The MDX Hybrid lives within the overall MDX model line, differentiated as two package choices: the Technology Package and Advance Package. Known as a “Sport Hybrid”, the system delivers 321 horsepower – 31 more than the standard 3.5-liter V6 that powers the rest of the MDX line – while offering an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined.
The entire MDX lineup has been mildly updated for 2020, though pictures of a more thoroughly-refreshed 2021 model have leaked. Standard features for the MDX with Technology Package include sport seats with perforated premium leather upholstery, power front seats, heated front seats, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, tri-zone climate controls with GPS link, an eight-inch color display, and the AcuraWatch suite of advanced safety tech that includes collision mitigation braking, road departure mitigation, adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, forward collision warnings, lane departure warnings, front and rear parking sensors, and auto high-beam headlights.
The MDX Hybrid competes with the Infiniti QX60, Audi Q7, Lexus RXL, and even the Honda Pilot. Pricing starts at $52,900 for the MDX Hybrid with Technology Package and it can be configured on the Acura website now.