The Acura MDX, or Honda MDX as known in Japan and Australia (only the first generation was imported), is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Acura since the 2001 model year.
All new platform at the crossover promises to the car owner’s fuel economy and improved aerodynamics. In addition to this SUV has received more luxurious and unique beauty. And that’s not all – for the first time for the new MDX 2014 version will be offered with front-wheel drive.
The MDX was the first crossover SUV to have third-row seating. It is related to the Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot. The alphanumeric moniker stands for “Multi-Dimensional luxury”. It was introduced in late 2000 as a 2001 model, replacing the slow-selling U.S.-only body-on-frame SLX, based on the Isuzu Trooper. In Japan, it filled a gap when the Honda Horizon (also based on the Trooper) was discontinued in 1999.
In 2003, the Honda MDX went on sale in Japan and Australia. Australian MDXs were all equipped with the 2001–2003 Touring ‘Kiwi’ style wheels and were all equipped with the Rear-Seat DVD entertainment system. For 2009, Acura created a crossover to slot above the MDX, called the ZDX, a four-door coupe similar in appearance to the BMW X6 and the Honda Crosstour.
New 2014 Acura MDX crossover is equipped with a brand new V-shaped shesterochkoy with a 3.5-liter I-VTEC type of direct injection system and Variable Cylinder Management (VCM), which produces 290 horsepower and 362 Nm of torque. The engine runs on a pair of six-speed automatic transmission, which has a sports mode and switches SportShift.
Acura MDX luxury SUV 2014 model year will be on sale in the States in the summer of this year. The model will be offered in four trim levels: the regular version MDX, MDX is equipped with a version of the package «Technology», MDX-equipped version of the “technologies” with mulitirazvlekatelnoy system and top-end equipment MDX Advance with various entertainment features. Crossover 2014 Acura MDX price will be announced closer to the start of the company sales.
Acura MDX luxury SUV in 2014 than it is equipped with not only a system of Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and two versions of the all-wheel drive transmission, but other than that will be present version with the latest technology agility Agile Handing Assist.
Crossover Acura MDX 2014 to a company statement consumes 12.5 liters per 100 km on the urban jungle, 8.5-liter on the highway and 10.5-liter in mixed driving cycle. Version equipped with front wheel drive consumes 11.5/8.2/9.8-litrov respectively.
The company also reports that the new crossover MDX 2014 tested at the Nurburgring testing ground overcomes the first hundred kilometers in just 7.5 seconds, it is somewhat faster than the other seven-seat vehicles.
The car is equipped as a model Acura PLX 2014 8-inch display and is positioned lower down the 7-inch touchscreen, using two screens have reduced the number of buttons from 41 to 9. 2014 Acura MDX crossover – this is not the first car, which is equipped with two displays, located on the center console.
It is worth recalling that at the moment Acura price of just over 44,000 dollars