Acura Equips New MDX Sport Hybrid With High-Tech NSX Technology
Electrified MDX Is the Third Model to Utilize Acura’s 3-Motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive System
The 2017 Acura MDX is one of our favorite SUVs due to its combination of luxury, sportiness, and overall everyday usability. As we recently shared in our MDX review, we found it to be one of the most engaging and pleasant three-row SUVs ever. In fact, we still believe it possesses more horsepower than Honda claims.
Things are about to get even more exciting, as Acura announced the new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, which packs even more horsepower than its non-electrified sibling. It will arrive at dealerships in April with more than 31 additional horsepower, and a 45% higher EPA city fuel economy rating.
According to Acura, the new MDX Sport Hybrid is designed to meet the demands of consumers who desire the ultimate driving experience, but don’t want to sacrifice room for the entire family. Alike the NSX supercar, the new MDX will sport three powerful electric motors for torque-vectoring capabilities.
Furthermore, it will include the Sport Hybrid sh-awd powertrain, a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, an advanced electro servo braking system, model-exclusive active dampers, and an expanded-range of programmable driving modes including a new “SPORT+” mode.
We don’t know about you, but this is starting to sound like the best SUV to transport the kiddos in! To top it all off, the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid will only carry a premium of $1,500 over the conventional MDX sh-awd model.
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