Most three-row crossover SUVs have one thing in common: poor handling. They’re big, ungainly beasts that lumber along the road like a bus headed to the football game. Then there’s the 2018 Acura MDX, a vehicle that should be in a class by itself. Unlike it’s brethren, the MDX grabs corners and dominates straightaways. It doesn’t stop with handling, as there is plenty to love about the MDX.
Acura understands luxury automobiles, and they put everything they know into the MDX. With two display screens, 7 inch upper and 8 inch lower, you have access to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay at your fingertips. Upgraded you gain the 12 speaker sound system and a 16.2 inch ultrawide panel with split screen capabilities. Acura’s navigation suite with HD Digital Traffic will guide you around delays, while navigating with optional 3D viewing.
It can’t always be fun and games, which is why the MDX includes safety features to help you feel secure. With AcuraWatch, adaptive cruise control and the Collision Mitigation Braking System keeps everyone on the road safe. Additionally, a surround view camera system and blind spot alert makes sure you know what’s coming from any direction.
The real draw of the MDX is its power and performance. A nine-speed transmission controls the 3.9 liter V6, producing 290 horsepower and over 260 lb-feet of torque. Couple that with Acura’s Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SW-AWD), which transfers power to the necessary wheels during turning, and you’ve got a three-row vehicle that can take aggressive corners and hit zero to sixty in under six seconds.
If you’re looking for an expansive SUV that can seat up to seven but drives like a sports car, let Acura of Barrie introduce you to the 2018 Acura MDX. It delivers the kind of performance that good things also come in big packages.