The Acura MDX has long been a great SUV for drivers seeking luxury and premium safety on a three-row SUV. But the MDX just got better. A new sport hybrid model will be available starting later this year. Keep reading to learn more about the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid release date, powertrain design, and unique driving advantages.
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2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Release Date
The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid should begin arriving in new Acura showrooms across the country in early April 2017 (just next month!). We aren’t certain when we will be able to see this elegant crossover SUV in our pre-owned Acura inventory at Certified Autoplex in Carrollton TX/ It generally takes a couple of years for newly released luxury models to arrive on our lot.
Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Powertrain
The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid combines the power from a 3.0-liter V-6 engine and three electric motors to offer up to 321 total horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque available at low RPM. This makes the new Sport Hybrid both more powerful than the non-hybrid MDX, but also the most powerful non-performance SUV ever made by Acura. The engine and motors come mated to an advanced seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that offers extremely quick gear changes with either automatic or manual (via steering-wheel paddle shifters) shifting.
Driving Highlights of the Sport Hybrid
In addition to the performance inherent in its powerful and responsive powertrain, the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid offers other driving advantages. With the Integrated Dynamics System, the hybrid MDX can tweak systems like the motors, throttle, transmission, steering, and suspension to deliver exactly the driving experience that is desired, including COMFORT, NORMAL, SPORT, and SPORT+ modes. This vehicle also offers Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, AcuraWatch, and a luxurious interior, all for less than $2,000 more than the non-hybrid model.