Completely redesigned for the 2014 model year, Acura’s popular MDX crossover sport utility vehicle now boasts better fuel economy, a nicer interior treatment, and a quieter cabin environment for passengers as well. Acura’s engineering team replaced the 2013’s 3.7-liter V6 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine for 2014. The 3.5-liter engine produces 290 horsepower and 267 ft-lbs of torque. And while this is down 10 horsepower from the 3.7-liter’s output, the 2014 Acura MDX is quicker to 60 because it’s lighter than the 2013. Completing the powertrain is a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available as an option, (front-drive is standard). A power rear liftgate, keyless entry and start, heated power adjustable front seats, and leather upholstery are among the highlights of the standard equipment list for the 2014 Acura MDX. Optional features include a multi-angle rear view camera, Bluetooth, and a tri-zone automatic climate control system. Other options include navigation, a surround-sound audio system, smart windshield wipers, and ventilated front seats. A family friendly automobile, the 2014 Acura MDX also offers three rows of seating. The safety suite incorporates lane departure and blind spot monitoring as options. Other optional safety kit includes collision mitigation braking, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist.