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Acura MDX Remains Solid Luxury SUV

 

The 2019 Acura MDX continues to provide excellent value and strong upside and remains a solid luxury SUV. This stylish, versatile, family-friendly, upscale, sport utility vehicle features three rows of seating, room for seven people and lots of cargo space. It’s perfect for a daily commute to work or to take the kids to school and comfortable enough for long weekend and holiday road trips. It’s strong and durable, yet classy enough to be a luxury midsize crossover SUV division standout. It fits right in at a black-tie event, the kids’ sporting event or in the event you have to load up and go.

A New A-Spec Trim

One of the changes Acura has made to the MDX for 2019 is to add an A-Spec trim model. It has a sportier exterior which features a stylish new front grille, dark trim, 20-inch rims, all-wheel drive and Acura’s unique blue pearl color option. All of these elements combine to make a significant impact on the way the Acura MDX looks, feel and performs. It deserves some consideration if you like the Acura MDX, but want to add a little oomph and take the appearance up a notch on the coolness meter.

A Solid Powertrain

All models of the Acura MDX are powered by a 290 horsepower, 3.5-liter, V6 engine that produces 267 pound-feet of torque. Working in perfect harmony with a nine-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive standard, the combination lets the MDX accelerate from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 6.9 seconds, produces between 19 and 25 miles per gallon and enables it to tow as much as 3,500 pounds. Upgrade to Acura’s optional sophisticated all-wheel drive system called Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive or SH-AWD and the MDX’s towing capacity balloons to 5,000 pounds. Acura also offers a 321 horsepower, 3.0-liter, V6 MDX hybrid sport model with all-wheel drive that delivers 289 pound-feet of torque.

Excellent Performance

The 2019 Acura MDX is all about performance in both standard and Sport mode. Whether you’re tooling around in town, zooming down the highway, maneuvering in freeway traffic, or challenging the s-curves on country roads, the MDX handles with ease and displays exciting agility. Plus, it delivers a smooth, well-balanced, ride in any type of weather or road surface. Engage Sport mode and the MDX’s engine produces a pleasing roar, delivers more power and shows off even better handling and a more nuanced ride.

A Smart, Appealing Interior

The interior of the 2019 Acura MDX is sensibly laid out, has a smart design and looks very appealing. It features intuitive upper and lower touchscreens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a push button gear selector. It also has lots of head and leg room, attractive, comfortable, leather upholstery, lots of quality material throughout and a third-row seat that when folded down more than doubles the cargo space from 15 to 38 cubic feet.

The 2019 Acura MDX is an attractive, comfortable, fun to drive, SUV that offers great value for the price. If you want to see one in action and take one for a spin, head down to Chapman Acura. You are sure to fall in love at first drive.

 

The Acura ILX with its superior engineering, upscale interior, great handling and incredible performance, has long been considered a great value for the price. However, the updated 2019 Acura ILX is now an even better value than before. That’s because the prices announced by the manufacturer just before the entry-level luxury sedan hits the floors of dealerships nationwide is much lower than anticipated. The big price drop now gives the 2019 Acura ILX a starting price of $26,895. That’s more than $2,000 less than the 2018 model of the Acura ILX.

What makes this price reduction even more amazing is that the 2019 version of the Acura ILX has added significant upgrades. Its beak-shaped front fascia has replaced with a more attractive grille. Plus, the vehicle has also enjoyed some significant technological upgrades. The 2019 Acura ILX has added new self-driving technology as well as an array of new safety features and technologies that are now standard equipment on the vehicle. The 2018 Acura ILX had been third in sales popularity behind the Audi A3 and the CLA-Class Mercedes-Benz. The price reduction may be Acura’s way of increasing the ILX’s sales numbers.

The ILX is Acura’s entry-grade luxury sedan. It’s considered by many to have the look and feel of a good upscale alternative to the non-luxury compacts on the market. That’s because as an entry-level luxury sedan it has good features, decent nameplate popularity and a more affordable price than the top German cars in its class like Mercedes-Benz and Audi. The upgrades Acura has made to the 2019 ILX has made it more versatile, fuel-efficient and attractive and by lowering its price the Japanese automaker has ensured it’s within the budget of more car buyers looking for greater value in a luxury sedan. If you still want to check out a 2018 Acura ILX, you can take one for a spin at Chapman Acura.

With the next generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class and 2019 CLA250 a safe bet to cost at least the current price of $34,095 and the 2018 Audi A3 sedan having a starting price of $32,925, the 2019 Acura ILX can boast of offering lots of value for its new lower price. This upgraded ILX will give shoppers an affordable upscale alternative to the German luxury sedans against which it competes. This is the second time the Acura ILX has been refreshed since it was released in early 2012 and car buyers will now decide if it’s increased value makes it a legitimate competitor in the luxury car segment.

The redesigned 2019 ILX has a host of exciting standard features. They include a power driver’s seat, heated front seats, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, keyless access, push-button start, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control and the full AcuraWatch suite of safety and self-driving technology. Add the Premium and Technology packages and you get ELS Studio premium audio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery and a power passenger seat. The 2019 Acura ILX, which includes an ILX A-Spec model, hit dealerships on October 10th.

Its over $2,200 price reduction means buyers can now get better value for their money.

 

For 2019, Acura has given the ILX a major aesthetic overhaul that includes a sharper face, new taillights and rear fascia, as well as a redesigned lower diffuser. The automaker has also added more standard safety tech, more responsive infotainment technology and infused an updated design language that make this vehicle look very attractive. What is even better is that even with all the improvements and upgrades that Acura has made to the 2019 ILX the automaker has actually lowered its base price by thousands of dollars. This has made this incredible automobile an even better value for buyers.

On The Inside

Acura has upgraded the interior of the 2019 ILX and made it more stylish, attractive and comfortable. That includes its new expresso interior motif, a driver’s seat with power-adjustable lumbar controls, a new-look two-screen infotainment system layout with new software that makes it more intuitive and its response time 30 percent faster and it has both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration. Even the start button has a more stylish look. Plus, there’s a new dashboard design that makes all important screens and gauges visible at a glance and puts all the key controls at your fingertips.

On The Outside

The 2019 Acura ILX’s narrower new face is just one part of its redesigned front end. It includes more swept-back, intricate, futuristic-looking headlights, a sharper grille, flowing lines, a sleeker, more aerodynamic body and several other gorgeous styling cues. Choose the sporty A-Spec package and Acura adds a body kit that includes LED fog lights, dark chrome exterior trim, headlights and taillights with a darker appearance and edition-specific 18-inch alloy rims. The A-Spec package also adds unique seat stitching and dash accents and A-Spec badges in the interior. It all combines to create a spectacular look. To see how any Acura looks in person, head on down to Chapman Acura. Here, you can test drive any Acura you want.

Under The Hood

The same powertrain drives all trims and models of the 2019 Acura ILX. It’s a 201 horsepower, 2.4-liter, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated gasoline engine. It works in combination with a dual-clutch eight-speed automatic transmission to produce 180 pound-feet of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard on the 2019 Acura ILX and it gets 24 mpg in city driving and 34 mpg when it hits the highway for a combined average of 29 mpg.

Safety Technology

One of the most notable safety upgrades made to the 2019 Acura ILX was making Acura’s collection of safety systems, both active and passive, that the automaker calls AcuraWatch, standard on every model of the 2019 ILX. They include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning and several other driver assistance features. While the 2019 Acura ILX isn’t ready yet, you can get your hands on a 2018 Acura ILX.

Great Value

When the 2019 Acura ILX makes its way to the showrooms in late October, the starting price on the base model will be $25,900. That’s over $2,000 less than last year. If you are looking for an affordable, technologically advanced automobile with a comfortable interior and superior performance, take a look at the redesigned 2019 Aura ILX. It has everything you need at an affordable price.

A Look At The 2019 Acura RDX

The 2019 Acura RDX has had a slight makeover. This popular SUV has taken on an even sportier look and has added new technologies to its performance package. All of the new features that have been added to the RDX for this year’s model are sure to make it the must-have SUV of the season.

Body Features

The new Acura RDX will feature a Diamond Pentagon grille. This sporty grill is the very first thing you will notice when you look at the vehicle head-on. It is sharp and adds to the overall style. The RDX will also feature the new Acura LED headlights. These lights feature 7 LED super bright bulbs each, making them some of the brightest and clearest headlights available on the market.

Powertrain

The RDX will feature a 272 HP engine that has a 16 valve DOHC Vtech Turbo. The vehicle will have a 10 speed transmission with electronic gear selector. Even with such high performance and power, the vehicle has an overall mileage rating of 24mpg.

Interior Technologies

The new RDX will feature three updated or new technologies for the interior of the car. Each of these items are designed for hands-off use.

True Touchpad Interface – The new touchpad system is located near the gear shift to make using it very simple. You only need to touch the pad to access different features in the car. You never have to look down or away from the road with this newest technology.

Surround Sound – Acura has updated and improved the sound quality of their speaker systems. The new RDX will have true surround sound. Once you hear the quality of this feature you will never want to get out of your vehicle.

Apple CarPlay – You can connect your iPhone to your RDX and use all the features of CarPlay with ease. Get directions, listen to music and talk on the phone without interrupting your driving.

Bonus Features

The RDX will come equipped with the Integrated Dynamics System. This system will allow drivers to adjust the drive mode to meet their needs. The drive modes will include:
•Comfort – for that long, smooth ride.
•Snow – will perform better in snow and ice
•Sport – a heightened throttle response and power
•Sport Plus – in addition to extra power, it will have added steering response for rough terrain

Drivers can also add the Super Handling All Wheel Drive option to their vehicle package for even higher performance.

Safety Features

All new RDX vehicles will include AcuraWatch. This new system provides drivers with superior safety features. All vehicles will include technologies like Collision Braking Systems, Cruise Control Adaptation, Lane Assist and Road Departure warnings. Additional safety features will also be included.

Overall, the new upgrades and changes made to the RDX by Acura seem to be very innovative. The new sporty look is enough to make someone stop and consider purchasing the vehicle. When you add the power, performance and technology upgrades to the mix, you have a near-perfect SUV. If you want to see how great one is, check one out for yourself at Chapman Acura.

To know what Acura wanted out of the 2019 Acura RDX, all you have to know is that the default setting for the RDX’S Integrated Dynamics driving-mode system is Sport. This is good news for those who were hoping for the RDX to have a little more power and fun behind it. Of course, if you want, you can change it to the more boring Comfort mode. With the most extensive redesign in over ten years, the RDX is certainly turning heads and impressing people in and outside of the industry. The 2019 Acura RDX has truly improved, and buyers should rejoice.

The 2019 Acura RDX is the first to be designed and constructed, entirely, in the United States. The new model is in its third generation, and it’s much bigger than the last one, in almost every way. The wheelbase is now 108.3 inches, which is up from 105.7, and the overall length went from 184.4 inches to 186.7. The motor, however, is a bit smaller, but it has more torque, and the turbocharged inline-four is sure to impress. While the turbo four has seven few horsepower than the outgoing V-6, it has 280-lb-ft of torque, which is 18 more than the V-6 offers.

If you are into a lot of features, which most RDX buyers are, you are in luck. Offered in the standard package is a panoramic sunroof, heated 12-way power-adjustable front seats, two USB charging ports, a multiview backup camera and a host of safety features. If you want to spend a little cash, you can upgrade to the Technology trim package, which gets you a 12-speaker audio system, two more USB ports in the back, parking sensors and much more. If you want the best, you can get the top-level Advance trim, which gets you a 10.5-inch head-up display, a heated steering wheel and rear seats, a hands-free power liftgate and so much more. If you want to test drive a 2019 Acura RDX, you can check out the many trims available at Chapman Acura.

Without a doubt, if you want an SUV, you will still want to have a lot of control, and the 2019 Acura RDX proves that. With a 10-speed automatic, you get amazing and smooth shifting, and you will enjoy a gear for every occasion. When downshifting, it’s programed to skip multiple gears. The handling is great, especially when you consider how tall the vehicle is, and even on corners it is a suburb machine. With a smooth and well-controlled ride, along with great sound insulation, the SUV is great for long road trips and city driving, and, again, with the Sport driving-mode, you are going to have even more fun.

With an already great vehicle, Acura had a lot of work to do to impress it’s fans. Luckily, they blew away expectations, and the 2019 Acura RDX certainly stands out as one of the best SUVs on the market. If you want one that is fun to drive, comfortable and full of goodies, you can’t go wrong.

 

The new Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is electrified and enhanced, comes in four new exterior colors, has new interior wood treatments and is arriving in dealerships nationwide right now. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid is similar to the NSX supercar in design, has standard adaptive dampers, 31 more horsepower than the conventionally powered Acura MDX SH-AWD with its technology package and gets about 37% higher fuel rating in fuel economy in city driving. The vehicle’s powertrain uses Acura’s Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive three-motor system.

This makes the 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid Acura’s most powerful and fuel efficient production SUV and is the best-selling of the three-row luxury SUVs in the industry.

Great Enhancements

Acura’s 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid has a number of important enhancements. They include 4-way power lumbar support in the driver and front-passenger seats, high-contrast stitching on the seat and door panels, real Desert Olive Ash wood used for highlights and the Advance Package models have matching wood on the center console trim. The Technology and Advance models also have unique interior trim, stainless steel sport pedals and exterior badging. Technology Package models offer seating for seven. The top-of-the-line Advance Package has a 6-passenger interior configuration, second-row captain’s chairs, as well as a big second-row center console. Its exterior color palette has expanded to include 8 impressive options.

An Impressive Powertrain

The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid is engineered to provide the ultimate in technological sophistication and driving refinement. It’s powered by a 3.0-liter, V6 i-VTEC engine along with a three-motor Sport Hybrid SH-AWD system that delivers 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque and a highly-advanced standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Together they help the MDX Sport Hybrid get an EPA-measured combined 27 mpg. The MDX Sport Hybrid’s DCT delivers ultra-fast gear changes, doesn’t need a torque converter, significantly improves fuel efficiency and can operate manually or automatically using steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. To see how impressive the the SUV is under real-world conditions, check it out at Chapman Acura. While there aren’t quite yet any 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrids to take for a spin, there are plenty of other Acura MDX models to choose from.

Superior Performance

Acura’s 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid delights drivers with its superior performance. It provides amazing handling in hectic city streets, winding country roads or the wide open highway. With its two rear-mounted electric motors apportioning torque to the rear wheels, the vehicle’s regenerative brake torque during cornering enhances cornering control.

Excellent Safety Features

The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid comes equipped with AcuraWatch, a group of highly advanced safety and driver-assistive standard technologies. They include a lane keeping assist, collision mitigation braking system featuring forward collision warning and adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow. The vehicle also has road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, vehicle stability assist with traction control, rear cross traffic monitor, blind spot information and a body structure designed with Acura’s Advance Compatibility Engineering.

Buyers have long chosen Acura automobiles because of the precision crafted performance, innovative engineering, evocative styling and the foundation of reliability and quality they have come to expect from this luxury automotive nameplate. The 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid has all of this and more. Plus, this innovative vehicle is lots of fun to drive.

 

When the Acura RDX entered the market 12 years ago as a small luxury SUV, critics were very skeptical that it would create any interest. Nobody believed that there would be any demand for this type of vehicle. The RDX proved them wrong and was one of the highest in-demand cars for several years.

Over time, the RDX got a little boring. Honda kept repeating the same features each year and there were little noticeable changes to amenities. Sales continued, but they were not as strong as when the vehicle first appeared.

All of that is about to change.

The 2019 Acura RDX is something worth stopping to see. The new vehicle has improved its appearance, becoming a little more sporty looking and a little less family car-ish. Added LED lighting for the rear lights is also impressive. The overall body length has increased by almost three inches.

Even though the body length only increased by three inches, about the length of your pointer finger, the new interior design is magnificent and has significantly more room. There is noticeably more room in both rows of passenger seating, and the addition of floor board storage is a true benefit.

The dashboard has been updated and improved and a 10 inch screen has been added to manage many different functions in the car. For those who still like the steering wheel controls or hand knobs, you will find that the RDX still offers these features. All RDX vehicles will come with the standard panoramic sun roof.

The seats and many of the other features in the interior of the Acura is similar to what you would find in luxury German made vehicles. The new RDX is far superior than previous models of the vehicle because it poised itself to compete with luxury makers this time instead of just trying to be one. Whether you want a new RDX or another Acura, you should head on down to Chapman Acura to check one out.

The engine is very good for a four-cylinder. It operates smoother and much quieter than comparable engines in the Mercedes SUV as well as the Lexus and Lincoln models that are similar shape and size. Many people who have reviewed the new RX have stated that the superior engine is one of the best features of the model.
While there are still a few things that critics have said can be improved on the RDX, it is an overall superior quality product. Critics are always going to find something that they do not like, that is why they are critics.

The RDX is available in a few different packages this year, with the topped out package bringing the price of the vehicle to right about $50,000. This is not too bad when you consider that some of its active competitors can hit the $90,000 range quickly with the exact same amenities packages.

If you loved the RDX in the past, you will love it even more now. It is sportier, roomier and definitely has the get up and go that you do not expect from an SUV. It is a nice vehicle that will compliment any type of lifestyle.

 

The 2019 Acura MDX has an excellent combination of luxury and performance upgrades that’s made this all-time best-selling, three-row, luxury SUV, even better. Plus, Acura has introduced the first A-Spec variant of this popular SUV. The Japanese automaker has also added an available Active Damper System, wider wheels and tire options for the 2019 MDX all designed to improve the vehicle’s dynamic experience. Add the MDX’s newly enhanced 9-speed automatic transmission which delivers acceleration that feels smoother and more fluid and it’s easy to see why the 2019 Acura MDX is creating such a stir.

With its upgraded interior filament, brand new premium exterior colors now available, enhanced drivability and performance dynamics, standard AcuraWatch technology, available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive and the soon to arrive 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid, this SUV is poised to have an incredible year. Plus, the addition of the A-Spec sport appearance package has created even more excitement about the 2019 Acura MDX. While the 2019 Acura MDX isn’t ready yet, you can check out a 2018 Acura MDX at Chapman Acura.

Interior enhancements on the 2019 Acura MDX take the luxury quotient to new heights. They include making authentic, stylish, Desert Olive Ash wood trim and high-contrast stitching on the seats and door panels as well as contrasting garnishes on the side of the front seat as an available option. Plus, there’s now 4-way power lumbar adjustments on the seats of the driver and front passenger. The second-row seat configuration of the Entertainment and Technology packages have been updated to make getting to the third row easier. The Advance Package offers a center console with trim-exclusive matching wood and the 2019 MDX’s color palette now offers 9 options including the A-Spec-exclusive Apex Blue and body-color lower garnishes.

The all-new A-Spec variant of the 2019 Acura MDX has a new, more aggressive front fascia, a more athletic stance, Shark Grey 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, low profile tires, body-color lower sills and large-diameter exhaust finishers. It’s exclusively available with the torque-vectoring Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive from Acura. The interior has sport pedals, unique A-Spec gauges, sport seats with red or black leather trim with high-contrast stitching, gloss-black trim, Alcantara door inserts, thick-rimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters and A-Spec badge and an A-Spec door step garnish.

Powered by a responsive 3.5-liter, direct-injected i-VTEC 24-valve, 290 horsepower V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission that delivers 267 pound-feet of torque, the 2019 Acura MDX is available in standard front-wheel drive or a SH-AWD system. The vehicle has Acura’s Active Damper System formally only available on Acura’s MDX Sport Hybrid as standard equipment. This improves traction, sharpens steering, enhances acceleration, handling response and ride comfort and expands the driver-selectable Integrated Dynamic System that expands the MDX’s dynamic range.

All the trims of the 2019 Acura MDX come with the advanced AcuraWatch active and passive safety and driver-assistive technologies. They include air bags, pre-tensioning seatbelts, Forward Collision Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control featuring Low-Speed Follow, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Road Departure Mitigation. These, along with drivability refinements make the 2019 Acura MDX a great choice.

Check Out The Acura TLX

 

The Acura TLX has long been an incredible performance luxury sedan. Now Acura has given it a brand new look, added more innovative tech features for 2019 and made a great automobile even better. The 2019 Acura TLX comes in three new models with fantastic new engine options, is sleeker, more aerodynamic and features an array of upgraded standard equipment.

One new 2019 Acura TLX model has a 206 horsepower 2.4-liter, Inline-4 engine paired with an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Together they help the vehicle average 23 mpg in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway. It boasts a torque converter as well as Precision All-Wheel Steer. When the front-wheel drive system is installed, the P-AWS system enhances control and stability when braking, turning and changing lanes by independently adjusting the toe angles of the rear wheels.

The vehicle has resculpted aerodynamic front and rear bumpers, redesigned Jewel Eye LED headlights with auto on/off as well as auto high-beam all standard equipment. Inside, there’s Dark Burl/Acoustic wood and technological features like a dual-screen user interface, full-color driver’s meter, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, and AcuraWatch driver-assistive technologies all standard. The Technology Package adds Navigation along with an HD Radio featuring Digital Traffic.

Another of the new Acura TLX models is powered by a 290 horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine. It’s mated with a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission which has paddle shifters and P-AWS and produces 267 pound-feet of torque. In city driving it gets 20 mpg and 32 mpg on the highway. A third TLX model features the 3.5-liter V6 engine and the 9-speed automatic transmission, but with the Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive system and delivers 290 horsepower. The SH-AWD system uses sensors to distribute drive power from the front to the back and from one side of the rear axle to the other. To see how one feels in real life, check one out at Chapman Acura. By taking one for a spin, you are sure to fall in love, and quickly.

The V6 model 2019 Acura TLX has all 4-cylinder model’s standard equipment and upgrades. Plus, its new fascia design has chrome accents, dual exhaust outlets and a rear bumper diffuser creating a sporty new look. Opt for the Technology Package and you get HD Radio with the Digital Traffic feature, navigation, a driver’s seat with a power-operated thigh extender, chrome side sill garnishes and newly styled seats featuring high-contrast stitching and piping.

The Advance Package adds a heated steering wheel, windshield and rear outboard seats, ventilated front seats, surround view camera system, 18″ 15-spoke alloy wheels, Trapezoidal LED fog lights, power folding side mirrors, wireless charging pad and White LED ambient light.

The 2019 Acura TLX A-Spec has the V6 TLX Technology package, the exclusive A-Spec exterior and interior trim and styling, 19″ split 5-spoke alloy wheels, round LED fog lights, rear decklid spoiler in gloss black, red driver’s meter highlights, red LED ambient light piping, extra bolstered ventilated front seats and a wireless charging pad.

The 2019 Acura TLX with its Integrated Dynamics System featuring Econ and Normal, Sport and Sport+ settings for enhanced steering and responsiveness is an amazing performance luxury sedan.

Five Reasons To Consider The Acura MDX

 

The 2018 Acura MDX is a compelling alternative to the luxury European SUVs. The MDX is no ordinary three-row crossover. Its a high-tech, super-handling vehicle with lots of useful capacity. The vehicle even has an available hybrid powertrain based on the system in Acura’s NSX supercar that offers excellent performance and drivability. The standard version of the 2018 Acura MDX comes with a 3.5-liter, V-6, 290 horsepower engine, with optional torque-vectoring all-wheel drive. Plus, it has a wealth of standard features that make it one of its class’ most compelling options.

One of the things that sets the 2018 Acura MDX apart is all the standard active-safety technology it has. They include multiple-spot child-seat installation, automated emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control and backup camera. Opt for the Technology package and you add blind-spot monitoring featuring rear cross-traffic alert. Customers that choose the optional Advance package get parking sensors in the front and rear. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Acura MDX a five-star rating and the IIHS named it a Top Safety Pick.

What’s inside the 2018 Acura MDX is another reason to love this SUV. Aside from comfortable seats and enough head and legroom for tall occupants, the MDX offers an array of excellent standard features. They include a front sunroof, a tilting and telescoping steering wheel with a power adjustable steering column, a memory driver’s seat and heated leather power driver and front passenger seats. There’s also a new push-button electronic shifter located on the center console. Some of the options include heated steering wheel and rear seats, cooled front seats and a rear seat entertainment system. To see it all in action, come down to Chapman Acura. Here, you can take a 2018 Acura MDX for a spin.

The technology inside the 2018 MDX has also been upgraded. The infotainment system now offers Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and navigation as standard equipment. It also comes with the Acura Link, a dual-screen display touchscreen interface, countless power points as well as an available wide-screen entertainment system. Add the optional Entertainment package and you get five USB ports, 12-volt and auxiliary inputs, a 110-volt power outlet, along with ports for connecting media players to the rear-seat wide-screen video display. Plus, you can show two different videos on the screen simultaneously.

The new pentagonal diamond-pattern air intake, prominent LED headlights, tastefully-creased sheetmetal styling, new exhaust outlets and the availability of two new exterior colors, San Marino Red and Basque Red Pearl II, on the 2018 Acura MDX might grab your attention. But its the excellent performance and handling that will keep you enthralled. Even if you don’t choose the fast, powerful, super-efficient MDX Sport Hybrid with the Technology package as standard equipment, the gasoline-powered MDX featuring the optional Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system, is sure to please.

The powertrain of the 2018 Acura MDX with its strong 290-hp V-6 engine and smooth nine-speed automatic transmission makes this 7-seater fast. But it’s the Acura all-wheel-drive system that puts the MDX among it’s class’ best-handling vehicles. Plus, Acura’s optional supercar-derived hybrid powertrain makes this three-row crossover athletic and impressive.