While in Death Valley this week, one of our guys caught this mystery SUV out testing in the not-quite-hot-weather of the early spring desert. Temps were in the mid-90s, a far cry from the extreme heat-testing that happens in the 120+ degree summers. And yes, I am talking about the weather because, to be honest, I'm not entirely convinced of what we have here.
Our best collective guess is that this is the 2014 Acura MDX. The general shape of the grille-- now without that massive chrome shield-- as well as that of the double-hump dash say Acura and in terms of timing, the MDX is the next crossover we're expecting to see.
Some things that give us pause: Clunky foglights/ ducts and the toothed grille.
Stop whatever you're doing at work/school and help figure this out instead. Full res image after the jump for those of you who want to get a closer look.