The 2014 Acura MDX SUV showcases a reclining, moving 2nd row of seats, enhanced access to the 3rd row, and a lower step-in height. Cabin tranquility has actually been enhanced with thicker glass and even more sound-deadening product. Console storage also has actually been enhanced; the main compartment now can hold a tablet computer system, purse or similar-sized item.
Acura MDX new platform
The 2014 Acura MDX has a new platform for 2014 that’s lower and narrower, but with a 2.8-inch longer wheelbase. The SUV is stiffer than its predecessor, along with 275 pounds lighter. An upgraded MacPherson strut setup controls the front while the rear has a multilink system.
The MDX moves into the electric power steering world, with the weight adjustable via the conventional Integrated Dynamics System. IDS allows motorists to switch over in between convenience, regular and sport driving.
2014 Acura MDX SUV specs
For over a decade the Acura MDX has been the luxury SUV gold requirement. So it’s no surprise that this latest edition takes that management even further. More power, more space, even more fuel economy, more of everything that made it the standard. And now you can add your very own touches with Acura Genuine Accessories that personalize it, protect it and merely make it much more convenient.
The only powertrain for 2014 includes a 3.5-liter V6 making 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The V6 is part of the company’s Earth Dreams group of engines and is capable of changing in between three- and six-cylinder modes to save even more fuel. Torque is up from the previous 3.7-liter V6, while fuel consumption is down. The two-wheel drive MDX is rated at 20 mpg city/28 motorway, while the SH AWD design can be found in at 18/27.
The base price for the front drive MDX is $43,185, consisting of an $895 location charge. The most pricey trim– with all-wheel drive and the Technology Package– comes in at $49,460.
Requirement attributes include leather seats with a heated front row, Smart Entry with Push Button Start, a 432-watt audio system with eight speakers, 18-inch alloy wheels, Jewel Eye LED headlights and even more. The Tech bundle adds navigation, an upgraded stereo, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and blind spot signs. The Advance plan upgrades the radio once more, includes more safety attributes, bigger wheels and an upscale interior.
The MDX will do battle in the competitive entry luxury SUV section that features the Lexus RX, BMW X3 and Volvo XC60. Like the MDX, all three start around $40,000.