2016 Acura MDX Release Date, Review, MSRP, Specs – Coming fresh for the upcoming 2016 Acura MDX will be a standard 9-speed auto transmission system with push-button gear selection, revised AWD system that, according to Acura, will be significantly lighter and more responsive. And an optional suite of safety technologies termed AcuraWatch Plus.
Other changes which will grace the vehicle upon its release will include standard frameless rearview mirror, unique driver seat, and the auto top-start available in the Advance package. It is a well-known fact that shoppers have flocked to the reasonably priced MDX for some time now due to its strong resale value and its globally acclaimed reliability factor.
The 2016 year will mark an entry of numerous updates as already mentioned above and adding to the vehicle’s driving dynamics will certainly make it the best pick for a 3-row luxury crossover Sports Utility Vehicle for this year.
Imperative to note is the AcuraWatch, which isn’t completely refreshed, although it does mark the entry of a camera-based lane-keeping assist system and rear cross traffic alert. Many of its features had already been offered in last year’s model, too, including blind-spot monitoring systems and lane departure warning, collision mitigation system with auto braking, and adaptive cruise control.
Whilst on the road, the new 2016 Acura MDX is undeniably among the most satisfying 3-row crossovers to drive, with a discreet interior at top highway speeds and a remarkable athleticism especially for the AWD system.
Exterior Reviews & Interior Colors – 2016 Acura MDX
The upcoming new 2016 Acura MDX is essentially an SUV with a seating configuration of up to seven people. Standard features which you will find on the vehicle include 18″ wheels, heated mirrors, a power liftgate, rear privacy glass, heated eight-way power front seats, keyless entry and ignition, driver memory settings, a sunroof, leather upholstery, automatic LED headlights, a power telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and tri-zone automatic climate control. Technology highlights include a rear view camera, twin dashboard displays, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an eight-speaker sound system with Siri Eyes Free voice controls and satellite radio.
The AcuraWatch Plus package adds forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control and Road Departure Mitigation. The MDX Technology adds voice controls, a navigation system, lane-keeping assist, a ten-speaker ELS/Acura surround-sound audio, and a color driver information center. Also included with this package are rain-sensing wipers, aft-door keyless entry, and nineteen-inch alloy wheels. Others include blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, a forward-collision warning system, GPS-linked climate control.
The Entertainment trim level requires the Technology package and adds heated rear seats, a 110-volt power outlet, infotainment screen, and rear door window sunshades.
The Advance trim level includes the contents of the AcuraWatch Plus package and the Technology one, and bundles remote engine start, front parking sensors, rear packing sensors, automatic engine stop-start, upgraded leather upholstery, auto-dimming view mirrors, roof rails, side view mirrors, perforated front seats, heated 2nd-row seats and power lumbar.
Engine Specs for the New 2016 Acura MDX
Under the hood of the new vehicle is a 3.5L V6 engine capable of making around 290 hp and 267 pounds of torque. Coming standard is the 9-speed auto transmission system, as is the AWD system as already mentioned.
EPA estimates the fuel economy for the 2016 Acura MDX should start from 19/27/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined. However, adding the Advance package with a FWD variant should return 18/26/21 mpg and 19/26/22 mpg with the Advance package.
In our recently conducted testing, the new Acura MDX with a SH-all-wheel-drive dashed from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds. Which is impressive within its segment. When properly equipped, the vehicle is able to tow up to 5,000 lbs.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 3 in. (111 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 1.6 in. (193.6 in.)
Width: 77.2 in.
Passenger volume: 132 ft³
Cargo volume: 15.0 cu.ft. (max. 68.4 cu.ft. )
Curb weight: 3960 lbs.
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 6.5 sec
MPG: 19/27 mpg (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Crystal Black Pearl, Dark Cherry Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs
MSRP & Release Date – 2016 Acura MDX
The car has already been showcased and therefore, we should expect it to hit dealership stores somewhere next year. The price for the brand new vehicle has been set at around $43,785 for the base variant, so other models will certainly cost upwards. With such upgrades, nothing can afford to be disappointing, especially as it has the BMW X5, Buick Enclave and Lexus RX 350 competing against it.