2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Is the Way to Go…Everywhere

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.

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Is the Way to Go...Everywhere

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid/Images courtesy Acura

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.

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Is the Way to Go...Everywhere

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.

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Is the Way to Go...Everywhere

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David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.