Acura car maker is working on the new and improved MDX Sport Hybrid model. So, this time we will see it as the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid. This model is a very popular family crossover SUV. It offers roomy cabin, so it is suitable for big families. As well, it is great to handle and has nicely design interior. It is capable and features handsome exterior styling. It represents one of the most fuel efficient vehicles in its class. This will probably be its major advantage despite the fact that it might not be the most powerful car compared to the German rivals. However, it will be the most powerful SUV of the Company.
This time, it should be slightly quicker than before and easier to handle. We can expect new technology as well. Its key competitors will be the Lexus RX 450h and the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid.
2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid engine, performance and MPG
The new 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid will be powered with a hybrid unit under its hood. It will be a combination of a 3.0-liter V-6 with an electric motor and the 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery. They will all together be able to produce 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque. The engine will be mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The front-wheel drive will be standard while the all-wheel drive configuration will be optional.
As for the acceleration, the new MDX Sport Hybrid will be able to hit 60 mph in around 5.7 seconds. Its fuel efficiency is rated at 26 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg combined.
Exterior and interior design
When it comes to the exterior design of the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, there is not so much to say. The upcoming model will feature the same nicely sculpted body with attractive design. It will look much sportier than the regular MDX model. It will ride on 20-inch wheels with all-season tires.
Inside, the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is very spacious and has three rows of seats. The third row is only suitable for children because of the limited access. However, if you don`t need it, there is the Advance Package which removes the third bench and adds the center console instead.
As for the equipment, it comes standard with navigation, three-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, premium sound system, lane-keeping assist and remote start.
However, there is also the top of the line Advance package. This option will include many luxurious features. It will add soft Milano leather upholstery for the seats with contrasting stitching. As well, we will see a nice satin wood trim, a surround-view camera, parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats, USB, rear cross traffic, auto high beam and so on. However, this package will increase its price for an extra $6,000.
Release date and price of the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid should be presented later this year. When it comes to the price, it will most likely start at around $53,000.