2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Performance Features

2018 Acura MDX Sport HybridPerformance Features

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a three-row luxury SUV that offers drivers incredible efficiency and powerful performance on the road. With a hybrid engine and tri-motor system, the MDX achieves an impressive fuel economy and delivers unmitigated power. Road performance is boosted by a dynamic transmission, an innovative all-wheel drive system, and active safety features.

  • Powerful and efficient hybrid engine and motor system
  • SH-AWD offers drivers better acceleration and control
  • Active safety features further enhance performance


The engine inside the MDX Sport Hybrid is dynamic, formidable, and powerful. Under the hood, drivers will find a 3.0L port-injected V6 engine. With athletic acceleration and plenty of torque, the MDX makes driving a thrilling experience, whether you’re merging, passing, or just cruising. By itself, the engine achieves 257 horsepower and 218 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpms. And when combined with the three motor system, the MDX achieves a total system 321 horsepower.


The MDX Sport Hybrid has a tri-motor system powered by a lithium-ion battery. Working with the engine, the motors contribute to making the MDX Sport Hybrid efficient and powerful on the road. The total system horsepower is 321, with the three motors generating their own power.

  • Front Motor horsepower – 47 @ 3000 rpms

  • Dual Rear Motors Horsepower – 36 (each) @ 4000 rpms

2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Parts
2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Rear

Fuel Economy

You’ll achieve incredible fuel economy with the MDX Sport Hybrid and will drive longer distances with less visits to the pump. The EPA estimates that the MDX Sport Hybrid will achieve 26 mpg* in the city, 27 mpg* on the highway, and 27 mpg* combined.


The MDX Sport Hybrid comes with Super Handling All Wheel Drive, or SH-AWD. Also available on the Acura NSX supercar and the Acura RLX sedan, the SH-AWD system is an exclusive product of Acura technology. The SH-AWD is engineered to distribute torque to each of the rear wheels independently, for refined and balanced driving, even in inclement weather. The SH-AWD system increases performance on the road and offers drivers:

  • Quicker acceleration

  • Improved handling

  • Greater fuel efficiency


The hybrid engine and motor system works in tandem with a 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission. It expertly transfers the power generated under the hood to the wheels, contributing to the overall efficiency of the MDX’s powertrain. And with short ratios in between the gears and sport-tuned performance, the MDX Sport Hybrid is engaging and fun to drive.

Wheels and Tires

Enhancing style and performance, the MDX features 20 x 8.0 Pewter Gray Machine-Finished 10-spoke wheels. To tackle summers and winters alike in Wisconsin’s four-season weather, the MDX is outfitted with high-performance all-season tires.

2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Exterior

Active Safety Features that Enhance Performance

Safety meets performance with active features that enhance the MDX Sport Hybrid’s capabilities on the road. These features help ensure that the MDX is performing at its best, even in inclement weather or less-than-ideal road conditions.

2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Headlight
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Braking System – Prevents the wheels from locking up while braking, which can cause skidding across the road.

  • Electronic Brake Distribution – Varies the amount of braking pressure applied to the wheels and automatically makes adjustments based on factors like speed and road conditions.

  • Brake Assist – Helps the MDX come to a complete stop quickly and safely during an emergency braking situation.

  • Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control – By providing added stability, this system ensures better performance while cornering and helps maintain tractive control of the road.

  • LED Daytime Running Lights – Makes sure the MDX is clearly visible to other drivers at all times.

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Monitors tire pressure and notifies drivers when one or more needs to be inflated, to keep the MDX performing in top shape.

Test Drive Today

Ready to learn more about the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid? Visit your nearest Wisconsin Acura Dealer to explore current offers and experience the performance of the MDX first-hand. Feel the power and performance of the MDX with a test drive today!

*Based on 2018 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 models only) and other factors.

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