Photo of 2018 MDX courtesy of Acura.

Photo of 2018 MDX courtesy of Acura.

The Acura MDX compact luxury SUV will add a dual screen user interface and enhanced 7-inch touchscreen as part of a mid-cycle refresh for the 2018 model year, Acura has announced.

The 2018 MDX also adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and AcuraWatch capability to connect with smartphones.

An expanded choice of exterior color options includes Basque Red and San Marino Red.

The base front-wheel-drive MDX retails for $45,175, while the top-end MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment packages retails for $59,625.