Acura sets pricing for 2017 MDX, starts at $43,950 image

Scheduled to reach dealerships any moment now, the 2017 Acura MDX starts at $43,950 and comes with enhanced design and other tweaks compared to the 2016 MY it replaces.

Even the entry-level model gets goodies such as Automatic Brake Hold, auto high beam headlights, four 2.5-amp USB charging ports, Sirius XM Radio 2.0, and a plethora of driver assistance and safety systems dubbed by the Japanese brand AcuraWatch. You can also select the Technology and Advance packages, in which case the refreshed MDX will also sport Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, 20-inch wheels and tires, power folding side mirrors, as well as HD Traffic. Go higher to the Advance trim level and useful things such as LED fog lights, a 360-degree camera system, genuine wood trim, and a heated steering wheel start popping up.

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Meanwhile the prices for the Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) version haven’t come up just yet, as the flagship model will get its own release sometimes later this year. The 2017 Acura MDX uses the known 3.5-liter i-VTEC naturally aspirated V6 engine good for 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft (362 Nm) of torque, which can return 23 miles per gallon (10.22 l/100 km) combined in two-wheel drive configuration. Add the AWD and the engine gets down just a notch to 22 miles per gallon.