2018 Acura MDX Review

2018 Acura MDX Review - For families who require three rows of seats but want an upscale vehicle with sporty driving dynamics, the Acura MDX is a decent decision. In spite of the fact that other luxury midsize SUVs have more engine choices, the MDX's solitary V6 makes a lot of power.

With its versatility, reputation for reliability and value for the dollar, it's easy to perceive any reason why the Acura MDX is a bestseller among 3-row luxury SUVs. Acura's flagship crossover SUV increased its game only a couple of years ago when it entered its third generation, offering noteworthy inside space and semi-autonomous driving features. Now, the 2018 Acura MDX is significantly invigorated with new exterior styling, a large group of safety and driving aids, and a forthcoming hybrid model.

There are many all around prepared 3-row crossover SUVs on the market that can compare to the 2018 Acura MDX but cost not exactly the Acura's generally $45,000 starting point, including its own particular cousin the Honda Pilot. Unfortunately, last year's change to a 9-speed transmission barely helped EPA-rated efficiency and actually hurt drive quality.

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2018 Acura MDX Review. Trims and Prices

Adding optional packages to the 2018 Acura MDX can rapidly inflate its bottom line. In any case, given that the MDX accompanies so many standard features, adding only the Technology package strikes a pleasant balance amongst features and cost. One package worth staying away from is the Entertainment package. Not just does it oblige you to purchase the Technology package, but it also incorporates features with restricted usability, like a rear-seat entertainment framework.
  • The MDX comes standard with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive, a power moonroof, a power liftgate, a vicinity key, leather upholstery, heated front seats, second-row seat seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, four USB ports, Bluetooth, an eight-speaker audio framework, satellite radio, and an infotainment framework with an upper 8-inch display screen and a lower 7-inch touch screen.
  • The Technology package is a $4,410 choice gathering that adds remote start, GPS-connected climate control, navigation, a 10-speaker ELS audio framework, HD Radio, voice acknowledgment, blind side monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, and the AcuraLink telematics framework.
  • The $6,040 Advance package gets you an engine stop-start framework (which could utilize refinement), upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs, a heated steering wheel, two USB ports in the third row, front and rear parking sensors, and a 360-degree camera. To get the Advance package, you should first purchase the Technology package.
  • The $2,000 Entertainment package accompanies heated outboard second-row seats, a 11-speaker ELS audio framework, and a 9-inch rear-seat entertainment framework with two remote headphones. The Entertainment package obliges you to purchase the Technology package. On the off chance that you join the Entertainment package with the Advance package, a couple features change. You'll get a 16.2-inch screen, and a 12-speaker ELS audio framework. You also get a moment row seat when you have both the Entertainment package and Advance package.

2018 Acura MDX Review. Engine and Performance Specs 

The Acura MDX utilizes a 3.5 liter V6 making a solid 290 horsepower. The standard setup is front-wheel drive (FWD), with Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) optional on any model. As specified, this Acura utilizes a 9-speed automatic transmission that could utilize more refinement.

Advance models incorporate the sit out of gear start/stop framework. To enhance mileage, Variable Cylinder Management close down three of the six cylinders amid cruising and deceleration. The standard MDX can tow up to 5,000 pounds. The forthcoming Acura MDX Hybrid will utilize a gasoline-electric motor framework similar to Acura's NSX supercar and RLX flagship sedan.

It will pair a 3.0-liter V6 with an integrated motor powering the front wheels and a twin-motor unit powering the rear wheels. The hybrid will utilize a 7-speed transmission.

2018 Acura MDX Review. Exterior Concept

The 2018 Acura MDX Review is the primary generation model to game Acura's new face, a diamond pentagon grille that replaces the former model's nose. It looks more grounded and more durable. This 3-row luxury SUV's hood, front bumpers and "Gem Eye" headlights have been invigorated, as has the rear guard.

2018 Acura MDX Exterior Review
The sporty, dual exhaust outlets now feature a splendid exterior finish. The MDX's inclining window frame gives the rear of this crossover SUV a car like look, but it makes great utilization of space. Higher trims now move on 20-inch wheels, while standard models utilize 18-inchers. A capless fuel filler means no more unscrewing a cap.

"This is the look Acura's wanted and needed to have for years now," senior features editor Jonny Lieberman said when he first laid eyes on the new Acura Precision Concept design language. "Acura needs more like this," 2018 Acura MDX's new nose. The sharp metallic chevron has been replaced with what Acura calls "a diamond precision pentagon grille." Others were not so beyond any doubt the new look is an improvement.
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"The exterior has lost some of the wackier design elements and is now best described as unremarkable," international bureau boss Angus MacKenzie said. "The new grille is an improvement but still not elegant, with a mesh design that looks cheap and cheesy."
2018 Acura MDX Exterior Review

2018 Acura MDX Review. Interior Design

A great part of the 2018 Acura MDX's standard 3-row, 7-passenger inside carries over from last year, except for the Advance trim, which features a pair of captain's chairs in the second row and a middle comfort, versus the usual 3-across seat. This decreases seating capacity to six, but makes for top-class accommodations for the two passengers in the second row.

The Advance grade also features new honest to goodness wood trim and Milano leather. Bring down trims still game premium appeal with leather inside, power moonroof and upper and lower reassure displays. Note the lack of a traditional gear selector and parking brake; they're controlled by buttons.

All three seats in the Acura MDX's second row have an entire arrangement of lower anchors and upper tethers, and the two third-row seats have an upper tether each. The LATCH youngster seat connectors in the second row can be hard to discover because the lower anchors are mounted somewhere inside the seat.

Unlike most competitors, the MDX's standard infotainment framework has two screens rather than one. The upper screen is 8 inches; it's operated with a controller handle mounted on the inside stack. The following is a 7-inch touch screen. Most as often as possible utilized vehicle settings are accessed through the touch screen.

The framework isn't as instinctive as the frameworks you'll discover in the Lexus RX or Volvo XC90. Some features in the 2018 Acura MDX require different strides utilizing the touch screen, the controller handle, and physical controls to adjust. Adjusting the heated seats turns into a convoluted, multistep handle.
2018 Acura MDX Interior Review

2018 Acura MDX Review. Safety and Features

In crash tests performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the 2018 Acura MDX earns brilliant scores, getting a five-star overall rating and flawless scores in four out of five categories. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names the MDX a Top Safety Pick+ and awards it the top rating of Good in all five crash tests.

For the 2018 model year, AcuraWatch comes standard in the MDX. It incorporates active lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. It is important that the MDX's adaptive cruise control may not perform as you'd like. It sometimes brakes too abruptly or accelerates too gradually as the speed of traffic changes.

The RX 350 has similar standard safety features, including a rearview camera and the new Lexus Safety System, which incorporates forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. It adds pedestrian identification, lane departure alert, and lane keep assist. - 2018 Acura MDX Review
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