The Acura MDX or Honda MDX as known in Japan and Australia is produced by the Japanese automaker Honda Acura nameplate under its luxury midsize three-row luxury crossover SUV since 2000. The nickname Alphanumeric stands for “Multi-Dimensional luxury”. According to Honda MDX, it is the best selling three-row luxury crossover ever, with US sales expected cumulative 700,000 units by the end of 2014. It was considered the second best-selling luxury crossover Lexus RX exceeds the place that offers only two rows seating. The Acura MDX was the first crossover SUV to have third-row seat and shares a platform with the Honda Pilot. The pilot of eight, while the seven-seat MDX, with two seats in the third row.
The MDX was introduced as a 2001 model, replacing the US only slow-selling SLX-frame, based on the Isuzu Trooper. In Japan, it fills a gap when the Honda Horizon is set in 1999. In 2003, the Honda MDX went on sale in Japan and Australia. The MDX is the most expensive in the lineup Acura Crossover, except for the years 2009-2013, as a model of Acura has a crossover up about the MDX-slot, called the Acura ZDX.
Acura MDX First Generation
Derived platform that midsize cars like Honda Global Honda Accord, Acura TL, Acura TSX and justified Odyssey, which is powered by a 3.5 L V6 SOHC 24-valve VTEC J35A3 power. 2001-2002 3.5 V6 models produce 240 horsepower (180 kW) and 245 lbs · ft (332 Nm) of torque 3000-5000 rpm. 2003-2006 3471 cc (3.5-inch x 3.6 inches) model engine produces 265 horsepower (198 kW) and 253 lbs · ft (343 N · m). Curb weight is 4451 pounds (2,019 kg), with a 106.3 in (2700 mm) wheelbase 8 inches (200 mm) ground clearance. The cargo floor can flip to provide two additional seats. The vehicle must be kept for 7 passengers, but the third-row seats are small and only two seats, unlike the Odyssey and Pilot, whose third row contains three passengers.
The Acura MDX has a system of automatic driving all four wheels (named VTM-4), which is detected during acceleration line and wheel slip fit. In addition, the system offers a lock mode that can be activated and operated at low speeds and provides permanent 4WD and the equivalent of a locking rear differential; designed for climbing steep hills and out of stuck situations. To reduce drive noise and fuel efficiency, the system operates as a front-wheel drive in normal cruise. The VTM-4 AWD system in the MDX is the same as the VTM-4 system in the Honda Pilot and Honda Ridgeline. It is unlike the AWD system in real time on the Honda CR-V that can be locked and tries to predict when he lost traction and apply power to all four wheels before slippage occurs (by controlling the gas inlets). The Honda CR-V system waits for slippage occurs and returns energy.
The navigation system and DVD entertainment system options were mutually exclusive in the Model 2002. Both were at the same time that the model was ordered in 2003. The navigation option comes with a video camera back, because of the model in 2003. Since 2005, the navigation system displays information from Zagat about restaurants and other attractions. The model was evaluated in 2003 as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle.
Acura MDX 2nd Generation
April 11, 2006, Acura introduced the 2007 Acura MDX Concept at the New York International Auto Show, an indication about the exterior styling of the upcoming completely redesigned MDX to the public. The second generation MDX was released on October 17, 2006, in the US. The body of the second generation model has a wider track and a longer distance than the previous MDX axes, but visibility to the rear has worsened from the previous generation. Unit-body of the redesigned Acura MDX was developed with Honda’s Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure designed to absorb the energy of a collision. The suspension is tuned on the Nurburgring in Germany.
The engine was tuned at 3.7 liters V6 300 to enhance HP (224 kW) at 6000 rpm and 270 pounds of torque at 5,000 rpm. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and is assigned by EPA estimated 16 miles per US gallon consume (15 l / 100 km; 19 mpg IMP) in the city and 21 miles per gallon (11 L / 100 km; 25 mpg IMP) on the road. It is one of the strongest engines Honda has produced to date. The “VTM-4” system driving all four wheels to the previous generation has been replaced by the new SH-AWD “Managing Super All Wheel Drive” previously debuted at Acura RL 2005. The AWD system is one of the most advanced of its kind, often find themselves with an active rear differential in performance cars. The MDX is capable of towing 5.000 pounds (2,300 kg).
Acura MDX 3rd Generation (2014-present)
The 2014 Acura MDX prototype was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, the production version at the New York Auto Show was announced. Production began in May 2013, Vehicle assembly moved from Ontario, Canada to Lincoln, Alabama. US sales began in June.
The MDX is operated by a 3.5-liter V6 direct injection with Variable Cylinder Management Dream Land. A model front wheel drive (FWD) is, for the first time in the United States are available, but not in Canada, where AWD is the only configuration offered. Fuel economy estimated by the EPA is enhanced with all-wheel drive models (SH-AWD) models FWD 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway / combined) and rated at 20/28/23 mpg rating.
The interior button reduces clutter by adding a touch screen 7-inch haptic feedback, an additional 8-inch screen is equipped. To reduce interior noise one (acoustic PVB) acoustic windshield, acoustic door glass rear window and use thick, triple-sealed doors. Advance Package models include additional noise reduction using a thicker layer of support and front fender liner. The H point of the seat is reduced and the steering gear ratio is 9% faster for a sporty feel, the Acura MDX rides lower your center of gravity reduction.