Excellent on-road manners; added power and better fuel economy; reasonable price; comfortable front seats; impeccable craftsmanship
Third-row seat isn't suitable for adults; dual touchscreen displays are not always intuitive to operate; styling still on the conservative side
The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is the first hybrid SUV from Acura, so it's kind a big deal. Along with its unique 3-motor hybrid drive system, the 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid gets revised styling, a more aggressive front end and more interior refinement. See the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid models for sale near you
We think the MDX Sport Hybrid with the Technology Package is more than sufficient for most buyers' needs. However, if the additional $6,000 it takes to move up to the Advance package is mere pocket change to you, the added features are befitting to what luxury buyers expect from a luxury crossover. Find an Acura MDX Sport Hybrid for sale
The MDX Sport Hybrid comes in two well-equipped trims: MDX Sport Hybrid w/Technology Package and MDX Sport Hybrid w/Advance Package.
The MDX Sport Hybrid w/Technology Package ($52,935) includes the 3-motor hybrid system, SH-AWD, AcuraWatch (collision-mitigation braking, lane-keeping assist, road-departure mitigation and adaptive cruise control), the Active Damper System, full LED lighting, an acoustic windshield and front side windows, a power moonroof, Smart Entry Keyless Access, 50/50 split third-row seating, second-row 60/40 split-bench seating with One-Touch Walk-In and Extended Slide, leather seating surfaces, a multiview rearview camera, push-button start/stop, tri-zone automatic climate control, hill-start assist, 10-way heated power front seats, adaptive cruise control, a power tilt-telescopic steering column, GPS-linked climate control, 20-in aluminum-alloy wheels, rain-sensing windshield wipers, power-folding side mirrors with LED puddle lights, remote engine start, the Acura Navigation System with an 8-in color display, a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and the Acura/ELS Studio Premium Audio System with 10 speakers.
The MDX Sport Hybrid w/Advance Package ($58,975) adds perforated leather with contrast stitching and piping, heated and ventilated front seats, second-row heated captain's chairs, a second-row center console, a heated steering wheel, second-row manual sunshades, two third-row USB charge ports, LED fog lights, auto-dimming side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors and a surround-view camera.
The only option is the Entertainment package ($2,000), which adds second-row bench seating, a 9-in full VGA viewscreen, an 11th speaker for improved sound, heated outboard second-row seats, rear sunshades, a 110-volt outlet and two wireless headphones. When combined with the Advance Package, a 60/40 split-bench seat replaces the second-row captain's chair seats and adds a 16.2-in ultrawide full VGA viewscreen with split-screen technology and a 12th speaker.
The MDX Sport Hybrid comes equipped with seven airbags, hill-start assist, electronic traction and stability control and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Advanced driver-assist features include lane-keeping assist, collision-mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, road-departure mitigation and blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert.
Although the hybrid version has yet be crash-tested, the nonhybrid MDX earned a 5-star overall rating from the government, while the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the MDX its highest rating of Good in every crash test, Superior in the crash-avoidance and -mitigation test, and a Top Safety Pick+ designation. It doesn't get much better than that.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
2017 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid -- The QX60 Hybrid is every bit as plush, but its handling and acceleration are not up to par with the MDX Sport Hybrid, and its supercharged 4-cylinder engine/electric-hybrid setup is nowhere near as powerful.
2017 Lexus RX450h -- The RX 450h hybrid has slightly less power but gets slightly better fuel economy. However, a comparably equipped Lexus costs more than the Acura, and it doesn't provide a third-row seat option.
2017 Toyota HighlanderHybrid -- While it may lack the performance capabilities and name-dropping credentials of the Acura, a nicely equipped Highlander Hybrid Platinum can do much of what the MDX Sport Hybrid can do, for about $10,000 less.