2018 Acura MDX

Monday, November 28th 2016. | Acura

As we already seen the latest debut of the MDX at 2016 New York Auto Show to complete the anticipation of premium crossover, now there is a big gossip that there will be the upcoming 2018 Acura MDX. From that show, we could see that the car has many changes to give significant difference from the predecessor in case of the design. The company created big success because they supported it with more aggressive and sharper look so that it has more compact and sportier design. The recent version was released with hybrid power plant and it was planned to come for the market in 2017. We think that the current model has many changes and it means that the 2018 model wouldn’t go with many improvements. They might only provide a little touch such as modern multimedia system.

2018 Acura MDX Front Angle


For the external part, the company will use new Acura styling to make it more different from before. The car will be completed with sharp edges, more aggressive body lines, full LED headlights with insect eyes-shaped design and the high redesign will be presented. In addition, the ground clearance will be lowered and there will be new C-pillar form to make it just like a common sporty hatchback, not an actual SUV. 2018 MDX is a mid-size seven seater that comes with stretched rear doors which are good for family car.


It will come out as a premium crossover. You can imagine that it will go with high build quality, leather inserts as well as high-quality plastic. 2018 Acura MDX is also equipped with some gadgets and the interior design might make you feel like riding Honda cars especially for its aesthetic look. Some safety features will be available such as collision prevention system.


We believe that the engine change is the most important plan for a new car. The 2017 model came out with interesting features such as hybrid powertrain that was named Sport Hybrid and the new nine-speed automatic. We think that they will use Honda’s traditional V6 engine and 3.5 liter to provide 290 hp and 3.0 liter V6 for the hybrid drivetrain for those who want to go with 2018 Acura MDX but with less powerful output. For hybrid, we saw the first debut on NSX sports car with the support of internal combustion engine as well as three electric motors. It has one on the front and the remaining two on the rear axle. ICE is V6 and 3.0 liter with cylinder deactivation to create 257 hp and the total output is 325 hp. This engine is very good for an SUV, we glad that they have innovative hybrid layout with the fuel efficient rating about 25 mpg in city and 26 mpg on highway and again, this is quite impressive. But, it doesn’t support EV driving mode.

Release Date and Price

2018 Acura MDX is predicted to be ready for the market in the end of 2017. There will be no significant changes to present and it means that the cost should be a bit closer to the current model. The base model should be the same as the current $44,000.