Thursday, April 8, 2010
Acura's big SUV gets freshened styling, including a version of the chrome cheese-slicer grille found on other Acura models. A six-speed automatic transmission replaces last year's five-speed, and the 3.7 liter engine has been refined for better power deliver and a slightly higher torque output. The engine and transmission changes yield a 1 MPG improvement in EPA city and highway figures, which are now up to 16 MPG and 21 MPG respectively. The steering and suspension systems have been refined for sharper handling and a quiet ride, and a new Advance package bundles adaptive shock absorbers and 19" wheels and tires. Inside, the MDX gets new gauges, a modified control layout, upgraded trim, optional ventilated seats, and an improved stereo and navigation system.