The current generation of this mid-size luxury SUV is still a pretty good vehicle. It offers comfortable seats, great handling and a pretty long list of standard equipment. However, it slowly starts to pay debt to its age. It has been around since 2014, competing with younger rivals is becoming harder these days. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many experts are suggesting a complete redesign in the near future. According to Honda’s usual production cycles, this should happen in the next year, so the all-new model should hit the market as the 2021 Acura MDX. Of course, we count on a full load of novelties. New styling, the design solutions and technologies are something we expect to see from the new model. At this point, details are still unavailable. So, we will rely mostly on rumors. In any case, expect to see the new model already in the next year.
2021 Acura MDX Redesign
There is no doubt that the upcoming redesign will bring a lot of novelties. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind is the 2021 Acura MDX leak, which happened some time ago. One of Acura drivers found that the updated infotainment system contains a couple of animated pictures of next-generation MDX and TLX models, allegedly. Therefore, it seems much easier to predict in which direction the new model will go.
The 2021 Acura MDX redesign is about to bring novelties in all aspects. Once again, we are about to see a tight relationship with the Honda Pilot. The two models share a lot of things, particularly in terms of mechanics, so we presume this will continue in the future as well. What does this actually mean, it is hard to tell at the moment, as we will have to wait to see the next-gen Pilot first.
When it comes to the exterior design, it’s not hard to presume that the new 2021 Acura MDX will take a lot of inspiration from the Precision concept, that has been shown a couple of years ago. Practically, we count on a front face that would look pretty close to the new RDX, which has been redesigned last year. Along with a lot of sharp edges, the new model could also come with minor changes in dimensions. Just like the Pilot, the current generation measures 110 inches in wheelbase, which ensures a quite decent amount of interior space, so we presume that bigger changes in this aspect won’t come. Still, some reports suggest longer wheelbase, but similar overall length, which in practice means shorter overhangs and sportier overall stance. At this point, this is nothing more than speculation.
The 2021 Acura MDX interior is still a mystery. Simply, the new model is still in an early stage of development, so we don’t expect to find out more precise details in the near future. At this point, we can only speculate. Considering that some reports are suggesting longer wheelbase, it could come with more space on the inside. Still, we have to say that the current model is already pretty generous in this aspect. The front seats are superior, while the second row is very spacious as well. On the other side, the third row is tight, which is a common thing for most mid-size SUVs. Once again, we count on the optional second-row captain’s chairs, which brings comfort to the next level, but also reduces capacity to six people.
Still, we are pretty sure that the designers’ bigger concern will be interior quality will be the biggest concern, as the rivals currently look more opulent.
2021 Acura MDX Engines
This aspect probably won’t bring bigger surprises. The current model features a well-known 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. For this occasion, we could see a slight power boost. Some reports even suggest a possibility to see a new 2.0-liter turbo-four under the hood, though the company remains silent on this matter. The current V6 is already one of the most fuel-efficient engines in the class, so we presume the company won’t bother too much with a new engine.
On the other side, there is a big chance to see a new hybrid powertrain in the offer. The current model comes with a pretty capable 321-hp system, but some reports suggesting that the Japanese manufacturer is about to offer something at a completely different level.
2021 Acura MDX Release Date And Price
We are still waiting for more details about this redesign but it’s not hard to presume that the 2021 Acura MDX release date will be scheduled for the second half of the next year, most likely for the third quarter. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at around 44.500 dollars and we don’t expect that the new version will feature a significantly higher starting price.