Reviewing the 2014 Acura MDX Powertrain
One of the parts about the 2014 Acura MDX that reviewers seem to love the most is the powertrain, with critics like those at the St. Louis Post Dispatch praising the vehicle’s improved performance despite sporting a smaller engine in a more spacious crossover.
That’s Acura engineering at its finest—giving drivers a small, efficient engine that kicks out the power when you need it the most without the need to sacrifice interior passenger space or cargo versatility.
Let’s take a look at just what makes this engine tick.
Six Cylinders of Power
Like everything else on the new MDX, the engine was re-envisioned from the ground up. This meant sacrificing 10 hp and 3 lb-ft of torque from the 3.7L powertrain of the 2013 model, but in exchange drivers could enjoy the more fuel efficient 3.5L V6 with its 290 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, Acura’s crossover has a powertrain that is impressive in its own right.
When you add in that they managed to shed 275 pounds from the overall weight of the vehicle, the change in engine performance is hardly noticeable, especially when you factor in all of the other great improvements made to the MDX.
Not only is this a powerful engine, but the 2014 Acura MDX 6-Spd AT earns an EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 28 mpg,* ensuring that you can get the most out of your crossover while saving at the pump.
Test Drive the MDX Today
Not only is the MDX efficient and powerful, but it’s incredibly well-equipped and fun to drive. Of course, the best way to see how fun a vehicle like the MDX is to drive is to take one for a test drive.
Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today and see what the MDX has to offer firsthand—let one of our sales experts put you behind the wheel so you can see everything this luxury crossover has going for it.
We can’t wait to see you.
*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.
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