The 2019 Acura MDX returns to the lineup after a 2017 refresh and some tech upgrades for 2018. The model boasts an A-Spec appearance package, an enhanced nine-speed automatic, and new interior and exterior color options among other features. Prices start at $45,295, up $100 from last year. A-Spec models start at $55,795 and receive gloss black and dark chrome trim on the exterior. They also get a new front fascia, body-color lower side sills, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, and special 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels wrapped with 265/45-series tires. Inside, you’ll find sport seats with red or black leather and black Alcantara inserts, contrast stitching, and A-Spec badging all around. Across the lineup, there are new exterior color options, including Gunmetal Metallic, Majestic Black Pearl, Performance Red Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic, and Apex Blue Pearl, the last of which is exclusive to A-Spec models. Desert Olive Ash wood trim and high-contrast interior stitching … [Read more...] about 2019 Acura MDX Gets A-Spec Model, Updated Nine-Speed
2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears Editor's note: This Car Seat Check was written in June 2017 about the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid; little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2018, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. The last time we tested the three-row Acura MDX was for the 2016 model year, before the automaker made second-row captain's chairs available in place of a bench seat. This time around, we tested the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid with the new captain's chairs — and both the SUV and your car-seat-age kids are a little better off for it. How many car seats fit in the second row? Two How many car seats fit in the third row? Two Related: More Car Seat Checks Solid Latch, grade A: Two sets sit behind slits in the upholstery; access and connection are easy. There's also a pair of clearly marked top tether anchors at the base of the seatbacks. Infant seat, grade … [Read more...] about How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid?
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,800 model-year 2018 Acura MDX SUVs and Honda Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks The Problem: The power driver seats in the Acuras, and the power driver and front passenger seats in the Hondas, may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets; in the event of a crash the rivets can break, causing the seats not to be secured to the floor and increasing the risk of injury. The Fix: Dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in the Acuras, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in the Hondas, for free. What Owners Should Do: Acura manufacturer Honda will begin notifying owners May 18. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit NHTSA's website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more. Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local … [Read more...] about 2018 Acura MDX and Honda Pilot, Ridgeline: Recall Alert
Tweet TweetWith the New York Auto Show just around the corner, Honda has announced the production version of its luxury SUV. The 2014 Acura MDX will be built on a completely new platform, with a longer wheelbase to provide easier access to the third row of seats. According to Honda, the new Acura MDX will offer “enhanced ride comfort, a more versatile cabin, and increased fuel efficiency, while also improving dynamic performance”. We know that the 2014 MDX will come with a 3.5 liter gasoline i-VTEC V6 engine. The engine has the VCM technology (Variable Cylinder Management) which means that when not needed, 3 of the 6 cylinders won’t run. This will improve fuel efficiency. As far as traction goes, you can have the SH-AWD or, for the first time, a 2 wheel drive version. When it comes to safety, Honda has made sure that the 2014 Acura MDX will have a wide range of features to aid and protect you. Among them we count the Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, the optional Lane … [Read more...] about 2014 Acura MDX will come to New york
We're now into the second day of the 2018 New York International Auto Show but there are still many vehicles to report on. One is the Acura MDX A-Spec, which arrives for 2019 and adds plenty of aggression to the luxury mid-size SUV. Genesis used the show to roll out the Essentia concept. It's an electric grand tourer that has left us wondering whether it's a preview of the new coupe the Korean luxury brand will add to its lineup early next decade. Alfa Romeo didn't have a new car to present. Instead, the Italian automaker introduced the Nero Edizione package, which adds some tasteful black accents to the Giulia and Stelvio models. You'll find these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority. 2019 Acura MDX A-Spec debuts at 2018 New York auto show Genesis Essentia Concept: Here’s your luxury Rorschach test Alfa Romeo's Nero Edizione package for Giulia and Stelvio debuts in New York Updates prioritize 2019 Kia Optima over 2019 Sedona for active-safety gear … [Read more...] about Acura MDX A-Spec, Genesis electric coupe, Alfa Romeo black packs: Car News Headlines