2011 Acura MDX Review
Banking on the earlier generation of MDX’s success, Acura – The Japanese brand is unveiling the innovative second generation of 2011 Acura MDX with better experience in all the aspects of this luxurious SUV. The vehicle is designed as a generously spacious crossover SUV with seven passenger accommodation and huge cargo floor.
The manner in which the front facia of Acura’s 2011 MDX is designed gives a bold look to the SUV. 2011 Acura MDX possesses Acura styled grille front which makes it special whereas, the rear possesses sparkling stainless steel exhaust. The LED taillight gets the streamlined design. MDX comes with standard muscular aluminium wheels having the diameter of 18 inch and 5 spoke. Also gives the second option of aluminium wheels measuring 19 inch of diameter and 7 spoke.
Acura 2011 MDX comes with a range of forefront mechanism using 3.7 liter and V6 engine which generates V8 grade power. It has maintained the fuel economy and size of 6 cylinder motor. 3.7 liter engine generates 300 horsepower and the torque of 270 lb.ft and has towing capacity of 5000 pound. 3.7 liter and V6 engine comes equipped with a dual stage intake of fuel which is controlled by computer. This technology further enhances the fuel efficiency. The components of engine are built using strong aluminium cast. The engine comes paired with 6 speed gearbox with automatic transmission mechanism. 6th gear emits the perfect ratio of increased acceleration, smooth move and fuel efficiency. 2011 MDX works on Acura’s innovative Super Handling All Wheel Drive system (SH-AWD). With the help of this system, the desired degree of power is spread between front axle and rear axle as well as the left and right wheels. The torque is automatically adjusted thereby distributing it towards front or rear depending on the position of vehicle on hills. This mechanism is facilitated due to SH-AWD system which leads to increased performance as well as the stability of vehicle on all kinds of roads and any weather condition.
Most concerned fuel economy is enhanced as MDX 2011 comes equipped with all wheel drive mechanism and computer controlled fuel intake system. With the help of these technologies the mileage of MDX 2011 is enhanced by 1 mpg compared to its predecessor MDX 2009 model. It gives the satisfactory mileage of 16 mpg on city roads and 21 mpg on highways.
MDX 2011 is furnished with 3 rows of seating arrangement. The driver seat is powered with 10 way adjustment along with 8 way adjustment for front passenger seat. The 2nd and 3rd rows are foldable to further increase the cargo floor. The cargo floor can be increased upto 83.5 cubic feet. The dashboard comes equipped with the array of premium quality features comprising Bluetooth connectivity, class grade voice recognition navigation system with color display of 8 inch, surround music system offering DVD audio, CD changer, Am-FM radio and USB port. Additionally, MDX 2011 comes with sport styled broad steering wheel.
It comes with the standard safety feature such as front and curtain airbags, seatbelts, integrated system to sense upcoming rollover, traction control system and anti lock disc brakes.
Though the price structure is still undisclosed entity; 2011 Acura MDX stands to be a complete luxury package.