For many years, the Acura MDX was a no-brainer for those who wanted a luxury SUV. With a sleek and stylish design and an exciting powertrain, it was an excellent choice for families who had a bit of extra money to spend. The only natural progression for such an iconic SUV was to get a bit more eco-friendly. Introducing the Acura MDX Hybrid.
A History In Eco-Friendliness – The Acura MDX Hybrid
To understand the Acura MDX Hybrid, we must first take it back to 2001 when the company introduced the regular version of the Acura MDX. This luxury crossover SUV saw many upgrades throughout the years. During the third-generation MDX, the company decided it was time to release a hybrid version of the SUV. The MDX Hybrid hit the market in April of 2017.
Driving the Acura MDX Hybrid
The 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid utilizes a 3.0L V-6 engine that is helped pushed forward by three separate electric motors, one of which is on the front axle and two of which are on the rear. Overall, these give the SUV a combined 321 horsepower with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Each MDX hybrid comes complete with all-wheel-drive.
On the inside, there are 15.0 cubic feet behind the third row and 68.4 cubic feet behind the front. It comes with standard technology on the inside, including Acura’s dual-screen infotainment system. When it comes to fuel economy, the EPA rating puts it at 27 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city.
A Short Timeline of the Acura MDX Hybrid (2017-Present)
The Acura MDX Hybrid came about in 2017 with a 3.0L V-6 and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. By 2019, a few color options were added to the lineup, including Canyon Bronze Metallic, Performance Red Pearl, Gunmetal Metallic, and Majestic Black Pearl. The interior now sports a new wood trim, four-way lumbar control, and high-contrast interior stitching.
The Hybrid has about 31 more horsepower than the standard version at this point.
The Acura MDX Hybrid In the News
In recent Acura news, the company built a new Acura MDX Sport Hybrid to race up Pikes Peak. This one-of-a-kind MDX comes complete with a 400 horsepower engine. See it take part in the international hill climb below!
Celebrity Endorsements of the Acura MDX Hybrid
Though it may not be the hybrid version, Chris Hemsworth is the proud owner of an Acura MDX.
Best Acura MDX Hybrid Groups
One of the best places for Acura MDX lovers and enthusiasts to discuss and share insights about their MDX models is at MDXers, a forum-based community with thousands of members.
The Acura MDX Hybrid – When Luxury Meets Eco-Friendly
The Acura MDX is America’s all-time three-row SUV best-seller, so when Acura decided it was time to create the hybrid version, we knew it was serious. This crossover SUV has come quite a long way since its inception. We can only hope that they decide to update the UI soon to bring it into the modern realm. Otherwise, it is a truly wonderful species of automobile.