The 2016 Acura MDX features impeccable traits for a crossover

2015-03-21 09:36:20
The 2016 Acura MDX features impeccable traits for a crossover
The 2016 Acura MDX features impeccable traits for a crossover

Since it was debuted in 2001, the Acura MDX has been a pathfinder in the crossover SUV segment three-row cars. It has undergone revolutionary changes to a highly responsive, sharp-looking and luxurious model. The sheetmetal is unaltered for the model, with its shape and stance imparting heavily from sport-wagons. Its exterior is also distinguished by multiple aspects like crisp matte-chromatic touches and LED headlights combining to bestow the model with a streamlined and elegant appearance. In the cabin, Acura has paid painstaking attention to aptly laid materials and finish.   


The MDX is run by a 290-hp model of Acura’s venerable 3.5-Liter V6 mill that is directly-aspirated. The most fundamental update for the 2016 is the novel 9-speed auto transmission, featuring a knob gear selector along manually-operated paddle shifters. Fuel economy checks in at 19 mpg city/27 mpg hwy for front-wheel-drive, the all-drive wheel delivers 18/26 miles per gallon. Behind the wheel, the MDX imbues athleticism with excellent ride quality and handling. The amplitude reactive dampers cut down on damping force to attain high frequency inputs and hydraulic subframe mount bushings insulate road vibrations. 

Frontal seats are ultra-supportive, plusher as is common with luxury crossovers while the third row is accessible by press of button mounted on the second row seats. There are impeccable storage solutions, flat-folding seats and perfect instrumental panel setup. When driving, the MDX is silent; it features an auto cancellation program in the cabin to curb vibrations under the hood. The windshield has complete acoustic glass as well as frontal windows, while thick noise-sealing glass is applied everywhere. 

A whole-new structure supports the refinement, but also notably getting top-tier safety scores. It is also packed with new technology safety equipment including lane departure alert, forward crash alert, a broad view-camera and a blind spot monitoring system. There is also a driver’s knee-level air bag that wraps up a full setup of bags all-round, in addition to a lane keeping assist that will give a calm, proactive jolt to the steering to forestall veering off from lanes.

The MDX never appears without a unique minivan option, a premium-grade, and family –handy crossover with triple rows of seating, a low load floor and packages of conveniences. Though the lineup is still furtive, MDX is poised on its goals even more. There are countless essentials to count on, including various packages like the Entertainment, AcuraWatch and entertainment. Tech versions come with GPS-connected climate control, 10-speaker audio player, rain sensors’ wipers, navigation system with 3D viewing, next-generation AcuraLink technology, traffic rerouting, and an intuitive instrumental panel. Siri Eyes voice recognition is quirky to the lineup, but will quell the confusion stoked by twin-screen entertainment system. Top-ranging models come with parking sensors, ventilated/heated seats, automatic-dimming side mirrors, sport-tuned seats, a 12-speaker ELS audio player and a remote engine.

The new 2016 Acura MDX will lean on various traits to stand out in a crowded marketplace, including aesthetics, power and comfy in the cabin. Nevertheless, if offered at an affordable price, it will surpass similar future cars in sales owing to its exotic nature.

Acura models:

Acura SLX
Acura CL
Acura Integra
Acura ZDX
Acura NSX
Acura RDX
Acura MDX
Acura ILX
Acura Legend
Acura RSX
Acura RLX
Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Acura RL
Acura TL
Acura TSX
Acura Vigor

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