Acura is moving fast with its third generation MDX, as two months after its world premiere at the New York Auto Show in March, and about a month before sales start in July, the Japanese automaker announced pricing for the seven-seater luxury SUV.
If you find Acura's newly design 2014 MDX interesting, you'll be able to get into one in the U.S. for as low as $42,290 for the front-wheel drive (FWD) model, with prices rising as high as $56,505 for the all-wheel drive "SH-AWD" version with all the goods. Keep in mind, none of the prices above (or in the list below) include an $895 delivery and handling fee.
A 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine producing 290-horsepower and 267 lb.-ft. of peak torque, linked to a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, powers all 2014 MDXs.
The new two-wheel drive MDX is rated 20mpg city, 28mpg highway and 23 mpg combined, a 28-percent increase in combined fuel economy versus the previous SH-AWD, which was the only one available in the previous model. Acura states that the 2014 MDX with SH-AWD returns 18mpg city, 27mpg highway and 21mpg combined, representing a 17-percent improvement over its predecessor.
Among other standard amenities included in all MDX models are a smart entry keyless access system, audio system and an array of safety features such as a driver’s knee airbag, as well as driver- and front-passenger front airbags, driver- and front-passenger side airbags, and three-row side curtain airbags.