Acura engineers have certainly outdone themselves with the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid. Combining state-of-the-art technology and a spacious cabin with admirable fuel efficiency, this luxury crossover hybrid offers the ultimate trifecta in its class. Dealers all over are completely enthralled with this model, and the Henderson Acura dealer is just one of them.
The MDX Sport Hybrid’s performance is truly something to fawn over, especially once you take note of the power and fuel ratings. Joining forces with the 3.0-liter V6 engine, which produces 257 horsepower, is a unique three-motor system. A 47-hp motor is located in the transmission housing that helps power the front wheels, while two 36-hp motors are mounted side-by-side between the rear wheels. The standard lithium-ion battery provides power to the three motors; the motors then charge the battery when the vehicle is decelerating. With everything working in tandem, the MDX Sport Hybrid achieves not only 321 hp and 289 lb.-ft. of torque, but also a stellar fuel economy of 27 mpg combined (26 mpg city/27 mpg hwy).*
An assortment of systems come together in the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid to supplement its power. Engineered to be quick and smooth, the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is the perfect pairing to the MDX Sport Hybrid’s ride. Sequential SportShift paddle shifters are integrated and perform two functions depending on the mode you’re in. Tapping a paddle shifter in Drive provides a gear change with automatic operation, while Sport switches the transmission into full manual mode, letting you take command over your drive. Idle stop, drive-by-wire throttle control and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD are additional elements that optimize your time on the road.
In terms of interior features, this crossover hybrid doesn’t cut any corners. Comfort is crucial, and you’ll be pleased to see that the MDX Sport Hybrid offers a ten-way power driver’s seat, tri-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls. With three rows of seating and a roomy 131.4 cubic feet of passenger volume, you and your riders will have no trouble settling in for trips of any duration. The rear cargo area boasts 14.9 cubic feet of space to hold your groceries and sports equipment. If you’re in need of additional room, you can fold the rear rows flat and create 68.4 cubic feet of total cargo space.
The MDX Sport Hybrid offers a variety of standard features, such as Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, four USB charge ports, Pandora and SiriusXM satellite radio. With SMS and MMS text message reading, Siri Eyes Free and email reading, you’ll be able to stay on top of nearly all your smartphone functions with the advanced integration in this hybrid. The Acura navigation system is an additional amenity that truly stuns, as it incorporates AcuraLink real-time traffic with exclusive street and freeway conditions, traffic rerouting and turn-by-turn guidance.
Keeping with this level of innovation is the fine array of safety technologies. Every 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid comes equipped with AcuraWatch, a suite of driver-assist features designed with you in mind. AcuraWatch includes a collision mitigation braking system, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control. Vehicle stability assist with traction control, hill start assist and brake assist are also offered in the MDX Sport Hybrid to ensure optimal handling at all times.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.