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The Acura MDX Hybrid: Luxury, Performance and Modernity

The days when a vehicle's appearance and engine specifications were enough to guarantee its success are long gone. Consumers want it all and a taste of modernity expressed through ambitious innovations. The Acura MDX Hybrid gives you all that and more.

Learn more about what differentiates the Acura MDX hybrid Canada from its competitors, including technology and performance.

SUV Acura: Successful Differentiation

Hybrid SUVs aren't exactly new to the automotive market, but they usually require significant compromises: they're either very expensive or not very fun to drive.

Honda has recognized this opportunity and has done with the Acura MDX Hybrid what its competitors have failed to do: create a family vehicle that is both fuel efficient and fun to drive, while being less expensive than comparable models offered by the competition.

The Acura MDX Hybrid is a green, spacious and comfortable vehicle, offering three rows of seats for a total of seven, all designed for adults.

2017 Acura MDX interior

Acura MDX Interior: Lots of Technology for Your Money

In addition to offering you a spacious and more eco-friendly SUV Acura, the Japanese luxury automaker is generous on the equipment on board.

When it comes to technology, you get what you pay for:

  • Two overlaying screens for the infotainment system

  • An integrated navigation system

  • A center console in the second row of seats

  • Voice control on the steering wheel

Overall, the Acura MDX interior is a well-appointed cabin with luxurious trim elements. With the Sport Hybrid version at the top of the lineup, it features all of the advanced option packages. Front passengers get heated and even ventilated seats, and second-row passengers also get heated seats. The driver gets a 12-way power seat with adjustable lumbar support.

There are also comprehensive safety and driver assistance features:

  • Adaptive cruise control

  • Blind spot warning

  • Lane departure warning

  • Etc.

2017 White Acura MDX side profile

Green Performance

Numerous manufacturers confuse being green with sacrificing performance. Not Acura. The MDX Hybrid comes with a 3-liter, 6-cylinder engine capable of producing over 320 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque.

The electric portion of the powertrain consists of three electric units and a battery that is largely responsible for the fun of driving this SUV. The battery powers the rear wheels and Acura's signature SH-AWD system in a timely and intelligent manner.

This transmission system has been praised by many automotive critics for its excellent responsiveness. Automotive journalist Sylvain Raymond confirmed this in an article written for RPM:

"It is without a doubt one of the most efficient systems offered on the market.
It keeps us safe on the road, no matter what the conditions."

The whole thing is complemented by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that you won't even feel because the shifting is so smooth. This sets it apart from many competitors who use CVT transmissions instead.

White 2017 Acura MDX in-front of mountains

Better Fuel Efficiency

Of course, the presence of hybridization doesn't just help with performance, but also with fuel economy. In this case, the MDX is about 25% more fuel efficient than its gasoline counterpart.

In numbers, this means that it goes from an average of 11.0 L/100 km to about 9.1 L/100 km. This is highly suitable for a vehicle of this size!

In short, here are the technical data of the new Acura MDX hybrid:

Specifications

Acura MDX hybride

Engine

3.0-litre V6 engine

3 electric motors

Battery

1,3 kWh Lithium-ion battery

Wheel

SH-AWD (Acura All-Wheel Drive)

Power

321 horsepower

Torque

289 lb-ft

Combines consumption

9,1 L/100 km

Acura isn't one of the most recognized luxury vehicle manufacturers by accident: the cars they offer are powerful, refined and innovative. The 2017 MDX

Hybrid is just the latest success story from this exceptional luxury manufacturer.

Find your next Acura MDX for sale at Acura Plus Blainville, your dealer on the North Shore of Montréal, just minutes from Laval. An inventory of quality vehicles is waiting for you!

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