The new 2023 Acura MDX three-row luxury SUV is expected to hit markets next summer. However, unlike the previous generation that comes with a completely new look, the 2023 MDX is just another carryover. If you didn’t know, the MDX model has been around since 2001, and this luxurious 3-row SUV is one of the most selling Acura’s model. Acura sold more than 50,000 units last year from the latest statistics, which is for every compliment.
By the way, the new model is in the works, and it will get a new platform, which should be much stronger. Unfortunately, it will still use the same powertrains as its predecessors.
2023 Acura MDX Facelift
The fourth-generation 2023 Acura MDX will look more aggressive than before. As we mentioned, last year model was completely revamped, featuring more sporty styling. So, the upcoming crossover will follow that, and it will probably remain intact, with slight upgrades. However, unlike the outgoing generation, the new model should be nearly two inches large, with a 2.8-inch longer wheelbase.
According to Acura, the body design of the MDX was inspired by the wind-shaped rocks of Arizona’s Antelope Canyon. Noteworthy, the exterior is aggressive, and it includes Acura’s Diamond Pentagon grille, 4-element LED headlights, and a sculpted front fascia with 3-element LED fog lamps. Unlike anything Acura has built before, the MDX is the first SUV that will get a high-performance Type S variant. This model should look more sporty thanks to many upgrades. It comes with a double-wishbone front suspension, 21-in wheels, and front Brembo brakes deliver handling with exhilarating precision.
Cabin Upgrades and Techs
On the inside, the newest 2023 Acura MDX will be more premium and sporty. This SUV was revamped last year, and we don’t expect some significant changes on the inside. So, the 2023MY will come with mild upgrades. The new MDX crossover will introduce more standard features for sure and some of the latest high-tech updates. First of all, comfort is superb, and the MDX offers a third-row of seats, with enough legroom behind.
On the tech side, this model will introduce some novelties and plenty of driver-assistance technologies. The MDX comes with a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot, and wireless smartphone charging pad as standard.
2023 Acura MDX Under the Hood
The latest 2023 Acura MDX will be powered with the same engine as before. This model uses a 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing 290-horsepower. Compared to the current powertrain, the only difference is that the new one will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission vs nine speed. Front-wheel drive is still the standard configuration, while all-wheel drive comes as an option.
Besides the regular model, the manufacturer also offers the Type S variant. This high-performance model has a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine that delivers 355 horsepower using an all-wheel drive as standard. However, one of the most significant issues is its fuel economy rating. The current MDX delivers 19 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway. Many believe the new SUV will come with some changes, giving a much better figures.
Release Date, Price
The 2023 Acura MDX will hit the dealerships next summer. At the same time, we can also expect Acura to introduce the performance Type S variant as well.
Reportedly, the basics model will start at $48,000, which is a $1000 jump over the current one. On the other hand, the range-topping Type S variant that offers a much more attractive look and plenty of features will cost around $65,000.