Type S is still under the loop while the company prepares more novelties for the 2024 Acura MDX. In the first place, that should be the hybrid setup. The new generation does offer options for drivetrain rooms. However, you are choosing between a standard configuration and a performance-oriented MDX Type S. A hybrid version should be there to make the ride more efficient. Some sources are mentioning the plug-in system.
The rest of the 2024 Acura MDX remains pretty much the same. The luxury SUV was redesigned recently and got a fresh look for the next few seasons. The vehicle also offers optional upgrades. Besides the abovementioned Type S, as the top of the lineup option, you can also pick Technology, A-Spec, and Advance bundles. Experts recommend the Super-Handling AWD, as one of the best 4×4 drives in the market. The MDX takes up to 7 passengers and the base price is just above $49,000.
2024 Acura MDX Colors
Fathom Blue Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic are standard paintjobs for the base 2024 Acura MDX. You can pay 500 and get Majestic Black Pearl, Liquid Carbon Metallic, Performance Red Pearl, or Platinum White Pearl. Phantom Violet Blue costs the same, but it becomes available with the Technology Package. Apex Blue Pearl is a unique color for the A-Spec model. Of course, the Type S also uses a special paint job – Tiger Eye Pearl. Interior color choices depend on the material and trim levels.
A 3.5-liter V6 plant wasn’t changed for the new generation of the luxury SUV. Engineers tune it to crack 290 hp and 267 lb-ft. Well, this doesn’t make the 2024 MDX any different compared to the non-premium Honda Pilot or Passport. Also, if we put it next to some of its rivals, we’ll see that the SUV lacks power. Plus, the drivetrain is not too efficient, making the overall performance unimpressive. The SH-AWD fixes the situation a bit, but it can’t cover all the downsides of the base engine. The MDX needs something better.
The 2024 Acura MDX Type S improves the overall image. A 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine is cracking out 355 hp and 355 lb-ft of torque. That is not a bad start. But, fans are more thrilled by the comeback of the Type S badge, while the performance is not too impressive compared to rivals. German luxury SUVs can do this in the base form, while the high-end versions put out 500+ horsepower. The package also includes specially tuned suspensions and upgraded brakes. The Type S also adds another drive mode to the list.
Finally, there is a possibility to see the 2024 Acura MDX Hybrid. After a short pause, the fuel-efficient configuration might be back. We can also hear that the company is preparing the PHEV system, which is about to boost both power output and gas mileage. It won’t be too hard, having in mind that the base SUV returns 23 mpg combined, and the Type S drops it to 20 miles per gallon. The 2024 Acura MDX Hybrid will definitely make an impressive appearance. However, don’t expect the Japanese company to go after the Lincoln Aviator PHEV and its 500 horsepower.
2024 Acura MDX Features and Pricing
The lineup can be split into two ways – the first one using the standard engine and the Type S squad. We’ll see what the 2024 Acura MDX hybrid is bringing and if there will be new packages. Besides the 3.5-l engine, the standard lineup is split into the Basic, Technology, A-Spec, and Advance models. The highlights of the entry-level vehicle are 19-inch wheels, simulated leather upholstery, and heated seats. Of course, leading smartphone services are there, and the center of the infotainment system is a 12-inch display. All this is available for $49,000 before you start adding optional features.
The next step in building the 2024 Acura MDX is the Technology package. It costs $4,500 and adds larger rims, front and rear parking sensors, leather seats, navigation, and an upgraded sound system. The Tech bundle doesn’t require SH-AWD.
But, if you want the MDX A-Spec, then the all-wheel drive is part of the offer. You need to pay $10,000 above the starting price to get this one. The most noteworthy upgrades will be found inside. A sportier cabin includes a flat steering wheel, ELS audio with 16 speakers, also connected to an intercom voice command system, and unique contrasting stitches on seats.
The Advanced package brings top-notch options, such as a 360 camera, hands-free tailgate, seat ventilation, memory settings, and much more. Like the A-Spec, SH-AWD is also included. Another option for the Advance model is that you can add it to the Type S offer. With a 3.5-l engine, the price starts at $63,000, and the Type S Advance is another $10k investment.