A while back, I recommended the new Acura MDX to those of you shopping for a new premium utility vehicle. Now less than a year later, I am back to recommend its greener sibling, the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid complete with four motors and electronic all-wheel drive.
Thanks to diligent work of the engineering and design teams, the hybrid variant of the newest three-row sport (crossover) ute from Acura does not have to give up its passenger count. And all things considered, I give the driving enjoyment nod to the Sport Hybrid version. It is quiet, smooth, powerful off the line, and handles delightfully.
The MDX Sport Hybrid variant begins as all MDX models do and features all of the amenities and technologies as the gasoline-only models. From there, Acura takes MDX to the next level. This is the technological flagship of the Acura fleet.
Before we delve into what separates the MDX models, let’s take a brief review of the similarities. These include leather interior with heated and ventilated front sport seats, push-button ignition, push-button shifter, dual color touchscreen infotainment displays, power liftgate, power moonroof, 20-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, jewel-eye LED headlamps, satellite radio, and Bluetooth connectivity.