The upcoming 2021 Acura MDX will be refreshed. The 2020 model didn’t receive major upgrades so more significant changes will happen it 2021. The MDX has been spied for a couple of times now. Spy photos helped us to realize what’s going on with this mid-size SUV. Some reports are even writing about the new-gen MDX. We can’t say if those reports are true or false at the moment.
However, spy shots are providing a nice look at the latest exterior changes. Moreover, some interior details are also available. Acura will opt for the same V6 engine once again. Hybrid and Type S variants are very likely to happen for 2021 and here’s everything we know about 2021 MDX so far.
2021 MDX Won’t Get a Redesign
Next-gen models are always introducing a redesign. For that reason, we can’t say the 2021 Acura MDX will be the new-gen model. The spy shots are providing a look at the latest changes, but those changes are far from the redesign. This three-row SUV will once again look sporty and stylish at the same time. The front fascia will wear a diamond-pentagon grille and recognizable Jewel Eye LED headlights.
The MDX SUV still lacks uniqueness and that will change now. The goal is to deliver a refreshed look that will depart from the RDX crossover. The hybrid variant will look exactly the same as regular MDX. We are still waiting for this SUV to arrive as we don’t know anything about possible dimensional changes.
Acura MDX Interior
On the inside, the new 2021 Acura MDX will remain a three-row SUV. However, the manufacturer will introduce a couple of novelties. Most of the updates include high-tech features. However, the new model will look more upscale and it will provide a higher level of comfort. There will be room for seven passengers and the interior room is generous.
The MDX SUV comes with more standard equipment now and with better safety ratings. The credit goes to the AcuraWatch suite that is available on the base trim level as well. It adds various driver-assistance features but some of them will be optional. Speaking of optional, MDX offers the power moonroof, leather upholstery, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
Gasoline and Hybrid Rumors
Under the hood, a new 2021 Acura MDX could get a new engine. However, this is just a rumor at the moment. A 3.5-liter V6 will carryover into 2021 for sure. This V6 gasoline engine can produce 280 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, it comes with a nine-speed automatic transmission. The ride is comfortable and smooth and Acura’s Super-Handling AWD system will be optional. This system will improve a vehicle’s traction and stability.
Thanks to that, MDX SUV provides amazing maneuvering skills and handling. The hybrid version is certain for 2021 and it will use a 3.0-liter engine in a combination with an electric motor. Total output will be rated at 320 horsepower and we should expect amazing improvements in terms of fuel efficiency.
2021 Acura MDX Release Date and Price
The sale should start later this year. Most likely, arriving 2021 Acura MDX will hit the markets in fall 2020. The price will start at $45,000 for the base trim level. On the other hand, the fully-loaded model will cost over $60,000.