2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDX will not bring much news, primarily because the mid-cycle facelift is just around the corner, or to be précised, a year after, for 2017 model year. 2016 model will not be completely carried over, since the highly competitive market dictates some standards that forces the producers on constant improvements, even if there is no need for that. The MDX 7-seat three-row mid-size crossover will receive couple of improvements for 2016 model year, which will include one or two extra exterior color, and few features extra added on list of standard. Anything beyond that will probably have to wait for 2017 facelift.

2016 Acura MDX Front

2016 Acura MDX exterior and interior

As luxury crossover, it is without a question one of the top SUVs in its class. Exterior shape and finishing touches are almost brought to perfection, which resulted in great sales results. Acura didn’t save money when it comes to exterior features also, so in accordance with its “luxury” prefix it offers Jewel Eye LED headlights, multi-view rear camera, speed sensitive wipers and more.

Interior is yet another story. 2016 Acura MDX interior is, beside great materials packed with latest technology features, including Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, HomeLink, Audio System with USB/iPod Integration and much more. Optional features are divided into three packages, including Technology, Advance and Entertainment.

Technology Package includes Acura Navigation System with 3D view and AcuraLink Real-Time Traffic, Premium Audio System with 10 speakers, Voice Recognition, next-gen AcuraLink, Blind spot information (BSI) system, keyless entry and FCW (Forward Collision Warning) and LDW (Lane Departure Warning) systems.

2016 Acura MDX Entertainment Package adds Acura DVD Rear Entertainment System with 9-inch screen, Premium Audio System with 11 speakers and heated 2nd-row seats.

Advance Package includes all from the previous packages and upgrades them with Milano premium leather-trimmed interior, heated and ventilated front seats, 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, roof rails, 12th-speaker added to the Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System, remote start and few safety options more than in MDX’s without this package.

2016 Acura MDX Interior

2016 Acura MDX engine specs and mpg

Acura continues to offer only one engine choice for its 2016 MDX. The base and only power unit is a3.5-liter V6 capable to deliver 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive as standard, while Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is available as optional.

Since changes will not affect the weight or performance of the 2016 Acura MDX, fuel economy rates will stay the same as for previous model, which means that it will be able to deliver 20/28/23 mpg with FWD and 18/27/21 mpg with SH-AWD city/highway/combined.

2016 Acura MDX Rear

2016 Acura MDX competition

In case you are not a fan of Acura’s styling or you simply want to explore more options, some of the vehicles that are the closest to MDX, but still enough different, are Lexus RX 350, Audi’s Q5 and BMW’s X5.

2016 Acura MDX price and release

2016 MDX pricing specs are not revealed yet, but there will not be any changes at all. The price may vary from $100 up to $200 compared to last model, although there is a big possibility to be completely the same. Base 2016 Acura MDX will be priced at $42,600 while with optional equipment and all-wheel drive it could go up to $56,800. Since there is no much work on the model, and there will not be any significant alterations, we can expect 2016 Acura MDX to be released by mid-2015.

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