The redesigned 2014 Acura MDX that goes on sale in July will carry a price tag of $42,290 (plus $895 for destination). Comparing it with the outgoing model which was offered only with AWD, the 2014 Acura MDX is actually $990 cheaper. Still, the 2014 MDX is offered in both front- and all-wheel drive (using the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive).
The base price is for the standard, two-wheel-drive model. As expected, four trim levels are offered and all of them use the direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering 290 hp and 267 pound-feet of torque, bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2014 Acura MDX comes as standard with push-button start, the new Jewel Eye LED headlights, AcuraLink system and an eight-inch multi-function display screen as well as blind spot monitoring and a premium audio system.
For those who want even more, the 2014 MDX with the Technology package costs $46,565 and for these money you will get 19-inch wheels (18-inch wheels are offered as standard), front collision warning, lane departure warning, wipers with rain sensors and a color TFT display.
MDX with Entertainment package costs $48,565 and ads rear seat entertainment. The most expensive model is the MDX Advance and comes with unique wheels, remote engine start, a 12-speaker ELS premium audio and cruise control. The Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive cots $2,000.
Acura knows that its customers have more than high expectations when it comes to features like entertainment and cutting-edge connectivity. With this premise, the brand made sure that for the 2014 MDX, connectivity would definitely be enhanced. To make this a reality, Acura fitted in the next-generation of its AcuraLink system. Using this system, customers will get the chance to access thousands of media channels using Aha mobile.
All of these will then be delivered using an internet-linked smartphone and a data plan. Acura is also making available to customers a wide range of assistive features and even those aimed at convenience. Such features include surface-street traffic information, stolen-vehicle tracking, remote unlocking, and collision notification. All of these are delivered utilizing the built-in cellular technology, though a subscription fee may be needed.
While the Technology and Entertainment package will still be offered, it will now include the DVD Rear Entertainment System. This will have a full VGA 9-inchscreen mounted on the ceiling. For those who want to enhance this experience further, they can avail of the MDX with Advance Package. This will still have the Rear Entertainment System but this time, it will come with the full WVGA 16.2-inch ultra-wide screen.
By far, this is the largest screen, as well as the one having the highest resolution, to be fitted in an Acura model. In addition to the screen, the system will also have the High Definition Multimedia Interface port, or HDMI port, which will enable high definition players to be connected. It is even compatible with a number of gaming consoles and with the standard audio inputs and composite video inputs.
Available as well is the 115-volt power outlet for devices that can go as high as 150 watts. The MDX package however is just not about the screen but also has music entertainment features, an offer any audiophile is sure to love. A total of 4 audio systems will be available with the basic one having the 432-watt 8-speaker Acura Sound System. This is higher compared to the previous version of 253 watts.
The top choice is the Advance Package that will have 12-Speaker Acura/ELS Studio Audio System. Under this system, customers will get, among others, a 546-watt amplifier, speakers mounted on the ceiling, and the 5 1-channel surround sound.