TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Acura MDX has earned a Best Value Award from Kiplinger's Personal Finance in the "Large Crossover" category of the publication's Best New Car Values, 2014. Kiplinger's selects the winners based on a number of qualifications including performance, safety, value, and driving impressions.
With class-leading levels of performance, luxury and technological sophistication along with the best fuel-economy1 and safety ratings in its class, the MDX was Acura's best-selling vehicle in 2013, and is off to a great start in 2014. Sales for MDX were up 4.3% in 2013 with 53,040 units sold. January sales continued this trend as 4,241 MDXs were sold, an increase of 64.7% over January 2013.
The all-new 2014 MDX provides higher levels of luxury comfort and quietness, flexible interior space, fuel efficiency and safety. Utilizing Acura's next-generation Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure and exclusive hot-stamped one-piece steel door structure, MDX has also earned the highest available collision safety rating of TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) (when equipped with the available Forward Collision Warning system or Collision Mitigation Braking System) and a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 2 (NHTSA) .
Developed on an all-new platform that is optimized in every respect for the needs of today's luxury SUV buyers, the 7-passenger Acura MDX is powered by an all-new 290-horsepower direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 powertrain with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management technology. The new MDX harnesses a host of Acura signature technologies, including available Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive,™ AcuraLink® Next Generation connected car services and Agile Handling Assist to deliver on Acura's "Synergy between Man and Machine" product direction, and the idea of creating vehicles that truly respond to the will of the driver.
The 2014 MDX has a bevy of new standard features including Keyless Access System with Push Button Start, Jewel Eye™ LED headlights, exterior and interior LED lighting, Extended Slide second-row seating with One-Touch Walk-In for third-row access, an 8-inch On-Demand Multi-Information Display touchscreen, Expanded View Driver's Mirror, a powerful 432-watt Acura sound system, and acoustic glass front windows and windshield.
The range-topping MDX with Advance Package boasts a wide range of new technologies and features, including Lane Keeping Assist System, Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, remote engine start with an extended range of up to 300 feet, a new Ultra-Wide DVD Rear Entertainment System with HDMI connectivity, and front and rear parking sensors.
Acura offers a full line of technologically advanced performance luxury vehicles through a network of 275 dealers within the United States. The Acura lineup features six distinctive models including the RLX luxury flagship sedan, the TL performance luxury sedan, the TSX Sport Wagon and sedan, the ILX compact luxury sedan, the RDX luxury crossover SUV, and the all-new MDX luxury sport utility vehicle. Acura MDX is manufactured in the U.S. using domestic and globally sourced parts.
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More information about Kiplinger's Best New Car Values, 2014 can be found at http://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/cars/T011-S003-best-values-in-new-car-models-2014/index.html
1 Based on 2014 EPA fuel economy ratings of 18/27/21 mpg (city/highway/combined). Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
2Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program (www.SaferCar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SABs).