Acura Automobiles: 2018 Acura MDX Brings Updated Tech and Sporty Colors; A Perennial Best-Seller Gets Even Stronger

  • New MDX gets a rested dual-screen user interface with extended 7-inch capacitive touchscreen arrangement and 30 percent faster response time
  • Standard Apple CarPlay™ support, Android Auto™ harmony (both new for 2018) and customary AcuraWatch™ reserve and motorist support facilities make MDX among a best-equipped vehicles in a segment
  • Expanded tone palette adds sporty and worldly red hues

The absolute and worldly 2018 Acura MDX oppulance SUV starts nearing during Acura dealerships tomorrow with a faster, some-more able and complicated user interface, clear new colors and a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting during $44,200, usually $150 some-more than a effusive model. The Acura MDX is a best-selling three-row oppulance SUV of all time3 and has been famous by as a “Most Wanted Luxury Midsize SUV” (2017) and as “Best Luxury Three-Row SUV for a Money” (2017) by U.S. News World Report.

For 2018, a Acura MDX facilities a redesigned dual-screen user interface(ODMD 2.0) with some-more discerning menus and authority structures complemented by a new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (previously resistive type) with a 30-percent faster response time. It includes support for Apple CarPlay™, that seamlessly integrates concordant iPhones in a car, permitting users to get directions optimized for traffic, make calls, send and accept messages, and listen to music.  It also supports Android Auto™ harmony – putting some of a many useful Android phone apps on a MDX’s display.

Two new eye-catching extraneous colors enhance a MDX tone palette for 2018: Basque Red, accessible on bottom and Technology trims, and sporty San Marino Red on Advance trims. 


The 2018 Acura MDX facilities a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC® 24-valve V6 engine rated during 290 rise horsepower (SAE net) and 267 lb.-ft. rise torque (SAE net) and is accessible in front-wheel expostulate or with Acura’s signature Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) system. The MDX with front-wheel expostulate and Idle Stop (included with Advance package) has an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city/27 highway/23 combined2, while a MDX with Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) and Idle Stop (included with Advance package) is EPA rated during 19 mpg city/26 highway/22 combined2.

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®) indication receives a same updates as a required MDX and will go on sale this winter. The MDX Sport Hybrid is a newest indication in Acura’s lineup to implement a insubordinate three-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain with electric torque vectoring, fasten a NSX supercar and RLX Sport Hybrid as a third member of a Acura family to advantage from this exclusive technology.

2018 MDX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

Premium Features
The 2018 MDX offers a extended operation of customary and accessible comfort and preference facilities including an accessible Surround-View Camera System (a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera is standard), exhilarated steering wheel, Smart Entry Keyless Access System and push-button start. The 2018 Acura MDX Technology and Advance packages supplement dual 20-inch circle and tire options, Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, energy folding side mirrors and HD Traffic.

In addition, a Advance grades embody LED haze lights, genuine timber interior trim, a exhilarated steering circle and a Surround-View Camera System with 6 selectable observation angles. Advance models can also be versed with dual second-row captain’s chairs and a core console with dual additional USB ports for third-row passengers. An ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System is also accessible on models with a Advance Entertainment Package.

Standard Safety and Driver Assistive Technology
Similar to other Acura models, a 2018 Acura MDX offers a AcuraWatch™ apartment of modernized reserve and driver-assistive technologies as customary equipment, that includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM).  The 2018 Acura MDX warranted a 5-Star NCAP altogether car measure from a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is approaching to acquire a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from a Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

The 2018 MDX was designed and grown in a U.S. and is constructed exlusively during a company’s East Liberty, Ohio production core regulating domestic and globally-sourced parts.

About Acura
Acura is a heading automotive oppulance nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an strange proceed to record and pattern that creates a new pushing experience. The Acura lineup facilities 6 particular models – a RLX reward oppulance sedan, a TLX opening oppulance sedan, a ILX competition sedan, a 5-passenger RDX oppulance crossover SUV, a seven-passenger Acura MDX, America’s all-time best-selling three-row oppulance SUV3 and a next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as a apex countenance of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.

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1. MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) incompatible tax, license, registration, $975 end assign and options. Dealer prices might vary.
2. Based on 2018 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.
3. Based on accumulative sum sales information for all 3-row oppulance SUVs in a attention from 1980-2017 calendar year to date August.