Acura Automobiles: Best Selling Acura MDX Receives Powertrain Upgrades, AcuraWatch™ and Expanded Options for 2016, Enhancing Performance, Safety and Luxury

Posted on 03. Feb, 2015 by in Acura Canada

The significantly upgraded 2016 Acura MDX, America’s best-selling three-row oppulance SUV, launches subsequent month with mixed new facilities and technologies, a some-more modernized powertrain and an stretched indication range. The extended 2016 MDX provides even some-more modernized record and refreshing opening to element a luxury, comfort and serenity fundamental to Acura’s reward seven-passenger SUV. The 2016 Acura MDX launches during Acura dealerships national on Feb. 4, with a manufacturer’s suggested sell cost (MSRP) starting during $42,8651.

All 2016 MDX models will come versed with an modernized new 9-speed involuntary transmission, a push-button electronic rigging selector that frees adult room above a core console, and a new Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) complement with a twin-clutch pattern that delivers extended torque send and doing capabilities. The 2016 MDX and MDX with Technology Package models can now be versed with a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies, that includes a initial focus of Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) and Rear Cross Traffic Monitor to a MDX indication line. The MDX with Advance Package comes customary with AcuraWatch™.

The 2016 MDX adds countless other oppulance upgrades including a frameless rearview mirror, Siri™ Eyes Free voice recognition, an easy-entry/exit driver’s chair that moves 35 mm rearward when a driver’s doorway is opened and TPMS fill support that sounds an heard warning when a motorist inflates a tire to a scold pressure. Additional upgrades, depending on trim, embody a Multi-View Angle Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines (standard on all models), a bi-directional remote engine starter, idle stop and conduct adult warning.

Doubling a indication offerings, a 2016 MDX is now accessible with AcuraWatch™ on all trims (standard on a Advance Package), while a Technology and Advance packages are accessible with or though a Rear Entertainment System (RES).

Now in a third generation, a MDX is a best-selling three-row oppulance SUV of all time2. This sales story is corroborated adult by a stream era MDX, that has perceived mixed awards including a KBB.com Best Buy endowment in a Luxury SUV/Crossover difficulty for a 2015 indication year. With a countless enhancements done for 2016, a Acura MDX is primed to again stir business and critics alike. Customers can view, build and cost a 2016 Acura MDX during acura.com/MDX.

Powertrain
The 2016 Acura MDX’s 3.5-liter, 24-valve i-VTEC direct-injected V-6 engine is corresponding to a 9-speed involuntary delivery featuring Sequential SportShift. The new transmsission is 66 lbs. lighter than a 6-speed involuntary it replaces, with some-more closely spaced rigging ratios and 25 percent faster rigging shifts that raise acceleration performance. The weight rebate also improves front-to-rear weight placement for improved doing characteristics.

The console-mounted change pull is transposed with a entirely electronic, shift-by-wire rigging selector. Park, Neutral and Drive are comparison with a pull of a button. Reverse is comparison by pulling behind on a dedicated switch. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters let a motorist manually name gears. The low-profile rigging selector also creates some-more “working space” in a core console area, creation it some-more accessible to use.

The subsequent era of Acura’s acclaimed Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™  (SH-AWD™) utilizes a new, lighter weight (by 19 lbs.) twin-clutch back differential. SH-AWD gradually distributes torque not usually between a front and back axles, though also between a left and right back wheels. Using torque vectoring to emanate a bend impulse that helps spin a vehicle, SH-AWD enables some-more responsive, neutral and predicted doing characteristics while providing superb all-weather certainty and control. In a MDX, torque-vectoring efficacy has been severely enhanced, benefiting responsiveness, lively and stability.

AcuraWatch™
AcuraWatch is accessible as a standalone package on each 2016 MDX and is customary on a Advance Package. Certain features, including Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning, are offering as customary apparatus on a MDX with Technology Package. All MDX models come versed with a Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines. The AcuraWatch™ apartment of variously accessible facilities – depending on trim – includes:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW) (standard on Tech Package)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
  • Blind Spot Information (BSI) (Technology and Advance)
  • Multi-View Rear Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Rear Cross Traffic Monitor  

At a heart of AcuraWatch™ is a alloy of camera and radar record that can clarity a alley and objects within it, including other vehicles and pedestrians. This record underpins a systems that assistance yield a motorist with higher prophesy around a vehicle, can warning a motorist of intensity issues and, if necessary, meddle to assistance keep a MDX from vacating a lane, vacating a road, or assistance to equivocate or lessen a astringency of a collision.

Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)
New for a 2016 Acura MDX, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) uses a Monocular Camera (mounted on a top apportionment of a windshield) to brand plain or dashed embellished line lines, Botts’ Dots and Cat Eye markers. RDM uses both steering force, around EPS, and braking force, around VSA, to assistance a MDX stay a rescued lane.

The monocular camera can commend line facilities and brand a line or alley edge. If a RDM complement determines that a MDX is about to leave a rescued line or alley tangible by plain lines, it will yield steering support (primary) and, in singular occasions when steering is not sufficient, braking support to assistance a motorist stay on a road. If a line usually identified by dashed lines, Bott’s Dots or Cat Eye markers and a complement determines that there is an unintended departure, no braking support will be provided. Instead, a MDX will use active steering force to lapse to a rescued lane. RDM is integrated with a Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) complement to yield assuage braking, and with a Electric Power Steering (EPS) complement to yield steering input.

Multiple visible and heard warnings warning a motorist when a RDM complement is holding visual action. These embody a line depart warning on a driver’s Multi Information Display (MID) along with an heard warning. RDM also has a customizable initial warning of possibly a steering circle shake/vibration and/or an heard alert. This can be customized in a car settings.

Rear Cross Traffic Monitor
Another new motorist assistive record enclosed with AcuraWatch™, a Rear Cross Traffic Monitor works in and with a MDX’s Blind Spot Information (BSI) radar sensors to raise motorist certainty when subsidy up. The complement is generally useful when reversing in undiluted parking lots with an blocked perspective from a driver’s seat.

The complement utilizes a span of blind-spot radar units located in a back fender corners. When Reverse is comparison and an coming car is detected, arrows indicating a coming vehicle’s instruction are shown on a core display’s back camera image. An heard warning is concurrently emitted.4

For More Information
Consumer information is accessible during acura.com. To join a Acura village on Facebook, revisit facebook.com/Acura. Additional media information including pricing, facilities and high-resolution photography is accessible during hondanews.com/acura-automobiles/channels/mdx.

1 MSRP incompatible tax, license, registration, car options and end assign of $920.00. Dealer prices might vary.

2 Sales numbers formed on Automotive News Sales Database 1999-2014; manufacturer information for before to 1994.

3 Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle, pushing conditions and other factors.

4 Visually endorse that it is protected to expostulate before subsidy adult or parking. Certain conditions (such as weather, lighting and high temperatures) might also shorten a camera view. Do not rest on a camera displays as they might not give we all information about conditions, persons, objects or obstructions around your vehicle.

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