CARS.COM — Having just been redesigned for 2015, the Acura MDX isn’t resting on its laurels. A refreshed-for-2017 version bows this week in the city that never sleeps. The luxury SUV gets a new front end, inspired by the Acura Precision Concept that presaged the brand’s new design direction. A hybrid version also joins the MDX lineup this year.
The oversized Acura “A” emblem dominates the center of the pentagon grille, which is flanked by winglike jewel headlights. The fenders, fog lights, hood, dual exhaust pipes and rear bumper also get updates. Inside, seating capacity drops by one passenger to six as second-row captain’s chairs and a center console replace the outgoing model’s bench seat. The hybrid version, also bowing at the 2016 New York International Auto Show, is nearly identical on the surface, with only a small hybrid badge in front of the driver’s door to immediately distinguish it from its gas-only counterpart.
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