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2017 ACURA MDX SPORT HYBRID:

Changes the way we look at hybrid vehicles! I have often wondered if the idea of Hybrid vehicles creates an identity crisis. After all, some hybrids seem to get confused between their gasoline power and electrical motivaBy Ron tion. In the case of the Moorhead new 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid there is no identity crisis; this vehicle knows exactly what it is. One of the major key components is the hybrid system because it is essentially the system derived directly from Acura’s NSX super car. That is a big part why the MDX Sport Hybrid is a surprisingly good combination of technologies. From the very beginning of the design process the MDX was planned with the hybrid in mind. Meaning the hybrid system including batteries are not intrusive into living with a vehicle that is hybrid. At least I did not feel there is much difference from the MDX and the MDX Sport Hybrid packaging. Where the hybrid package shines is in the performance, thanks to the NSX. Acura engineers were able to take the three electric motors found on the NSX and package them into the MDX Sport Hybrid creating unified power equivalent of 321 horsepower 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid rear electric motors. and 289 lb-ft. of torque. This 300+ hp vehicle is still EPA rated at 26 city mpg and 27 highway and 27 combined, pretty darn good for an SUV that 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid - Cont. on page 38

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