Highly Acclaimed and Award-winning Acura MDX Remains the Luxury SUV Standout for 2015

  • Acura's hot-selling flagship SUV continues to offer an exceptional blend of luxury, technology, performance and versatility

Acura's award-winning MDX luxury SUV goes on sale today, returning for the 2015 model year. All MDX models come standard with Acura's legendary Super Handling All-wheel Drive (SH-AWD), and is available in four luxuriously-appointed grades. The 2015 MDX starts with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $49,9901.

With 2014 accolades including AJAC's "Best New SUV over $60,000" and Auto123.com's "Best Luxury Mid-size Utility Vehicle, the completely reengineered 2014 MDX debuted to critical acclaim. Discerning luxury SUV customers echoed the critics' sentiments, purchasing Acura's seven-passenger luxury SUV in record numbers.

For 2015, the MDX returns with the same superior level of luxury comfort, quietness and technology features, combined with exhilarating dynamic performance, top-class fuel efficiency and advanced safety performance ratings. The luxurious and versatile cabin has roomy seating and a second-row seat with reclining seatbacks and an Extended Slide feature that offers over 150 mm of fore-and-aft travel. For ease of access to the third row, the MDX has wide and low step-in access and the One-Touch Walk-In feature that moves the second row seat out of the way at the push of a button. Superior cabin quietness and overall refinement is accomplished with the use of three-layer acoustic glass for the windshield and front side windows, thick rear door glass, triple side-sill door seals and Active Noise Control technology.

Boasting an abundance of standard luxury features, the 2015 MDX includes Smart Entry with Push Button Start, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, exterior and interior LED lighting, an 8-inch On-Demand Multi-Information Display touchscreen, Expanded View Driver's Mirror and a powerful 432-watt Acura sound system. Upping the luxury and technological quotient even further, the range-topping MDX with Elite Package includes a wide range of features including Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, remote engine start, an Ultra-Wide DVD Rear Entertainment System with HDMI connectivity, a Surround view camera system, and front and rear parking sensors.

The 2015 Acura MDX is powered by a 3.5-litre, 24-valve i-VTEC direct-injected V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower2 and 267 lb-ft of torque3, while also featuring Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) for enhanced fuel efficiency. The powerful and efficient engine is paired with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Sport Shift.  The MDX has an expected NRCan rating of 12.7 / 9.1 / 11.1 L/100km (city/highway/combined). CORRECTION: Fuel Economy ratings change from 12.7 / 8.5 / 10.84 L/100km to current ratings.

Equipped with Acura's next-generation Advance Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, and available with advanced safety and driver-assist features such as Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist and Collision Mitigation Braking System™, the 2015 MDX is expected to again earn top safety ratings from the U.S. federal government and the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including an expected TOP SAFETY PICK+ rating from the IIHS.

The MDX was designed and developed in the U.S. and is manufactured in Lincoln, Alabama5.

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1 MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, vehicle options and destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.

2 290 horsepower at 6200 rpm (SAE net).

3 267 lb-ft of torque at 4200 rpm (SAE net).

4 Anticipated 2015 NRCan mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

5 Using domestically and globally sourced parts

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