Acura Automobiles: 2017 Acura MDX Press Kit

Posted on 21. Jun, 2016 by in Acura Canada

The third-generation Acura MDX perceived a finish redesign for a 2014 indication year and now advantages from a vital modernise for indication year 2017. Upgrades and improvements for 2017 embody rested extraneous styling, highlighted by a confidant new plain pentagon grille drawn from a Acura Precision Concept. All 2017 MDX models now come with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of reserve and driver-assistive technologies, a initial in a oppulance SUV category. AcuraWatch combines with Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure and a endless list of active and pacifist reserve facilities to broach intelligent reserve and assured pushing opening during a tip of a rival segment.

All 2017 MDX models also advantage from increasing customary oppulance and record facilities including an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, SiriusXM Radio™ 2.0 and 4 2.5-amp USB charging ports. 2017 MDX models with Technology and Advance packages supplement Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, new 20-inch circle and tires (+1 inch), appetite folding side mirrors, and HD Traffic™. In serve to these features, Advance grades supplement LED haze lights, genuine Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba timber interior trim, a exhilarated steering circle and Surround-View Camera System with 6 selectable observation angles. Advance models now also come versed with twin second-row captain’s chairs and a core console with twin USB ports, replacing a three-person second-row seating found on reduce grades. An ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System is also accessible on models with a Advance ENT Package.

All MDX models offer a choice of front-wheel-drive or Super Handling All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWDâ). Both a Technology Package and a Advance Package are accessible with a Entertainment Package. An expanded operation of genuine Acura accessories designed privately for a MDX is also available.

The 2017 MDX was designed and grown in North America and is constructed during a company’s Lincoln, Alabama prolongation trickery regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Beginning in early 2017, MDX prolongation will embark both a Alabama plant and during a East Liberty, Ohio automobile plant.

What’s New:

  • Restyled extraneous including new plain pentagon grille and restyled hood, front fenders, side sills, front and back fasciae and Jewel Eye™ LED headlights
  • Dual empty tailpipes with splendid finishers
  • Standard AcuraWatch apartment of reserve and motorist assistive technologies
  • Auto High Beam Headlights
  • SiriusXM Radioâ 2.0
  • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Four 2.5-amp USB charging ports (six ports with Advance trim)
  • Capless fueling complement
  • Genuine timber interior trim (Advance)
  • 20-inch amalgamate wheels (Technology and Advance)
  • Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start (Technology and Advance)
  • Second-row captain’s chairs core console (Advance)
  • Power Folding Side Mirrors (Technology and Advance)
  • Heated steering circle (Advance)
  • Surround-View Camera System (Advance)
  • HD Traffic information (Advance)
  • LED haze lights (Advance)
  • Two new extraneous tone schemes
  • Walk Away Auto Lock

Powertrain
The 2017 Acura MDX leads a category with a multiple of appetite and fuel efficiency. Power comes from an modernized 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC™ V-6 engine rated during 290 rise horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. rise torque (both SAE net). It incorporates a operation of modernized friction-reducing technologies that assistance boost fuel potency and appetite output, and facilities a crossflow magnesium intake manifold, special “tumble” form intake ports, special piston-crown shapes, and an 11.5:1 application ratio.

Acura’s i-VTEC™ (intelligent Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control) for a intake valves is total with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™) to dilate a appetite rope and maximize fuel efficiency. During startup, assertive acceleration or when climbing hills, VCM operates a engine on all 6 cylinders. During assuage speed cruising and during low or assuage engine loads, a complement operates only a front cylinder bank.

The 2017 MDX with front-wheel expostulate is rated during 20 mpg city/27 highway/23 total (with Idle Stop). The 2017 MDX with Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is rated during 19 mpg city/26 highway/22 total (with Idle Stop). The MDX also meets a difficult ULEV-125 California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA Tier 3/BIN 125 emissions standards.

Joining a fit front circle expostulate and Acura’s acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) complement is a Sequential SportShift 9-speed involuntary delivery with racing-inspired change paddles, customary with both expostulate systems.

Body
Advanced element grades, including hot-stamped, high-strength steel and magnesium, give a MDX’s physique glorious torsion rigidity, a substructure for a assured handling, polished float quality, and low cabin noise, quivering and rudeness (NVH). The hood and front fenders are done from lightweight aluminum, improving both doing and fuel efficiency.

Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) front support structure helps a MDX aim tip crash-test ratings in frontal collisions. Crash reserve opening is serve extended by a MDX’s one-piece hot-stamped steel doorway stiffener ring (comprising a A-pillar and B-pillar, roof rail and reduce support member), that helps conduct collision appetite in frontal offset, side impacts, and roof bucket government in a eventuality of a rollover.

Chassis
Together with a firm unibody structure, a MDX’s 4-wheel eccentric suspension, Motion-Adaptive Electric Power Steering (EPS), Agile Handling Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA™) and 4-wheel front brakes with ABS safeguard jaunty handling, a gentle and still ride, and a high spin of active reserve performance.

Finely calibrated cessation geometry and bushings total with a MDX’s special Amplitude Reactive Dampers assistance yield optimize float and handling. In addition, a Electric Power Steering tuning eases low-speed steering bid and offers plain high-speed steering feel, creation a MDX easy to expostulate while also compelling a high grade of motorist confidence.

Safety and Driver-Assistive Technology
For 2017, each MDX indication and trim spin includes a AcuraWatch apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technology, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF) and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).

Using millimeter call radar and a monocular camera to detect other vehicles as good as line markings, AcuraWatch can assistance meddle to forestall or lessen a astringency of a collision. Supported by Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow and Lane Keeping Assist, AcuraWatch can also significantly diminution a driver’s effort during turnpike cruising.

All 2017 MDX models underline new Auto High Beam headlights, a new Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Automatic Brake Hold. The MDX with Advance Package also facilities a new Surround-View Camera System with 6 selectable observation angles.

The 2017 MDX warranted a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is expected to accept a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Exterior
The restyled 2017 MDX’s particular plain pentagon grille represents a new face of Acura. Integrated with a some-more sculpted hood, front fascia, front fenders and revised Jewel Eye headlights, a outcome is a some-more “executive athletic” coming for a Acura’s class-leading oppulance SUV. Additional styling updates embody new chrome rocker quarrel trim, a revised back fender and movement garnish, and new twin exhausts with splendid finishers.

LED lighting includes a headlights, front spin signals, tail lights, outward mirror-mounted reservoir lights and, on Advance grades, new LED haze lights.  Technology and Advance grades get upsized 20-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels (previously 19-inch). Other accessible extraneous facilities embody appetite folding outward mirrors, accessible roof rails and softened remote keyless entrance with Walk Away Auto Lock.


 

Interior
The 2017 MDX offers a high spin of luxury, preference and record in a atmospheric cabin graced with high-end appointments including customary leather seating surfaces and accessible new genuine Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba timber accent trim (Advance Package). The MDX comes with customary three-row, seven-passenger seating.  Advance grades accommodate 6 passengers with new second-row captain’s chairs and a core console. Smart interior wrapping provides serviceable and versatile newcomer and load space, including an Extended Slide underline for a second-row seats and accessible One-Touch Walk-In entrance to a third row. While adult front, a vast storage area in a core console can accommodate a purse and even inscription computers. New chair styling with resisting piping and stitching and seperated Milano reward leather seating surfaces rouse a oppulance demeanour and feel of a Advance Package.


New second-row captain’s chairs with core console

 

Comfort and Convenience
As in prior generations, a 2017 MDX offers a extended operation of customary and accessible comfort and preference features. A Multi-Angle Rearview Camera is standard, and a newly accessible Surround-View Camera System and exhilarated steering circle join a new second-row captain’s chairs as Advance Package exclusives. The endless list of MDX comfort and preference facilities continues with a Smart Entry Keyless Access System and push-button start. GPS-Linked, Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control and remote engine start are customary on a Technology and Advance Packages, and a exhilarated steering circle is disdainful to a Advance Package.

Audio and Connectivity
The 2017 MDX’s far-reaching operation of customary and accessible tech facilities are discerning and easy to use around a 8-inch tone audio/information shade and 7-inch On-Demand Multi-Use Display™. The MDX’s next-generation AcuraLink™ maximizes connectivity for a motorist and passengers with thousands of media channels accessible by Pandora™ and Aha™ mobile, delivered around a owner’s internet-linked smartphone and information plan. Utilizing built-in dungeon technology, AcuraLink offers countless safety, confidence and preference facilities including collision notification, remote unlocking, stolen car tracking and aspect travel trade information.

Standard electronic facilities embody SiriusXM Radio™ 2.0 and 4 2.5-amp USB charging ports, a next-generation AcuraLink, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, Siri™ Eyes Free and SMS content messaging. Available electronic upgrades embody a choice of Acura/ELS reward sound systems, a 9-inch DVD Rear Entertainment System, an ultra-wide 16.2-inch WVGA DVD Rear Entertainment System, and an Acura Navigation System with voice authority capabilities and new HD Traffic data.

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