America's Best-Selling 3-Row Luxury SUV Gets Even Better for 2017

Combining ultra-refined driving dynamics, a strong reputation for reliability and high value relative to its pricier European competitors, the 3-row Acura MDX was named our very first Kelley Blue Book Luxury SUV Best Buy when the latest iteration debuted for the 2015 model year and returned as a strong Best Buy contender in 2016. Following last year's changes, including a new optional transmission and revised Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, the MDX gets even better for 2017. This year it receives a total grille makeover and other styling changes, plus a bevy of new tech and convenience features. The lineup also grows with the addition of a new hybrid version, which offers 35 more horsepower and better city fuel economy (expected to be 25 mpg versus 18) than the non-hybrid MDX.

Driving It

"For 2017, the Acura MDX retains its strong V6, which provides plenty of power to complement this luxury SUV's agile-yet-comfortable manners. But in our experience, the new 9-speed transmission takes the MDX a step back in refinement, especially when outfitted with the idle stop/start system that cuts engine power at stoplights and in stop-and-go traffic." Get more driving insight in our 2017 Acura MDX full review.

Super Handling All-Wheel Drive

The Acura MDX is one of the most fun-to-drive 3-row vehicles in existence, thanks in part to the available, recently updated Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system that improves cornering ability by sending more power to the rear outside wheel.

Starts Around $45,000

The MDX starts shy of $45,000 and tops out over $59,000 when fully loaded. But those are sticker prices, and you should expect to pay a little less. Build and price your own 2017 Acura MDX to unlock this week's Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Midsize Luxury SUVs

The MDX is a favorite, but there are several great choices in this segment, all of which are appealing for different reasons. Visit our Midsize Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on all your options.

 


 

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