2017 Acura MDX – Release Date, News and Rumors

2017 Acura MDX Review

The new 2017 Acura MDX offers lots of value for the money, excellent top crash-tests scores, an adept handling, a hush cabin, a confident acceleration, and familiar comfort, value, and performance. Its release date should be expected sometime at the middle of next year, although it still a contentious issue as of this writing.

2017 Acura MDX exterior, side view, alloy wheels

The popular 2017 Acura MDX is almost back again on the market, and comes with some of the latest nitty-gritties as standard and a slew of standard features. The MDX has a solid reputation for offering a strong reliability and resale value, and this is especially true for the new 2017 model.

2017 Acura MDX exterior, rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

Numerous updates and exterior and interior changes should be expected once the MDX is released to the market. Our spy photos reveal Acura has made some changes to the existing color palette and buyers should look out for more additions. Other exterior add-ons are mild and include rejuvenated headlight and taillights design.

2017 Acura MDX front angle, headlights and grille

On its interior, plenty of upscale features and technologies have been offered. Equipment, for example, include a nine-speed automatic transmission system, a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, automatic braking, a rearview camera, and lane-departure warning and mitigation. Throw in Acura’s rewarding driving dynamics and you’ve got yourself an excellent three-row luxury crossover.

2017 Acura MDX front view, red color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

It is satisfying to ride on the road. Its cabin is quiet and the drive quality is surprisingly athletic especially at around turns. The 3.5L V6 engine offered under its hood may lack a solid rpm figure, but winding it out a bit will make you realize that it can actually be one of the quickest in its segment.

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2017 Acura MDX side angle, silver metallic color, alloy wheels

Few foibles exist, however. They include a dim-witted adaptive cruise control, a modest cargo capacity, subpar graphics, and a less-luxurious feeling cabin look. Even so, the new 2017 Acura MDX is arguably the most sensible choice in the segment of midsize luxury SUVs.

2017 Acura MDX rear view, silver color, taillights and alloy wheels

Alternatives you can consider in the segment include the 2017 Audi Q7 and the 2017 Volvo XC90. They are both versatile, fuel-thrifty, and have a more restrained design. Others include the 2017 Honda Pilot, the 2017 Infiniti QX60, and the 2017 BMW X5.

Offered Trims – Acura MDX

2017 Acura MDX exterior, side angle, headlights and alloy wheels

Five trims – base, AcuraWatch Plus, Technology, Entertainment, and Advance trim levels are offered for the 2017 Acura MDX.

Exterior Review & 2017 Acura MDX Interior Accessories

Accessories and features provided for the base MDX include a heated eight-way power front seats, automatic LED headlights, 18” wheels, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, a leather upholstery, a rear privacy glass, a power liftgate, driver memory settings, automatic tri-zone climate control, a power telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and keyless ignition and entry.

2017 Acura MDX interior, side view, leather front and raear seats

Technology highlights include a USB/iPod interface, Free voice controls, a rearview multi-angled camera, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, Aha and Pandora compatibility, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, and an eight-speaker sound system.

Opting for the MDX AcuraWatch Plus package throws in an adaptive cruise control, an automatic braking, Road Departure Mitigation, and forward collision mitigation system.

2017 Acura MDX side view, blue color, alloy wheels and headlights

The MDX Technology steps up the ante with voice controls, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alert, 19” alloy wheels, automatic mitigation braking, lane-departure warning system, solar-sensing climate control, a 10-speaker Acura/ELS surround-sound audio system, and a navigation system.

The MDX Entertainment trim adds an additional speaker, a rear door window sunshade, a 110-V power outlet, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and a 9” screen.

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2017 Acura MDX interior, dashboard, lcd screen, steering wheel

Lastly, the MDX Advance trim level builds on what the Technology and AcuraWatch packages offer plus an automatic engine start-stop, heated second-row seats, side-view auto-dimming mirrors, remote engine start, rear parking sensors, and ventilated front seats.

2017 Acura MDX rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

We are still compiling more details ahead of its release date, and more updates on the post should be expected.

2017 Acura MDX Engine Specs

Inspiring the 2017 Acura MDX is a 3.5L V6 able to crank out about 290 hp and 267 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is routed to either the standard FWD or the SH-AWD by the standard nine-speed transmission system.

2017 Acura MDX engine

It is estimated by EPA that fuel economy will be 27/19/22 mpg on the highway/city/combined with the front-wheel drive, and a slight drop for the SH-AWD – 26/18/21 mpg.

2017 Acura MDX engine view

0-60 mph with the SH-AWD should be expected in 6.5 seconds. Its top speed, according to rumors should be expected at just under 180 mph.


Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3 in. (111 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.6 in. (193.6 in.)
Width: 77.2 in.
Passenger volume: 132 ft³
Cargo volume: 15.0 cu.ft. (max. 68.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3960 lbs.
Top Speed: 180 mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 19/27 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs.

2017 Acura MDX Release Date & Price

2017 Acura MDX Release date

its price should be expected at around $43,015 MSPR. It should be expected to go for sale sometime in the middle of next year. The owners-manual and lease terms can be found on Acura online forums.

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2017 Acura MDX exterior, front angle, headlights and grille

2017 Acura MDX exterior, rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 Acura MDX front view, silver color, headlights and grille

2017 Acura MDX exterior, trunk

2017 Acura MDX trunk, cargo space

2017 Acura MDX interior, leather seats, steering wheel

2017 Acura MDX interior, leather front and rear seats