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2017 Acura MDX Does What Honda CR-V Couldn’t

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Honda fans have been wanting a CR-V Hybrid for a long time, but it hasn’t come. Honda’s premium brand Acura, on the other hand, has just introduced a hybrid SUV in the form of the MDX Sport Hybrid.

The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is the brand’s first ever hybrid SUV and it will be arriving in dealerships in early April with the price kicking off at $52,935 (inclusive of destination).

The MDX Sport Hybrid comes with the automaker’s three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system – first introduced on the RLX Sport Hybrid and used in the NSX supercar.

The model also sports an advanced Electro Servo braking system, new Active Damper technology along with an expanded-range integrated Dynamics System featuring four distinct modes, along with the new Sport+mode.

The Acura is fitted with a 3.0L SOHC i-VTEC V6 mill paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch tranny. This engine is capable of producing 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque while it’s rating stands at 27mpg combined; 26 miles in the city and 27mpg on highway.

The model comes with the Technology Package as a standard while the MDX Sport Hybrid with Advance Package begins at $58,975. The Technology package offers versatile seating for seven passengers whereas the Advance Package has a six-passenger interior with “second-row captain’s chairs and large second-row center console in place of a three-person bench seat,” AutoGuide reports.