An Overview of the 2016 Acura MDX
We know that we’re just about two months into 2015, but the 2016 Acura MDX is has been added to our new vehicle inventory and we thought you could use an overview of Acura’s revised luxury seven-person crossover. Don’t worry, the updates are all good things; Acura knows not to take away from one of the best-selling crossover vehicles in the luxury world.
Updating a Success Story
There’s always a bit of uncertainty when an automaker goes to update a vehicle that is by-and-large a success story like the MDX. The 2015 Acura MDX was one of our most popular vehicles at Wisconsin Acura Dealers, and we’re proud to say that the 2016 model looks to be better all around.
New technology and features, a new package of safety amenities, and a new nine-speed automatic transmission all join the MDX for 2016. And despite the updates, it remains one of the most affordable vehicles of its kind.
While the powertrain of the MDX is still that dependable 3.5L V6 engine, the nine-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission is 66 pounds lighter than the outgoing six-speed model and offers swifter gear shifting and an overall improved weight distribution to improve handling. 2016 MDX models sporting the new nine-speed transmission and the available idle stop feature are rated at an EPA-estimated 27 highway and 20 city mpg.*
New amenities found on the MDX include:
- Updated steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
- Push-button electronic gear selector
- Frameless rearview mirror
- Siri Eyes Free voice controls
Of course, the brand new AcuraWatch advanced safety amenities are some of the most noteworthy updates, with road departure mitigation, rear cross traffic monitoring, and more available on the new MDX. You can add on AcuraWatch safety features to any trim of the 2016 MDX.
Drive Home a 2016 Acura MDX Today
While we think that an overview of updates like this one can give you a picture of what to expect from the 2016 Acura MDX, you really should give it a proper review. Visit a Wisconsin Acura Dealer near you to take a test drive of this new luxury crossover and experience it for yourself; we would love to hear what you think about it.