2017 Acura MDX Mid-cycle Update — Changes & Rumors
The 2017 Acura MDX will be refreshed. Since the announced mid-cycle update should make this luxury SUV more attractive, the manufacturer will probably alter the appearance. Also, there are some other changes which could improve this vehicle, but the powertrain probably won’t be changed. The 2017 Acura MDX will be used to bridge the gap until its completely redesigned successor, the 2020 Acura MDX hits the market. The redesign will bring a new platform and a lot of other, more fundamental changes. It’s still hard to estimate how exactly the 2017 MDX will be changed, but we can assume that the refresh won’t drastically alter the exterior of this SUV. Aside from the updated appearance, the automotive public is hoping to see the latest technology, as well as some interior improvements.
2017 Acura MDX Refresh
There’s no doubt that the 2017 Acura MDX won’t be significantly changed. Since they prepare a total redesign, the 2017 MDX will just play a role as improved and fresh version of this SUV, but modest enough to divert all the glory to the 2020 MDX when the time comes. This vehicle might be a gem. With refreshed appearance and other aspects improved, the 2017 MDX will have all the troubles of the previous model years sorted out, so it could be left with all the luxury distilled. The exterior change will probably start with slightly altered front fascia. A new grille and a new pair of headlights probably won’t be notably different, but they will contribute to the fresh look of this vehicle. Some of the rumors claim that there will be an updated interior. Although the rumors aren’t the most reliable source, this doesn’t sound far from the truth. With interior improvements and use of the up-to-date advanced technology, the 2017 Acura MDX will certainly keep its luxury aura. Reportedly, they will also improve the safety features, so the 2017 model refresh will be complete.
Refreshed MDX Carries Over V6 Earth Dreams?
As for the powertrain, the 2017 Acura MDX will probably inherit the current model’s engine. The current version of the MDX has a 3.5-liter Earth Dreams V6 engine. This engine is able to deliver 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. Perhaps, this V6 Earth Dreams will get some changes regarding its fuel economy and power output, but that’s not certain. As expected, this SUV will have a six-speed automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive will be standard, but there will be SH-AWD all-wheel drive available. The SH-AWD system provides better EPA fuel economy results in the current model. With this system, the MDX can reach 18 mpg/city, 27 mpg/highway and 21 mpg/combined. The front-wheel drive model returns 20 mpg/city, 28 mpg/highway and 21 mpg/combined.
2017 Acura MDX Release Date
The release date of the 2017 Acura MDX is expected to be scheduled for 2016. It would probably be released by the middle of 2016.