Acura Pikes Peak Lineup Is Out, And There's A Race-prepped Mdx Sport Hybrid

Acura Pikes Peak lineup is out, and there's a race-prepped MDX Sport Hybrid

Acura is coming back to Pikes Peak for the 2019 edition of the hillclimb, and it's bringing four vehicles to attack the mountain. Not the fastest, but perhaps the most interesting of the bunch is a race-prepped 2019 MDX Sport Hybrid. Engineers took the 3.5-liter V6 from the non-hybrid version (Hybrid has a 3.0-liter V6) of the MDX and bored it out to 3.7-liters. It then works together with Acura's three-motor hybrid system for a combined 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Shifting is still done by Acura's 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The extra power is thanks to the larger displacement and special tuning for the engine and electric motors.

Further upgrades to the MDX include a race-tuned active-damper suspension system and a roll cage. Acura says it goes a long way to increase structural rigidity. Additionally, Acura removed most of the vehicle's interior, including every seat but the driver's seat. Piloting the MDX is Jordan Guitar of Acura R&D's chassis development team.

Honda, Acura Recall Ridgeline, Accord, Mdx, Tlx For Various Fuel Pump Issues

Honda, Acura recall Ridgeline, Accord, MDX, TLX for various fuel pump issues

Honda and Acura have issued two separate fuel pump-related recalls for Ridgeline pickups, as well as Accord and TLX sedans, and MDX SUVs. Affected Ridgelines could have an increased risk of fire, while the Accord, TLX, and MDX could potentially stall out while driving.

According to NHTSA campaign No. 19V053000, Honda is recalling 106,683 2017-2019 Ridgelines because the fuel pump feed port could crack when exposed to certain acids, including car wash soaps. If it cracks, it could leak pressurized fuel, which could catch fire. Vehicles with this defect are subject to a free fuel pump replacement, as well as an extra fuel pump cover.

2018 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid Arrives At Us Dealers Priced From $53,095

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Arrives at US Dealers Priced From $53,095

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid has arrived at US Acura dealers priced from $53,095 including destination.

For that price, buyers will land themselves in a 2018 model year MDX Sport Hybrid equipped with the ‘Technology Package’, which includes rain-sensing wipers, power folding side view mirrors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, AcuraLink with navigation, a premium 10-speaker audio system and 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, among more.

2018 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid Has Arrived At Us Acura Dealers Priced From $53,095

2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid has arrived at US Acura dealers priced from $53,095

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid has arrived at US Acura dealers priced from $53,095 including destination.

For that price, buyers will land themselves in a 2018 model year MDX Sport Hybrid equipped with the ‘Technology Package’, which includes rain-sensing wipers, power folding side view mirrors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, AcuraLink with navigation, a premium 10-speaker audio system and 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels, among more.

2018 Acura Mdx Brings Updated Tech And Sporty Colors; A Perennial Best-seller Gets Even Stronger

2018 Acura MDX Brings Updated Tech and Sporty Colors; A Perennial Best-Seller Gets Even Stronger

The powerful and sophisticated 2018 Acura MDX luxury SUV begins arriving at Acura dealerships tomorrow with a faster, more capable and modern user interface, vivid new colors and a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting at $44,200, just $150 more than the outgoing model. The Acura MDX is the best-selling three-row luxury SUV of all time3 and has been recognized by Edmunds.com as the “Most Wanted Luxury Midsize SUV” (2017) and as “Best Luxury Three-Row SUV for the Money” (2017) by U.S. News & World Report.

For 2018, the Acura MDX features a redesigned dual-screen user interface(ODMD 2.0) with more intuitive menus and command structures complemented by a new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (previously resistive type) with a 30-percent faster response time. It includes support for Apple CarPlay™, which seamlessly integrates compatible iPhones in the car, allowing users to get directions optimized for traffic, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music.  It also supports Android Auto™ compatibility – putting some of the most useful Android phone apps on the MDX's display.

Acura Mdx Production Begins At Second Facility In The U.s.

Acura MDX Production Begins at Second Facility in the U.S.Production of the Acura MDX luxury SUV was bolstered today when the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio began producing the award-winning Acura vehicle, the second U.S. plant to build America's best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time. ELP joins Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala. in producing the MDX