Customization is the name of the game when it comes to 2018 Acura MDX performance. Between a standard 3.5L engine, a soon-to-be-released hybrid system, a maximum towing capacity of 5,000 pounds (SH-AWD models), and optional idle stop to optimize fuel economy, your drive can be entirely your own. And Chicago winters are no match for Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), Acura’s innovative drivetrain that makes high performance the norm.
MDX makes you feel closer to the road. The i-VTEC V6 produces 290-hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. When immediate acceleration is required, the engine responds with smooth aggression. But at highway cruising speed, the Variable Cylinder Management system allows the engine to run only three cylinders, enhancing fuelefficiency to the tune of an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway (FWD models).**
Sport Hybrid System
Forged from innovations found in the iconic NSX supercar including: the upcoming Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive System (winter release), Dual Clutch Transmission, and Active Damper System. The MDX Sport Hybrid uses a 257-hp, 3.0-liter V6. Joining the engine in powering the front wheels is a 47 horsepower electric motor located in the transmission housing. There are two additional 36 horsepower motors mounted side by side between the rear wheels.
MDX models equipped with available Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) are designed to provide adept dry-road handling as well as all-weather performance using active torque vectoring to direct power to either rear wheel as needed.
Integrated Dynamics System
An electronic gear selector offers intuitive, one-touch gear engagement and increases access to the center stack and center console. Pushing “Drive” delivers smooth gear changes with an emphasis on fuel efficiency. Selecting Sport+ Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) mode brings on quicker downshifts and higher RPMs before upshifts.
Surround View Camera
Giving drivers the ability to see even more, the Surround View Camera system delivers an unparalleled vantage point while parking the MDX. Four cameras ingeniously positioned around the SUV assist in uncovering blind spots as well as potential obstacles.
Multi-View Rearview Camera
All models are equipped with a multi-view rear camera that automatically gives you a choice of three different images of the area behind the vehicle when Reverse is engaged. The rear camera image appears on most models in a 5-inch, full-color display above the center controls while models with the navigation system display the rear camera image through an 8-inch navigation screen.
Adaptive Cruise ControlConventional cruise control has always been welcome on long highway trips. But it’s of little use on a daily urban commute. Adaptive Cruise Control changes that. You can set a desired speed while maintaining a set time interval between you and the car detected ahead—allowing you to enjoy the benefits of cruise control in light traffic conditions.
Collision Mitigation BrakingTo help reduce the likelihood or severity of a frontal impact, the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) uses both a radar system and a high-resolution forward camera to recognize hazards such as vehicles or a pedestrian. The system can use up to 80% of full braking power to avoid or reduce impact with the detected object.
Lane Keeping AssistOn straight or mildly curving roads, the Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)uses a camera that can identify lane divisions and works proactively to keep the vehicle within a detected lane. If you guide the car out of a detected lane without signaling your intention to exit it, the system will slightly tug the steering wheel and guide the car to the center of the lane.
Road Departure Mitigation SystemTo help your MDX stay on the road, the Road Departure Mitigation System uses a monocular camera to recognize roadways and solid lane lines. If the system detects that the MDX has drifted over road markings it will provide alerts, steering assist, and if necessary, braking assist.
Parking SensorsPulling in or reversing out, you’ll experience a heightened sense of your surroundings. Our innovative parking sensors detect when the MDX is getting close to an object or surface with a series of beeps you can hear in the cabin. The beep sounds more rapidly as you get closer. Included in the Advance Package.
Diamon Pentagon Grille
A centerpiece of the MDX is the signature Diamond Pentagon grille. MDX wasthe first production car in the Acura model line to introduce the bold shape with intricate detail—resulting in a clean appearance that makes a luxury statement.
Jewel Eye LED Headlights
Standard equipped on every ILX model, Acura’s Jewel Eye LED headlight technology mimics the natural sunlight using ten separate LED lamps. The intense, focused beams of light help you to view colors more vividly and reduce fatigue at night.
Tri-Zone Climate Control
To maximize comfort for all passengers, the MDX features a tri-zone automatic climate control system that allows the driver, front passenger, and rear passengers to adjust their own temperature and airflow settings. Add the Technology Package and temperatures can automatically adjust to the exact angle of the sun’s rays.
Dual-Screen Rear Entertainment System
With the push of a button, everyone’s favorite TV shows and movies are front and center on the available ultra-wide 16.2-inch display screen. Enjoy wide-ratio movies or accommodate two separate video sources and play both images side-by-side. The entertainment experience is complete with wireless headphone connectivity.
ELS Studio Premium Audio System
Grammy award-winning recording engineer and producer Elliot Scheiner helped design this critically acclaimed ELS Studio Premium Audio System to reproduce music as it’s heard in the recording studio. With music sources available over the air, internet or your own digital library, even the most familiar music can become an all-new listening experience.
Conveniently charge and link your devices to the MDX. With Siri Eyes Free, use features of your compatible iPhone without taking your hands off the wheel. Apps like Pandora and Aha deliver cloud-based podcasts, internet radio stations, and more. The integrated SMS text message and email function enables you to respond to incoming text messages while helping minimize thepotential for driver distraction.