This is a comprehensive review of the 2016 Acura MDX, which is a spacious and luxurious crossover SUV that can comfortably seat seven passengers. The vast array of features makes it the top choice for families travelling frequently with a lot of their possessions. The MDX is one of the most popular family utility vehicles due to its excellent ride comfort and handling.
What’s new? 2016 Acura MDX Overview and Changes
The 2016 Acura MDX competes with other high-end SUVs in the market. Increasing efforts by BMW and Mercedes to improve their SUVs has spurred Acura to introduce the new generation Acura MDX, which sports a number of useful changes. Among the various changes in the 2016 Acura MDX is a new nine-speed automatic transmission with a push-button electronic gear selector. The innovative gear selector is a nice change but the new transmission doesn’t do much to improve the 2016 Acura MDX’s fuel economy. Other changes in the 2016 Acura MDX include a new all-wheel drive system, updated safety features, Siri voice recognition and a few other minor upgrades to the interior.
On the Inside: 2016 Acura MDX Interior and Features
The 2016 Acura MDX mirrors its interior styling to match its dynamic exterior design. The V-shaped dashboard sports tiered design that matches well with the rest of the cabin. High-quality materials and fabrics are used for the interior trim, which combine to give a sophisticated and premium finish. Under the hood of the 2016 Acura MDX lays a 3.5-liter V6 engine that churns out a substantial 290 horsepower at 6200 rpm. The powerful engine not only delivers brute acceleration when required, but also assumes a smooth and refined disposition when driven tamely. The 2016 Acura MDX has excellent handling capabilities due to the Integrated Dynamics System that lets the driver increase steering feedback and acceleration. Choosing Comfort mode presents you with a feather-light steering wheel that is a pleasure to drive. All-wheel-drive (AWD) models of the 2016 Acura MDX uses the dynamics system to distribute more power to the outer wheels while taking a sharp turn. Safety features on the Acura MDX include lane-departure warnings, rearview and side view cameras, and adaptive cruise control. The 2016 Acura MDX’s large dimensions provide you ample cabin space, which is split into three spacious rows of seats with plush upholstery, as seen in the interior photos. 2016 Acura MDX Pricing and MSRP The 2016 Acura MDX starts at $44,865 MSRP for the front-wheel drive and goes up to $57,080 MSRP for the top of the line variant, which comes fully-loaded with all the latest features and changes.