Get up-to-date and accurate information about the 2014 Acura MDX. This 6-speed sports utility vehicle offers a powerful VTEC V6 engine and luxurious interiors. Fuel economy is a big improvement over last year’s model.
The all-new 2014 Acura MDX is a strong competitor among midsize luxury crossovers. While the previous MDX models can already shake up the market with its powerful performance and fine interiors, the 2014 release offers even more to behold for the modern driver.
It is smaller, lighter and more fuel efficient. Yet the reduction in size and horsepower has little effect on its ability to get you places faster and still in comfort and style.
One of the highlights of the 2014 redesign is the improved center stack. The much-critiqued version last year had over 40 buttons which led to a lot of confusion for users. This year, it gets a big upgrade with a simpler 7-inch touch screen, which still addresses all of its predecessor’s functions, but with a cleaner and more modern look for the dash.
Acura also took big steps to reduced engine noise and reinforced front and side windows with acoustic glass, making the drive more tranquil.
Taking the best of what the model is already known for and combining it with all the big improvements for this year’s release, , the 2014 Acura MDX continues to be one of the more enjoyable crossovers to drive.
The 2014 Acura MDX is 40 mm longer that last year’s model while the wheel base is up by 70mm. It is also 38mm lower than the previous MDX and 32mm narrower. The changes in dimensions make a lighter vehicle to drive with a weight reduction of 131kg over the 2013 release.
Ground clearance has also been reduced by 22mm, making it easier to get on and off the vehicle.
Other plus points for this vehicle’s handsome profile are the 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, heated mirrors and power liftgate. Automatic LED headlamps have replaced last year’s Xenon HID units.
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|Fuel Type||Premium Unleaded|
|Number of Doors||5|
|Drive Train||4X4 Wheel Drive|
|Power and Performance:||While the third generation MDX now has a 3.5-liter V6 engine under the hood, it offers 10 horsepower less than its predecessor. The drive is still a breeze with the SUV’s capable handling and good ride dynamics. The transmission is a 6-speed shiftable automatic. It is able to churn out 290 horsepower at 6200 rpm and a torque of 267 ft-lbs at 4500 rpm.
Fuel economy has improved dramatically over last year’s model with ratings of 11.2 liters/100 km for city driving and 7.7 liters/100km on the highway.|
|Interiors and Special Features:||Well-crafted interiors featuring simulated wood, alloy and leather trim give the 2014 Acura MDX that touch of class you wouldn’t expect from such a sporty vehicle. Its well-appointed interior is driver focused, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel and classic gauges.
The Acura MDX comfortably seats 7 with a third row seat, but sacrifices cargo space that others in its class offer. With all seats in place, maximum cargo capacity is 15.8 cubic feet – relatively smaller than its competition. But with the second and third rows folded up, it can offer generous cargo space at 90.9 cubic feet.
Rear legroom is reasonable with the second row seat offering an adjustment range of 5.9 inches. Accessibility of the third row is a plus given the second row slides forward with a touch of a button. It has heated 8-way power front seats with power lumbar support for the driver.
Passengers can sit back and enjoy the entertainment with the 8-speaker sound system with 432 watt output, auxiliary audio and iPod integration, CD player, satellite radio, DVD player and Bluetooth capability.
Meanwhile, the driver can enjoy the trip with the 2014 Acura MDX’s easy-to-use navigation system with a 7-inch touchscreen interface and an 8-inch navigation screen. Other wow factors for this cross over’s interior features include the three-zone climate control, multiview rear camera with auto dim, keyless ignition, privacy glass and remote operated sunroof.|
|Safety features:||Dual front side-mounted airbags, driver’s knee airbag, front head restraints, 4-wheel ABS, traction control, stability system, anti-theft alarm system and tire pressure monitoring system all come standard in the 2014 Acura MDX.
Overall, you shouldn’t let the reduction in power and size fool you. The more aerodynamic model trades in the size for speed and fuel efficiency. The 2014 Acura MDX is a great SUV for the modern driver.|
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|Remote audio controls: steering wheel mounted|
|8 speakers subwoofer|
|Audio system with AM/FM radio, satellite radio, CD player (reads MP3 format), touch screen and colour screen|
|Audio Connectivity: includes input AUX jack front and USB|
|Trailer towing preparation|
|Chrome/bright trim around side windows and on bumpers|
|Underbody protection for fuel tank and for engine|
|Front and rear mud flaps|
|Brake assist with preview|
|4 disc brakes (2 ventilated)|
|Brake assist system|
|Electronic hand brake|
|Electronic brake distribution|
|Painted front and rear bumpers|
|Load restraint: hooks|
|Charges: Air Conditioning Tax $ 100.00|
|Delivery/freight charge: $ 1,945.00|
|Remote control trunk/hatch release|
|Garage door opener|
|Keyless Access System smart key: ; includes keyless entry, keyless start and memory seat|
|Memorized adjustment: includes door mirror position and steering wheel position|
|Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror|
|Coming home device|
|Cargo area light|
|Voice activating system; includes phone|
|Bluetooth ; includes phone connection and includes music streaming|
|Automatic door closing: hatch/trunk|
|Front and rear reading lights|
|Vehicle start button|
|Rear camera parking distance sensors|
|4 passenger assist handles|
|2 12V in front, 1 12V in cargo area|
|Parking assistance: guidance display for rear parking|
|External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4,917, overall width (mm): 1,962, overall height (mm): 1,716, ground clearance (mm): 185, wheelbase (mm): 2,820, front track (mm): 1,684, rear track (mm): 1,684 and curb to curb turning circle (mm): 11,190|
|Cargo capacity(in litres): rear seat down: 2,575, all seats in place: 447 and third row seats removed: 1,277|
|Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 995, rear headroom (mm): 973, front hip room (mm): 1,461, rear hip room (mm): 1,468, front leg room (mm): 1,051, rear leg room (mm): 929, front shoulder room (mm): 1,551, rear shoulder room (mm): 1,502, 904, 1,031, 716 and 1,390|
|Chrome exterior door handles|
|Doors: driver, rear driver, passenger and rear passenger : front hinged|
|Rear door: lifting gate|
|Emissions data: CO2: 4,618 kg/yr|
|Cylinder shutdown: # of cylinders: 3|
|Engine: 3.5L V 6 OHC i-VTEC with VVT|
|Power: 290 hp @ 6,200 rpm; 267 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm|
|Fuel consumption(L/100km) : city= 11.2 ; highway= 7.7 ; combined= 9.6 ;|
|Fuel system: gasoline direct injection|
|Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)|
|Fuel tank: 74 litre capacity|
|Service interval indicator|
|Multi-function display screen 8.0, touch screen and 2|
|Main dashboard display|
|Low tire pressure monitor displays pressure|
|Trip computer: includes avg speed, avg fuel econ, current fuel econ and fuel range|
|Carpet floor mats|
|Electronic noise reduction|
|Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment, carpet in load area and none|
|Luxury trim: leather on shifter, wood/woodgrain on center floor console, wood/woodgrain on doors, wood/woodgrain on dashboard and none|
|Daytime running lights|
|Headlights: LED with complex surface lens|
|LED brake lights, low beam, side indicator lights, rear lights and high beam|
|Headlight control with dusk sensor|
|Card key power locks ; includes power windows and automatic locking|
|Remote glass sunroof ; includes tilting function, sliding function, sunshade and one-touch opening|
|Front side airbags|
|Driver knee airbags|
|All three rows protected by curtain airbags|
|Crash test results IIHS, G, Good, Good, Good and Good, crash test results NHTSA, 5, 4, 5.00 and 5|
|Height adjustable front seat belts with pre-tensioners for driver and passenger|
|Intelligent driver and passenger front airbag|
|Rear seat belts for driver, rear seat belts for passenger, 3-point rear seat belts for center|
|Third row seat belts for driver and passenger|
|2 active height adjustable head restraints for front seats, 3 height adjustable head restraints for rear seats, 2 height adjustable head restraints for 3rd row seats|
|Trailer stability program|
|Rear seats: split-folding split bench with seating for three ; details: manual recline and manual fore/aft|
|Third row seats: split-folding split bench with seating for two fold flat to floor|
|Rear seat center armrest|
|Front seat center armrest|
|Seat upholstery: leather|
|Front driver seat : heated, bucket with 6 power adjustments ; details: memorized height, power lumbar and memorized tilt, front passenger seat : heated, bucket with 4 power adjustments ; details: power height and power tilt|
|Seating: 7 passengers|
|Intermediate service 8,000, variable distance/period and 4,971|
|Main service variable distance/period|
|Vehicle speed proportional power steering type|
|Heated leather multi-function steering wheel ; includes power adjustment, height adjustment, telescopic adjustment and easy entry|
|Cupholders in front row, rear seats and 3rd row seats|
|Dashboard console with covered storage, full floor console with covered storage, partial overhead console|
|Storage box trunk and fixed|
|Independent front strut suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs, independent rear multi-link suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs|
|Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) full and part-time 4WD drive with automatic selection|
|Electronic traction control (via ABS & engine management)|
|4.250:1 axle ratio|
|Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) stability control|
|Transmission: Sequential SportShift 6-speed automatic w/manual mode ; incl. paddle shifters|
|Center mechanical limited slip differential|
|Air conditioning with automatic control, three-zone|
|Ventilation system with cabin filter|
|Passenger seat and rear seats secondary ventilation controls|
|Powertrain type : combustion|
|Rear side windows: wind-up on driver side and passenger side|
|Privacy glass on rear and rear side|
|Front power windows with 2 express, rear power windows|
|Windshield wipers with automatic intermittent wipe|
|Auto-dimming rear view mirror|
|High pressure headlight cleaners|
|Driver and passenger door mirror: heated, body colour, power adjustable with automatic tilting for reverse and indicator lights|
|Laminated side windows|
|Driver and passenger fixed 3rd row windows|
|Rear window with defroster and intermittent wiper|
|Warranty powertrain - Total: 60 months/ 100,000 km|
|Paint warranty: 48 months/ 80,000 km|
|Warranty whole vehicle - Total: 48 months/ 80,000 km|
|Roadside assistance warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Anti-corrosion warranty: 60 months/ Unlimited km|
|Weights: gross vehicle weight (kg): 2,575, published curb weight (kg): 1,938, gross trailer weight braked (kg): 1,588, gross trailer weight unbraked (kg): 454, payload allowance (kg): 637, Manufacturer’s own and 2,268|
|Front and rear alloy wheels: 18"x 8.0"|
|Front and rear all-season tires 245/60/H|
|Spare wheel: spacesaver with steel rim|