2017 Acura CDX Price, USA Release Date, Specs, Review
Acura released their newest crossover, 2017 Acura CDX at 2016 Beijing Auto Show. The CDX is a compact SUV to cover the huge demand in Chinese market. Honda as the parent company of Acura is building the crossover at ZengCheng Plant, in China, right in Guangzhou City. Although it is similar as the Honda CRV, but there are some differences on its look.
Outside, the CDX is born from the Precision concept. The company introduced the concept of a stylized sedan at 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The new crossover is still unknown for its debut. There is no reliable report on whether the company is going to release the CDX or the cousin in other market. We have no doubt that the CDX is from the Precision Concept car. The grille, headlights, and the angular styling were from the design cues. We expect that the future Acura have the same design styling.
So far, the design is less polarizing than the current model. It means it is going to have five-sided grille as well as expanding mesh-type insert to complete the large logo. Beneath, the company features the fascia with three big openings, which may remind you to BMW. The fog lights provide brighter visibility than the previous model. In addition, the hard-creased body lines in the 2017 Acura CDX comes with big wheel opening accents as well as double body lines below the door handles. There are no rounded surfaces for the body with the big taillights reminds us to Toyota RAV4, yet it has its unique lighting design. The chrome trim has bright look with the roof rails, rocker panels, and window openings. The rear bumper has chrome finish too.
Speaking of the cabin, there are no photos from the official. We expect the cabin of the 2017 Acura CDX has angular dashboard design to make it perfect for the exterior. It should not get any extreme design as on the Precision Concept. It should be more conventional, especially for the dashboard and the center console. These things are possible to get innovative technology support.
The crossover is able to support five people with the foldable second row to provide more cargo space.
Under the hood, the possible engine for the 2017 Acura CDX is a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit to make 183 HP and 177 lb-ft of torque. The company pairs the engine with an eight-speed auto transmission. Buyers can go with a standard front-wheel or the optional AWD system. There is no solid data yet about the fuel economy.
Acura explains the CDX is possible to go on sale in China in the middle of 2016 with the price ¥250,000 to ¥300,000. It means the price of the 2017 Acura CDX is about $38,000 to $46,000. The crossover is going to be the direct rival for Buick Envision.