Acura MDX Adds Value to List of Class-Leading Features
10/6/2000 7:20:52 PM
Acura's exclusive new VTM-4(TM) (Variable Torque Management 4WD) fully automatic four-wheel drive system, standard on all models, uses advanced electronic sensing and control mechanisms to monitor driving conditions and to proactively apportion engine torque between the front the rear wheels prior to wheel slip for maximum performance and control in all types of weather conditions. An exclusive lock feature, activated by a button on the dash, allows the driver to send maximum torque (53 percent) to the rear wheels in extremely low-speed, low traction or "stuck" situations. The MDX also features a highly versatile seven-passenger interior with second- and third-row seats that split and fold flat into the floor to accommodate a wide variety of passenger and cargo carrying configurations. All seven seats are equipped with headrests and three-point seatbelts. The MDX provides the highest levels of safety for all passengers and is equipped with a comprehensive list of advanced safety features including dual- threshold front airbags, seatbelt pretensioners and an advanced front passenger side airbag with occupant sensing capabilities. Internal crash test data confirms an expected NHTSA five-star rating in safety performance for all passengers in frontal and side collisions. Like all Acura products, the MDX comes equipped with a comprehensive list of standard luxury features including leather seating surfaces* and door inserts; power tilt and sliding moonroof; power windows, door locks and mirrors; cruise control; seven-speaker AM/FM/Cassette stereo with in-dash CD player; power adjustable heated front seats; alloy wheels and a multi-function digital trip computer.
The MDX's optional Touring package adds a two-position driver's seat and mirror memory system; 8-way power adjustable passenger seat; roof rack; reverse-mode tilting passenger mirror, exclusive alloy wheel design and an upgraded 200-watt, eight speaker Acura/Bose music system with in-dash, 6-disc CD changer.
Available as a stand alone factory option, the Acura Navigation System with DVD (digital versatile disc) contains mapping of the entire continental U.S. and features a nationwide directory of 3.7-million points of interest, restaurants, hotels, ATMs and a number of other categories. All Acura models feature a 4-year/50,000-mile comprehensive vehicle warranty, 10-year/100,00-mile powertrain warranty and Acura Total Luxury Care (TLC) customer service package.
*First and second row seats only