The next year will be particularly interesting in the lineup of Honda’s luxury division, as the well-known mid-size crossover is about to come completely redesigned. Of course, we are talking about the 2021 Acura MDX, which is about to come with a complete overhaul. While the company tries to keep most details as secret, some of the leaking photos have already appeared. However, more details than these images are still unavailable, though various reports suggest novelties in terms of new powertrain, new performance version and many others. The new model should hit the market by the end of the year.
2021 Acura MDX Redesign
This redesign is about to bring loads of novelties. If you look at the current model, it shares a lot of things with the Honda Pilot. We have no doubt things will remain the same in the future, though the MDX is about to come first this time. We count on loads of novelties, starting from a new platform and new mechanics. Also, we expect that the new 2021 Acura MDX will feature slightly bigger dimensions. The current model is spacious. Still, the new one should offer expansion in terms of legroom, especially in the third row.
Of course, this redesign will also bring completely new styling. Some rendering photos have already appeared on the network and we can clearly see that the new model is about to look much better compared to the current version. It will adopt the brand’s latest design language, which implements loads of sharp lines and other aggressive elements. To give you a clearer picture, you may expect something similar to the current-generation RDX, just in a bigger package.
Obviously, the upcoming redesign is about to bring novelties on the inside as well. The current model looks okay from the inside, but most rivals feature higher quality materials and feel more opulent. That’s why we expect to see significant improvements in terms of the dashboard design, which will feature not just finer materials and better sound insulation, but also a completely new styling, which modern ant attractive lines. Furthermore, we count on loads of standard equipment, particularly in terms of tech features. This would make everything look even more opulent.
As we already mentioned, the new model should also ride on a longer wheelbase. In practice, this means more legroom, particularly in the third row, which is currently a little bit tight and doesn’t accommodate adults pretty well. The cargo area should offer more volume too. Still, we have to say that the current model is already pretty respectable in this aspect.
2021 Acura MDX Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, we expect that the base model will come with a new 2.0-liter turbo-four under the hood, which puts ours around 272 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the engine will be paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission, which the company’s excellent SH-AWD system will be offered as well.
Also, the latest reports suggest that the new model will come in a hi-performance version as well. The new model would come as the 2021 Acura MDX Type S and the first thing that comes to mind is a more powerful engine. The same reports suggest a twin-turbo V6 with more than 300 horsepower, though the exact details are still unavailable.
2021 Acura MDX Release Date and Price
The details about the 2021 Acura MDX release date are still unavailable. Still, we presume the new model will hit the market sometime in the second half of the year. The current model goes around 45.000 dollars and we don’t expect a significant increase with the next generation.