Acura Automobiles: All-New 2014 Acura MDX Takes Luxury Refinement to a New Level with Signature Acura Technologies, Increased Comfort, Fuel-Efficiency and Performance

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by in Acura Canada

The all-new 2014 MDX, a third era of Acura’s acclaimed 7-passenger oppulance opening SUV, goes on sale during Acura dealerships national tomorrow, charity comfort, connectivity and opening any oppulance patron wants during a cost that no other oppulance code can match. Available for a initial time in a new two-wheel expostulate model, pricing for a 2014 MDX starts with a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) of $42,290*, a estimable $990 rebate in starting cost contra a effusive 2013 model.

The 2014 MDX adds a brood of new customary facilities – including Smart Entry with Push Button Start, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, extraneous and interior LED lighting, Extended Slide second-row seating with One-Touch Walk-In for third-row access, an 8-inch On-Demand Multi-Information Display touchscreen, Expanded View Driver’s Mirror, a absolute 432-watt Acura sound system, and an acoustic potion front windows and windshield.

The range-topping MDX with Advance Package boasts a far-reaching operation of new technologies and features, including Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, remote engine start with an extended operation of during slightest 300 feet, a new Ultra-Wide DVD Rear Entertainment System with HDMI connectivity, and front and back parking sensors.

Optional Acura Genuine Accessories for a 2014 MDX includes standalone facilities such as a exhilarated steering wheel, LED haze lights and a Trailer Hitch ATF Cooler Kit (allowing for adult to 5,000 lbs. of towing).

The all-new 2014 MDX offers even aloft levels of oppulance comfort and quietness, together with refreshing energetic performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and modernized reserve features, and an even some-more luxurious, technology-packed and versatile newcomer cabin.

Developed on an all-new height that is optimized in any honour for a needs of today’s oppulance SUV buyers, a 2014 Acura MDX is powered by a new 290-horsepower direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 powertrain with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management technology. The new MDX, identical to a flagship sedan counterpart, a 2014 RLX, harnesses a horde of Acura signature technologies including AcuraLink® Next Generation services and Agile Handling Assist to broach on Acura’s “Synergy between Man and Machine” product direction, and a thought of formulating vehicles that truly respond to a will of a driver.

The 2014 MDX is a third era of Acura’s top-of-the-line SUV to be designed, grown and engineered in North America. Production of a new MDX and a powertrain will take place during a company’s state-of-the-art production trickery in Lincoln, Alabama.1

In conceptualizing a new MDX, Acura engineers built on a substructure of a glorious energetic opening with a concentration on 3 core values: class-leading fuel efficiency, new levels of oppulance comfort, and top-level reserve performance. At a same time, they sought to serve raise energetic opening while progressing a MDX’s core interest – a family-friendly, 7-passenger cabin in a nimble extraneous distance and appearance.

ALL-NEW PLATFORM
New from a belligerent up, a 2014 MDX has a 2.8-inch longer wheelbase, and is revoke and narrower for reduced frontal area and extended fuel efficiency. With high-strength steel, aluminum and magnesium comprising 64-percent of a physique structure, a 2014 MDX is 275 pounds lighter than a prior indication with a lightest published weight in a segment, that directly contributes to softened acceleration, nimble handling, and class-leading fuel economy ratings. A redesigned MacPherson strut front cessation and new multilink back suspension, along with new Electric Power Steering (EPS) give a MDX even larger lively and confidence-inspiring energetic performance. The customary Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) lets drivers name their elite pushing mode (Comfort, Normal or Sport) to fit their mood and a pushing conditions. Standard on a MDX, a signature Acura record called Agile Handling Assist selectively uses a vehicle’s brakes to urge dilemma traceability and explain assured doing feel.

POWERTRAIN
Power comes from an all-new direct-injected 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 rated during 290 rise horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of rise torque (both SAE net). Closely associated to a powerplant in a new 2014 Acura RLX oppulance sedan, this 24-valve V-6 engine is Acura’s second Earth Dreams™ Technology engine, that facilities a next-generation set of advancements that severely raise both pushing opening and fuel efficiency. For a initial time, a MDX has customary Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), that switches seamlessly between 3- and 6-cylinder modes, depending on engine load, effectively varying engine banishment to compare pushing conditions for softened fuel efficiency.

Compared to a 3.7-liter engine it replaces, a 3.5-liter V-6 in a 2014 MDX offers an 8-percent boost in torque during engine speeds next 2,750 rpm for larger altogether responsiveness. Due to softened handling efficiency, horsepower outlay per liter is adult dual percent and torque outlay per liter is adult 4.4 percent compared to a prior model’s engine. Together with a 2014 MDX’s estimable rebate in quell weight, altogether opening is enhanced, including quicker 0-60 mph times and 8-second quicker path times on Germany’s Nürburgring Nordschliefe (North Loop), where both a new and effusive indication were extensively tuned and tested.

The fit new engine is interconnected with a customary 6-speed involuntary delivery with Sequential Sport Shift, and accessible Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). For a initial time ever, a MDX is accessible with front-wheel drive, that saves weight and enhances fuel economy ratings. This new 2-wheel-drive MDX is EPA rated during 20/28/23 mpg2 (city/highway/combined), a 28-percent boost in a EPA sum rating contra a prior SH-AWD indication (the usually drivetrain pattern formerly available). The 2014 MDX with SH-AWD has a conspicuous 17-percent boost in a EPA sum fuel economy rating contra a prior model, reaching class-leading ratings of 18/27/21 mpg2 (city/highway/combined).

INTERIOR
Perfect for kids or clients, a MDX interior is a lush and easy newcomer cell with ample seating and a second-row chair with recumbent seatbacks and a new Extended Slide underline that offers a sum of 6-inches of fore-and-aft travel. Additionally, a new kid-friendly One-Touch Walk-In underline severely improves entrance to a third quarrel of seating, and a wider, revoke step-in enhances preference and usability. Cabin serenity and altogether excellence have been dramatically improved, with hundreds of measures directed during shortening noise, quivering and harshness, including thicker, 3-layer acoustic potion for a windshield and front side windows, thicker back doorway glass, new triple side-sill doorway seals and Active Noise Control technology.

Repackaging of a rear-seat meridian control complement allows for a vast core console storage space, secluded underneath a sliding, leather-trimmed core armrest. About 2 inches deeper and wider, and roughly 5 inches longer, a categorical cell offers 2.5 times some-more volume than a prior indication and is vast adequate to accommodate a tolerably sized purse, inscription computers and more. This is a pivotal MDX advantage in a class, where many competing models offer tiny center-console storage.

AUDIO AND CONNECTIVITY
Acura business have high expectations for state-of-the-art connectivity and entertainment. Enhanced connectivity in a 2014 MDX is done probable by a next-generation AcuraLink™ system, that offers thousands of media channels around Aha® mobile, all delivered around a owner’s internet-linked smartphone and information plan. There is also a horde of new accessible assistive and preference features, including collision notification, remote unlocking, stolen-vehicle tracking and surface-street trade information, all delivered around built-in mobile record (subscription fees are applicable).

The new MDX will also disturb audiophiles with a accessible song party features. Four audio systems are available, starting out with a customary 8-speaker, 432-watt (up from 253 watts) Acura Sound System, and commanding out with a Advance Package, that facilities an Acura/ELS® Studio 12-Speaker Audio System with new ceiling-mounted speakers, a 546-watt amplifier and 5.1-channel approximate sound.

The accessible Technology and Entertainment package adds a DVD Rear Entertainment System with a ceiling-mounted 9-inch full VGA screen, while a MDX with Advance Package facilities a Rear Entertainment System with an all-new ultra-wide 16.2-inch full WVGA shade – a largest and top fortitude shade ever offering in an Acura vehicle. The complement also includes a High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) pier to concede a connection of high clarification players and concordant gaming consoles, along with customary combination video and audio inputs. A 115-volt energy opening is rated for inclination adult to 150 watts.

Both a AcuraLink™ and Acura/ELS Studio® systems take advantage of a 2014 MDX’s new 7-inch tone On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD™) touchscreen with haptic feedback. The further of a ODMD, along with other interior changes, authorised engineers to revoke a series of tough buttons in a core smoke-stack from 41 in a prior era MDX to usually 9 in a all-new 2014 model.

The MDX with Technology Package and above grades underline a latest era Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™ (now accessible in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and Mexico). The MDX navigation complement facilities an 8-inch high-resolution WVGA backlit tone arrangement and now also includes aspect travel trade data, permitting a motorist to select faster, less-congested routes. The complement offers a new turn of preference with AcuraLink, permitting users to send end information to a MDX around a AcuraLink Connect phone app (with a accessible Connect Package).

SAFETY AND DRIVER’S ASSISTIVE
Utilizing Acura’s next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) physique structure, along with 7 airbags, including a new driver’s knee airbag, a MDX is expected to acquire a top probable reserve ratings – a 5-Star NCAP Overall Vehicle Score from a sovereign supervision and a “TOP SAFETY PICK+” rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a GOOD rating in a IIHS’ new severe tiny overlie frontal collision test.

Available reserve systems embody accessible Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW), and an accessible Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS).

The new MDX offers an considerable array of modernized driver-assistive, and information and media technologies. These embody a customary next-generation AcuraLink™ connected automobile complement with collision presentation (Connect package required), a customary Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and Expanded View Driver’s side mirror, along with accessible Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow and Blind Spot Information (BSI) system.

MDX MODEL RANGE
There are 4 MDX grades, any accessible with front-wheel expostulate or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD).

  • The well-equipped MDX has customary leather embellished first- and second-row seats with heating on a front row, Smart Entry with Push Button Start (front doors and back induce access), a 432-watt audio complement with 8-speakers, 18-inch amalgamate wheels, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, and more.
  • The MDX with Technology Package adds 19-inch amalgamate wheels, Smart Entry for all 4 doors, a Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition™, a 501-watt Acura/ELS® Studio audio complement with 10-speakers, Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Information (BSI) System and more.
  • The MDX with Technology and Rear Entertainment Package adds a 529-watt Acura/ELS® Studio audio complement with 11-speakers and HD Radio™, a DVD back party complement with 9-inch display, rear-passenger window sunshades, and other features.
  • The top-of-the-line MDX with Advance Package includes singular 7-spoke 19-inch amalgamate wheels, a 605-watt Acura/ELS® Studio audio complement with 12-speakers, a Acura DVD Ultra-Wide Rear Entertainment System with 16.2-inch display, seperated Milano leather first- and second-row seating and ventilated front seats, front and back parking sensors and remote engine start, along with Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Collision Mitigation Brake System, Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, and additional oppulance features.


Acura offers a full line of technologically modernized opening oppulance vehicles by a network of 272 dealers within a United States. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models including a all-new MDX oppulance competition application automobile and RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TL opening oppulance sedan, a TSX sedan and Sport Wagon, a ILX compress oppulance sedan, and a RDX oppulance crossover SUV.


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1The MDX is built regulating domestically and globally sourced parts.

2Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.

*MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, automobile options and end assign of $895.00. Dealer prices might vary.

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