After a successful debut at the New York Auto Show earlier this year, the new 2017 Acura MDX is now ready to hit the U.S. market boasting refreshed styling, premium features and technologies, something called AcuraWatch, and a starting MSRP of $43,950. So if you want a Japanese Audi Q7,there you go.
The refreshed styling of 2017 Acura MDX has given it a cool, but somewhat peculiar appearance. The car features Acura’s new corporate look with a highly distinctive Diamond Pentagon grille, Jewel Eye headlights, chrome rocker panel trim, a revised rear bumper and skid garnish and dual exhaust. The car also comes with larger wheel and tire options.
But as Acura says, the content is of far more significance with the MDX than the looks. As mentioned, you get the AcuraWatch bundle of safety features including 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). You want more acronyms? Okay: blind spot information (BSI), Rear Cross Traffic Monitor (RCT), Auto High Beam (AHB).
As for the comfort and convenience features, 2017 Acura MDX comes with an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, SiriusXM Radio 2.0, four 2.5-amp USB charging ports and capless fuel filler. Optional through Technology and Advance packages there are Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, two new 20-inch wheel and tire options, power folding side mirrors, and HD Traffic.