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The nimble, agile, luxurious 2018 Acura MDX is an excellent midsize SUV. Available with both all-wheel or front-wheel drive, its three rows of seats means it can accommodate up to seven passengers. Plus, with its additional technology features and styling revisions, its among the most attractive values when it comes to midsize luxury SUVs with its $45,195 base price. Whether you choose the Standard trim or add the Technology or Advance package, you will get a technologically advanced automobile that’s safe, comfortable, handles well and is fun to drive.

One of the upgrades to the MDX for 2018 is the infotainment system. It now has a new touchscreen that offers a faster response time and can support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Opt for either the Advance or Technology trim and you can get Acura’s 12-speaker ELS premium audio system along with a rear-seat entertainment system that features wireless headsets. Plus, there are a wide array of additional large and small upgrades from which you can choose that will make the time you spend in this new MDX even more enjoyable. To see how enjoyable one can be for you, head on down to Chapman Acura to take one for a spin.

No matter which version of the 2018 Acura MDX you choose, you will get an incredible 290 horsepower V6 engine that produces 267 lb-ft of torque. It is combined with a sweet nine-speed automatic transmission to create an able-bodied powertrain that not only gives the MDX ample energy, but also delivers excellent fuel efficiency. The vehicle is designed to run on only four cylinders when you’re cruising down the highway or any other time you don’t need V6 power. As a result, the Standard trim front-drive model gets 19 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway and the All-wheel-drive MDX get 18 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg when it hits the highway.

The Advance model with Idle Stop technology boosts fuel economy and gets even better mileage in city driving. You can get fuel economy that tops even that if you opt for the MDX Sport Hybrid model. This all-wheel drive vehicle delivers a combined fuel rating of 27 miles per gallon while allowing you to go ‘green’ and still enjoy top-of-the-line performance and all the creature comforts for a $52,100 base price plus destination charge.

The 2018 Acura MDX delivers a supreme level of comfort. It has a very quiet cabin, excellent seats and provides a smooth ride that make this the perfect SUV for long distances travel. The midsized MDX provides the level of comfort and luxury you’d expect from a full-size luxury SUV while offering the agility that lets you have fun on winding roads or easily maneuver into tight parking spaces.

Looking for luxury and agility in a midsize SUV with an infotainment system with response time that’s so fast it’s almost clairvoyant? Then you want the 2018 Acura MDX. No matter which trim level you choose, Standard, Technology or Advance, you are in for a treat. This vehicle surrounds you in luxury and makes every drive and enjoyable one.


The 2019 Acura RDX has been finally revealed at the New York Auto Show. The car was previewed earlier at the Detroit Auto Show, but was advertised as the prototype of the new RDX. The reveal at the New York Auto Show is the finalized version of the Acura RDX, and it is something to be excited about.

Acura has stated that this is the most extensive makeover of a vehicle that they have done to date. The Acura RDX has literally been revamped panel by panel both inside and out, and the results are fabulous.

Super Handling All Wheel Drive

The all-wheel drive feature of the new RDX has been updated to include the super handling version made by Acura. In the previous release of the RDX, the all-wheel drive feature was replaced by a more economical version then the super handling version used in previous models. The result was devastating and many people were disappointed with the poor handling quality. Acura has now put the latest version of the super handling all-wheel drive back into the RDX. To see how well one handles, take one for a spin at  Chapman Acura. You are sure to fall in love with the Acura RDX.

New Engine Features

The new RDX is a 10 speed automatic. IT is the first passenger vehicle to offer this type of system in a car. The horsepower remains the same as the older engine, 272 horse, but the torque has been increased by 28 pounds. This gives the engine faster reaction time with the same horsepower.


Overall, the RDX is a smaller version of the crossover Acura MDX. However, the styling has been fine-tuned and is very sleek and sharp looking. The RDX will retain its Jewel headlights, but will now come with 7 LED lights installed instead of 5 for better lighting.

The RDX has a gloss black grill that gives it a sleek look and air vents have been added to the front that are similar to those found on other Acura vehicles. The RDX will also come with special 20 inch grey alloy wheels and larger exhaust tips for a sporty look.

The interior has also become very sporty. The seats are suede and have very fine stitching to make them look sporty. The interior is roomy and there is a large cargo space. Overall space has increased since the wheel base for this model is larger than previous models. Floorboard storage is also available.


The most impressive change for the Acura RDX is the inclusion of the True Touchpad Interface. The touchpad is a 10 inch screen that is designed for easy use so that the driver does not have to look away from the road to use. The touch panels are 1:1 meaning that wherever you touch it responds to that action. It is a very updated control panel that is sure to become a favorite among RDX drivers.

Overall, the new RDX is a stunning compliment to the RDX product line. The complete makeover both on the interior and exterior of the car makes this new model a very exciting choice when searching for a new vehicle. The price has not yet been announced for this new vehicle. Acura has stated, however, that it should go into production soon and be available towards the end of 2018.