2016 Acura MDX Release Date, Specs & Info

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.

2016 Acura MDX front view, grille and headlights

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.

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Acura MDX

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.

2016 Acura MDX rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

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.

2016 Acura MDX front
2016 Acura MDX front

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.

2016 Acura MDX back
2016 Acura MDX back

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.

2016 Acura MDX interior
2016 Acura MDX interior

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.

2016 Acura MDX interior, leather seats and steering wheel

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.

2016 Acura MDX engine

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

2016 Acura MDX exterior, blue color

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.

New 2016 Acura RDX – Release Date and Info

2016 Acura RDX Release Date, Review, MSRP Price, Colors – The upcoming new 2016 Acura RDX 4-door SUV will adorn an updated overall look, new technology specs and more power upon its release. This review will prove particularly useful for any potential buyer looking to buy an RDX upon its release.

2016 Acura RDX 
2016 Acura RDX

Aero vents and sharper creases give the front fascia a dash of contemporary style, punctuated by LED headlights which will be a new for the RDX. LED taillights and a restyled rear bumper also aid in updating the rear end.

2016 Acura RDX blue color, side view, alloy wheels

Beneath the hood will be a powerful and robust V-6 engine. Updated engine and suspension mounts promises a smoother ride quality than ever before. Other novelties include new driver and safety aides which include blind-spot monitoring and adaptive cruise control that have become a cliché on most SUV crossovers.

2016 Acura RDX rear angle, tailpipe and taillights

And although the present model of the RDX offers a similar comfort and driving experience, it still trails its rivals in terms of standard and available technology.

Engine Specs – 2016 Acura RDX

Under the hood of the new RDX will be a carryover engine. The engine will be a 3.5L V6 power source responsible for powering the new 2016 Acura RDX. Despite a similar engine as the outgoing model, Honda engineers were able to add 6 hp and 1 pound of torque.

The V6 powerplant will now be able to yield around 279 hp and 252 pounds of torque. A 6-speed transmission system will be coming standard and will direct power to either the FWD or the AWD system through the revised all-wheel-drive-system.

2016 Acura RDX engine

The revised system is now capable of apportioning more power to the rear wheels and which will be enough to improve the RDX’s cornering performance especially in dry weather. The V6 will also be able to shut down three cylinders under light load on highway cruising, inevitably adding 1 mpg to the fuel consumption rating.

The automaker claims that the new 2016 Acura RDX fuel ratings are pegged at 20/29 mpg in the city/highway with the FWD system and 19/28 mpg with the AWD system.

2016 Acura RDX Interior Colors and Exterior Dimensions

The 2016 RDX will come with several features that will highlight it among its competitors. The base model will be well-equipped and will even feature standard heated seats and optional packages.

2016 Acura RDX  front
2016 Acura RDX  front

The Technology package will include an 8-way power adjustable front passenger seat, rear-cross traffic warning and blind-spot warning among other features. Another package will be the Advance package which will include remote engine start, fog lights, front and rear parking sensors and cooled front seats. Both of the packages will include a navigation system with voice recognition feature.

2016 Acura RDX  back
2016 Acura RDX  back

The package also includes AcuraWatch, which will incorporate collision mitigation warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, multi-view rear camera among others.

The base 2016 Acura RDX model will also have the option of being equipped with AcuraWatch in the Technology package.

2016 Acura RDX interior, leather seats and steering wheel

It is without doubt that Acura RDX offers tons of luxury features at a lower price, therefore making it among the first items a buyer’s shopping list. However, there are other vehicles which you might consider when shopping in this segment.

2016 Acura RDX  interior
2016 Acura RDX  interior

Audi Q5 remains one of the hottest choices within the segment and comes with an impeccable interior design and materials, advanced personal technology and efficient engines. The BMW X3, on the other hand, offers an all-round performance, luxury and cachet, and comfort. The vehicle offers plenty of utilities and refinement.

2016 Acura RDX front view, grille and headlights

Last on the list is the Lexus NX 200t, which features a bespoke design, but reinforces Lexus approach to cutting edge technology, beautifully built, vault quiet cabin and cushioned ride.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.7 in. (105.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 4.4 in. (184.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.7 in. (73.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 104 cu ft
Cargo volume: 26.1 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3737 lbs.
Top Speed: 135 mph
0-60: 6.2 sec
MPG: 20/29 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Kona Coffee Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic, White Diamond Pearl…
Towing Capacity: N/A

2016 Acura RDX Price & Release Date

The new Acura RDX 2016 is expected to be dealership stores this spring. Unfortunately, the pricing details have not been released as yet but should be forthcoming as we inch closer towards the launch.

2016 Acura RDX  release date
2016 Acura RDX  release date

Industry pundits don’t expect the price of the vehicle to appreciate much from the current model in the market of around $41,000. In overall, the vehicle has been redesigned and features a subtle new look, more power and new technological updates. According to the test drive we conducted, the new 2016 Acura RDX scored heavily in terms of a strong and more fuel efficient V6 powerplant, a spacious cabin, and a generous list of standard features which are provided.

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2016 Acura ILX Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Acura ILX Release Date, Review, MSRP, Specs – The new 2016 Acura ILX comes refreshed on both its front and aft end, including but not limited to new LED headlights, for a shriller demeanor. Don’t expect the previously used 2.0L engine since it has been discontinued, so the previously optional 2.4L engine now comes standard under the hood of every ILX, and for 2016 year it has been tweaked to provide more torque.

2016 Acura ILX 
2016 Acura ILX

Lastly, upon the Acura ILX release, would-be buyers will be provided tons of safety features which include forward collision mitigation, a multiview back-up camera and adaptive cruise control, among other things.

We can all reminisce how the ILX had some difficulties in its segment in trying to keep up with its rivals because of its lackluster base engine and also a lack of available safety features to auger those of its competitors. However, for 2016, the new Acura ILX will boats of several of those that will certainly bring it at par with the rest of its reasonably priced premium-brand rivals.

2016 Acura ILX front view, grille and headlights

For beginners, the new vehicle comes with a standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine previously provided optionally. The engine will will be mated to an 8-speed auto transmission instead of a 6-speed manual system. Also, the vehicle as already mentioned will come with tons of safety features, and as icing on the already sumptuous ILX is its price which will be lower than some of its top competitors.

2016 Acura ILX exterior, gray color

Not everything changes, though. The quality of the cabin may be disappointing to some, as many of the surfaces you will usually come into contact with don’t feel like they are up to snuff for a luxury sedan. Essentially, there is nothing special inside the cabin of the ILX that certainly makes it stand out from a well-equipped Honda Accord, not to mention the rivals such as Buick Verano and 2016 Audi A3.

2016 Acura ILX rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Exterior Changes & Interior Photos of the New 2016 Acura ILX

To start with, the new vehicle is an entry-level luxury sedan that comes with dissimilar equipments from the previous model. These levels are base, A-Spec package, Premium package, AcuraWatch Plus package, A-Spec Package, and Technology Plus package.

2016 Acura ILX  front
2016 Acura ILX  front

Standard equipment for the base model includes automatic LED headlights a sunroof, an eight-way power driver seat, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a fold-down rear seatback, 17-inch wheels, a 5-inch information display screen, automatic climate control, a multiview rearview camera, and a 6-speaker sound system with a USB/iPod audio, and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.

2016 Acura ILX  back
2016 Acura ILX  back

With the AcuraWatch Plus package, you’ll get all the base ILX equipment plus a forward adaptive cruise control, a lane departure warning system, automatic braking, road departure mitigation, collision warning system, and lane-keeping assist.

2016 Acura ILX exterior, alloy wheels

The Premium package bags all the base car’s standard equipment as well and adds rear cross-traffic alerts,  blind-spot monitoring, leather front seats, driver memory settings, an 8-inch upper information display, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an additional 7” touchscreen and a 7-speaker audio system.

2016 Acura ILX gear shift knob

Further up the ladder, the Technology Plus package adds a 10-speaker ELS audio system, voice commands, a navigation system and guidelines for the rearview camera.

2016 Acura ILX  interior
2016 Acura ILX  interior

You can also decide to add the A-Spec package, which should get you foglights, 18-inch wheels, side sills, a rear spoiler and simulated-suede seat inserts.

2016 Acura ILX trunk

Engine Specs – 2016 Acura ILX

Providing power to the new Acura ILX for 2016 will be a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine capable of yielding about 201 hp and 180 pounds of torque. provided solely is the 8-speed transmission system. According to EPA figures, the new vehicle will have a fuel return of around 25/36/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

2016 Acura ILX engine

The offered safety features include stability control, antilock brakes, front-seat side airbags, traction control, active front head restraints and side curtain airbags. A rearview camera also comes standard. Other selective equipment includes automatic braking, a frontal collision warning system, lane keeping assist and road-departure mitigation, and a lane departure warning system.


Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 181.9 in
Width: 70.6 in
Passenger volume: 89 cu ft
Cargo volume: 12,3 cu ft
Curb weight: 3134 lb
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 6.6 sec
MPG: 25/36 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Basque Red Pearl II, Bellanova White Pearl, Catalina Blue Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Graphite Luster Metallic, Slate Silver Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Release Date – 2016 Acura ILX

The new 2016 Acura ILX will set you back by around $30,000 that is if you don’t opt for the optional packages. You should also expect the vehicle very soon, probably in Spring this year. Moreover, you can chose to sample the ILX by leasing it for just $175 per month.

The ILX will assuredly be a vehicle worth a try.

2016 Acura ILX  release date
2016 Acura ILX  release date