The Acura MDX has become a popular choice for midsize SUV buyers for its reliability and good resale value, but this is more than an alternative vehicle. Thanks to the all-wheel-drive system (SH-AWD), the 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid is one of the sporty three-row SUVs on the market. The smooth V6 engine is another strong point, offering additional power comparable to some European brands while returning good fuel economy.
The 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid is a seven-passenger luxury crossover SUV. It’s sold in one trim levels: Sport.
The 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid comes standard with a 3.0-liter V6 engine paired with three electric motors. Together, this combination delivers 321 horsepower and 289 pound-feet of torque. A seven-speed automatic transmission and advanced torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system (SH-AWD) are standard.
In track testing, the 2018 Acura MDX Hybrid Sport with SH-AWD hit 60 mph in quick 5.8 seconds. Properly equipped, the MDX Sport Hybrid can tow up to 5,000 pounds. EPA estimated fuel economy stand at 27 mpg combined (26 city/27 highway) with FWD.