If you’re looking for a luxury crossover SUV that can accommodate seven passengers, provides reliability, premium amenities, and strong engines, the upcoming 2021 Acura MDX is a real choice. The new model also offers an attractive design, good resale value and a long list of standard safety features.
As before, the upcoming MDX variant will boast few engines options under its hood. So, we can expect more outputs and better fuel efficiency than before. Besides that, the manufacturer will also introduce a new hybrid sport version that will come with a 3,5-liter V6 engine and three electric motors. Also, the towing capacity of this model will be increased from 5,000 pounds to 5500.
2021 Acura MDX New Design
The forthcoming 2021 Acura MDX will introduce plenty of novelties. The three-row SUV now look more sporty than before thanks to a new diamond-pentagon grille and attractively shaped Jewel Eye LED headlights. We must add that MDX will use the same grill as the compact RDX crossover.
Hybrid versions of the MDX will be almost identical to the standard version. There will be of course some changes here and there, but nothing significant. The manufacturer will also introduce Acura MDX A-Spec version. This version is half-inch wider than the standard model and it comes with stylish 20-inch wheels and gloss-black accents.
The upcoming 2021 Acura MDX will get some changes inside. The new SUV will finally get new interior. The cabin is more upscale and it`s spacious. As before, the MDX remains to be family SUV that provides three rows of seats and enough rooms for seven passengers. The cabin is techy and includes a long list of standard features.
The base model is equipped with popular AcuraWatch suite, semi-autonomous driving features, tri-zone automatic climate control, leather interior, power-operated and heated front seats, power moonroof, and the HomeLink garage-door opener. Also, the standard package includes audio/entertainment, an 8-speaker AM/FM/CD system, USB ports, and Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and Siri Eyes Free integration.
2021 Acura MDX Powertrain
The upcoming 2021 Acura MDX will be available with strong engines. According to the latest news, the new MDX will keep its engine lineup. That means there will be a few engine options. The base one model comes with 3.5-liter V6 that delivers great output of 300 HP and 270 lb-ft of torque. This unit is available with standard front-wheel-drive system and a 9-speed automatic transmission.
MDX Type S version
MDX Type S version will be also available according to the latest spy photos. The new SUV is caught testing and is wearing heavy camouflage. This model is a high-performance variant that will come with the twin-turbo V6 engine that will generate more than 400 HP. We are still waiting for more official information regarding fuel consumption and rating of the 2021 Acura MDX Type-S.
The 2021 Acura MDX Hybrid sport is also confirmed. According to the latest news, the hybrid variant combines standard 3,5-liter V6 engine with three electric motors. This model will be available with dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox and AWD system as standard. Furthermore, it will be able to generate slightly over 300 horses. As before, the hybrid version will offer better fuel economy than other models. Some rumors indicate that will be around 35 mpg combined.
Price and Release Date
The price of the all-new 2021 Acura MDX will increase. The starting price of the base model will be around $46,000. However, the hybrid version will cost $50,000.
Also, the high-performance MDX Type S will reach the $60,000 mark. The newest crossover will be available in the summer next year as the 2021 model.