Acura currently denounced a all-new 2014 MDX oppulance SUV during a 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). Built on a totally new platform, a seven-passenger MDX offers softened float comfort, a some-more versatile and lush cabin, increasing fuel potency and extended energetic performance. The MDX will also be offering for a initial time in a some-more affordable and even some-more fuel-efficient two-wheel-drive configuration.
“Building on a award-winning energetic opening of a prior model, a third-generation MDX adds new levels of oppulance comfort, family functionality and fuel potency to once again set a oppulance SUV benchmark,” pronounced Jeff Conrad, clamp boss and ubiquitous manager of Acura Sales. “From Nürburgring-tuned dynamics and courteous interior appointments, to a serve of a new two-wheel-drive model, a all-new MDX continues Acura’s instruction of formulating vehicles that allege a synergy between male and machine.”
The 2014 Acura MDX is powered by an all-new direct-injected 24-valve 3.5-liter i-VTEC V-6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management™ (VCM™), producing 290 horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of torque. The MDX’s engine pattern is common with dual racecars that recently finished First and Second in a LMP2 category during a 12 Hours of Sebring continuation competition in a American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Employing a 6-speed involuntary delivery with Sport Mode and Sequential SportShift Paddle Shifters, a new MDX will be offering in both Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD™) and two-wheel-drive drivetrain variants, both featuring Acura’s new Agile Handling Assist technology.
Matched to a rarely fit Earth Dreams Technology engine and a SH-AWD drivetrain, a 2014 MDX has an EPA fuel economy rating of 18/27/21 mpg1 (city/highway/combined), while a new front-wheel-drive indication is EPA rated during 20/28/23 mpg1 (city/highway/combined).
While achieving even aloft fuel economy ratings, a MDX stays a loyal driver’s SUV with extended energetic performance, including quicker acceleration, some-more manageable braking and even some-more accurate steering feel. Tuned and tested on a exhausting Nürburgring racing circuit in Germany, a lighter and some-more energetic new 2014 MDX with SH-AWD bests a prior model’s trail time by 8 seconds.
To prove a preferences of mixed drivers in any family, a 2014 MDX facilities an all-new Integrated Dynamic System (IDS) with 3 modes: Sport, Normal and Comfort. IDS adjusts steering effort, stifle response, SH-AWD and active sound to fit a tastes of a driver. The MDX’s new Amplitude Reactive Dampers, MacPherson strut front cessation and new multi-link back cessation capacitate a some-more nimble and manageable doing and softened float quality. 18-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels and 245/60-18 tires come customary on a MDX. Technology and Advance grades are versed with 19-inch aluminum amalgamate wheels and 245/55-19 tires.
Body and Styling
The 2014 MDX physique relates some-more than 55 percent modernized lightweight materials – including high strength steel, aluminum and magnesium – ensuing in a automobile that is both some-more firm and lightweight, with sum automobile weight reduced 275 pounds from a prior model. Measuring 193.6 inches in altogether length, 77.2 inches in altogether breadth (excluding doorway mirrors), 67.6 inches in altogether height, and roving on a 111-inch wheelbase (up 2.75 inches from a prior model), a new MDX boasts an “Executive Aero Sculpture” extraneous pattern that lends it a sleek, tailored and worldly appearance. The aerodynamic physique pattern – polished by engineers in a new breeze hovel during a company’s Ohio RD core – helps a MDX grasp a some-more than 17 percent alleviation in aerodynamic efficiency, creation it one of a many aerodynamic and fuel-efficient oppulance SUVs on a road.
The 2014 MDX also takes a large step adult in oppulance comfort and quiet. The MDX’s boldly tuned platform, some-more indisputable physique and triple trail removed dampers, along with a use of new sound-deadening materials, such as acoustic potion and expanding physique sealers, and Active Noise Control technology, make this a quietest and many stoical MDX yet.
Equally skilful during carrying clients and kids, a new MDX boasts a lush and versatile interior. The revised physique measure and new, some-more compress multi-link back suspension, sum with innovative new technologies on a second-row seats, significantly urge third-row entrance and all-around newcomer comfort. Third-row accession and outlet is significantly softened by a two-inch revoke step-in tallness and three-inch wider entryway, and by a introduction of a new One-Touch Walk-In feature. With a singular press of a bright One-Touch Walk-In button, a second-row seats automatically overlay and slip to their forward-most position. The second-row seats now underline a four-position recline and a new Extended Slide capability that provides 6 inches of sum fore-aft chair composition for optimal change between second- and third-row legroom. Rear load ability is also softened and includes a new underfloor storage area.
Up front, there is a 10-way energy tractable and exhilarated driver’s chair and an 8-way energy and exhilarated newcomer seat. The MDX also addresses a vital accountability of many oppulance SUVs – accessible front-seat storage space – with a atmospheric new core console that can accommodate a purse, laptop case, or a span of iPads®. The MDX’s oppulance quotient is serve increased by a upgraded interior appointments, including reward leather-trimmed interior, china plated accents, LED beyond and cabin accent lighting, along with new discretionary oppulance features, such as Smart Entry, second-row sunshades, remote engine start, and auto-linked atmosphere conditioning and climate-controlled seats.
Acura Signature Technology
In addition, a 2014 Acura MDX harnesses a operation of Acura signature technologies, including Acura Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, some-more absolute Acura/ELS Studio reward audio system, and a next-generation AcuraLink™ connectivity complement with AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic™, featuring turnpike trade and aspect travel conditions (free for a initial 3 years). In serve to a trade services, a AcuraLink™ cloud-based connected automobile complement offers an collection of media, convenience, information and confidence facilities around an embedded mobile complement and concordant web-enabled smartphones.
Both a AcuraLink™ and Acura/ELS Studio complement take advantage of a 7-inch tone On Demand Multi-Use Display™ (ODMD) touchscreen with haptic feedback and an 8-inch Color Information Display. The serve of a ODMD, along with other interior changes, authorised engineers to revoke a series of tough buttons in a core smoke-stack from 41 to usually nine. The accessible Entertainment package adds a DVD Rear Entertainment complement with a 9-inch full VGA shade for a back seats, while a Advance package replaces a 9-inch guard with an ultra-wide, 16.2-inch full VGA shade with HDMI harmony for inclination such as a diversion console.
The 2014 MDX offers a horde of innovative motorist assistive and prominence technologies, including a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera and accessible Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow, Blind Spot Information (BSI), and Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS).
The third-generation MDX is approaching to grasp top-level reserve ratings, including a 5-star Overall Vehicle Score from NHTSA and a TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), including a top probable rating of GOOD in a Institute’s new small-offset frontal collision test.
The new MDX is versed with a extended array of modernized reserve technologies, including a subsequent era Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ II (ACE™ II) physique structure, 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, and airbags (front, front side, driver’s knee and side screen with rollover sensor), as good as a accessible Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems.
The 2014 Acura MDX is scheduled to go on sale during U.S. Acura dealers national this summer and will be accessible in 4 grades – a well-equipped MDX, a strong MDX with Technology package, a rear-passenger-friendly MDX with Technology and Entertainment packages, and a top-of-the-line MDX with Advance and Entertainment packages. The 2014 MDX was designed and grown in a U.S. and will be built during a Lincoln, Alabama plant regulating domestic and globally sourced parts. Pricing sum will be announced closer to launch.
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 7 particular models including a all-new MDX oppulance competition application automobile and RLX oppulance flagship sedan, a TL opening oppulance sedan, a TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, a ILX compress oppulance sedan, a RDX oppulance crossover SUV, and a ZDX four-door sports coupe.
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1Based on 2014 EPA fuel economy ratings. Use for comparison functions only. Your tangible mileage will change depending on how we expostulate and say your vehicle.
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