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2017 Acura MDX


The 2017 Acura MDX is already a well loved and popular SUV that should only get better as Acura rarely slips. For this reason, if you are a fan of Acura and love its MDX, you should get excited for 2017 as the company plans to add standard equipment for the 2017 version.

To get the bad out of the way, the company has increased the price of the 2017 model. While true, it has only gone up to $44,890, including destination. This is a slight increase of $935, when compared to the old model. However, when looking at inflation and other models from other manufacturers, you can see that this is a modest increase, and when you consider what is included, you will have no trouble justifying the small jump in price.

For the 2017 model, Acura has done more than enough to make any potential buyers happy as there are some substantial upgrades, including with the styling, which features a new face with the Diamond Pentagon grill. With a more sculptured hood, front fenders and revised headlights, you are going to love the outside of the MDX. If you want to see for yourself, you can test drive an MDX or any other car or SUV at Chapman Acura. You are sure to see how refined the SUV is.

The 2017 Acura MDX sports a very powerful and more than adequate 3.5 liter V6 engine that offers 290 horses and 267 lb-ft of torque. The engine is more than adequate for day-to-day driving, and it offers 20 miles per gallon in the city and 27 on the highway, assuming you get the front-wheel drive and Idle Stop. With the unique Super Handling All-Wheel, SH-AWD and Idle Stop, the MDX will net around 19 in the city and 27 on the highway, which should result in 22 mpg combined. All around, when looking at the size, power and accessories, you can see that Acura offers great fuel economy.

With time comes more technology, and Acura is on it with the 2017 MDX. This includes an Electric Parking Brake and an Automatic Brake Hold. Also included are four 2.5-amp USB charging ports, SiriusXM radio 2.0, Auto High Beam headlights and a capless fuel filter. While these add-ons may not seem life-changing, they will certainly make the SUV more drivable, and passengers are sure to appreciate the luxury and technology.

The thing about the Acura MDX, or most Acura cars and SUVs, is that it already provides so much. While the 2017 MDX is a great model, this doesn’t mean that older ones were not adequate. In fact, the truth is, while there is an improvement, the company is improving on near-perfection. Whether you are talking about the comfort, power or tech, you can see that old models of the MDX were pretty solid. Either way, if you are in the market for a new SUV, you owe it to yourself to consider the 2017 Acura MDX. Once you get behind the wheel and test out the electronics, you are sure to fall in love. Not to mention, it’s comfy and powerful.