The 2014 Acura MDX is a medium-sized luxury crossover SUV to accommodate up to 7 people in 3 rows of seats. It competes against similar models like the Infiniti QX60, Lincoln MKT, Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Volvo XC90. The 2014 Acura MDX sold in a standard equipment level that can be upgraded with a super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system and a variety of option packages. The standard equipment includes eighteen-inches aluminum wheels, rear camera is connected Jewel Eye LED lights on the windshield wiper system, power heated mirrors, a sunroof, power liftgate and a multi-angle.
2014 Acura MDX Interior
Inside, the 2014 Acura MDX Leather seats, power heated front seats, triple-zone climate control, power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and Extended Slide second-row seats with a one-touch walk-in key third row access. Active Sound Control and Active Noise Cancellation technology are also included, along with dual-screen information and infotainment displays, LED interior lighting and space, universal garage door opener and a Smart Entry System with push button ignition. The 2014 Acura MDX standard infotainment system includes Bluetooth connectivity, a premium audio system, Pandora and Aha compatibility, and connect both a USB port and an auxiliary input.
2014 Acura MDX Features
Buyers looking to update the 2014 Acura MDX between the Technology Package and Advance package from which to choose, each offered with a uniquely configured entertainment package. The technology package is equipped with a navigation system, voice recognition system, upgraded audio system with the song voice HDD track-demand, HD Radio, Satellite Radio, real-time traffic information to the next generation Acura Link service as well as a GPS linked air conditioning, vehicle direction and sun angle can be detected, in order to optimize comfort. In addition, this option package includes rain-sensing wipers, a blind-spot information system, lane departure warning, forward collision warning system, and a set of 19-inch aluminum wheels.
An entertainment package is optional if the buyer chose the technology package. It adds a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-inch screen, wireless headphones, remote control, 115-volt outlet and a rear center-mounted ceiling speakers. Heated seats are also in this package, contain plus manual sunshades for the rear door windows. The 2014 Acura MDX Advance Package includes the contents of the technology and entertainment packages as well as soft premium perforated leather for the seats, ventilated front seats, auto-dimming exterior mirrors and remote start the engine. The entertainment system gains an additional ceiling speakers and a wide-screen display with high resolution with HDMI input jacks and the Advance package includes also assist front and rear parking sensors, an adaptive cruise control system with low-speed impact ability, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision Mitigation Braking System and e-bias belts.
2014 Acura MDX Engine
The 2014 Acura MDX is connected to a new 3.5-liter V-6 engine equipped what Acura calls earth dreams technology that has been developed to improve the fuel consumption. The 2014 Acura MDX, 290-horsepower engine is not quite as powerful as the bigger V-6 from the previous MDX, but thanks to cylinder deactivation, which turns half the cylinders of the engine under certain driving conditions – and a significant loss of curb weight – the new MDX is claimed to be both fuel efficient and faster than before.
A 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters is standard on all Acura MDXs deliver power to the front wheels of the SUV. It includes a Sport mode Grade Logic Control and Shift Hold Control. Agile handling Assist technology is also standard, as well as an integrated system with Dynamics Sport, Normal and Comfort settings. Acura SH-AWD system is optional for the year 2014.
According to the EPA, 2014 Acura MDX with FWD is rated at 20 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in combined driving now. Vehicles are equipped with the optional SH-AWD system an estimated 18 mpg in the city to return 27 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in combined driving.
2014 Acura MDX Safety
The 2014 Acura MDX safety feature include the 7 standard airbags, wiper-linked automatic headlights and a multi-angle rearview camera, the MDX standard safety equipment list is a conventional one. Acura has, however, the second generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure design used for the 2014 Acura MDX.
With the technology package and the 2014 Acura MDX is equipped with optional rain-sensing windshield wipers, and blind-spot information, lane departure warning and forward collision warning systems. The 2014 Acura MDX optional pre-package updates the SUV with electronically bias belts, front and rear park assist sensors, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Collision Mitigation Braking System.