- MDX: $43,185
- MDX with Technology package: $47,460
- MDX with Technology and Entertainment packages: $49,460
- MDX with Advance and Entertainment packages: $55,400
Redesigned 2014 Acura MDX to Start at $43,185
On the list of smash hits for Acura, the Japanese luxury brand has but one right now: the MDX. In ending its current run on the market, the brand is ushering in the 2014 Acura MDX, completely redesigned with loads of new features aimed at elevating the driving experience. Along with a new model comes a new price; the seven-passenger 2014 Acura MDX will start at $43,185, including $895 for destination and handling, a $990 drop over last year's base price. We're not comparing apples to apples here, though. This year's base MDX is the first to come with standard front-wheel drive versus last year's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). Worry not, as SH-AWD is still available. It's just not standard. The 2014 Acura MDX with SH-AWD comes in at $45,185, a $2,000 premium for some trick technology that can shuffle power from wheel to wheel in an instant to optimize traction, representing a $1,010 increase over the 2013 crossover. If you look at the options sheet, you get a lot more for the money now, including a push-button starter, keyless entry for the front doors, LED headlights, a reclining second-row seat, AcuraLink,a 432-watt stereo, and Agile Handling Assist, which uses the stability control to guide the MDX it through high-speed turns. The 2014 MDX SH-AWD with the Technology package upsizes the wheels one inch to 19s all around, adds forward collision alert, lane departure warning, a color TFT display with navigation, rain-sensing wipers, puddle lights, keyless entry for the rear doors, and a GPS-linked climate control, coming in at $49,460. There are also Entertainment and Advance packages, which have features like lane-keep assist, active cruise control, a 16.2-inch ultra-wide DVD monitor in back, rear parking sensors, remote starter, a 12-speaker ELS audio system, and adjustable lumbar support for both front-seat passengers. Prices for all models are as follows (add $2,000 for SH-AWD):
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