...First up is a 20-horsepower boost, giving the MDX a total of 260. To support the increased power, there's a revised five-speed automatic transmission, a new stability control system, a strengthened chassis, a retuned suspension and stronger brakes. Inside, the optional navigation system has gained voice recognition capability, enhanced graphics and expanded database coverage. There's also a tailgate-mounted rearview camera this year that transmits its view to the display screen when the vehicle is put in reverse. Lastly, Acura will be offering an optional DVD-based entertainment system as a...
Source: MSN Autos
...More Stability However, the 68.7-inch-high MDX still is fairly tall, and thus benefits from Acura's new Vehicle Stability Assist system. The system works with the all-wheel drive and drive-by-wire systems to provide better control during acceleration, braking and cornering. Steering has been refined to enhance road feel and reduce kickback on poor roads. Improved front brake calipers improve stopping abilities with the standard anti-lock brake system. Electronic brake force distribution allows better control during emergency stops. New Safety Features Front side airbags remain standard, but...
...Under the Hood The 2003 MDX packs a 260-hp, 3.5-liter aluminum V-6 engine that teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission. A VTM-4 variable-torque management all-wheel-drive system powers the front wheels on smooth, dry roads. On slippery surfaces, it automatically transfers power to the rear wheels as needed to maintain traction. A dashboard button can be used to lock the system, which allows it to deliver maximum traction. Acura claims the MDX can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in less than 9 seconds. Safety Dual-stage front airbags and side-impact airbags for the front seats are...
...New for the 2003 MDX are 20 extra horses! That's right, folks, after two years of 240 horsepower, the 2003 MDEX has a new, more-efficient exhaust system that bumps its horsepower to 260.
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