AJAC chooses Acura MDX ‘Best New SUV over $60,000’ for 2014


MARKHAM, ON  – The Acura MDX luxury performance SUV has been named “Best New SUV over $60,000 for 2014” by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

“Our new MDX luxury performance SUV is a leader in luxury, performance, safety and technology, setting the standard for the luxury segment,” said Dave Gardner, vice president of sales and marketing, Honda Canada.

“We are extremely proud of the MDX being chosen as AJAC’s Best New SUV over $60,000.”

The automaker said the “all-new 2014 MDX offers even higher levels of luxury comfort and quietness, together with exhilarating dynamic performance, class-leading fuel economy ratings, and advanced safety features, and an even more luxurious, technology-packed and versatile passenger cabin.

“Developed on an all-new platform that is optimized in every respect for the needs of today’s luxury SUV buyers, the 2014 Acura MDX is powered by a new 290-horsepower direct-injected i-VTEC V-6 powertrain with fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management technology.

“Similar to its flagship sedan counterpart, the MDX harnesses a host of Acura signature technologies to deliver on Acura’s 'Synergy between Man and Machine' product direction.”

The 2014 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year Awards TestFest was held October 21 to 25 in Niagara Falls, Ont., with 80 automotive journalists from across the country conducting back-to-back test evaluations of 174 vehicles in 12 separate categories.

According to AJAC officials, the event is designed to provide Canadian consumers with sound, comparative information on vehicles that are new to the market. 

AJAC is an association of professional writers, publishers and photographers whose focus is the automobile and the automotive industry. It is a not-for-profit professional organization incorporated in 1981 and was established to “encourage unity among journalists who specialize in reporting on the automobile.”

AJAC manages the annual Canadian Car of the Year awards program.