2017 Acura MDX 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)

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Pricing Information

MSRP: $44,050
Dealer Invoice: $41,352
Delivery Charge: $975
Used Retail Price: $38,124
Used Private Price: $36,110
Used Trade-In Price: $33,441

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Editor Review

2017 Acura MDX Review

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.

Body

The 2017 Acura MDX is a three-row luxury crossover SUV that seats up to seven. It’s offered in three trim levels — Standard, Technology and Advance — that are positioned as packages. There's also an Entertainment package that's offered on both Technology and Advanced models. The Standard MDX comes pretty nicely equipped, but the Advance can't be ignored with its many attractive features. All of the above models employ a 3.5-liter V6 engine (290 horsepower, 267 pound-feet) paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission and can be had with front or all-wheel drive. The Sport Hybrid joins the lineup in spring 2017.

Note that the AcuraWatch safety suite, which used to be a package, is now included in all models, so all MDX drivers will reap the benefits of features such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane and road departure warning and mitigation, and adaptive cruise control.

Highlights of the well-equipped Standard package include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights with auto high beams, heated side mirrors, an electronic parking brake, a power liftgate, a sunroof and keyless entry and ignition. Inside, you'll find heated, eight-way power-adjustable front seats (with power lumbar adjustment for the driver), driver-seat memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Technology highlights include dual dashboard displays (a lower 7-inch touchscreen and an upper 8-inch regular screen), Bluetooth, five USB ports, Siri Eyes Free, and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, Pandora and Aha compatibility and satellite radio.

The Technology package adds niceties such as 20-inch wheels, automatic wipers, remote engine start, power-folding side mirrors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a navigation system, a color driver information display and a 10-speaker premium audio system with HD radio.

The Advance package turns on the charm with front and rear parking sensors, LED foglights, automatic engine stop-start, a surround-view camera system, a heated steering wheel, sport seats with premium leather and trim, power lumbar adjustment for the front passenger, front-seat ventilation, natural wood trim, heated second-row captain's chairs, second-row sunshades and two additional USB ports for the third row.

The Entertainment package can be specified with either the Technology or Advance package and adds a DVD-based rear entertainment system. If you add it to the Technology package, it comes with a 9-inch screen and 11 audio speakers; if you add it to the Advance package, it comes with a 16.2-inch screen (with an HDMI input) and 12 audio speakers, plus it replaces the captain's chairs with seven-passenger seating.

Lastly, the all-wheel-drive MDX Sport Hybrid boasts a 35-horsepower advantage over the non-hybrid MDX, with a total of 325 hp delivered via a unique powertrain consisting of a smaller 3.0-liter V6 engine, three electric motors and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission.

Interior

The MDX is spacious and versatile for the midsize luxury segment, and though its third row is tight, it's more usable than most. Still, mainstream models such as the mechanically related Honda Pilot are even more practical.

Acura has projected an image of advanced technology in recent years but hasn't always followed through. The MDX remains a mixed bag. Its smart device integration and host of advanced safety aids are impressive, but its clunky dual-screen interface and so-so graphics leave something to be desired.

Convenience and efficiency play a big part in vehicle utility, and here the MDX capitalizes. Total cargo volume isn't the biggest, but easy fold-flat seats make loading long items a breeze. Storage space in nooks and crannies is another win.

Powertrain

Acceleration is smooth and assertive. Although low-end torque is not this V6's strong suit, the nine-speed transmission does a great job of keeping the revs high at full sail. The MDX hits 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, which is more than respectable but a half-beat slower than the supercharged Audi Q7.

The nine-speed transmission is smoother-shifting for 2017 thanks to a software update, but the automatic engine stop-start function still takes too long to react off the line after coming to a stop. The MDX Sport Hybrid's three electric motors promise to enhance the base MDX's modest low-end oomph.

Driving

The 290-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 and optional Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive are key factors in making the MDX one of the most confident midsize SUVs in this price range. It’s not as thrilling as some competitors, but it is effortlessly capable.

Sharp, higher frequency bumps are felt through the 20-inch wheels (especially at lower speeds), but body motions are well-controlled and bigger undulations are nicely damped.

Pro

Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money; optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season surefootedness; smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine; quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin

Con

Touchscreen isn't user-friendly and graphics are subpar; cabin looks and feels less luxurious than some rivals; clunky auto stop-start function; adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does.

Bottom Line

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.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Type: Rust
• Maximum Years: 5
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Jun-29-2016 09:44 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Type: Roadside
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Jun-29-2016 09:44 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 50000

Type: Drivetrain
• Maximum Years: 6
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Jun-29-2016 09:44 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 70000

Type: Basic
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Jun-29-2016 09:44 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 50000

Standard Features

Audio Features - Base

• Total Number Of Speakers: 8
• Digital Audio Input: Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
• Cd Player: Single CD Player
• Cd Mp3 Playback
• Speed Sensitive Volume Control
• Usb Connection
• Radio: AM/FM
• Satellite Radio
• Watts: 432
• Subwoofer: 1
• Consumer Generic Feature 0: Aux Audio Inputs
• Consumer Generic Feature 1: USB Inputs

Telematic Features - AcuraLink

• Vehicle Collision Notification
• Vehicle Locator
• Sent To Navigation Function: Sent-to Navigation Function
• Poi Search
• Stolen Vehicle Tracking/assistance
• Remote Door Unlock
• Destination Guidance (turn By Turn Navigation): Destination Guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
• Airbag Deployment Notification
• Destination Download
• Text Message/memo Display
• Dealer Service Contact
• Traffic Information
• Vehicle Diagnostics
• Weather Information
• Customer Relations/vehicle Information
• Remote Door Lock

Cargo Dimensions

• Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place (cubic feet): 14.9
• Cargo Capacity, Rear Seat Down Or Removed: 38.4
• Max Cargo Capacity: 68.4

Mobile Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth

Instrumentation

• Clock
• Compass
• External Temperature Gauge: External Temperature Display
• Tachometer
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Pressure Monitoring
• Trip Computer

Misc. Exterior Features

• Exterior Camera: Rear View Camera
• Rear Spoiler

Doors

• Liftgate Window: Fixed
• Number Of Doors: 4
• Rear Door Type: Power Liftgate

Exterior Lights

• Daytime Running Lights
• Exterior Entry Lights: Exterior Entry Lighting
• Headlights Auto Delay: Auto Delay Off
• Headlights Dusk Sensor: Dusk Sensing
• Xenon Headlights: LED

Front Passenger Seat

• Heated Passenger Seat: Multi-level Heating
• Height Adjustable Passenger Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Passenger Seat Power Adjustments: 8

Steering

• Power Steering: Electric Power Steering

1st Row Seats

• 1st Row Seat Type: Bucket
• 1st Row Upholstery: Leather
• Adjustable Seat Headrest: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Number Of 1st Row Headrests: 2

Interior Dimensions

• 1st Row Head Room: 38.1
• 1st Row Hip Room: 57.5
• 1st Row Leg Room: 41.4
• 1st Row Shoulder Room: 61.1
• 2nd Row Head Room: 38.3
• 2nd Row Hip Room: 57.8
• 2nd Row Leg Room: 36.6
• 2nd Row Shoulder Room: 59.1 in.
• 3rd Row Head Room: 35.6
• 3rd Row Hip Room: 40.6
• 3rd Row Leg Room: 28.1
• 3rd Row Shoulder Room: 54.7
• EPA Interior Volume: 147.6

Spare Tire/Wheel

• Spare Tire Mount Location: Underbody
• Spare Tire Size: Temporary

Power Outlets

• Power Outlet(s): 12V

Exterior Dimensions

• Minimum Ground Clearance: 7.3
• Overall Height: 67.4
• Overall Length: 196.2
• Overall Width Without Mirrors: 77.8
• Wheelbase: 111.0

Windows

• Intermittent Front Wipers: Intermittent
• One Touch Windows: 4
• Power Windows
• Privacy Glass
• Rear Defogger
• Rear Wiper: Intermittent Rear Wiper

Steering Wheel

• Audio Controls On Steering Wheel: Audio Controls
• Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel: Cruise Controls
• Phone Controls On Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Adjustments: Tilt And Telescopic
• Steering Wheel Memory: Includes Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Trim: Leather
• Transmission Controls On Steering Wheel: Gear Shift Controls

Storage

• Center Console: Front Console With Storage
• Cupholders Location: Front, Rear And 3rd Row
• Door Pockets Location: Front And Rear
• Overhead Console: Overhead Console With Storage
• Seatback Storage: Front Seatback Storage

Sunroof

• One Touch Power Sunroof: One-touch Power Sunroof
• Remote Sunroof Operation
• Sunroof: Power Glass

Seating Configuration

• 1st Row Seating Capacity: 2
• 2nd Row Seating Capacity: 3
• 3rd Row Seating Capacity: 2

Air Conditioning

• Air Filtration: Interior Air Filtration
• Climate Control Memory: Includes Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual
• Rear Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
• Rear Air Conditioning Zones: Single
• Rear Heat: Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control

Differential

• Final Drive Ratio: 4.33

Seatbelts

• 2nd Row Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt

Suspension

• Front Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Front Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Front Suspension Classification: Independent
• Independent Suspension: Four-wheel
• Rear Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Rear Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Rear Suspension Classification: Independent

Specifications

• Angle Of Approach: 14.9
• Angle Of Departure: 17.4
• Curb Weight (lbs): 4001
• EGE City MPG: 19
• EGE Combined MPG: 22
• EGE Highway MPG: 27
• EPA City MPG: 19
• EPA Combined MPG: 22
• EPA Highway MPG: 27
• Fuel Capacity (gallons): 19.5
• TCO Curb Weight (lbs): 4001
• Towing Capacity: 3500
• Turning Diameter (feet): 38.7

Brake System

• Antilock Braking System: 4-wheel ABS
• Braking Assist
• Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
• Rear Brake Type: Disc

Drive Type

• Driven Wheels: Front Wheel Drive

Misc. Interior Features

• Cruise Control: Adaptive Cruise Control
• Floor Mat Material: Carpet
• Floor Mats
• Universal Remote Transmitter

Collision Safety System

• Accident Avoidance System: Lane Departure Warning
• Pre Collision Safety System: Pre-collision Safety System

Driver Seat

• Driver Seat Adjustable Lumbar: Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
• Driver Seat Easy Entry: Power Driver Seat
• Heated Driver Seat: Multi-level Heating
• Height Adjustable Driver Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Driver Seat Power Adjustments: 8
• Number Of Memorized Driver Seat Settings: 2

Security

• Anti Theft Alarm System: Remote Anti-theft Alarm System
• Engine Immobilizer
• Power Door Locks: Hands-free Entry

3rd Row Seats

• 3rd Row Seat Type: Bench
• Adjustable 3rd Row Headrests: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Folding 3rd Row: Manual Folding Split-bench
• Number Of 3rd Row Headrests: 2

Airbags

• Head Airbags: Front, Rear And Third Row
• Knee Airbags: Driver Only
• Passenger Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Deactivation
• Side Airbags: Dual Front
• Side Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor: Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor

2nd Row Seats

• 2nd Row Center Armrest: Folding With Storage
• 2nd Row Seat Type: Bench
• Adjustable 2nd Row Headrests: Height Adjustable Headrests
• Folding 2nd Row: Split Folding
• Number Of 2nd Row Headrests: 2
• Reclining 2nd Row: Reclining

Mirrors

• Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror: Electrochromatic
• 1st Row Vanity Mirrors: Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
• Side Mirror Memory: Includes Exterior Mirrors
• Turn Signal Side Mirrors: Turn Signal In Mirrors
• Exterior Mirror Adjustment: Power
• Heated Exterior Mirrors: Heated
• Reverse Tilt Side Mirrors: Dual Mirrors

Tires - 18

• Rear Tire Width: 245
• Rear Tire Prefix: P
• Tire Type: All Season
• Rear Tire Diameter: 18
• Rear Tire Profile: 60
• Rear Tire Speed Rating: H

Wheels - 18x8.0 Alloy X

• Rim Type: Painted Alloy
• Rear Wheel Diameter: 18
• Rear Wheel Width: 8.0

Available Options

Option/Package Availability MSRP/Invoice

Available Colors

Acura MDX Exterior Colors:

Modern Steel Metallic
 
White Diamond Pearl
 
Lunar Silver Metallic
 
Dark Cherry Pearl
 
Crystal Black Pearl
 

Acura MDX Interior Colors:

Ebony Leather
 
Parchment Leather
 
Graystone Leather
 

Safety Features

Traction control
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dusk sensing headlamps
Tire pressure monitoring
Engine immobilizer
Turn signal mirrors
Dual front side-mounted airbags
2 front headrests
Stability control
Auto delay off headlamps
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
Child seat anchors
4-wheel ABS
2 rear headrests
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Emergency braking assist
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear door child safety locks
Daytime running lights
LED headlamp

IISH Information
(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings)

Side impact test - Good

Roof Strength Test - Good

Rear crash protection/head restraint - Good

IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results - Good

IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results - Good

NHTSA Information
(National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

Overall Impact Rating:

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating:

Driver: 5
Passenger: 5

Side Crash Rating:

Rollover:

Rollover rating: 4
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 16.4

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:

Front Seat Rating: 5
Rear Seat Rating: 5

Side Barrier Rating:

Driver: 5
Passenger: 5
Side Pole Rating: 5

Mechanical Features

Engine: 3.5liter
Cylinders: 6
Displacement: N/A
Horsepower: 290
Valves: 24
Torque: 267
Fuel: Premium Unleaded (recommended)
Transmission: 9 speed AUTOMATIC
Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive

Recalls

Acura MDX Recalls Issued - 2017

Recall Number: 17V424000
Component Description: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturered From: to
Owner Notification Date:
Number of Vehicle Affected: 193
Consequence: The misrouting can cause the hoses to be damaged from contact with other components, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.
Corrective Action: Acura will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the fuel feed hose and the fuel purge hose. If misrouted, the hoses will be replaced and installed correctly, free of charge. The recall began on August 14, 2017. Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KF8.
Description: Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles have an engine fuel feed hose and a fuel purge hose that may have been misrouted during vehicle assembly.