Prepare to Be Impressed by the 2017 Acura MDX Performance

  • Acura MDX

    The 2017 Acura MDX provides drivers with more than just the practicality that an SUV promises. It also adds superior performance, towing capacity, class-leading fuel economy, and a long list of features inside and out that altogether make the Acura MDX one of the most luxurious and enjoyable cars to drive. Whether you’re on the daily commute or a trip across Wisconsin, the Acura MDX will take you wherever you’re going in style.


Let’s start at the heart of the 2017 Acura MDX: the engine. Under the hood is a 3.5L engine that produces up to 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, the result is a ride that is as gentle and subtle as it is muscular and strong.

Acura MDX
Acura MDX

AWD and FWD Benefits

The 2017 Acura MDX comes with a choice of either an AWD or FWD drivetrain. Super Handling All-Wheel drive gives the MDX a sporty and dynamic performance, as well as added control in various weather conditions. Though AWD could be preferable for tackling Wisconsin winter roads, the FWD will have a lighter feeling behind the wheel while it boosts fuel economy and comes with a lower price tag.

Towing Capacity

The power of the engine in the Acura MDX can also handle towing jobs, bringing a touch of refinement and control to tough and heavy hauling. The MDX can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Acura MDX
Acura MDX

Fuel Efficiency

The MDX doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy to achieve its powerful performance and towing capacities. Both the FWD and AWD drivetrains come with an additional choice of adding an automatic stop-start feature when the vehicle is sitting idle at a stop light or other situations, which will improve fuel economy estimates. Here’s a breakdown of the fuel economy of all the drivetrain options:

  • FWD: EPA-estimated 19 city / 27 highway / 22 combined mpg*
  • FWD with Idle Stop: EPA-estimated 20 city / 27 highway / 23 combined mpg*
  • AWD: EPA-estimated 18 city / 26 highway / 21 combined mpg*
  • AWD with Idle Stop: EPA-estimated 19 city / 26 highway / 22 combined mpg*

Standout Features

Inside and out, there are a number of standard and optional features that make the Acura MDX stand out from other vehicles in its class. You’ll find equipment such as:


Acura MDXCenter Console: Provides enough space for everything you need and keeps smaller items such as phones and other personal items safe and organized with a small separate bin.

Acura MDX

Touchscreen Display: At the driver’s and front passenger’s fingertips is an intuitively designed control panel over climate, audio, and more.

Acura MDX

Two-Person Seat Memory: The driver’s seat holds seat preferences for two different drivers including lumbar support settings, legroom, seatback, and temperature.

Acura MDX

Connectivity: Link and charge your phone easily and conveniently when inside the cabin. iPhones that use Siri have access to Siri Eyes Fee and can receive and respond to text messages without drivers taking their hands off the wheel or eyes off the road. Other smartphone integration allows drivers to access and check e-mails, weather reports, navigation, and more.

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Leather Seats: Coming as a standard feature on all MDX models are luxurious leather seats that have been designed with ergonomics in mind, to give the driver and passengers alike a more intimate connection to the road.

Acura MDX

Power Moonroof: Tilt or open all the way to let the wind in your hair. When closed, the glass is tinted to control heat and sunlight.

Acura MDX

Tri-zone Automatic Climate Control: Three fully adjustable climate zones allow all the passengers to set the temperature that is most comfortable to them. An additional feature option can automatically detect and adjust to the exact angle of the sun’s rays for added comfort and luxury.

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Rear Entertainment System: An available 9-inch screen in the second row comes complete with sun shades for optimum viewing and wireless headphones, and removable ceiling-mounted remote control. Upgrade to an even bigger 16.2-inch screen with a split-screen feature, so if there is a dispute in the backseat about what to watch, everyone can have their way. Connect with an HMDI device, smartphone, Xbox One, and more.

AcuraWatch Driving Aids

Present in every MDX model is a package of safety and driving features that help drivers drive more safely. Included in AcuraWatch is:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System: Detects when obstructions are dangerously approaching and informs the driver with visual cues. It can also deplore the brakes automatically to avoid impacts.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Set your desired speed and adaptive cruise control can detect the speed of vehicles around you and adjust accordingly.
  • Lane Keeping Assist: This feature can gently re-center the MDX in its proper lane if it begins to drift or sway too close to the line.
  • Road Departure Mitigation System: This system can detect if the MDX is dangerously going over roadway and lane lines and can employ visual driver alerts, or if necessary, steering or braking assist.
Acura MDX

Test Drive Today

The 2017 Acura MDX offers Wisconsin drivers the cutting edge in power, fuel economy, and technology and entertainment, with luxury, style, and refinement guiding the materials and craftsmanship all the way through. See for yourself everything the Acura MDX has to offer by visiting any Wisconsin Acura Dealer for a test drive.

*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
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