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2017 Acura MDX Overview (See Available Styles)

  • Exterior update for 2017
  • Newly standard electronic gear selector
  • New Sport Hybrid version available
The 2017 Acura MDX is a mid-size SUV that seats up to 7 passengers across three rows. It competes with the Infiniti QX60, Volvo XC90, and Buick Enclave. This year, it received styling updates, additional standard interior features, and a new Sport Hybrid version. The MDX Hybrid will be covered in a separate overview.

The MDX has a newly revised front-end with an open, pentagonal front grille. The grille has a unique, diamond-mesh pattern that revolves around the center emblem. The fascia looks more aggressive with its larger openings and protruding crossbar. Chrome accents outline the grille and fascia, giving it a premium look. LED headlights, LED daytime running lamps, power/heated side mirrors with turn signal indicators, a power liftgate, and a dual-pipe exhaust system come standard. Available features include LED front fog lights and a power moonroof.

Under the hood, the MDX is powered by a standard 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is also available. Fuel efficiency for the MDX is an EPA-estimated 19/27 mpg city highway (18/26 mpg with AWD).

Inside, the MDX has a leather-trim interior with a 60/40 split-folding second-row bench seat and a 50/50 split-folding third-row seat. For a more spacious second-row, captain’s chairs with a center console can replace the bench seat for a total of 6 passengers. A new, push-button electronic gear selector comes standard, and replaces the conventional gear shifter. The center stack features a standard audio system that includes CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, Siri Eyes Free mode with voice recognition, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to a larger touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, and an ELS Studio premium audio system. Standard features include tri-zone automatic climate control, remote keyless entry, push-button start, and power/heated front seats. Full leather upholstery, remote vehicle start, ventilated front seats, and heated second-row seats are available as well.

The MDX earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, a backup camera, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Available features include a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 18 - 20 MPG
  • Highway: 26 - 27 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

91 of 103 (88%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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