In the United States, Acura brings forward an exceptionally well-built hybrid model with plenty of new high-tech characteristics, classy interior and fuel-efficiency, that despite the raw power under the hood. The company`s new ride is the long-expected 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid and has just been confirmed with prices and specs.
Compared to the last year`s model, there is no serious change concerning the MSRP, which means that you can get it at around $54,000 without the destination fee.
There are two variants available in the United States. First is the MDX Sport Hybrid (SH-AWD) with Technology Package, with the MSRP set at $53,800. However, with the $995 Destination Charge, the model will eventually cost $53,795. On the other hand, the Advantage Package is set at $59,550, or $60,545 with the Destination Charge.
Visually, the MY2019 looks more adorable and appealing, due to the new exterior colours – Majestic Black Pearl, Canyon Bronze Metallic and Performance Red Pearl – which perfectly complements the interior`s new Desert Olive Ash wood treatment, matching wood center console or high-contrast seat and door panel stitching.
Technically, the 2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid brings forward a couple of new enhancements, like seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, 4-mode Integrated Dynamics System with Sport+ mode, Active Damper System or Electric Servo Brake System. There is also the suite of new safety gizmos, all part of AcuraWatch system.
In the engine department, the new MDX Sport Hybrid is more powerful and fuel-efficient. We are dealing here with a 3.0-liter i-VTEC V6 engine and a three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive, which is rather the same used underneath the Acura NSX supercar. In the MDX, the entire system develops an impressive 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the EPA ratings stands at 26/27/27, which is more than convenient for such amount of power.