A beast the Acura MDX SH-AWD Type S Advance


I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with the Acura MDX SH-AWD Type S Advance, particularly the model featuring carbon paint. This vehicle truly stood out as exceptional.

Under the hood, the Type S boasts a powerful 3.0-liter direct injection, six-cylinder engine with a turbo, delivering an impressive 355 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.

The robust performance of the car was evident during my drives around the Washington DC metropolitan area, including stretches on I-495, I-270, I-70 through Hagerstown, MD, and I-81 in the northeast part of West Virginia, eventually leading to Pittsburgh on I-76.

One of the highlights of my drive was the quality time spent with my son Wole, a co-founder of our tech company based at Carnegie Mellon University’s campus, akin to the beginnings of companies like Duolingo on Henry Street.

Our vision involves using simulated immersive learning to educate people about manufacturing and the auto industry.

I found it fascinating that the MDX is manufactured in East Liberty, Ohio, and I hope to visit the plant someday. The Advance trim offers notable performance upgrades, including new brakes and an innovative area-adjusted suspension system, along with a host of active safety features such as adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assists.

The introduction of the 10-speed automatic transmission is a noteworthy addition, enhancing the driving experience. The Type S models come standard with impressive 21-inch wheels, contributing to both style and performance.

Inside the MDX, the driving experience is complemented by a fantastic sound system. I had the pleasure of listening to music created in collaboration with the music department at Carnegie Mellon, including a remix album used to help students express their stories.

The 3D ELS Studio 3D sound system, boasting 25 speakers for a real studio sound and presentation, along with features like a Wi-Fi hotspot and support for Apple CarPlay and Android, adds to the overall exceptional audio experience.

The design team at the Toronto studio deserves commendation for their work on the MDX, both in terms of real-world functionality and a visually striking aesthetic. As I drove, I couldn’t help but appreciate the journey and the unique features of the MDX, from the liquid carbon paint to the rich red interior, creating a luxurious atmosphere for seating up to seven adults.

While the base price for the Type S is $66,700, and the MDX Type is also priced at $66,700, the wealth of features and performance upgrades make it a compelling option. For more detailed information, visit www.Acura.com