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2014 Acura MDX Prototype

No surprises here, and that's fine by us.

Though completely redesigned, the new 2014 Acura MDX 7-passenger crossover, slated to go on sale in mid-2013, isn’t exactly unfamiliar. Gone is the arrowhead-sharp front clip of yore in favor of a more brand-cohesive, sweeping profile. A warmed-over version of Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 stays on board, this time with more torque and higher efficiency. For the first time, the MDX can be bought in FWD-only trim; SH-AWD is an option. All the expected Acura tech and safety treasures are sticking around, and now include the brand’s new LED headlights.

Complete MDX details and specs aren’t available yet because the version on display at the NAIAS is still technically a prototype. Still, it’s as close to production as any prototype out there, which means it’s safe to say the show car is basically the go-car. If you recall, last we saw Tony Stark he was driving an NSX prototype. The MDX is geared more for his grandmother — though to be fair, Tony Stark’s grandmother was probably pretty awesome.