The Acura MDX, or Honda MDX as known in Japan and Australia is a mid-size three-row luxury crossover, made by japan automaker Honda under its Acura luxury nameplate since 2000. The alphanumeric moniker means "Multi-Dimensional luxury". Regarding to Honda, the MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury crossover ever, with cumulative U.S. sales likely to surpass 700,000 items prior to the end of 2014. They have ranked as the second-best selling luxury crossover following the Lexus RX, that provides only two rows of seats.
The MDX was the first crossover SUV to own third-row seats and stocks a system with the Honda Pilot. The Pilot seats eight, as the 2017 MDX
seats seven, with two seating positions in the 3rd row. The MDX was launched as a 2001 model, updating the slow-selling U.S.-only body-on-frame SLX, predicated on the Isuzu Trooper. In Japan, it filled up a distance when the Honda Horizon (also predicated on the Trooper) was discontinued in 1999. In 2003, the Honda MDX continued deal in Australia and Japan. The MDX has been the priciest crossover in Acura's lineup, aside from the 2009-13 model years when Acura added a crossover to slot above the MDX, called the ZDX.
Matching to Acura, the surface is more aerodynamic lowering pull by 16% with the new model lapping N?rburgring 8 a few moments faster than its forerunner. The headlights are Acura's Jewel Vision LED Headlights (first released on the RLX). Each headlamp uses five individual LED resources with three used for low-beam light and two for high-beam lamps. LED bumper installed fog lamps can be found as a supplier installed option.
Composition rigidity is improved upon and weight reduced through increased use of high-strength metal. Overall, 64% of the full total vehicle body mass is high durability steel (HSS), magnesium and aluminum. HSS accocunts for 59% of vehicle body mass; 1,500 Mpa produce strength steel accocunts for 7%. An individual ring-like hot
stamped HSS aspect reinforces the A-pillar, roof top rail, B-pillar, and lower floor rail encircling leading doors for increased crash security. Acura expresses that after doing a simulated IIHS 25% small offset frontal crash test leading doors will open up with normal make.
In conditions of safe practices, the MDX offers a typical driver's leg airbag, optional Street Keeping Assist System, and Collision Mitigation Braking System. The Adaptive Luxury cruise Control now includes stop and go features. On 19 August, 2013, the 2014 MDX was at an evaluation test by Edmunds with the 2013 Lexus RX and 2014 Infiniti QX60. The MDX overcome out its competition with the RX in 3rd and QX60 in 2nd. Edmunds said "The 2014 Acura MDX just had way too many 'bests' to be denied: the best handling, the best front seats, the quickest acceleration, the most significant max cargo capacity and the prospect of the best fuel economy. And without question, it is the driver's SUV of the trio."
For the 2017 Acura
model season, the refreshed MDX includes a gemstone pentagon entry grille which debuted on the Acura Accuracy Principle, redesigned LED headlamps with computerized on/off high beams, LED DRL light tube and LED amber light tube turn alerts. All MDX models should come standard with AcuraWatch which include forward collision alert (with automated crisis braking), street departure caution (with street keep assist), and Adaptive Cruise trip Control.
Within 2014 Acura MDX introduction in america, a marketing campaign called 'The Extremely New MDX - Designed for Mankind' was produced. The advertising campaign highlights the entire technical change of the MDX and focuses on the thought of "Designed for Mankind," an idea designed to identify the unique executive and design beliefs in the centre of most Acura vehicles - the synergy between man and machine. The marketing campaign originated by Mullen (Boston and LA) and with MediaVest. Also, some 8 comedic advertisements were created by comedian Jerry director and Seinfeld Barry Sonnenfeld. Furthermore, Acura became a special sponsor of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.