Acura has released its 2018 MDX Sport Hybrid for test drives, and Motor Trend has reviewed the model positively. The MDX Sport Hybrid combines three motors with a 1.3 kWH battery pack, pushing the system output of the vehicle to 321hp and 289lb-ft. The vehicle also operates with four modes of driving and all wheel drive standard.
The MDX Sport Hybrid’s 2018 EPA rating is 26mpg city / 27mpg highway, with a total driving range of 526 miles. Michael Cantu at Motor Trend qualifies the EPA rating by noting the 27mpg highway is only a slight improvement on the non-hybrid MDX’s 26mpg. However, the hybrid’s overall driving range is notably further and its acceleration, as measured by a 0-60mph test, is faster than the non-hybrid.
Acura has priced the MDX Sport Hybrid competitively, starting at $53,095 and topping out at $59,145. Read more.