Acura Raises Price and Adds Standard Equipment for 2017 MDX

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The restyled and refreshed 2017 Acura MDX is heading to dealerships with a starting price of $44,890 including destination.

The new price for the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time marks an increase of $935 compared to the outgoing model. For the 2017 model year, Acura gave the MDX substantial upgrades to go along with its updated exterior styling, featuring a new face with the brand’s Diamond Pentagon grille, which has been integrated with a more sculptured hood, front fascia, front fenders and revised Jewel Eye headlights.

Powering the 2017 Acura MDX is a 3.5-liter i-VTEC V6 engine with 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. When equipped with front-wheel drive and Idle Stop, the SUV returns an EPA estimated 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway for a 23-mpg combined rating. With Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Idle Stop, the 2017 Acura MDX will net 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, resulting in 22-mpg combined. The SH-AWD model will arrive later this year and pricing has not yet been announced.

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The 2017 Acura MDX also benefits from increased standard luxury and technology features, including an Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold, Auto High Beam headlights, SiriusXM Radio 2.0, four 2.5-amp USB charging ports and capless fuel filler.

“We’re raising the Acura MDX’s game for 2017 with premium new features and technologies that luxury SUV buyers want, complemented by bold, new styling we know they’re going to love,” said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager, Acura Division. “Backed by its high-performance credentials, the 2017 MDX has advanced its competitiveness and will continue its legacy of leadership as the best-selling three-row luxury SUV in America.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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