2011 Acura MDX
The 2011 acura MDX was developed with the overriding goal of setting new benchmarks for luxury SUV performance. The 2011 2011 MDX's closest competitors include the BMW X5, the Land Rover Range Rover, and the Volvo XC90. Upon introduction, both trims are equipped with a standard 3.5-liter, V6, 265-horsepower engine that achieves 17-mpg in the city and 23-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard.
That performance goal applies to the three main themes of the development concept; to establish new performance benchmarks in the SUV category for versatility, responsibility and dynamic performance. As the development process progressed, an additional development goal was added – furnishing the vehicle with an array of cutting edge features that effectively "defeat winter" for its driver and passengers – limiting the harsh effects of the cold winter months on MDX occupants.
A new drive-by-wire throttle system was included and the state-of-the art VTM-4 four-wheel drive system was revised to provide enhanced vehicle control during acceleration, cornering and braking.For 2011, Acura updated the exterior styling to give the MDX a muscular, performance-oriented look representative of its impressive powertrain. To that end, the front fascia has been redesigned with a sharper, more tapered look and an integrated chin spoiler was applied to reinforce the new styling and direct air to the sides of the vehicle.
Inside, The 2011 acura MDX receives an assortment of new features designed to make it even more comfortable and refined including brushed metal-look instrument panel trim, ambient foot lights and welcome illumination. On MDX models equipped with the available Touring Package, the eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat now features power-adjustable lumbar support that flexes to match the natural curve of the driver's spine.
The Touring Package also receives a more powerful (225-watt vs. 200-watt) Acura/Bose Music System with retuned speakers for superior sound reproduction.
All 2011 acurex MDX models are equipped with a standard Side Curtain Airbag system with side impact and rollover sensors designed to help reduce injury to occupants during an accident. A new Tire Pressure Monitoring System, which alerts the driver when tire pressure in one or more tires drops significantly below the recommended level, is standard on all MDX models. Outstanding performance has always been a fundamental Acura character trait. The development of Acura's first in-house designed and engineered SUV presented the opportunity for the engineers to sidestep the shortcomings of products already on the market and begin with a fresh approach to the SUV equation.