With the recent facelift, 2018 Acura MDX will surely continue to be one of the most attractive models in the class of mid-size crossovers. This model from Honda’s luxury division is present for about 17 years. Original model came in 2000, and we have seen three generations of it so far. The third generation came in 2014, and the company already did first update last year. This refresh included several changes, but most notable is the new front end, which features a completely new grille. Besides visual update, Honda also introduced some new standard features. So, if we consider this recent facelift, it is pretty much for sure that 2018 MDX will come without bigger changes. We expect its arrival late this year.
2018 Acura MDX changes
All reports suggest that 2018 Acura MDX will come without bigger changes. This model came redesigned three years ago, and the company also did first update last year. So, there is really no need for some changes at the moment. A recent update included several changes, but most notable are those visual. This attractive crossover now features new diamond pentagon grille, originally presented on the Acura Precision Concept. Also, headlights and turning signals are significantly revisited. So, we can say that this model now features brand’s very new design language, and other models from this luxury division will implement this design philosophy soon. When it is about the interior, 2018 Acura MDX will continue in the same way. There are some new standard features introduced for the 2017 year model. All models now come with standard AcuraWatch, which includes several safety features, such as forward collision warning, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.
2018 Acura MDX engines
The 2018 Acura MDX will continue with the same powertrain. The base model comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, which is good for 290 horses and 267 pound-feet of torque. This unit comes in pair with 9-speed manual transmission. In a base variant, it sends power to front wheels, while Super Handling All Wheel Drive is optional. There is also a hybrid version, which features 3.0-liter engine in combination with an electric motor. Total output is around 325 horsepower.
2018 Acura MDX release date and price
Since it won’t feature bigger changes, there is really no reason for some earlier launch. So, expect 2018 Acura MDX to arrive late this year. Price will remain unchanged, which means around 44.000 dollars.