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Just like the NSX, except not: Acura sets pricing for 2017 MDX crossover

Acura's suite of safety tech comes standard, and a three-motor hybrid variant will be on sale later in the year.

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Look forward to seeing this face on more than just the MDX.

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When Acura unveiled the 2017 MDX at this year's New York International Auto Show, it came sporting a face derived from Acura's Precision concept, marking one of the first iterations of the brand's latest design language. The three-row crossover goes on sale tomorrow, and Acura's finally seen fit to give out some pricing information.

The 2017 MDX will start at $43,950, which is less than $1,000 higher than it was last year. Of course, there's a reason for that. Namely, all models now receive the AcuraWatch safety suite, which includes forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane-departure warning, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control and a backup camera. Higher trims can also opt for blind-spot monitoring.

This is in addition to other standard equipment, such as LED headlights, automatic brake holding, automatic high beams, SiriusXM satellite radio and four 2.5-amp USB charging ports. Higher grades also get LED fog lights, a surround-view camera system and a rear-seat entertainment system. Of course, the price is going to rise as you start ticking options boxes. In fact, an all-wheel-drive, V-6 MDX loaded to the gills will set you back $58,400, which is a whole Toyota Yaris above the MDX's base price.

Most MDXs will come with a 3.5-liter V-6, good for 290 horsepower and an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. Later in the year, a hybrid model will become available, with its three-motor setup (similar to the 2017 NSX) granting the vehicle a unique version of all-wheel drive.

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