The MDX is quite a new model, being launched in 2013 as a 2014 model. However, Acura thinks that they need to upgrade it by 2016 in order to give it the same style as their other cars. This is because just a few months ago they released the SUV-X which Acura themselves said that it was the direction where the company was heading. The 2016 Acura MDX is only going to receive minor updates in order to stay competitive until 2018 or 2019 when an entire new model of this luxury midsize SUV is going to be launched. We expect to see the new Acura MDX 2016 in late 2015 or early 2016.
2016 Acura MDX redesign
2016 Acura MDX exterior is going to receive small design changes, most of them being based on the concept mentioned above. The front fascia of this luxury midsize SUV will get a new pair of LED headlights while the front grille will shrink in size. This is needed in order to give the car a better aerodynamic coefficient. The front and rear bumpers on the other hand will remain unchanged. Another small change on the exterior which is going to affect the style of the car are the wheels which this time are going to be unique in the entire range. Just like with the previous model, Acura will go for low rolling resistance tires which are good for fuel consumption as well as for providing a quieter ride experience. The interior of the MDX will also get changed for the better. Acura is going to use better quality materials while the equipment level will increase. Expect leather upholstery, an infotainment system with included satellite navigation and also a triple zone automatic climate control system.
Acura MDX 2016 specs
Under the hood, the Acura MDX 2016 will be powered by the same engine as before but with a new engine management system. The 3.5-liter V6 will still make 290 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque but this time it will use slightly less fuel. It is expected that the average fuel consumption will go down by around 4%. The transmission will remain the same, so a 6-speed automatic which will be coupled either to the front wheels or to an all wheel drive system. The 2016 Acura MDX hybrid version has been rumored for a long time but Acura hasn’t said much about it. This might be launched some time after the official release of the car and it should be offered at a slightly higher price than the current base model.
2016 Acura MDX release date and price
The release date for the 2016 Acura MDX is probably going to be sometime in the late 2015 or early 2016. The base price will be around $41,000 while a fully equipped Acura MDX 2016 will cost more than $46,000 which is a hefty price for any car, not just a luxury midsize SUV.
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