2013 New York Auto Show Preview: Honda and Acura

Honda will be busy during this year's New York International Auto Show. The automaker plans to unveil a freshened version of its Odyssey minivan and the production version of the MDX crossover from its Acura luxury arm.

An MDX prototype (above) met the public at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, so it's no surprise that we'll get to see the production model in New York. Honda says the 2014 MDX uses a totally new platform and that the third generation of the seven-passenger crossover is longer than its predecessor. The automaker claims that the new MDX will be roomier, more comfortable and have a more versatile cabin than the outgoing model.

Front- and all-wheel drive will be available and power comes from a new 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection and a cylinder deactivation feature to shut down cylinders for increased fuel economy. The all-wheel-drive-only outgoing model uses a 300-horsepower, 3.7-liter V-6.

Interior features of the 2014 MDX include the next generation of Acura's multimedia system featuring Pandora, text messaging and the cloud-based Aha application. The crossover also will be available with a full suite of safety systems, including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, a multi-angle rearview camera as well as lane keep assist and active cruise control.

Stealing just a bit of the MDX's spotlight at the show is the refreshed 2014 Honda Odyssey minivan. It was redesigned for model-year 2011 and for 2014 gets "some innovative new features," the automaker said in a statement. Check back with us during the New York Auto Show's press days March 27-28 for more information.

Acura 2014 MDX Prototype at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show
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I'm still waiting to hear about the "class leading" mileage the early promos promised. I got rid of my MDX due to the poor mileage, [not to mention on premium fuel] but I liked just about everything else about it.


We've been running my wife's MDX on regular fuel with zero problems. On our last trip from DC to Boston we averaged 22.7 mpg which we think is outstanding given the size and weight of the vehicle.
People who get rid of vehicles due to mpg's are math ignorant unless you're going from a full-size pick-up/suv to a Prius (or TDI).


Ah! I'm so excited about the refreshed Odyssey!!!

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