You won’t find anything new under the hood of the 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid for sure. Still, the amazing crossover is getting some slight styling and tech improvements, which will make it even better from the current model. The exterior changes may be slight, almost imperceptible, but it’s always good to see something fresh. On the other hand, the technology update will definitely make the raise the bar in the luxury SUV segment.
2019 Acura MDX Hybrid: Styling Changes and Technology Updates
We have nothing official regarding the changes, but they are definitely happening. The cosmetic update of the 2019 model will include a slight refresh headlights and grille. The back hatch will likely accommodate new taillights, but that’s pretty much everything. Acura could add a new wheel design, plus, they won’t skip the chance to offer some new exterior paints.
The cabin will also host a few styling changes. The manufacturer will add a new upholstery and softer materials, though it’s far more important the fact that they plan to boost the infotainment and safety. The 2019 Acura MDX Hybrid will reportedly get a new, larger touchscreen infotainment with more options and cleaner design, as well as a few more standard safety features. The reports about the improvements are not too precise, so we have to wait a little bit more to find out what’s actually hiding behind the rumors.
The 2019 MDX Hybrid will rely on the existing powertrain system. The hybrid combines a trio of electric motors with a 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine. The V6 unit pumps out 257 horsepower. The power is in charge for front wheels only and it’s backed up with one 47-hp strong electric motor, which works as a generator. The unit is mated to a 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery stashed under the front seat. The other two electric motors create a Twin Motor Unit system which runs the rear axle. More precisely, they are like a smart differential where each motor controls one of the rear wheels when is needed. The TMU delivers 72 horsepower on demand. The hybrid mid-size crossover is pretty agile. The vehicle manages to speed up from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.7 seconds. It’s a bit more sluggish when it needs to stop. More precisely, the SUV needs 188 feet to stop when you hit the brake on 70 mph.
Even though it’s going to feature the aforementioned changes, the three-row high-riding hybrid isn’t going to cost more from the current model. No, the price of the standard model with Technology package will stay around $52,000, while the topper paired with Advanced Package starts at $58,000.