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Old 08-28-2017, 05:12 PM   #1
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2018 MDX Arrival?

Anyone know when the release date (delivery to dealers) is for the 2018 MDX? Currently attempting to unload my RX and wondering if I will see '18's show up anytime soon. Thx.
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Anyone know when the release date (delivery to dealers) is for the 2018 MDX? Currently attempting to unload my RX and wondering if I will see '18's show up anytime soon. Thx.
I'd say late 2017, think October. The reason for that is the sport hybrid model was a late 2017 model so they might want to wait longer than usual (August) and start rolling out 2018's in october. My fingers are crossed they reveal a new color (red from the TLX would be amazing).
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I'm wondering if the 2018 model will get the updated infotainment system just like the 2018 TLX? (more intuitive menu, capacitive touch screen, Android Auto / Apple CarPlay, etc.)
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I wished they’d update the infotainment system like the TLX on the new MDX for 2018, that’ll get me to buy one sooner than later. But then again, I have my eyes on the new BMW X3 M40i or Mercedes GLC.
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I'm wondering if the 2018 model will get the updated infotainment system just like the 2018 TLX? (more intuitive menu, capacitive touch screen, Android Auto / Apple CarPlay, etc.)
It's possible but highly unlikely.
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In all of the reading I have done on the '18, I only see that Acura MIGHT update the infotainment center. I hope they do and not only in the MDX!! Otherwise the '18 will have no meaningful changes, if any.
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Currently the only two issues preventing me from getting the MDX is the infotainment system and VCM. I can live with VCM, but after trying the 2018 TLX infotainment system in the showroom I can tell you that the capacitive touch screen is light years ahead of the resistive touch screen. There is also a permanent HVAC menu bar on the bottom that has the fan speed adjustment, so you no longer need to dig through two layers of the menu just to change the fan speed.

It will be awkward if Acura decides to only update the infotainment system for the '18 TLX and '18 ILX, but leave their best selling MDX and the flagship RLX with the old infotainment system. But then, some Honda vehicles have more updated infotainment system than Acura, so I won't be surprised if the '18 MDX is a carryover from '17.
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For the 2018 MDX, other than the following items below, as noted in TSB 17-036, it is a carry over model year:

Simplified On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) Operation
ODMD operation has been simplified for many commonly used functions. See the owner’s guide or online owner’s manual to learn more about this.

Multi-View Rear Camera Activation Time
The multi-view rear camera in the 2018 MDX meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 for camera activation time when shifting to Reverse. Do not use this vehicle to compare camera activation times for earlier MDXs.
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Do not use this vehicle to compare camera activation times for earlier MDXs.



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For the 2018 MDX, other than the following items below, as noted in TSB 17-036, it is a carry over model year:

Simplified On Demand Multi-Use Display (ODMD) Operation
ODMD operation has been simplified for many commonly used functions. See the owner’s guide or online owner’s manual to learn more about this.

Multi-View Rear Camera Activation Time
The multi-view rear camera in the 2018 MDX meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 111 for camera activation time when shifting to Reverse. Do not use this vehicle to compare camera activation times for earlier MDXs.
Based on the service information, the 2018 MDX should have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
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Based on the service information, the 2018 MDX should have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
That's great info. I've been holding off for a 2018. Is this based on a new TSB? I looked through the two TSBs you previously posted, but didn't see any reference to CarPlay.
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2018 Acura MDX Brings Updated Tech and Sporty Colors; A Perennial Best-Seller Gets Even Stronger - Acura News
2018 Acura MDX Brings Updated Tech and Sporty Colors; A Perennial Best-Seller Gets Even Stronger

Sep 19, 2017 - TORRANCE, Calif.
  • New MDX gets a refreshed dual-screen user interface with enhanced 7-inch capacitive touchscreen display and 30 percent faster response time
  • Standard Apple CarPlay™ support, Android Auto™ compatibility (both new for 2018) and standard AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assist features make MDX among the best-equipped vehicles in its segment
  • Expanded color palette adds sporty and sophisticated red hues
The powerful and sophisticated 2018 Acura MDX luxury SUV begins arriving at Acura dealerships tomorrow with a faster, more capable and modern user interface, vivid new colors and a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 starting at $44,200, just $150 more than the outgoing model. The Acura MDX is the best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time3 and has been recognized by Edmunds.com as the “Most Wanted Luxury Midsize SUV” (2017) and as “Best Luxury 3-Row SUV for the Money” (2017) by U.S. News & World Report.

For 2018, the Acura MDX features a redesigned dual-screen user interface(ODMD 2.0) with more intuitive menus and command structures complemented by a new 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (previously resistive type) with a 30-percent faster response time. It includes support for Apple CarPlay™, which seamlessly integrates compatible iPhones in the car, allowing users to get directions optimized for traffic, make calls, send and receive messages, and listen to music. It also supports Android Auto™ compatibility – putting some of the most useful Android phone apps on the MDX's display.

2 new eye-catching exterior colors expand the MDX color palette for 2018: Basque Red, available on base and Technology trims, and sporty San Marino Red on Advance trims.

Powertrain
The 2018 Acura MDX features a 3.5-liter direct-injected i-VTEC 24-valve V6 engine rated at 290 peak horsepower (SAE net) and 267 lb.-ft. peak torque (SAE net) and is available in front-wheel drive or with Acura’s signature Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD) system. The MDX with front-wheel drive and Idle Stop (included with Advance package) has an EPA fuel economy rating of 20 mpg city/27 highway/23 combined2, while the MDX with Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD) and Idle Stop (included with Advance package) is EPA rated at 19 mpg city/26 highway/22 combined2.

The 2018 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid Super Handling-All Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD) model receives the same updates as the conventional MDX and will go on sale this winter. The MDX Sport Hybrid is the newest model in Acura's lineup to utilize its revolutionary 3-motor Sport Hybrid powertrain with electric torque vectoring, joining the NSX supercar and RLX Sport Hybrid as the 3rd member of the Acura family to benefit from this proprietary technology.

2018 MDX Pricing and EPA Fuel Economy Ratings


TrimMSRP1
EPA MPG Rating2 (city/highway/combined)
MDX (FWD)
$44,200
19/27/22
MDX (FWD) with Technology Package
$48,600
19/27/22
MDX (FWD) with Technology and Entertainment Packages
$50,600
19/27/22
MDX (FWD) with Advance Package
$54,650
20/27/23
MDX (FWD) with Advance & Entertainment Packages
$56,650
20/27/23
MDX (SH-AWD)
$46,200
18/26/21
MDX (SH-AWD) with Technology Package
$50,600
18/26/21
MDX (SH-AWD) with Technology & Entertainment Packages
$52,600
18/26/21
MDX (SH-AWD) with Advance Package
$56,650
19/26/22
MDX (SH-AWD) with Advance & Entertainment Packages
$58,650
19/26/22

Premium Features
The 2018 MDX offers a broad range of standard and available comfort and convenience features including an available Surround-View Camera System (a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera is standard), heated steering wheel, Smart Entry Keyless Access System and push-button start. The 2018 Acura MDX Technology and Advance packages add two 20-inch wheel and tire options, Bi-Directional Keyless Remote Engine Start, power folding side mirrors and HD Traffic.


In addition, the Advance grades include LED fog lights, genuine wood interior trim, a heated steering wheel and a Surround-View Camera System with 6 selectable viewing angles. Advance models can also be equipped with 2 2nd-row captain's chairs and a center console with two additional USB ports for 3rd-row passengers. An ultra-widescreen Rear Entertainment System is also available on models with the Advance Entertainment Package.

Standard Safety and Driver Assistive Technology
Similar to other Acura models, the 2018 Acura MDX offers the AcuraWatch™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, which includes Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Forward Collision Warning (FCW), Lane Keeping Assist (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with low-speed follow and Road Departure Mitigation (RDM). The 2018 Acura MDX earned a 5-Star NCAP overall vehicle score from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and is expected to earn a TOP SAFETY PICK rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).


The 2018 MDX was designed and developed in the U.S. and is produced
exlusively at the company’s East Liberty, Ohio manufacturing center using domestic and globally-sourced parts.

About Acura
Acura is a leading automotive luxury nameplate that delivers Precision Crafted Performance, an original approach to technology and design that creates a new driving experience. The Acura lineup features 6 distinctive models – the RLX premium luxury sedan, the TLX performance luxury sedan, the ILX sport sedan, the 5-passenger RDX luxury crossover SUV, the seven-passenger Acura MDX, America's all-time best-selling 3-row luxury SUV3 and the next-generation, electrified NSX supercar as the pinnacle expression of Acura Precision Crafted Performance.


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acuranews.com/channels/acura-automobiles.

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30% faster response time for what - Navi, Audio, Phone? All of the above.
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30% faster response time for what - Navi, Audio, Phone? All of the above.
I would say all of the above due to the switch in the touchscreen. If you look atthe differences of capacitive vs resistive tech, the resistive tech requires you to push down on two panes of glass in order to send a signal, but capacitive tech will sense your finger before it has to exert pressure on the screen.

Check out this site for a better explanation:
What Are the Differences Between Capacitive & Resistive Touchscreens?
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I personally doubt if response time is due to touch screen reaction
The lag I saw in 2014 RLX and now in 2017 MDX was well before you touched anything. In the RLX, the delay was there whether you used touchscreen or the knob. You could try to rotate the knob and select characters and it was futile. It was simply underpowered from a HW perspective which is sad. HW these days is so cheap
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30% faster response time for what - Navi, Audio, Phone? All of the above.
Did a little more digging and found this info.

The ODMD touchscreen is a new capacitive display that is more responsive to touch. New software speeds the system response time and simplifies menus and features for a more seamless user experience that's approximately 30 percent faster.
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WOW!!! I actually can't believe they are putting the screens from the TLX in. Great job on Acura, very pleasantly surprised that they did that, but it almost proves that the MDX will follow the 2G cycle and therefore expect this body style to stay throught 2020. But I'd be lying if I said the infotainment is what has me mostly excited. I've been hoping and wishing and hoping and wishing some more that the MDX will be available in san marino red. I almost feel like someone read my post on here a month back where I said I would LOVE to see the MDX available in a deep bright red. I can't wait to see it.
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October has come and gone. . . . time for the ‘18 hybrid! Anyone have the scoop on anticipated delivery to showrooms? I already heard winter, but I also heard end of October. I guess the real clue is when you finally build one on the Acura website. Right now only ‘17 hybrids can be built.
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October has come and gone. . . . time for the ‘18 hybrid! Anyone have the scoop on anticipated delivery to showrooms? I already heard winter, but I also heard end of October. I guess the real clue is when you finally build one on the Acura website. Right now only ‘17 hybrids can be built.
My dealer in Eastern PA still has four (4) 2017 Sport Hybrids on order and scheduled to be delivered this month. He says he cannot yet place orders for the 2018 Sport Hybrid. Expecting Acura to open up for 2018 orders by December for 2018 delivery. Thinking of getting the 2017 since they are discounting those and I'm assuming the 2018 will not be discounted much it at all.
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^^Interesting. I do see several '17 hybrids in this area as well. But the price of those isn't moving south by any means. If I am going to pay close to MSRP for a '17, I may as well sit tight, wait for the '18 hybrid. True there is not much difference, other than the Car Play, and oh yeah, a SLIGHT price increase! I can expect to pay close to sticker for that.
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18 Hybrids are due in January 2018.
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2018 MDX car have been at the local dealer

I saw two 2018 MDX cars at the local dealer here in Florida over a week ago.
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^^The non-hybrid MDX is available. It is the hybrid I am holding out for and checking for expected dates to show up at dealerships.
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Acura increased marketing support for MDX Hybrid-lease interest rate is .00028(.672%) and dealer lease incentive is $3,500. Was quoted $887 for 10K lease of Advance model in September-just signed contract today for $650/mo zero down 8.625% sales tax included. Previous interest rate was 4.08% and zero lease incentives. .
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