Product Promotion Network

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

The Acura MDX has long been among the best-selling luxury SUVs. And while other luxury brands strive for radical restyling (we’re looking at you, Lexus RX[1]), Acura has remained successful by making subtle changes to the MDX. So when the company decided to offer a hybrid version of its flagship car[2], it’s a big shift for the brand–and gives those shopping among the few alternative-fuel, three-row luxury SUV another solid option, particularly if you’re a fan of the standard model.

But as with any hybrid, there are some drawbacks that extend beyond a premium price.

Pricing and Design

The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid AWD comes in two trim levels: a version with the Technology package for £51,960, and one with the Advance package, which we tested, for £58,000. With £975 for destination and handling added, the final sticker price came to £58,975. Nextcar Bug artNo matter the trim, power comes from a 3.0-liter V6 engine paired with two 72- horsepower motors in the rear and one 47-horsepower motor up front that draw juice from a 1.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

Altogether this produces 321 horsepower, which represents a significant gain compared with the regular MDX’s 290 horsepower.

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Standard features on the Advance trim include 20-inch alloy wheels, active suspension damping, LED headlights, fog lights, and puddle lights, dual-exhaust tailpipes with a bright finish, a capless fueling system, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming power folding side mirrors with integrated turn indicators, a power tailgate, power moonroof, roof rails, parking sensors, an electric parking brake, six SM© USB charging ports, remote starting, and genuine wood interior trim. There’s also a push button shifter, sports seats with premium leather, a heated and ventilated 10-way power front seat, heated second-row captain’s chairs, rear door sunshades, and a heated steering wheel. Driver assists[3] include a surround-view camera, automatic high beams, blind spot and rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, road departure mitigation, and lane departure warning and assist.

An ELS Studio Premium audio system offers AM/FM HD Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, a built-in hard drive, SM© USB and aux-in ports. The car also comes standard with navigation, HD traffic data, and voice recognition. The 2017 MDX is one of the first Acura vehicles to ditch the divisive beak-like front end that has been the brand’s signature in favor of a new “diamond pentagon” grille.

This complements the trademarked “jewel-eye” LED headlights, while new chrome rocker panel trim and a revised rear bumper round out the updated appearance. The real wood wood grain on the dash, doors, and center console and lush leather seating surfaces give the interior a luxury look and feel we think is one the best in the segment. One downside is the awkward push button shifter in the center console.

Interface and Connectivity

While the MDX Sport Hybrid is entirely new, it uses the same dual-screen infotainment interface that’s been in Acuras for years: an 8-inch screen at the top of the dash and a 7-inch touch screen in the middle, with a rotary controller and various buttons below it.

Even when it was new, the interface was far from one of our favorites. One saving grace is that the 7-inch screen’s icons can be rearranged.

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

The MDX also falls short in terms of connectivity via the AcuraLink infotainment system, which only offers Aha Radio and Pandora for cloud-based content via a connected smartphone. We had trouble getting the two apps to work and had to resort to Bluetooth connectivity.

The navigation system is also behind the times as it doesn’t provide any form of connected local search and the map graphics look dated. Aha Radio has connected search capability for fuel, food, and other services, but it’s not tied into the nav system. The vehicle’s telematics functions also fall under the AcuraLink umbrella and, for a fee, include automated crash notification, roadside assistance, a car finder, stolen vehicle tracking, and more.

An AcuraLink smartphone app allows remote door lock/unlocking, a vehicle finder that sounds the horn and flashes the lights, and other typical features, as well as some that aren’t as common: stolen-vehicle tracking and a virtual dashboard function that shows fuel level, door lock status, and tire pressure. An electronic bright spot of the MDX Sport Hybrid (and most Acuras, including the 2017 Acura RDX AWD[4]) is the 10-speaker ELS Studio Premium sound system. As a standard feature on our test car–instead an extra-cost option, as with some competitors–it offers best-in-class audio performance.

The vehicle ditches CDs as a source, but files can be ripped from a SM© USB stick to the built-in hard drive and set for standard or high-resolution sound quality.

Performance and Conclusions

The 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid shares drivetrain characteristics with the Acura NSX sports car but, of course, with much lower horsepower. The 321-horsepower delivered by the 3.0-liter V6 engine in combination with the three electric motors provides an impressive amount of instant torque for a vehicle of this size, although overall acceleration isn’t appreciably better than with the gas version.

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

Obviously, the MDX Hybrid’s fuel economy is much stronger, at 27mpg combined/26 city/27 highway compared with 21mpg combined/18 city/26 highway for the standard MDX. This beats the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid AWD’s 26 mpg combined, but is lower than the two-row, non-AWD Lexus RX 450h at 30mpg combined.

The selectable Comfort, Normal, Sport, or Sport+ modes adjust steering and suspension feel and throttle response. In addition to hitting a button to engage each mode, they can also be paired (except for Sport+) to separate keys so that individual drivers’ favorite modes are programmed even after the engine is turned off. The seven-speed transmission dual-clutch automatic transmission is noticeably smoother than the nine-speed automatic in the standard MDX, and the adaptive suspension dampers gives the hybrid excellent handling and confidence around corners.

The vehicle has 0-to-60 acceleration that’s identical to the gasoline version, but with a bit more grunt at lower RPMs. But while the standard MDX can tow up to 5,000 pounds, Acura doesn’t recommend pulling anything behind the Sport Hybrid. In the limited segment of luxury hybrid SUVs, the 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid AWD is a formidable competitor.

Despite some shortcomings, it could easily enjoy long-term success similar to its popular gas-powered sibling.

And any future model that focuses on the tech in particular has the potential to be a real winner.

References

  1. ^ Lexus RX (www.pcmag.com)
  2. ^ car (in.pcmag.com)
  3. ^ Driver assists (in.pcmag.com)
  4. ^ 2017 Acura RDX AWD (in.pcmag.com)

5-channel (Analog, HD-TVI, IP) HD-SDI digital recorder;ABUS;TVVR33005This analogue HD recorder is the monitoring center for analogue HD cameras with analogue video cable to the recorder can be connected. It saves the image data digitally on a hard drive. On request, the data can be accessed via app and web access.Live display and recording in HDThe 5-channel hybrid recorder for recording and management of up to 5 cameras. Thanks to the hybrid function, up to four modern analogue HD cameras (HD-TVI Standard) or cheap analog cameras (also inventory cameras) as well as up to an IP camera in mixed operation. The recorder is also full HD-ready and can be in 1080p resolution video data with 25 frames/s record and play. It is therefore this recorder is perfect for upgrade of existing analogue systems on HD or Full HD resolution.Intuitive operating concept and appThe digital recorder is simply by mouse to operate and offers three different recording modes: after motion detection, stored schedule or permanently. Free ABUS iDVR app can also at any time and from anywhere mobile on the recorder, the live images and recordings can be accessed.Simple setupThe cameras are simply via standard coaxial cable to the BNC jack of the recorder is connected. The Recorder without complicated settings or program can be immediately put into operation.This text is machine translated. More Info: - EAN: 4043158069129

10-channel (HD-TVI) HD-SDI digital recorder;ABUS;TVVR33009This analogue HD recorder is the monitoring center for analogue HD cameras with analogue video cable to the recorder can be connected. It saves the image data digitally on a hard drive. On request, the data can be accessed via app and web access.Live display and recording in HDThe 10-channel hybrid recorder for recording and manage up to 10 cameras. Thanks to the hybrid function can be used to allow up to eight modern analogue HD cameras (HD-TVI Standard) or cheap analog cameras (also inventory cameras) as well as up to two IP-cameras in mixed operation. The recorder is also full HD-ready and can be in 1080p resolution video data with 25 frames/s record and play. It is therefore this recorder is perfect for upgrade of existing analogue systems on HD or Full HD resolution.Intuitive operating concept and appThe digital recorder is simply by mouse to operate and offers three different recording modes: after motion detection, stored schedule or permanently. Free ABUS iDVR app can also at any time and from anywhere mobile on the recorder, the live images and recordings can be accessed.Simple setupThe cameras are simply via standard coaxial cable to the BNC jack of the recorder is connected. The Recorder without complicated settings or program can be immediately put into operation.This text is machine translated. More Info: - EAN: 4043158069136

Analog, HD-TVI CCTV camera set 5-channel incl. 2 cameras 1920 x 1080 pix 1 TB ABUS TVVR33025TAll in one packageThis analogue HD package contains everything you need for an analog wired video surveillance with recording in HD resolution is needed. The 5-channel recorder including 1 TB hard disk can be used in about 4 weeks around the clock video data of the 2x2 MPx mini tube cameras record. In this case, the system can be extended to max. 5 cameras.Connect and recordThe set is directly for use pre-configured: cameras, and connect the desired recording mode (recording when motion, according to a schedule or permanently). In addition, the image data via a monitor connected to live and be displayed in real time. The set is intuitively with the supplied SM© USB mouse.Live display and recording in HDThe 5-channel hybrid recorder for recording and management of up to 5 cameras. Thanks to the hybrid function, up to four modern analogue HD cameras (HD-TVI Standard) or cheap analog cameras (also inventory cameras) as well as up to an IP camera in mixed operation. The recorder is also full HD-ready and can be in 1080p resolution video data with 25 frames/s record and play. It is therefore this recorder is perfect for upgrade of existing analogue systems on HD or Full HD resolution.24-hour monitoringThanks to the automatic day/night change-over a 24-hour surveillance cameras are suitable for outdoors. The IR LEDs provide for increased safety even with little light. Due to the protection class IP66, the cameras are also suitable for use in outdoor areas.This text is machine translated. More Info: - EAN: 4043158141887

Analog, HD-TVI CCTV camera set 10-channel incl. 4 cameras 1920 x 1080 pix 1 TB ABUS TVVR33049TAll in one packageThis analogue HD package contains everything you need for an analog wired video surveillance with recording in HD resolution is needed. The 10-channel recorder including 1 TB hard disk can be used in about 2 weeks around the clock video data of the 4x2-M Px-Mini-tube cameras record. In this case, the system can be extended to up to 10 cameras.Connect and recordThe set is directly for use pre-configured: cameras, and connect the desired recording mode (recording when motion, according to a schedule or permanently). In addition, the image data via a monitor connected to live and be displayed in real time. The set is intuitively with the supplied SM© USB mouse.Live display and recording in HDThe 10-channel hybrid recorder for recording and manage up to 10 cameras. Thanks to the hybrid function can be used to allow up to eight modern analogue HD cameras (HD-TVI Standard) or cheap analog cameras (also inventory cameras) as well as up to two 2 IP cameras in mixed operation. The recorder is also full HD-ready and can be in 1080p resolution video data with 25 frames/s record and play. It is therefore this recorder is perfect for upgrade of existing analogue systems on HD or Full HD resolution.24-hour monitoringThanks to the automatic day/night change-over a 24-hour surveillance cameras are suitable for outdoors. The IR LEDs provide for increased safety even with little light. Due to the protection class IP66, the cameras are also suitable for use in outdoor areas.This text is machine translated. More Info: - EAN: 4043158141894

Double Retractable Washing Line 26m | M&W X2 PackThe Maison & White double retractable washing line is ideal for any garden or patio area Its simple wall-mounted design means it can be used in any outdoor space regardless of size The versatility of the design means the washing line can be used indoor too as a quick-drying clothes airer The strong casing holding the automatic mechanism is highly durable and fitted to the metal wall bracket which allows for 180 degrees of movement The locking device is fitted to keep your washing lines tight and secure and when not in use the lines automatically rewind This washing line comes with all the hardware you&39;ll need brickwork screws rawl plugs and line hooks Specifications26 meter drying space16 x 95 x 18cmAbs ShellPVC Rope 29mmMax clothes weight 25kgIn the box; 2 Double washing line 4 wall screws 4 wall hooks 8 rawl plugsFeatures Independently retractable washing lines with locking mechanism Automatic mechanism for quick rewind when not in use Sturdy wall bracket for secure fixing 2 year guarantee All product images 2017 Maison & White (Xbite Ltd)  More Info:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *