Official: 2014 Acura MDX To Debut in New York
Some Expected Features Confirmed, New Front-Drive Model
With spy shots of the 2014 Acura MDX snapped recently, we knew the introduction of the new version of Acura's three-row premium crossover was coming soon. Today, the company confirmed the 2014 MDX would finally be revealed on March 27 at the 2013 New York International Auto Show.
A few key details have been confirmed, but Honda's upscale brand will keep us waiting for full specs until the official debut. Among the items confirmed are a new 3.5-liter direct-injected V-6, replacing the current 3.7-liter port-injected V-6. The new Earth Dreams DI V-6 makes 310 hp and 272 lb-ft in the recently introduced RLX sedan, so expect output figures in that range in the MDX.
For the first time on the MDX, a front-drive model will be offered in addition to Acura's signature Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive system, likely to improve Acura's CAFE ratings. The 2014 model will have a longer wheelbase for greater second-row room and third-row access. The Jewel Eye LED headlamps seen on the RLX will also be on the MDX.
Safety will be a major part of the new MDX's appeal, with a number of available electronic safety aids, including lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning.
2015 Acura MDX SpecificationsVIEW ALL
|Fair Market Price||$39,475|
|Editors' Overall Rating|
|Mileage||20 City / 28 Highway|
|Horse Power||290 hp @ 6,200 rpm|
|Torque||267 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm|