2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Available Early April Priced From $52,935

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is the brand’s first-ever hybrid SUV.

Heading to dealerships in early April with a starting price of $52,935 including destination, the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid delivers 31 more horsepower than the conventionally powered MDX SH-AWD, while returning a 45-percent higher EPA city fuel economy rating. It also comes at a cost of only $1,500 more than the MDX SH-AWD.

The MDX Sport Hybrid takes advantage of the Japanese automaker’s innovative three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, which was first introduced on the RLX Sport Hybrid and also used in the NSX supercar.

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Along with its Sport Hybrid SH-AWD powertrain with three electric motors, the MDX Sport Hybrid is unique compared to its non-hybrid counterpart thanks to an advanced Electro Servo braking system, new and model-exclusive Active Damper technology and an expanded-range Integrated Dynamics System with four distinct modes, including the new Sport+ mode.

The gasoline engine residing under the hood is a 3.0-liter SOHC i-VTEC V6 engine and the entire powertrain is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. The total system output is 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque and returns 26 miles in the city and 27 mpg on the highway for a 27-mpg combined rating.

The model comes standard with the Technology Package, while the MDX Sport Hybrid with Advance Package starts from $58,975. Both grades have exclusive interior trim, stainless steel sport pedals and feature wood interior accents. The Technology Package model includes versatile seating for seven passengers, while the Advance Package features a six-passenger interior with second-row captain’s chairs and large second-row center console in place of a three-person bench seat.

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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 AutoGuide.com 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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  • ABeiruty ABeiruty on Mar 16, 2017

    More Money than I wish to spend on Acura.what is used to be $45k is now $60k

  • McCarface McCarface on Mar 21, 2017

    Top end super-car hybrid for entry level X5. Not bad in my opinion. Although there may be some stigma that its just a MDX. Maybe Acura should have created a whole new model for this and charge 80K top end.