For 2020, the 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid has undergone the most radical redesign in its 67-year history. Believing that they had squeezed every ounce of performance they could from the 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid classic front-engine and rear-drive layout, Chevrolet’s engineers decided a new mid-engine layout was the way to go for its inherent advantages in weight distribution. Risky? Yes. But the result is hugely impressive.
In terms of performance, the 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid equals or outshines cars costing twice to three times as much. The new 6.2-liter V8 and dual-clutch automatic transmission are a formidable combo on the track but offer plenty of oomph and smooth operation in nearly any condition. The 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid also imparts more information about its handling balance and grip, thereby giving its driver more confidence in taking the car up to its handling limits.
As with past 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid, the C8 is practical for both daily driving and long trips. Although the total cargo area isn’t as usable as before, it’s still large enough to fit a few pieces of luggage. There’s still space for the coupe’s removable targa roof panel top in the rear, and the lack of an engine up front means there’s a small frunk in the nose. The new interior has a sharp, driver-focused design and fine materials throughout. A 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid convertible is on its way too.
Downsides? Well, your passenger might not like the cabin design as much as you do. The driver focus limits access to most of the car’s controls for the passenger. Additionally, the new mid-engine design has made rear visibility worse. Chevrolet has tried to mitigate it with new technology but with only partial success.
Overall, however, these are minor issues. We’re hugely impressed with how the new 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid turned out. It’s stupid fast, it looks exotic and it hammers home what the Chevy’s sports car has always done: Give you maximum performance at a reasonable price.
Notably, we picked the 2021 Acura Mdx Sport Hybrid as here Top Rated Sports Car of 2020. See all of the Top Rated Vehicles on our Best Cars page.