By July 7, 2014

Functionality redefined: 2014 Acura MDX SUV

Performance Acura (St. Catharines, ON) – The all-new 2014 Acura MDX, the third generation of Acura’s acclaimed seven-passenger luxury performance SUV offers discriminating drivers comfort, connectivity and performance every luxury customer in St. Catharines wants at a price that only Performance Acura no other luxury brand can match.

The 2014 MDX is the third generation of Acura’s top-of-the-line SUV to be designed, developed and engineered. Production of the new MDX and its powertrain will take place at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.

Developed on an all-new platform that is optimized in every respect for the needs of today’s luxury SUV buyers on Ontario, the MDX is powered by a new direct-injected i-VTEC 3.5L V6 prime mover with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management technology. Torque is communicated to the pavement through a six-speed automatic transmission with Sequential SportShift paddle shifters, Sport mode and Grade Logic Control. This year, the MDX is available with the automaker’s legendary Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) all-wheel drive system or a new front-wheel drive model.

New from the ground up, the 2014 MDX has a slightly longer wheelbase and is lower and narrower for reduced frontal area and enhanced fuel efficiency. With high-strength steel, aluminum and magnesium comprising 64-percent of its body structure, the 2014 MDX is 275 pounds lighter than the previous model, which directly contributes to improved acceleration, nimble handling, and class-leading fuel economy ratings.

A redesigned MacPherson strut front suspension and new multilink rear suspension, along with new Electric Power Steering (EPS) give the MDX even greater agility and confidence-inspiring dynamic performance. The standard Integrated Dynamics System (IDS) lets drivers select their preferred driving mode (Comfort, Normal or Sport) to suit their mood and the driving conditions. Standard on the MDX, a signature Acura technology called Agile Handling Assist selectively uses the vehicle’s brakes to improve corner traceability and impart confident handling feel.

Inside the passenger cabin, the all-new 2014 MDX offers even higher levels of luxury comfort and quietness, together with exhilarating dynamic performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and advanced safety features, and an even more luxurious, technology-packed and versatile passenger cabin. Perfect for kids or clients, the MDX interior is a luxurious and accommodating passenger compartment with roomy seating and a second-row seat with reclining seatbacks and a new Extended Slide feature that offers a total of six-inches of fore-and-aft travel.

Additionally, a new kid-friendly One-Touch Walk-In feature greatly improves access to the third row of seating, and a wider, lower step-in enhances convenience and usability. Cabin quietness and overall refinement have been dramatically improved, with hundreds of measures aimed at reducing noise, vibration and harshness, including thicker, three-layer acoustic glass for the windshield and front side windows, thicker rear door glass, new triple side-sill door seals and Active Noise Control technology.

Repackaging of the rear-seat climate control system allows for a large center console storage space, concealed beneath the sliding, leather-trimmed center armrest. About two inches deeper and wider, and almost five inches longer, the main compartment offers 2.5 times more volume than the previous model and is large enough to accommodate a moderately sized purse, tablet computers and more.

2014 Acura MDX SUV

For more information on this or other Acura happenings in Niagara, visit our showroom in St. Catharines or the web at – www.performanceacura.com

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