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FAST FACTSAnd for Acura it’s worked. Nearly 51,000 of these 3-row crossovers were sold last year. That’s close to 20,000 more than Acura’s next best selling product, the TL, making the MDX Acura’s bread and butter. But now it is time for a complete redesign, and to say it’s important for Acura to get this right would be an understatement.
1. Powering the 2014 MDX is a 3.5L V6 making 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque.
2. A choice of front-wheel drive or Super Handling all-wheel drive is available.
3. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway for AWD models while FWD versions are rated at 20 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
4. The new MDX is 275 lbs. lighter and 17% more aerodynamic.
Good fuel economy
Styling mostly unchanged
Cramped 3rd row
Styling looks unchanged
More confusing user interface
VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front- or 4-wheel-drive, 7-passenger, 5-door wagon
BASE PRICE: $43,185–$45,185
ENGINE TYPE: SOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 212 cu in, 3471 cc
Power: 290 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 267 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Wheelbase: 111.0 in
Length: 193.6 in
Width: 77.2 in Height: 66.7 in
Curb weight: 4050–4350 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 6.1–6.3 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 17.2–17.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 14.8–14.9 sec
Top speed: 120 mph
EPA city/highway driving: 18–20/27–28 mpg
2014 Acura MDX
BASE PRICE $43,185-$57,400
VEHICLE LAYOUT Front-engine, FWD/AWD, 7-pass, 5-door, SUV
ENGINE 3.5L/290-hp/267-lb-ft SOHC 24-valve direct-injected V-6
TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic
CURB WEIGHT 4025-4332 lb (mfr)
WHEELBASE 111.0 in
LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT 193.6 x 77.2 x 66.7 in
0-60 MPH 6.5-7.0 sec (MT est)
EPA CITY/HWY FUEL ECON 18-20 / 27-28 mpg
ENERGY CONSUMPTION, CITY/HWY 169-187/120-125 kW-hrs/100 miles (est)
CO2 EMISSIONS 0.85-0.92 lb/mile
ON SALE IN U.S. July 2013
The next MDX
Acura's longer, lighter 2014 MDX is slightly less powerful than the outgoing version but gets better fuel economy.
2014 Acura MDX 2013 Acura MDX
Wheelbase 111.0 in. 108.3 in.
Length 193.6 in. 191.6 in.
Width 77.2 in. 78.5 in.
Height 66.7 in. 67.7 in.
Base engine 3.5-liter V-6 3.7-liter V-6
Horsepower 290 @ 6,200 rpm 300 @ 6,300 rpm
Torque, lbs.-ft. 267 @ 4,500 rpm 270 @ 4,500 rpm
Fuel economy* 18/27 mpg 16/21 mpg
Curb weight* 4,255 lbs. 4,594 lbs.
Base price*† $45,185 $44,175
*Awd model †Includes shipping
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