The forthcoming 2021 Acura MDX Hybrid will provide an excellent combination of a powerful petrol engine and electric motors. Recently, the hybrid setup gains a significant number of followers in the premium crossover segment. Naturally, Honda’s luxury branch must follow that path as well. The hybrid configuration will make MDX more fuel-efficient, and it will improve the performances.
Also, according to the reports from the company, we might have a chance to see a brand-new engine and electric battery as well. Therefore, we expect that the upcoming generation of Acura will bring a unique system for all hybrid engines. Furthermore, the fans will be thrilled with announced exterior redesign and cabin updates as well.
2021 Acura MDX Hybrid Changes
The upcoming 2021 Acura MDX Hybrid will present an A-Spec version, with the all-wheel-drive setup. On top of that, the luxury crossover will introduce more recognizable design language with several additional packages. One of the packages brings an Integrated Dynamic System, which provides sportier ride and handling. However, the battery’s energy will dry faster with this system. But, if you choose the Dynamic System boost, the MDX Hybrid will accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than 6 seconds. Another attractive package is the Sport Hybrid with an active dumper and suspension system.
This package adds two wireless headphone sets, and a 12-speaker premium audio system as well. Also, all MDX Hybrid versions will include active safety, as well as the driver-assistance features, such as AcuraWatch, etc. The AcuraWatch brings forward-collision warning with automatic emergency braking; lane keeps assist, lane-departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. As for the exterior, the MDX Hybrid gets a prominent diamond-pentagon grille.
Besides the grille, one of the focal points of the front side of the vehicle will be the Jewel Eye LED headlights. Furthermore, the supplementary roof rail will reinforce the appearance and overall design of the crossover. The A-Spec version will add unique front fascia, gloss-black accent, larger-diameter exhaust finishers, and 20-inch wheels.
Under the hood of 2021 Acura MDX Hybrid will be 3.0-liter V6 petrol powertrain, paired with an electric motor. Also, two batteries will be positioned on each rear wheel. However, the Sport Hybrid version will offer a smaller engine, which will produce more power. The petrol-electric combination will produce 320 hp and 290 lb-ft of torque. Furthermore, the fuel economy of the MDX Hybrid will be the same as on the regular model. Even with a boost, the crossover will be able to return 29 or perhaps 30 mpg.
Moreover, the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive is available, and it is one of the best features of the upcoming model. The SH-AWD will provide a much easier cornering and better driving experience. Alos, SH-AWD sends the torque to each wheel immedietaly, when the car needs additional power. This feature, besides the MDX Hybrid, will be available on the Acura NSX and RLX Hybrid as well.
2021 Acura MDX Hybrid Release Date and Price
2021 Acura MDX Hybrid will have a starting price higher than the ongoing regular model. Honda’s exclusive branch will probably add around $2,000-$3,000 to the expected price. So, if we take the price od the current version and calculate the market changes and all other aspects, the starting price of 2021MY should be around $60,000.
But, the additional equipment and packages will raise the price even further. Therefore, the fully-loaded MDX Hybrid will start somewhere in the above-$80K range. The release date is set for the Q4 of 2020.