2018 Acura MDX Review, Engine Specs, Release Date, Performance and Price Tag

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The latest version of the MDX was debuted in just 2016 at the New Your Auto Show and included many differences regarding the previous generation. Acura added a more sharp and aggressive look to the crossover, which made it more sporty and compact at the same time.

Despite we don’t expect to see many changes on the 2018 Acura MDX, we believe the changes will be reflected on the multimedia features, safety, and also in the performance. We believe we could even see some changes on the trim levels. 

2018 Acura MDX Release Date

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Acura issued a press release stating that the new 2018 Acura MDX should go on sale this summer. However, the hybrid version will only be available after.

2018 Acura MDX Price

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The price of the new 2018 Acura MDX hasn’t been disclosed by Acura yet. However, based on the rumors as well as on the small changes that we are expecting, the price of the new MDX should start at around $45,000.

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2018 Acura MDX Redesign and Changes

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The new 2018 Acura MDX will feature the new Acura exterior design. This includes a diamond pentagon front grille (that you already saw on the Acura Precision Concept model) and a new headlights design which already use the LED lighting technology.

Despite they aren’t so noticeable, you can also expect to see a new LED DRL light pipe and automatic high beams.

On the rear of the 2018 Acura MDX, you should see a new bumper that combines with dual exhaustion pipes.

The entire 2018 Acura MDX is covered with chromes to give it a more aggressive look.

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2018 Acura MDX Specs

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Under the hood is where you’ll be able to see most differences when compared to the previous generation of the Acura MDX.

The base model of the 2018 Acura MDX should include a 3.5 i-VTEC engine, which is able to produce up to 290 of horsepower and 267 pounds-feet of torque. In terms of transmission, you can count with a 9-speed automatic gearbox.

In what concerns the 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid, you can expect to see a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 3 electric motors. This engine should be able to produce up to 325 of horsepower. In this specific version of the 2018 Acura MDX, you should get a 7-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Acura MDX Interior

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In terms of the 2018 Acura MDX interior, you’ll have many different packages to choose from. You’ll have many updates in terms of technology, entertainment, and safety.

One of the best things that Acura has made is that when you decide to buy the 2018 Acura MDX, it will already include the AcuraWatch safety tech package, no matter if you go to the standard model or to a higher level model.

Other features that you should expect to see on the 2018 Acura MDX are heated steering wheel and seats, a surround-view camera system that allows you to view from 6 different angles, the SiriusXM Radio, the Electric Parking Brake (EPB), and all the equipment that was already included in the previous generation.

Overall, the interior of the 2018 Acura MDX is made to look as a premium crossover with leather inserts, high-quality plastic, and a high build quality.

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