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Acura MDX

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Acura MDX

Mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Acura since the 2000 add

Category: Business (14)

Launched in 1999.

Countries: (34%), United States (17%), Australia (15%)

Main connections: Acura, Honda, SH-AWD

Linked to: Acura, Honda, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, BWI Group

 

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1999

In Japan, it filled a gap when the Honda Horizon was discontinued in 1999 add something


2000

The "' & Acura MDX"', or "'Honda MDX"' as known in Japan and Australia , is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV produced by the Japanese automaker Acura since the 2000 add something


2001

It was introduced as a 2001 model, replacing the slow-selling U.S.-only body-on-frame SLX, based on the Isuzu Trooper add something

 

The 2001 and 2002 models use a 5 speed automatic transmission which suffered a significant numbers of transmission problems that were similar to the problems with the Acura CL and TL add something

 

The 2001-2006 MDXs sometimes offered better fuel economy than competing SUVs and crossovers of similar size, interior volume, and weight due to the front-wheel drive basis, at the expense of handling and road feel add something

 

Chevrolet Trooper - Sold only in the United States, the SLX was later replaced by the Honda Pilot-based Acura MDX in 2001

 

Isuzu Trooper - Sold only in the United States, the SLX was later replaced by the Honda Pilot-based Acura MDX in 2001


2002

The navigation system and DVD entertainment system options were mutually exclusive in the 2002 model add something

 

Honda Passport - & Honda's capability to develop their own sport utility vehicles such as the Honda CR-V and Acura MDX as well as General Motors' increasing influence over Isuzu would lead to the conclusion of the partnership in 2002 with the discontinuation of the Passport in favor of the Honda-engineered Pilot


2003

Both could be ordered at the same time since the 2003 model add something

 

In 2003, the Honda MDX went on sale in Japan and Australia add something

 

In the 2003 model, the engine was improved to produce 20 hp more power than the 2002 model and wheel designs were updated add something

 

The 2003 and later models received a number of structural and suspension modifications to help improve ride and handling add something

 

The 2003 model was rated as Ultra Low Emission Vehicle add something

 

The navigation option comes with a rear view video camera since the 2003 model add something


2004

Some chrome trimmings on the 2004 model use matte finish to distinguish from the polished shiny finish on earlier models add something

 

The 2004 model features dual tail pipes instead of the single pipe in earlier models, side curtain airbags, new head lights and tail lights, and new wheels add something

 

The 2004 model is credited for a top speed of 137mph, and a 0-60 time of 7,1 seconds add something

 

The 2004 model received an additional 5 hp add something

 

SH-AWD - In the North American market, Honda introduced the original SH-AWD system introduced in late 2004 with the second generation 2005 Acura RL. Two other SH-AWD variants were introduced in late 2006 in the all new 2007 Acura RDX and the new second generation 2007 Acura MDX Sport Utility Vehicles SUV


2005

Since 2005 the navigation system featured information from Zagat about restaurants and other points of interest add something

 

The "VTM-4" all-wheel drive system on the previous generation was replaced by the new SH-AWD "Super Handling All-Wheel Drive" previously debuted on the 2005 Acura RL. This AWD system is one of the most advanced in its class, featuring an active rear differential often found on high performance cars add something


2006

Little changed for the MDX during the 2006 model year with a few minor revisions to the vehicle's chrome and faux wood interior trim which could now be had with a dark grey wood , and a black dash and steering wheel in tan interiors add something

 

SH-AWD - The second generation Acura MDX, introduced in late 2006 as a 2007 model, uses a simpler implementation of SH-AWD than that found in the RL, the main difference is that unlike the RL 70 front 30 rear distribution, the MDX offers the opposite having a 30 front 70 rear distribution

 

On April 11, 2006, & Acura unveiled the 2007 Acura MD-X Concept during the New York International Auto Show, showing to the public an indication about the exterior styling of the upcoming completely redesigned MDX. The second-generation MDX was released on October 17, 2006 in the U.S. add something


2007

But along with the 2007 RDX, the new MDX was the first & Acura model to pass the Acura Quality Line, a special quality control and verification process separate from the other Honda vehicles add something

 

For the 2007 through 2009 model years, three option packages were available: Sport, Technology and Entertainment add something

 

Acura TL - The TL was Acura's best-selling model until it was outsold by the MDX in 2007


2008

For 2008 the MDX received a new auto-dimming rearview mirror add something


2009

For 2009, Acura added a crossover to slot above the MDX, called the ZDX, similar in appearance to the BMW X6 add something

 

The 2009 MDX had added more upgrades to the navigation system and there are two new colors added add something

 

Honda Ridgeline - Until 2009, the Ridgeline was built in Alliston, Ontario, Canada alongside the Acura MDX, & Honda Civic, Honda Civic Si, and Acura CSX


2010

As of the Summer 2010 edition, Consumer Reports shows a drastic increase in reliability in the "Transmission, Major" category, going from far below average reliability on 01-03 models to above and well above average ://i63 add something

 

The 2010 MDX got a facelift, adopting Acura's new "Power Plenum" grille that debuted on its 2009 model year sedans add something

 

The most important upgrades to the 2010 model are a new 6-speed SportShift automatic transmission add something

 

SH-AWD - The MDX is powered by a 3,7L 300 hp VTEC $V-6 (V6_engine) engine tranversely mounted in a version of the Honda Global Large Light Truck Platform, versions of which are used for the Honda Pilot, Honda Ridgeline, Honda Odyssey, and the 2010 Acura ZDX. As can be seen below, the vehicle dynamics of the Acura MDX require different operating parameters


2011

Land Rover Discovery - In a January 2011 comparison test by "Car and Driver", the Land Rover LR4 came in fourth place out of five cars behind the Audi Q7, BMW X5, and Acura MDX


2012

In the 2012 model year, 50,854 units of the MDX were sold, making it the nameplate's top seller, while the Acura TL at 33,572 units was second add something


2013

Production began on May 2, 2013; vehicle assembly shifted from Ontario, Canada to Lincoln, Alabama add something

 

On August 19, 2013, the 2014 MDX was in a comparison test by Edmunds with the 2013 Lexus RX and 2014 Infiniti QX60 add something


2014

As part of 2014 Acura MDX launch in the United States, a campaign called 'The Extremely New MDX - Made for Mankind' was produced add something

 

As part of 2014 Acura MDX launch in the United States, a series of 8 comedic commercials were created with comedian Jerry Seinfeld and director Barry Sonnenfeld add something

 

Edmunds said "The 2014 Acura MDX just had too many 'bests' to be denied: the best handling, the best front seats, the quickest acceleration, the largest max cargo capacity and the potential for the best fuel economy add something

 

Produced by Sonnenfeld and & Acura's ad agency Mullen, the campaign shows Acura's sense of humor, while touting the many luxury features of new models, including the 2014 MDX three-row luxury SUV and RLX performance sedan add something

 

The 2014 MDX Prototype was unveiled at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, the production version was revealed at the New York Auto Show add something


2017

For the 2017 model year the refreshed MDX features a diamond pentagon front grille which debuted on the Acura Precision Concept, redesigned LED headlamps with automatic on/off high beams, LED DRL light pipe and LED amber light pipe turn signals add something

 

A 3,0-liter V6, 7-speed dual-clutch hybrid was added to the lineup, the rear wheels are powered by twin electric motors and lithium-ion battery, and the hybrid is only available in all-wheel drive, while the regular variant of the 2017 Acura MDX began sales in Summer 2016, the hybrid will debut and begin sales in Spring 2017 add something

 

A 3,0-liter V6, 7-speed dual-clutch hybrid was added to the lineup, the rear wheels are powered by twin electric motors and lithium-ion battery, and the hybrid is only available in all-wheel drive, while the regular variant of the 2017 Acura MDX began sales in Summer 2016, the hybrid will debut and begin sales in Spring 2017 add something


2018

During the 2018 New York International Auto Show, along side the debut of the third generation RDX add something


2019

Acura announced for the 2019 model year the introduction of the A-Spec package add something