2013 Acura MDXPosted: November 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 New Car Models, Acura | Leave a comment »
The 2013 Acura MDX is a luxury midsize SUV with seating for seven, that provides a great combination of good value, sporty performance and interior comfort. The all-wheel-drive 2013 Acura MDX is one of the least-expensive SUVs in its class and offers decent fuel economy compared to other similar vehicles. The 2013 Acura MDX competes with BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GL Class and Lexus RX.
The 2013 Acura MDX (MSRP from $ 43,280) is offered in one well-appointed trim level with progressive add-on packages. Standard features of 2013 MDX include 18-inch wheels, foglamps, automatic xenon headlamps, a power liftgate, heated mirrors, heated eight-way power front seats, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera and an eight-speaker sound system with six-CD changer.
The Technology package adds upgraded leather upholstery, voice controls, a multiview parking camera, a navigation system and a 10-speaker surround-sound audio system with iPod/USB interface. The Advance package adds to the Technology package an adaptive suspension dampers, 19-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, auto-leveling headlamps, ventilated front seats, a collision warning system and a sport steering wheel. The Entertainment package adds heated second-row seats and rear-seats entertainment system.
Attention to detail and supple luxury distinguishes the MDX interior from competitors. Generous use of Milano premium leather with the available Technology Package, excellent look and feel of interior trim materials, front seat headrests with excellent comfort, upscale leather stitching, a thick steering wheel grip, and copious use of LED interior lighting make it clear that the MDX is focused on top tier luxury.
There are multiple configurations of the MDX’s three rows of seating allowing for seven passengers, or enabling a maximum useable cargo volume of 83.5 cubic feet with center and rear seats folded. With all seats folded down, the MDX has a flat load floor that is perfect for hauling bulky items.
The 2013 Acura MDX is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine has patented Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control (VTEC) system applied to the intake valves, a computer controlled dual-stage intake manifold and an electronic Drive-by-Wire throttle system. A sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. EPA-estimated fuel economy of 2013 Acura MDX is 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway.
Standard safety features of 2013 Acura MDX include ABS, stability control, active front head restraints, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and more.
In the 2013 Acura MDX review, the experts from thecarconnection.com website, say about this SUV:
The 2013 Acura MDX has the luxurious design and space-efficient, versatile packaging that’s made high-end luxury crossover models the vehicle of choice among affluent U.S. families, but it has one addition thing that most of the other models don’t: It’s actually enjoyable to drive.