The MDX from Acura is a full size crossover which manages to compensate its lack of off-road ability with great interior space and a lot of comfort for its class. While it isn’t the cheapest vehicle in its class, it is certainly one of the better choices, offering as standard seven seats and a lot of equipment on the base model.
2016 Acura MDX Review
The 2016 Acura MDX is a small facelift of the car released in 2014, so it is still basically the same car with a few modifications which are meant to make it a bit more current.
Price for Acura MDX 2016
The most important changes happened under the hood, but more on that later. The price, just like before, starts at roughly $45,000 which is still a bit much but still a lot cheaper than some of its competitors which are going for as much as $60,000. The best part about the MDX is the fact that you can buy one with all the options selected for under $55,000 which is still great value for money.
Interior of Acura MDX
Let’s start with the interior of the 2016 model, because this is usually the most important thing in a luxury crossover. Just as we said, the car has seven seats in the base version, so it wins hands down in terms of space and versatility. Leather as well as the wood trimmings are standard but if wanted, these can easily be replaced with either aluminum or even glossy plastic which is a nice touch. The seats can also be upgraded to massage ventilated units in the front and only ventilated seats for the other two rows which is still better than any other car in this price point. The base infotainment system is good but it could require a bit of work considering it is more than 2 years old.
On the exterior, the car didn’t change a bit, with the same jewel-type LED headlights as well as the usual LED tail lights. The only good news here are the new rims which are now available on the top end model. These are 19 inch light alloys and can be fitted with low rolling resistance tires.
2016 MDX Engine
Engine wise, the 2016 Acura MDX is available with the same 3.5 liter naturally aspirated V6 which is good for 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. While it lacks and kind of improvement, the big updates come in the form of a brand new 9 speed automatic gearbox which is available with front wheel or super-handling all wheel drive. In both cases though, the fuel consumption remained the same as before which is a bit odd, but the gearbox does feel a lot better than before, offering quicker response and a smoother experience.