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The Acura MDX will receive mild updates for the 2018 model year. The most notable changes will be a revamped infotainment system with better connectivity and the addition of standard driver assistance technology.

No major changes will be coming to the vehicle's appearance. The only real update for 2018 will be the addition of Basque Red and San Marino Red. As before, the MDX features a prominent "shield" grille flanked by the automaker's signature jewel-eye headlights.

For 2018, the interior gains a new dual-screen infotainment system that promises to be more responsive than before. Gadget lovers may appreciate the addition of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, something competitors like Lexus still fail to offer.

Under the hood, the MDX continues to offer a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. As before, buyers have the option of choosing a front-wheel drive setup or the automaker's popular Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. A 9-speed automatic is standard, and stop-start helps contribute to an EPA fuel economy rating of up to 27 mpg highway.

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In terms of safety, the MDX aims to boost appeal with the addition of AcuraWatch as standard equipment. Previously considered a separate option, the feature includes a pre-collision system with emergency braking, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and more. For added confidence, the MDX is also available with a surround-view monitor when opting for the well-equipped Advance model.

Expect a full overview closer to launch.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2018 Acura MDX will go on sale this month at dealers nationwide.

Official pricing will start at $45,175 including destination, a $150 increase over the previous year. Opting for all-wheel drive adds $2,000 for an MSRP of $47,175.

At the top of the range, the MDX with Advance and Entertainment Packages reaches $59,625. Most shoppers will likely choose the popular Technology Package, which starts at $49,575.

Key competitors include the Lexus RX 350, Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90.

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Acura MDX

Acura MDX

Acura MDX

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