Redesigned 2014 Acura MDX Debuts at New York Auto Show

2013 New York Auto Show


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2013 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2014 Acura MDX, featuring a new two-wheel-drive version, debuted on Wednesday at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
  • Pricing was not announced, but American Honda said the new two-wheel-drive version will make the MDX "more affordable."
  • The 2014 Acura MDX gets a new 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower — 10 hp less than the outgoing model.

NEW YORK — The redesigned 2014 Acura MDX, featuring a new two-wheel-drive version, debuted on Wednesday at the 2013 New York Auto Show.

Pricing was not announced, but American Honda said the new two-wheel-drive version will make the MDX "more affordable."

The 2014 Acura MDX, which is built on a new platform, goes on sale this summer. The 2013 Acura MDX starts at $44,175, including an $895 destination charge.

The 2014 Acura MDX gets a new 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower — 10 hp less than the outgoing model. The 2013 Acura MDX is equipped with a 300-hp 3.7-liter V6 engine. Both engines are linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The front-wheel-drive version of the 2014 MDX will return an estimated 20 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway, according to American Honda. The EPA has not yet announced official fuel economy numbers on the 2014 MDX.

The 2013 MDX returns 16 mpg in city driving and 21 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Honda estimates that the all-wheel-drive version of the 2014 MDX will see an improvement in fuel economy, returning 18 mpg in city driving and 27 mpg on the highway.

Gas prices are still a concern for buyers in this segment. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Wednesday pegged the average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline at $3.65 versus $3.77 a month ago.

The 2014 MDX features a new Integrated Dynamic System with three modes: sport, normal and comfort. The system adjusts steering effort, throttle response, SH-AWD and active sound to "suit the tastes of the driver," the company said.

Acura says the MDX boasts a number of interior upgrades, including LED lighting, a center console with enough space for a laptop, underfloor storage in the rear cargo area, and easier access to third-row seats with a one-touch walk-in feature.

The Acura MDX competes with the Buick Enclave, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90.

Edmunds says: The critical question is just how much the pricing will come down on the 2014 Acura MDX, thanks to the less expensive front-wheel-drive version.

Comments

  • lsiii lsiii Posts:

    Hmmmm.... I use to love Hondas, but as of the last couple years the MDX was the only model I liked. Now I'm just not liking anything. I was expecting the 2014 MDX to have the same 310hp from it's 3.5 as does the new RLX, but it's down 10 from the 2013's 3.7, the interior and and exterior look more like a mid model refresh than all new.

  • dfelix70 dfelix70 Posts:

    The MPG gains over the previous model is tremendous. I'm sure the loss of 10hp is not even noticeable but the fuel economy gains will certainly will be. The styling is a good evolution of the previous model. It looks cleaner, more cohesive and a bit more handsome. Admittedly, I really liked the previous model's bulldog-like stance, but hopefully, the new one will look just as aggressive in person. I really do love the interior as well; possibly the best interior since the ZDX. However, i do wish there was a bit more brushed aluminum or polished wood on the center stack area, just to add to the luxurious feel.

  • 500rwhp 500rwhp Posts:

    That is some revolutionary styling. On the plus side, it switches from a typical Acura tactic to make the new model uglier than the one it replaces.

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