The Acura carmaker has announced the newest version of their popular and fun to drive three-row crossover SUV. It is the newest 2019 Acura MDX which will once again offer a hybrid version of this model. The upcoming 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid should arrive pretty much identical to the standard model which is expected to arrive with minimal changes.
The Acura MDX is a luxury SUV with seven- and eight-seat configurations which is very popular among families. It stands out by its strong performance, luxurious interior, and excellent safety equipment. Besides the Sport Hybrid version which arrives with stronger performance and improved fuel economy, there is also the MDX with a traditional V-6 engine.
The 2018 model year has arrived with just several changes since it has been fully refreshed last year. So, the changes include upgraded infotainment system which supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. As well, the palette of the exterior colors has been expanded with two new red shades. The 2019 Acura MDX will most likely arrive with minimal changes since it is still fresh and very eye-catching. Its main rivals will be Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and Tesla Model X.
2019 Acura MDX Hybrid engine and performance
Under the hood of the 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid will be placed the same hybrid engine as in the current model. It is a combination of a 3.0-liter V-6 and two electric motors both placed on each rear axle. The total output of this unit will be 321 horses and 289 pound-feet of torque. This engine will pair with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive system will be standard. As for the fuel economy, it is rated at 26 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway and 27 mpg combined.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior, the MDX has undergone a major overhaul as the 2017 model year, so the upcoming 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid will stay mostly unchanged. The whole profile now looks more extended and the front end has gotten sharper LED headlamps. The bumpers and fenders have been revised as well.
The interior of the 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid will be very spacious offering three rows of seats and ability to welcome seven or eight passengers. The front and the second-row seats are very comfortable and provide great space. However, the third row of seats is more suitable for smaller adults or children. The seats are covered in quality leather in all trims. The cargo room is also very generous offering the space of 15 cubic feet with the third row. The dashboard will feature a standard 7.0-inch touchscreen and there will also be an 8.0-inch infotainment display.
As for the equipment, it will come standard with three-zone automatic climate control, audio system with eight speakers, LED headlights, four USB ports, keyless ignition and power-adjustable heated front seats. However, there will also be two optional packages: Technology and Advance. The Technology package will add navigation, remote start, 20-inch wheels, blind-spot monitors and rear cross-traffic alert. The Advance will include cooled front seats, two USB ports more, parking sensors, heated second-row seats, a surround-view camera, interior wood accents and many others more.
Release date and price
The carmaker hasn’t revealed when the 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid will hit the market. We believe that it won’t be until late 2018. The price is still unavailable.