The 2014 Acura MDX makes less horsepower, has more electronics, is more affordable and uses less fuel. The 2014 Acura MDX would make 290 horsepower, the 2013 model made 300 hp. Fortunately, the 2014 Acura MDX sheds about 275 lbs and they (Acura) say it will accelerate faster than the outgoing model.
“Building on the award-winning dynamic performance of the previous model, the third-generation MDX adds new levels of luxury comfort, family functionality and fuel efficiency to once again set the luxury SUV benchmark,” said Jeff Conrad, vice president and general manager of Acura Sales. “From Nürburgring-tuned dynamics and thoughtful interior appointments, to the addition of a new two-wheel-drive model, the all-new MDX continues Acura’s direction of creating vehicles that advance the synergy between man and machine.”
This all-new engine is a direct-injected 24-valve, 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™). It makes 290 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel drive (AWD) model gets 21 mpg combined and the front-drive model gets 23 mpg combined.
The 2014 Acura MDX has a more aerodynamic body providing 17% less drag. Although the 2014 Acura MDX is said to be, “all new” the body looks like an updated version of the 2013 MDX. Still, it looks fairly handsome in photographs and the interior, always one of the MDX’s strong suits, looks outstanding. “Up front, there is a 10-way power adjustable and heated driver’s seat and an 8-way power and heated passenger seat.
The MDX also addresses a major shortcoming of many luxury SUVs – available front-seat storage space – with a spacious new center console that can accommodate a purse, laptop case, or a pair of iPads®. The MDX’s luxury quotient is further boosted by its upgraded interior appointments, including premium leather-trimmed interior, silver plated accents, LED overhead and cabin accent lighting, along with new optional luxury features, such as Smart Entry, second-row sunshades, remote engine start, and auto-linked air conditioning and climate-controlled seats.” – – Acura Media
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The last Acura MDX was one of my favorite luxury three-row crossover out there. I hope this new one doesn’t disappoint.