2017 Acura MDX is Revealed with a Front End Make-Over

2017-04-17T12:16:23+00:00April 17th, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

After the previous model’s grille received some defamation for sporting what people called a “beak”, the 2017 model is redesigned for a more stylish appeal.

The Acura MDX has been a fan favorite of Acura customers for a while now. This can be attributed to its similarity in quality to the more prestigious luxury brand cross-overs, while boasting a much more affordable price. However, the last model of the Acura MDX was off-putting to many Acura drivers because of the addition of a shield-shaped front end grille that some say resembled a beak. Acura took note of this and sent its engineers to work reconfiguring the 2017 model. The result is a much more stylish “diamond-pentagon” grille that demonstrates the perfect balance of character and luxury that this car delivers. In addition to new style, the 2017 Acura MDX brings a lot to the table.

The Most Entertaining Cross-Over

Fitting three-rows into a cross-over without sacrificing style, comfort, or efficiency is not easy to, but Acura managed to pull it off. For a vehicle that provides such spatial capabilities, the 2017 Acura MDX provides a surprisingly athletic ride. The torque-vectoring rear differential distributes torque to the outside-rear wheel, effectively suppressing understeer and impressively accelerating the vehicle with little to no opposition. Including an accurate steering rack and well-adjusted suspension, the MDX offers a strong and steady ride with nimble responses.

Another factor that Acura engineers deserve a round of applause for is their ability to cut weight. The 2017 MDX weighs in at a shocking 4,222 pounds making it several hundred pounds lighter than its closest three-row competitor, the Infiniti QX60. The light-weight approach to the MDX also deserves to be credited for the vehicle’s energetic performance. With a 290-hp engine, the MDX beats the QX60’s 295-hp engine by more than a second in zero-to-60 mph acceleration. In addition, the 2017 MDX is sporting the new nine-speed automatic transmission to make for smoother acceleration and better fuel economy.

The 2017 Acura MDX is a perfect car for drivers who might be carrying several passengers, but still want a luxury ride and stylish appearance. Our team of experts at Acura Santa Barbara are happy to answer any questions you might have about the new MDX and other Acura models in our extensive collection. So be sure to come in and visit us or peruse our catalog on our website to find the perfect luxury vehicle for you.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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2017 Acura MDX Upgrades Safety Features and Style

2017-01-03T10:09:42+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Acura, New Vehicles|

Driving the new 2017 Acura MDX provides drivers the comfort of knowing they’re vehicle is working to protect them.

Acura is a brand that has effectively proven that luxury can be an affordable trait in a vehicle. Acura has created a reputation for offering luxury vehicles at reasonable prices, and the 2017 Acura MDX is a perfect demonstration of that reputation. The Acura MDX is the brand’s most popular SUV, and for good reason. The engineers at Acura have been focusing on two major components for the 2017 MDX model: Safety and Style. They’ve equipped the spacious SUV with some of the most up to date safety technology, earning a Top Safety Pick rating from the IIHS. Acura Santa Barbara is proud to be an authorized Acura dealer and encourages customers to come visit to learn more about the benefits of driving with Acura.

The MDX is Family-Friendly and Stylish

The 2017 Acura MDX is a spacious vehicle with three rows of seating, including two captain’s chairs in the middle row—rather than a bench seat—accommodating seven passengers comfortably. It’s among the lowest-priced three row SUV’s on the market, yet it doesn’t seem to lack in any other categories.

The MDX is a recommended buy according to Consumer Reports magazine, as well as earning five out of five stars as a Top Safety Pick when subject to crash tests. With a 3.5-liter V-6 engine creating 290 hp, supplemented by a nine-speed automatic transmission, the Acura MDX boasts an impressive fuel-efficiency rating of 23.7 mpg city/highway. In fact, a study conducted by the federal government shows that a fuel-efficiency rating of 23 mpg for a three-row SUV is among the best in the industry.

Perhaps the most impressive innovations Acura applied to the 2017 MDX was the addition of new safety technology. For instance, the MDX now comes standard with:

  • Lane-Keeping Assist – This notifies the driver anytime he or she is drifting into another lane without the proper turn signal on. If the driver continues to drift the vehicle will realign itself into the center of lane while still attempting to alert the driver.
  • Front-Collision Warning – This system uses radar to constantly monitor the speed of the vehicles around you relative to your speed to determine whether a crash might occur. Then it will notify the driver, and even assist in braking, if necessary.
  • Road Departure Mitigation – This works similarly to the Lane-Keeping assist, but instead detects when the vehicle is drifting off of the road.

So, if you desire a luxury vehicle, but need an affordable price, visit Acura Santa Barbara to learn about the 2017 Acura MDX and other luxury Acura models.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net

The New Acura MDX Speaks to Performance

2016-06-27T12:08:27+00:00June 27th, 2016|Acura|

Acura will release an updated version of the 2017 MDX late this summer that offers a wide array of innovative safety, design, and comfort elements.

At Acura, the culture is all about performance. The 2017 MDX does not disappoint and offers a unique set of performance features that drivers will love. It was recently highlighted at the New York Auto Show and has already garnered a lot of attention and praise. The 2017 MDX will feature a bolder new body styling that speaks to its dynamic performance capabilities. While it is not yet available in showrooms, drivers can learn more about its unique features and design with us at Acura Santa Barbara.

Let’s take a look at what makes the 2017 Acura MDX so special…

MDX Beauty Captivates Drivers

Even the first glance at the 2017 Acura MDX will take your breath away – thanks to the beautiful and distinctive diamond pentagon grille. The overall design of the vehicle is sharper and sportier. The headlamps feature the popular Jewel Eye™ headlights and LED fog lights for better visibility in good or bad weather. To call out the premium performance of the MDX, Acura designers selected a new chrome rocket panel design and a revised rear bumper that features twin tailpipes.

New MDX Offers A Long List of Upgrades

Exterior design is not the only way designers of the 2017 Acura MDX speak to the premium performance capabilities of the vehicle. The technology features also deliver an array of innovative elements that will captivate drivers and deliver a more comfortable and safer driving experience. These include:

  • Electric Parking Brake with Automatic Brake Hold
  • Auto High-beam headlights
  • Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start
  • 20-inch wheel and tire options
  • Folding power side mirrors
  • Sirius XM Radio® 2.0
  • Four 2.5 amp USB charging ports
  • HD Traffic information

In addition to these features, advanced models can also be equipped with optional features such as:

  • Olive Ash Burl or Black Limba wood interior trim
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Surround-View camera system
  • Second row captain’s chairs
  • An Ultra-Widescreen Rear Entertainment System

With so many unique features, the Acura MDX takes its legendary reputation to even greater heights. Drivers will be impressed with the myriad of updates. Already the best-selling SUV, the Acura MDX expects to see strong sales as the model is released this summer.

Those who are interested in learning more about the 2017 Acura MDX can speak with a friendly sales representative at Acura Santa Barbara.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net
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AcuraWatch™ Now Included Standard on Every 2017 Acura MDX

2016-04-22T11:08:36+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Acura|

Acura boost the safety features of the MDX by making the innovative AcuraWatch™ technology standard on all MDX models for 2017.

Acura is proud to offer a line-up of vehicles that are consistently rated well for safety and performance standards by third-party experts such as the International Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). To continue their legacy of top-performance safety features, Acura has decided to offer one of its newest safety features, AcuraWatch™, standard on all 2017 MDX models. This means drivers have the luxury of the latest safety technology no matter what model they select. This gives drivers an added sense of confidence on the road and is expected to boost sales again in the coming year.

Safety Comes Standard

Acura prides itself on offering class-leading technology in all of its vehicles and the MDX is no exception. Now standard with the AcuraWatch™ program, it offers driver assist technologies including:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist,
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Low Speed Follow (LSF)
  • Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)

The innovative programs are possible due to millimeter wave radar and monocular camera sensing technology that are incorporated into the vehicle to sense the location of the car within lane markings and the proximity of other vehicles on the road. When a dangerous situation is detected, the technology helps apply the brakes or warn the driver to mitigate the severity of a collision or accident. Furthermore, the latest version of Adaptive Cruise Control is combined with Low Speed Follow to allow the vehicle to maintain a preset speed and designated interval distance during highway driving conditions.

A History of Strong Approval

Because of these features and its exceptional performance and functionality, the MDX continues to be one of the most popular Acura models. In fact, it is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time and is the leading model for Acura sales. In 2016 it was named as the “Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money” by U.S. News and World Report.   The 2017 MDX was designed and produced in the United States and will be available at Acura Santa Barbara in 2016.

Drivers who are interested in learning more about the 2017 Acura MDX are encouraged to speak with a sales representative at Acura Santa Barbara who can offer details about the vehicle and share current pricing incentives or inventory specials.

About Acura Santa Barbara

Acura Santa Barbara, serving the Santa Barbara area, is the premier retailer of new and used Acura vehicles. With a dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians, at Acura Santa Barbara we aim to make each customer’s auto shopping experience fun, easy, and financially advantageous. Check out the 2016 TLX, MDX, the popular RDX, or any of the other reliable, affordable models in the Acura line up. Acura Santa Barbara is located at 401 South Hope Ave in Santa Barbara, right off the 101 and Hope Ave exit.

Acura Santa Barbara

401 S Hope Ave Ste D
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
United States (US)
Phone: 805-563-4266
Email: sales@sbautogroup.net