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I am loving the MDX hybrid and the way it drives. I gas up maybe once a week. honestly, sometimes I don't even remember when was the last time I went to the gas station.

The car performs very well and sometimes I am shocked at how quickly it picks up when trying to pass someone on the highway.

I wanted to know if there is anything out there that we could do to the hybrid to make it even faster? Like more powerful motors, ecu tune, etc.. I am still new to hybrids so I do not know if this will mess with the hybrid driving system. I also know that if there is opportunity to increase performance, gas efficiency will take a hit.

Don't get me wrong, the sport hybrid mdx is no slouch..

Any insight would be great! Thank you.
 

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You could trade it in and get a Tesla Model X. Better performance and efficiency.

Otherwise I'm of the opinion "don't touch it". Acura has smart people and more money than all of us, combined. You're not going to do better than they did.

Best I can do is to take my time doing maintenance so it's done properly and with high-quality parts. But I don't usually deviate from the factory design.
 

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I don't know if aftermarket has anything yet for the 3.0L gas engine on the MDX hybrid yet like ECU reflash, pulley, intake, header, or exhaust options? I would be surprised if Acura/Honda uses the extremely low volume 3.0L sh-sh-awd with any other vehicle for the North American market. You pretty much have 99% of the performance upgrades most of us would love to have to upgrade the 3.5L+9AT version. The previous gen MDX and RDX had pretty good aftermarket support with engine, suspension, wheels/rims, or brakes; but, it has pretty much next to nothing with the current gen MDX and RDX.

I would look into:
-Brake pads and/or rotors to reduce fade, initial bite, and stopping power
- lighter Rims to reduce mass for faster acceleration
- tires with lower weight, increased grip, better cornering/handling, improved stopping power
 
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