physique sealers and Active Sound Command technology.
On the whole, the body is oddly attractive, with its swooping roofline, sharp ridges on the hood, brand-new LED headlights and a beautifully revised rump. The complete package deal merely screams “luxury,” whereas the 2013 design merely looked a little extremely angular in our opinion. The reduction of the tough physique lines likewise assists draw attention away from the impressive Acura beak.
Length 193.6 Inches
Width 77.2 Inches
Height 67.6 Inches
Wheelbase 111 Inches
Weight 4,319 Pounds (Est.).
On the in, you get a far less angular style from last year’s MDX. All free throw lines appear to flow with each other perfectly and they stream additional elegantly with the cabin. The first spot you’ll observe a difference is the vehicle driver user interface (aka the steering wheel). The 2013 MDX’s wheel was roughly angled and all of the command buttons appeared out of spot and as well much expanded. The revised tire has each of the buttons carefully loaded together but still conveniently identified from one another. General, everything circulations with each other more nicely than in 2012, control panel to seat to door panel; it’s all best.
Accessing the log cabin of the MDX is simpler than ever. First off, the upgraded multi-link suspension on the rear end enables even more walking area to the third row. The new MDX likewise showcases a 2-inch-lower step-in height, and a 3-inch-wider entrance.
The kiddos will certainly never ever argue over who rests where because of the 3rd row being so unattainable, thank to Acura’s all-new One-Touch Walk0In button. A the press of a button, the second-row seats fold up down, after that slide to their forward-most position, offering the third-row occupants a lot of space to obtain located.
Mentioning the 2nd row seats, they now have a complete four recline positions for ideal convenience on those long runs. The 2nd row likewise gets Extended Slide, which offers it 6 inches of ahead and backward motion, allowing for optimum second- and third-row legroom.
Likewise brand-new on the 2014 MDX is an under-floor storage space for those smaller items that you don’t want rolling about.
The back seats aren’t all that got some additional improvement, as the front seats got their fair share too. The motorist’s seat attributes 10-way power modification with heat for those cool mornings, while the guest seat readjusts eight instructions under its own power and provides a little warmth of its very own. Acura went the additional mile by considering the reality that frontal guests require a little storeroom too, by broadening the facility console so it will certainly accommodate a female’s purse, a laptop computer case or two tablet computers.
Criterion Interior Characteristics.
Premium leather-trimmed interior.
Silver plated accents.
Cabin accent lighting.
Acura/ELS Studio premium audio system with 7-inch shade On Need Multi-Use Screen.
Next-generation AcuraLink connection system.
AcuraLink Real-Time Website traffic, featuring expressway traffic and area street conditions.
8-inch Shade Details Display.
Optional Interior Qualities.
Remote engine start.
DVD Rear Enjoyment system with a 9-inch complete VGA (optional 16.2-inch full-VGA display).
The 2014 Acura MDX is powered by an all-new, direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC SOHC V-6 engine with Changeable Cylinder Administration (VCM). This all-new powerplant drain a decent 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. However, that is down 10 horse power and 3 pound-feet of torque from in 2012’s 3.7-liter V-6 engine, yet the 275-pound weight loss that it underwent must help compensate for the reduction.
The engine links up to a six-speed automated transmission with a Recreation Method and Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters for those individuals who like a little more control. The common MDX sends out the power out to the front wheels, yet you could pick the Super Dealing with Four-wheel drive (SH-AWD) system to obtain power to all 4 wheels.
The MDX likewise includes a new Integrated Dynamic System that permits you to decide on in between Recreation, Normal and Convenience steering designs. This system adjusts the guiding effort, throttle feedback, SH-AWD and energetic sound loved one to whichever setting you choose.
While performance numbers are not yet understood, we did find out in New York that the MDX SH-AWD will deliver 18 mpg city, 27 mpg road and 21 mpg blended, while the front-wheel-drive system will deliver 20 mpg city, 28 mpg freeway and 23 mpg blended. Those are substantial improvements over the 16 mpg city and 21 mpg motorway that the 2013 MDX delivered so the power loss certainly pays for itself.
The MDX showcases a variety of brand-new security devices, including:.
Next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering
4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).
Electronic Brake Circulation (EBD).
Automobile Stability Support â (VSA Â®).
Airbags (front, frontal side, vehicle driver’s knee and side curtain with rollover sensor).
For extra safety, you can choose:.
Onward Crash Caution (FCW).
Street Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
The suspension has been modified to feature brand-new Amplitude Reactive Dampers to accompany a MacPherson strut frontal suspension and new multi-link rear suspension. 18-inch wheels with 25/60R18 tires are common, however optional 19-inch rollers with 245/55R19 tires are readily available on the Innovation and Advanced packages.
Manufacturing version Acura MDX will arrive in July 2013 in 4 trim levels: MDX, MDX with Innovation package deal, MDX with Innovation and Enjoyment packages, and the state-of-the-art MDX with Advancement and Enjoyment plans. Prices are as follows:.
Cut Label Trans EPA MSRP.
MDX (FWD) 6AT 20/28/23 $42,290.
MDX (FWD) W / Innovation Plan 6AT 20/28/23 $46,565.
MDX (FWD) W / Technology & Amusement Plans 6AT 20/28/23 $48,565.
MDX (FWD) W / Advancement & Home entertainment Package deals 6AT 20/28/23 $54,505.
MDX (SH-AWD) 6AT 18/27/21 $44,290.
MDX (SH-AWD) W / Technology Package deal 6AT 18/27/21 $48,565.
MDX (SH-AWD) W / Modern technology & Amusement Plans 6AT 18/27/21 $50,565.
MDX (SH-AWD) W / Advancement & Amusement Plans 6AT 18/27/21 $56,505.