2017 Acura MDX Hybrid
- Generous array of features and active driver aids for the money
- Optional SH-AWD system enhances handling and all-season surefootedness
- Smooth and confident acceleration from the V6 engine
- Quiet, comfortable and spacious cabin
- Adaptive cruise control can be slow to respond and abrupt when it does
- Clunky auto stop-start function
- Cabin looks and feels less luxurious than some rivals
- Touchscreen isn't user-friendly and graphics are subpar
2017 Acura MDX Hybrid pricingin Ashburn, VA
Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite MDX safety features:
- Lane Keeping Assist
- The system uses a camera that identifies lane markings and works to keep the vehicle within its detected lane using steering corrections.
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Allows you to set a speed and maintain a desired distance from the car detected ahead. Will bring you to a stop if needed.
- Surround-View Camera System
- Four exterior cameras create a 360-degree view of the MDX's immediate surroundings. Six different camera angles can be selected.
In 2017 the Acura MDX sees lots of significant changes — not the least of which is a new hybrid drivetrain.
First, let's look at the cosmetics: The "diamond-pentagon" grille is something new, and will soon be a signature spotting feature across the Acura lineup. Behind it, the MDX gets a new front fascia, LED headlights, front fenders and hood. The rear fascia, including the taillights, have also been restyled, and the MDX gains chrome rocker sill accents. Safety features that were once optional are now standard, and other updates include more USB ports and a capless fuel filler.
The MDX's best attributes have been left intact. The MDX is well regarded among buyers for its faultless build quality, impressive reliability record and strong resale values. We like it because it's fun to drive: Acura's sophisticated Super Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system helps to make it one of the sportier luxury SUVs on the market, though the ride is a bit firmer than other luxury SUVs (but not firm enough to bother us). And from the perspective of practicality, the MDX is one of just a handful of midsize luxury SUVs that offer the convenience of a third-row seat.
Unfortunately, the only elements we really don't like — a nine-speed automatic transmission that often makes gear selections, an adaptive cruise control system that is a bit harsh on the brakes, and a subpar touchscreen stereo and navigation system — remain unchanged.
We think the hybrid system will greatly add to the MDX's appeal. The system is similar to the one found in Acura's RLX Sport Hybrid, which employs a 3.0-liter V6 engine and three electric motors, one as part of the powertrain package and one turning each of the rear wheels. The hybrid also replaces the badly behaved nine-speed automatic with a better seven-speed unit. Total system output is 325 horsepower, 35 more than the standard 3.5-liter V6. The EPA fuel economy estimate for the hybrid is 26 mpg combined (25 city/26 highway) — compare that with 21 mpg combined (18 city/26 highway) for the conventionally powered all-wheel-drive MDX. Acura also offers a more fuel-efficient front-wheel-drive version, and both FWD and AWD non-hybrids can be had with an optional auto-start-stop feature (part of the Advance package) that bumps fuel economy by around 1 mpg.
Acura offers the MDX in a single well-equipped model; there's a Technology package that includes more electronic equipment and driver aids, and an Advance package that provides more creature comforts. Let Edmunds can help find the perfect 2017 Acura MDX for you.
2017 Acura MDX Hybrid Overview
The 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid is offered in the following styles: Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM), and Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl gas/electric hybrid 7AM).
What do people think of the 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid?
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Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2017 MDX Hybrid featuring deep dives into trim levels including Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Sport Hybrid SH-AWD w/Advance Package, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.Read our full review of the 2017 Acura MDX Hybrid here.
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