2017 Acura MDX Review Release Date

With the recent images of the 2017 Acura MDX already released for the public, there has been an announcement that the official and first showcasing of the model is going to be held at the upcoming New York Auto show event. This prompted us to do a review as the news is still hot and there is a lot of interest surrounding this car which relates to the its specs, performance and release date as well. This Acura is one of the best model ever.

The new Acura MDX is going to host some exciting new changes and will be a revised copy of itself, solving all the problems and plugging all the holes it had in its game and at the same time keeping the premier ones that were already good for the car. What the executive of Acura has stated is that they are prompting their MDX as being the best selling three-row luxury SUV of all time and they are planning to do this by upping the performance, using the already familiar style, adding the exclusive Sport Hybrid powertrain with AcuraWatch technologies. All of this may certainly result in a great offer from Acura which is going to bring us a great model.

The model is not only to rely on the upgrades given to the interior and exterior of the car. The Acura MDX 2017 also has a very long list of standard features which are going to include the safety system and the  driver-assistive features which make it one of the best in its segment. It has also been reported that the MDX Sport Hybrid  is also going to be offered pretty soon once the release date of the base version happens.

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2017 Acura MDX Review Exterior

The new 2017 Acura MDX is going to be much more aggressive compared to the current model. The upfront of the car sees a hood which has three new lines placed on it with a diamond pentagon grille off the hood which comes to a sharp point in the middle of the fascia. The air damn is now longer and the air vents on the corners are now more refined as they have a horizontal louver in their center with the LED fog lights on the outer edge. There is also a distinctive front lip which goes and extends above the air dam and goes down just before the outer edges of the vents.

2017 Acura MDX sides

Generally speaking the side profile of the car is similar as the 2017 Acura MDX includes the same body line that starts form the front wheel arch and goes all the way to the rear end passing across the door. There are new chrome door handles and chrome side skirts.

The rear end of the car has the same overall design, particularly the hatch and the taillights. There is a chrome insert added for the handle of the hatch but down below there are more significant changes made. as there is a body-colored skid garnish  on the lower rear fascia. There are the vertical reflectors integrated into the corners of the rear fascia and  two slanted rectangular exhaust outlets that with all the changes made to the rear end give a much more aggressive look to the car.

2017 Acura MDX side

2017 Acura MDX Interior Specs

Do not get fooled with the setup of the interior of the 2017 Acura MDX as it does look a bit similar to the outgoing model. If you do not look a little bit deeper it does look the same as the model that we have already seen last time, but it takes a keen eye to notice the gradual differences. That said, the curvature on the passenger’s side of the dashboard area is positioned inward a bit, which also means that the knee bolsters on the both sides also move a bit as well.

There are still two display screens, one for navigation and the other for the  infotainment system. The instrument cluster is also changed a bit as the as it does not include the display between the speedometer and tachometer. You can get your Acura MDX 2017 with Automatic High Beam Headlights, 2.0 and four 2.5-amp USB charging ports and Sirius XM Radio as standard.

2017 Acura MDX interior

The inside of the car has a three-tone layout, making the center console, the dash and upper portion of the door trim panels  black, while center of the door trim panels as well as the upholstery is finished in brown leather. The roof liner, visors and pillars are all n grey. There are other colors available as well, but this one is the standard one and the most premium looking one.

The higher trim levels use Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba wood trim, a surround-view camera with six different viewing angles and a heated steering wheel. The bi-directional keyless remote,  two different wheel designs options,  remote engine start and HD traffic is available for higher levels and added packages.

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2017 Acura MDX steering-wheel

Engine of 2017 Acura MDX

The newest 2017 Acura MDX has not announced changes for the drivetrain, but it is going to add some new elements. The engine itself remains the same but it is going to be upgraded a bit and will show better specs compared to before. The engine is a new version of the  3.5-liter V-6 which is going to crank up to 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque.

There are also some news for the MDX Sport Hybrid as the they have already divulged information that a  3.0-liter V-6 mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission is going to be used. Integrated with electric motor to power the front wheels while the rear axles are going to be powered by twin motors as well. The model promises a power of 325 horsepower, and EPA ratings that state  25 mpg in the city, 26 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined.

2017 Acura MDX engine

2017 Acura MDX Release Date & Price

As far as the release date of the 2017 Acura MDX is concerned it is going to come to us by next year. The model is going to hit the stands and start sales in the end of first quarter of the year, as it was stated. The Hybrid version is going to make its debut a little bit later towards the middle of the year. The price goes up to  $43,015 and climbs up to $57,230 for the all-wheel drive version.

2017 Acura MDX front-grille-exterior

2017 Acura MDX SIDE

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2016 Acura TLX

With the newest design of the 2016 Acura TLX vehicle you will get a car which is both reliable and technologically sound. What Acura mainly likes to do is to make their cars a technologically sound option for any sort of a driver. People may rely on these types of cars and the new TLX is no different in this way.

The car will come out with some updated and upgraded features. Besides the look which will perhaps be similar as before, the greatest additions are expected to come under the hood on on the inside of the car. With the update on the steering and handling and providing more options when it comes to the engine type, the new Acura TLX can prove to be a great choice for the upcoming model year.

The price of the vehicle is perhaps something that can provide a difference in opinion when it comes to deciding whether to purchase this car, but all in all it is not too shabby and it is similar to the one before. We expect the car to make its appearance really soon and you can read about all the known facts till now in this review.

2016 Acura TLX engine

As the newest 2016 Acura TLX is going against some pretty sturdy competition and it will need to fair mighty well if it is going to hold its own compared with some other performance cars, it needs a certain edge. We don’t see the TLX actually pooling this off but it has a certain kind of potential. This model year the car has received two engine choices that you can use. The first and the base one is the 2.4-liter four-cylinder which is not a bad choice bit it will certainly not get you places. That is why there is the added 3.5-liter V-6 with which produces 290 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque and is a much more powerful and competitively sound option. The base engine option will come paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic shifter, while the second one is going to be used with the Honda’s new nine-speed automatic one. The second engine option also includes the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive as well.

2016 Acura TLX side

2016 Acura TLX Price and release date

The base MSRP price of the 2016 Acura TLX is set at 32,615 USD which is not a big leap from the last year’s model but it is a change that will fancy some and not be too appealing to most. Well the fans are not going to spare any expenses when it comes to purchasing this car but it will be uncertain if it is going to attract some attention of the new base of customers who are not certain if the change is worthwhile for them. The competition will be fierce this time so there is no telling how they will be able to reach a new set of fans this time.

2016 Acura TLX back


The inside of the 2016 Acura TLX has everything that you could expect from a sports sedan car. The 2016 Acura TLX is technologically very sound and has a certain amount of sporty comfort to it which make it all worthwhile when going inside the car. The biggest setback is the lack of sport aspired seats which would have add more aggressiveness to the interior, but this could be something that will be easy addressed in the future and all the upcoming models of the TLX which will most certainly come. But what the Acura has inside a few sports sedans actually have. The gadgetry is plentiful and the amenities are vast and appropriate for the car. The instrument panel may be small but has updated technology so it actually makes it all worthwhile. It is perhaps the most useful part of the vehicle and its two-tier display enables easier use of it.

The higher trim levels actually include a larger offer of amenities. For instance, you may opt for a TLX with dual-zone automatic climate control,  keyless entry and start,  a power sunroof, heated front seats, AcuraLink connectivity, updated navigation, a premium ELS audio system and some enhanced safety features that are blind-spot and forward-collision warnings, lane-keeping assist and seven air bags added on the inside. All of this is available in the Advance model of the car and makes it even more technologically superior to others and gives you some great safety features to go with it as well.

2016 Acura TLX interior

2016 Acura TLX Exterior

The look of the new 2016 Acura TLX remains largely the same. In most parts it is essentially the vehicle that was already introduced in 2015 with only some minor additions. The car has been remodeled as of late and has already received some higher changes that were introduced previously, so it was a bit pointless to update it so soon. So the car will retain much of its aerodynamic and performance-enhancing shape but we are hoping for a new set of wheels to be added soon. What the car could also use is a new set of tires. In order to enhance its racing potential the car needs to stick better to the ground and with the updated performance features the car needs this badly now. With some better tires the car is going to be also much better, but till then expect some troubles with the friction. The minor changes that were done keep the racy feel to the car and retain its sporty characteristics and make the update a modern one which adds a current look to the car.

2016 Acura TLX front light

2016 Acura TLX back light

2016 Acura NSX Price and Interior

Earlier this year Japanese car brand name Acura finally presented the final prerelease version of NSX model, known as 2016 Acura NSX, distributed by Honda. In the following review you are going to get acquainted with NSX’s engine, interior, exterior and overall performance.

2016 Acura NSX side

2016 Acura NSX Engine

2016 Acura NSX Engine will be a 3.7 liter twin turbocharged V-6, which will provide 450 HP. Three additional electric motors stand as support, two in front and one in the back, which can, when working as one with the petrol engine, provide the NSX with 550 HP and 500 lb of torque.

2016 Acura NSX engine

2016 Acura NSX 0-60

The 2016 Acura NSX is going to get from 0-60 MPH in 3 seconds without breaking a sweat, and have a top speed around 200 MPH. The interesting thing is going to be, that it will be able to use the electric motors to reach 50 MPH, which means that it will be really good vehicle for cruising through the city, and it will be a money saving opportunity due to good fuel economy.

2016 Acura NSX Interior

As far as the 2016 Acura NSX Interior is considered, it will get a minimalistic design solution, so it can give a driver, the central role in a car. Although there are some options like satellite navigation and automatic climate control in standard equipment, they will come merged in touch screen control interface.

Dashboard is divided by three meters instrument cluster, that can change colors according to Integrated Dynamics System settings. Power button is safely nested in the Central Console just beneath drivers right arm. There, on Integrated Dynamics System dial control, the driver can change everything, even the motor sound which can vary from quiet (electric motors only), sport, sport+ and track – where the driver can feel the full power of mighty twin engine.

2016 Acura NSX inside

2016 Acura NSX interior

Exterior Design of 2016 Acura NSX

2016 Acura NSX exterior design is very modern, if not even futuristic. It roars with speed, its exotic and powerful. Old headlights have been changed with two thin rows of LED DRLs, while redesigned ducts and filaments within the fascia have led Acura’s much-maligned power plenum grille treatment to a mere chrome strip.

2016 Acura NSX front side
And just like the ’91 original it will be made out of brand new materials (first was made almost entire out of aluminum). In this version 2016 Acura NSX is going to introduce “world’s first materials” with innovative construction. The shell is going to be made out of several materials including aluminum, super durable steel and carbon.

It is not sure which colors are going to be in offer, but what is certain is that it is going to come in red. Michelle Christensen, the main exterior designer even mentioned that prior to the Detroit 2015 auto show, where 2016 Acura NSX final model has been finally unveiled.

2016 Acura NSX front grill

2016 Acura NSX Price and Release Date

And finally 2016 Acura NSX price is going to start at nearly 150,000 dollars, which is enormous price considering the pricing of other cars like Ford GT or Nissan GT-R. According to our exclusive source, everything indicates that the production will start this year but nothing is for sure.

All we can do for now is to wait and enjoy in spy photos like this one:

2016 Acura NSX spy photo

And and a couple of leaked as well as the official video:

Leaked video from car show 2015

Exterior and interior walk around 2016 Acura NSX

Official video