CardinaleWay Acura’s favorite midsize luxury SUV is still holding down the fort as one of the best-selling three-row vehicles of all time. Acura surely didn’t want to mess with a good thing so this year’s MDX only saw a midcycle refresh rather than a brand new re-do. It’s an SUV solid enough for your big family, yet upscale and classy for a night in Las Vegas with friends. You get a little polish and a whole lot of luxury for the 2017 model.
Overall, there are very little changes. The MDX now boasts an audacious diamond front grille, automatic high-beams and an electric parking brake. You still have multiple choices when it comes to the engine. An impressive 290 horsepower is produced by a 3.5-liter V-6 and while getting plenty of pep, drivers will still get 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city. The front-wheel-drive model gets 23 combined, while the all-wheel-drive option gets a mile or two per gallon less. You might notice that the engine stops while at lights. That’s because the MDX is equipped with a stop-start system to save fuel. If you prefer to keep the engine running it’s an easy push of a button on the center console.
A cool feature Acura has introduced in its vehicles is a push-button shifter. This also isn’t a run of the mill six-speed. Our MDX has a nine-speed automatic transmission that keeps the gears shifting, even while going under 40 mph. These might take some time to get used to but you will certainly enjoy them.
In addition to a sense of luxury under the hood, Acura continues to push the limits inside. Our MDX has multiple power outlets and plug-ins, leather seats and a 7-inch display screen as a part of the infotainment system. If upgrades are your forte, you can get 20-inch wheels and second-row captain seats with the Advance package.
Changes might be minimal this year for the #2017MDX but deciding to bring one of these home will always be a solid choice. We would love to show you the wide variety of options we have here at CardinaleWay Acura. Visit www.cardinalewayacura.com for a full list of our Acura new cars as well as preowned vehicles. As always, feel free to stop by our convenient Acura location on West Sahara Avenue to test drive one of these beauties.
7000 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117