Acura experiments a lot with their production models and car series, but one of the bright spots that remain is MDX series. Now, new 2016 Acura MDX is ready to conquer the market. This three row SUV was redesigned for 2014 and it is now getting another update. There will be a lot of changes made to this new model. This 2016 MDX will have redesigned and updated powertrain as well as updated all wheel drive system and all new nine speed transmission. All of these changes are mechanical but they won’t improve fuel economy and efficiency of this car, an instead tests show that this model will have 1 mpg worse fuel economy than its predecessor.
2016 Acura MDX review
Another fresh thing is that this car’s safety features are placed into AcuraWatch package. This package will divide safety features that were available for 2015 into a package with a few new extras such as rear cross-traffic alert and Road departure mitigation. They will add this package to their trims: MDX with Technology package, MDX with Rear Entertainment system and so on.
2016 Acura MDX Engine and Specs
Maybe the biggest changes made to this car can be seen in its powertrain department. The engine presented for previous version will remain same for this model. That is 3.5 liter V6 engine that is capable of producing 290 horsepower. However, instead of the old 6 speed gearbox this 2016 MDX will now have 9 speed automatic transmissions that is managed electronically through buttons and this shifter will make this car lighter 66 pounds. Despite the weight loss and better gearbox, this car has 1 mpg worse fuel economy than previous model which is a bit strange. EPA rated this car at 18/26 mpg. Buyers can have better fuel economy if they buy MDX featuring stop-start system that turns off the engine when car stops but this is only available on more expensive trims including AcuraWatch Plus package. This car will have both front and all wheel drive optional.
2016 Acura MDX Design
For interior of this car there will be a rearview mirror added for all of the trim levels. Besides that, all trims will have Siri Eyes Free voice recognition and driver’s seat will be able to move by 1.4 inches when the door is opened. MDX will also feature multi view rear camera, lane keeping assist, forward collision warning system and other things. There weren’t a lot of changes made to this cars exterior. One thing worth mentioning are Jewel Eye headlights that besides giving this car nice and elegant look provide brighter beam using less energy.
2016 Acura MDX Release date and Price
This car has already been released to the market and you can buy it worldwide. The price is $45.785 for base model and it goes up to $57.000 for the best trim MDX Advance with Entertainment and SH-AWD.