2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD Review

Honda has offered its first hybrid model on the US market more than 20 years ago. It was Honda Insight. More than two decades after that, this Japanese automaker does not give up on this strategy. Today, either through Honda or Acura brands, such vehicles are taken on the American continent. As proof of this is the 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid model. Equally as successful and powerful as the Acura NSX, which uses the same hybrid system.

The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SUV is an exceptional combination of a family vehicle and a powerful SUV. At the same time, the new MDX is one of the most efficient vehicles in the segment. However, thanks to the hybrid system, the MDX SH-AWD is a 45 percent higher EPA city fuel economy rating compared to conventional-powered MDX SH-AWD. The EPA rating, this model, looks like this 26 city/27 hwy/27 combined mpg. Really imposing.

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Specs

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is the most powerful Acura SUV ever built. As a hybrid family crossover, this vehicle tends to express a dull and boring character. This model is available with the Technology Package and Advance Package.

Below the hood is a 3.0-liter engine with a three-engine hybrid system. Thanks to him, the MDX Sport Hybrid develops 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. With the SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) and Motor-Integrated 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission, this model is ready to take you on a long family journey. A journey to be enjoyed, with extremely low fuel consumption.

The aforementioned Three-Engine SH-AWD system consists of a front-mounted engine and dual rear motors. The front engine delivers 47 horsepower at 3,000 rpm and 109 lb-ft of torque at 500-2,000 rpm. Each of the rear engines develops 36 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 54 lb-ft of torque at 0-2,000 rpm. To add another li-ion battery pack, and the hybrid system is complete. So, 3.0-liter petrol engine, front-wheel drive, dual rear motors, 7-speed DCT, Li-ion battery and AWD. Congratulations.

2018 Acura MDX Hybrid interior

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Price

We mentioned that this model is only available with the Technology Package and Advance Package. In the first case, the price for this SUV is around $ 52,000. The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid, in the version with the Advance package, costs $ 58,000. In relation to what is received for invested money, there is no doubt that this is a phenomenal choice for every family.

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