New 2017 Acura MDX

The Acura MDX has long been a popular choice for midsize SUV shoppers due to its reputation for reliability and favorable resale value, but it's more than just a practical alternative. Thanks to an advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system (SH-AWD), the MDX is one of the sportier three-row SUVs on the market for drivers so inclined. Its buttery-smooth V6 engine is another strong point, offering acceleration comparable to some European rivals yet returning respectable fuel economy, too. There were some drivability issues with the nine-speed automatic transmission upon its introduction last year, but a software update this year aims to provide a solution.

What's New?

The 2017 Acura MDX receives a comprehensive face-lift, including a new front end with fresh headlight and grille designs. A Sport Hybrid model debuts about halfway through the model year with more power and better fuel economy than the regular MDX. New standard features for 2017 include capless fueling, an electronic parking brake, auto high beams, additional USB ports and the AcuraWatch suite of active safety aids (previously optional on some MDX versions). Newly available features include 20-inch wheels, LED foglights, automatic locking when you walk away from the vehicle, power-folding mirrors, a surround-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, upgraded wood trim and second-row captain's chairs.

Edmunds Says:

The Acura MDX has long been a popular choice for midsize SUV shoppers due to its reputation for reliability and favorable resale value, but it's more than just a practical alternative. Thanks to an advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system (SH-AWD), the MDX is one of the sportier three-row SUVs on the market for drivers so inclined. Its buttery-smooth V6 engine is another strong point, offering acceleration comparable to some European rivals yet returning respectable fuel economy, too. There were some drivability issues with the nine-speed automatic transmission upon its introduction last year, but a software update this year aims to provide a solution.

The 2017 MDX receives a significant face-lift, including a new hood, fresh front and rear fascias, restyled front fenders and different headlights. This year's MDX is also the first Acura to sport the brand's diamond pentagon grille, which will come as particularly welcome news if you weren't a fan of the previous shield-like grille. Another notable addition is the Sport Hybrid model, a midyear addition with a gas-electric powertrain similar to the one in Acura's flagship sedan, the RLX Sport Hybrid.

Overall, the 2017 Acura MDX still can't quite match the upscale feel of European rivals such as the Audi Q7 or Volvo XC90, but the gap is smaller than ever. Throw in the MDX's practical advantages, and you've got a top contender in this class.

Click on a new Acura MDX trim below to learn more about the Acura MDX standard features, available options, safety features, interior & exterior features, warranty information, recalls and more. You can also get a free price quote from local Acura dealers.

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12 Trims for the 2017 Acura MDX:

  4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $44,050
  Invoice from $41,352

  SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $46,050
  Invoice from $43,226

  Technology Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $48,460
  Invoice from $45,484

  SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $50,460
  Invoice from $47,358

  Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $50,460
  Invoice from $47,358

  Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
  MSRP from $51,960
  Invoice from $48,763

  SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $52,460
  Invoice from $49,232

  Advance Package 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $54,500
  Invoice from $51,143

  SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $56,500
  Invoice from $53,017

  Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $56,500
  Invoice from $53,017

  Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM)
  MSRP from $58,000
  Invoice from $54,422

  SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
  MSRP from $58,500
  Invoice from $54,891

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