2017 Acura MDX Packs Just the Right Amount of Power and Luxury

Mar 13, 2017 06:00 AM EDT | Yen Palec

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The 2017 Acura MDX is a no-frills and straightforward sports utility vehicle. The car packs every standard SUV features, and on top of it add a touch of luxury. The new MDX also packs an impressive engine and hardware that makes it a worthy pick.

What is even more impressive is how Acura sells the 2017 MDX. The company has created a dedicated web page where potential buyers can build their own MDX by simply ticking the options that they like. This is an easy alternative to going to a showroom and then being presented with hundreds of pages of specs sheets.

Everything from transmission options, drivetrain choices, entertainment packages, down to minute details like the paint can be tweaked online. There are options for entertainment, technology, and an Advance Package which adds a handful of interesting upgrades to the already impressive Acura MDX.

According to The Advocate, Acura dropped the rather tricky marketing ploy of introducing different trim levels to a single model. That means that the 2017 Acura MDX will not have S, L, XL, Limited, or Premium trim levels. Everything is carefully picked and packaged already.

Under the hood, the standard2017 Acura MDX packs a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 290-horsepower and 268lb-ft of torque, according to Valley News. This power is delivered at the front wheels through a 9-speed automatic transmission. There is also an option for an all-wheel drive configuration, although it adds a little bit to the cost. The luxury SUV has an EPA rating of 20mpg for the city, 27mpg for highway, and combined rating of 23mpg.

The base 2017 Acura MDX model costs $45,025. Adding the Advanced Package which includes specialty wheels will shoot its price up to $53,435. The top-end model, with all options checked including all-wheel drive, costs $61,875.

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