The fully redesigned 2014 MDX goes on sale in July, and Acura has now confirmed that its largest crossover will be priced at $42,290 (*plus $895 for destination). Unlike previous MDX models, Acura will offer the 2014 model with both front- and all-wheel drive (the automaker's fantastic Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive, at that), and this base price is for the standard, two-wheel-drive MDX model. At the base level, this new pricing represents a $990 decrease over the outgoing, AWD-only 2013 model.

Four trim levels will be offered across the range, all of which use Acura's direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine good for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include things like push-button start, Acura's fancy new Jewel Eye LED headlights, the next-generation AcuraLink system, an eight-inch multi-function display screen, blind spot monitoring and a premium sound system.

Moving up from there, the Technology package ($46,565) gains 19-inch wheels (18s are standard), forward collision warning, lane departure warning, a color TFT display, rain-sensing wipers and more. The Entertainment Package (bundled into one $48,565 model) adds rear seat entertainment to all of that. At the top end, the MDX Advance model gets unique wheels, remote engine start, 12-speaker ELS premium audio, adaptive cruise control and more. Adding Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive to any of these models results in a $2,000 price jump.

We'll be posting our full First Drive of the MDX later today, so stay tuned for even more details and impressions at that time. In the meantime, click through our massive high-res gallery above to see plenty of pretty new MDX photos.


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      xspeedy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Honda does one of two things. A radical design that is disastrous or a "new" car that Looks identical to the old. Where is the happy medium? How hard is it to hire a good design guy away from another company as Kia did?
      austinmavd
      • 1 Year Ago
      Will be built in the same Lincoln, Alabama Honda plant that builds the Odyssey, Pilot, and Ridgeline.
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      Sasha
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you buy this car, I don't like you.
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      Matt
      • 1 Year Ago
      Is that V6 still SOHC? And all of their competitors have 7 or 8 speed transmissions. Honda was once a technology leader, now they are back of the pack. How did that happen so fast?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
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        action3500
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        MDX is the best-selling Acura. People who buy MDX don't know whether it's 4-speed or 8-speed, 8 cylinder or 4 cylinder. When the sales will start tanking Honda would start updating their tech. For now, fancy LED lights is all it takes to move this car.
          pop8d
          • 1 Year Ago
          @action3500
          Matt, I have the last gen (2007) MDX and my brother has a Touareg TDI (2012). His car is great, I agree. But my MDX is also great. I have a ton more cargo space (> 80 cu ft all seats down) and 3 rows of seats. If you need the space, then you need the space and so for someone like me, the Touareg is not an option. I agree the MDX is not exciting and its not a car anyone dreams of owning, but its been bulletproof reliable, 20 mpg overall and I'm not sure I would trade it for the Buick or the $80,000 Audi Q7.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @action3500
          We crossed-shopped the MDX against a Touareg TDI (current-gen). The MDX was so woefully behind in every category that it was never a serious consideration. Honda is fortunate that so many of their customers don't bother test driving the competition.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @action3500
          Aaron, Volkwagens of today are more reliable than Toyotas/Hondas of a decade ago; all cars are remarkably reliable now. 57k miles on the Touareg now, no repairs of any kind (just regular maintenance). The recommended oil is about the same price as any other synthetic, of course it has a larger oil capacity since it's a diesel, but that's a small price to pay for 30 MPG in a vehicle with 406 ft-lb of torque and a towing capacity of 7700 lbs.
          J*zz Muff
          • 1 Year Ago
          @action3500
          @Matt Considering you're going to spend $60k on the lot for a Toureg to get the stuff a $50k on the lot MDX has, I'd hope the Toureg was nicer. I, too, looked at the Toureg.... until I realized it would blow past my 45-50k budget, with ease.
          Matt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @action3500
          Oh yeah, New Nissan pathfinder/Infiniti J-thing are other 3-row options that are probably better than the GM triplets.
        mikeybyte1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matt
        Simple - they have buyer loyalty and a reputation for reliability. Same reason that Toyota can sell the Corolla - at the top of the charts - with a 4 speed automatic. The average buyer doesn't care about the powertrain. Toyota and Honda are following in the footsteps of the Big 3 back when they ruled the sales charts decades ago. They could sit back and stop being innovators and focus on getting every possible profit. If Honda and Toyota aren't careful they will find themselves behind the times and losing customers. Oh wait, too late.
      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      WOW new headlights and grill. amazing. BIG MEH.
      VROOOM!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thats an expensive minivan
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        ravenosa
        • 1 Year Ago
        Mommy wagon or van. Hard to tell with these ridiculous crap-boxes these days...
      Gorgenapper
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fat chunky pig.
      vvk
      • 1 Year Ago
      Aztec, is that you?
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      This thing is an overpriced mess.
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