The 2017 Acura MDX gets a boost with new exterior styling, a host of safety and driving aids, and a new performance-oriented Sport Hybrid model. This 3-row luxury SUV excels in almost every area, and the updates this year add a dose of luxury inside as well, with a newly refined 9-speed automatic transmission, open-pore wood, and premium leather available.
You'll Like The 2017 Acura MDX If...
If you want a 3-row luxury SUV with standout safety features, a long list of amenities, plenty of power and a solid reputation, the 2017 Acura MDX is a smart choice. The high-tech drivetrain in the MDX Sport Hybrid adds a dose of high-performance driving to the mix.
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There are many well-equipped 3-row crossover SUVs on the market that compare favorably to the MDX for considerably less money, even if they lack the Acura's premium badge. Case in point: the MDX's own intra-brand rival, the Honda Pilot.
Be sure you really want a full size SUV, it is larger then you may expect.
The 2017 Acura MDX is spacious luxury at an affordable price! It has plenty of space seating up to 7 (5 comfortably, 3rd row more suited for children or shorter people). It drives smoothly, quietly, and comfortably, however its a heavy car so don't expect fantastic mpg. One of the best feature is the ability to change driving mode from standard, to comfort or sports mode. Sports mode is very noticeable and makes the drive feel much more responsive but at the cost of more fuel. Safety features are excellent and matches the competition within it is class. Areas for improvement though would be to update the cabins facade and infomat system. Infomat system is terribly slow and confusing.
Every "bell & whistle" you would ever want!!
Very comfortable to drive and to ride as a passenger. USB and AUX ports in the front and both rear seats. Back seat has independent ac & heat controls. The seats have heat & cooling options. It has a heated steering wheel. The console in front seat is huge. There is a huge center console between the middle seats as well. The middle and rear seats fold completely flat for hauling large cargo. The rear seats have headrests that lower to provide clear view from the front. Nice car!!
The quality of this vehicle is the best.
Have owned Acura's for years and love the reliability of them. The MDX has a lot of bells and whistles that make driving comfortable. Love the heated/cooled seats, especially the cooled seats as I live in Florida. The handling and turning of this vehicle is awesome. The only thing I don't really care for is where the wiper control is located. You can't really see it and have to look around the steering wheel to see it, which is awkward when driving.
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Fuel System, Gasoline > Delivery > Hoses, Lines/piping, And Fittings
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles have an engine fuel feed hose and a fuel purge hose that may have been misrouted during vehicle assembly.
The misrouting can cause the hoses to be damaged from contact with other components, potentially resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may increase the risk of a fire.
Acura will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the routing of the fuel feed hose and the fuel purge hose. If misrouted, the hoses will be replaced and installed correctly, free of charge. The recall began on August 14, 2017. Owners may contact Acura Client Relations at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is KF8.
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