The all new 2014 Acura MDX SUV exterior, interior and driving video
The all new 2014 Acura MDX was recently presented at the New York Auto Show and I have to say this looks more of an upgrade over the previous generation MDX rather than a completely new model.
Yes the vehicle now has different dimensions, different equipment and different engine but it all seems like a better version of what was one of the not very popular luxury SUVs on the market.
The previous generation MDX is a very good SUV but only few customers enjoyed it on the North American market where this vehicle is mostly sold. In my mind one of the reasons for the MDX not to be a real success for Acura is what I call size to price ratio which for the average American customer means basically means when you pay more you get more. And that really wasn’t the case with the old Acura MDX. That is probably why Honda designers made the new model longer, lighter and even more luxurious so that the high price tag can stay but customers will get more for their money. What I mean by mire is more rear space, more gadgets, increased fuel economy… and more.
There is plenty in the interior that is taken from the 2014 Acura RLX luxury sedan which isn’t a bad thing at all. The new 3.5L direct-injection V6 engine which replaces the old 3.7L is also something that you can find in both vehicles. As you will see on the videos the 2014 Acura MDX has kept the distinctive looks of the previous generation but with some high-tech improvements like LED lights and some interesting design elements (and YES no more fog lights in the front bumper). And though I am not sure if the new generation MDX will make better sales I am sure for one thing, the 2013 Acura MDX is definitely a better vehicle and the competition in the luxury SUV segment will have to look out for this one.
2014 Acura MDX presented at the 2013 New York International Auto Show – video
You can also take a look at our Acura ILX review which also quite interesting.