Acura MDX

Acura MDX

The Acura MDX combines a spacious interior, seating for seven and all-wheel drive in an upscale package. Its V6 engine is responsive and delivers excellent fuel economy. As a luxury midsize SUV, the MDX also has a sporty look and refinements that make it popular with families.

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USED ACURA MDX REVIEW

2004 Acura MDX

Great car, highly recommend. Has over 120,000 miles and still going very strong. Bought used, though from 1 owner, so I had confidence.
by Buerger900 

MODEL OVERVIEW

Since it was launched in 2001, the MDX has earned praise for its performance, interior space and luxury. Some earlier MDX models come with a navigation system and an upgraded stereo. However, if you want a model that comes with more updated features, start your search with the 2007 model year.

Comparing MDX models from 2009 to 2015, MPG has improved from an EPA rating of 15 city / 17 highway in 2009 to 20 city / 23 highway for 2015. The MDX got a major redesign for 2014 and a minor one in 2010 when the front end was restyled, interior trim was updated, and a newer higher performance 6-speed automatic replaced the outgoing one. AWD versions are available throughout these years, good for driving on rain and snow, but fuel efficiency is reduced by 2 MPG. Acura's all wheel drive also provides better traction even on dry pavement by optimally adjusting power distribution between the front and rear axles and rear tires based on sensing changes in road conditions. The 24-valve V-6 engine is 3.7 liters making 300 horsepower in 2009-2014, and is a slightly smaller 3.5 liter engine with 290 hp. FOr all years, the transmission is a 6-speed automatic.  The wheelbase grew from 3 inches in the 2014 model while overall weight dropped by 500 lbs.

Available in multiple trims and with a host of luxury options, the Acura MDX can be tailored to your liking. Models with the Technology package will help you find the shortest route to your destination and keep your family safe. It offers a navigation system, keyless entry and push button start, and a forward collision warning system. To keep the kids happy on long car rides, look for an MDX with the Entertainment packagethat includes 9-inch flip down DVD players in the back seats, wireless headsets and remote contorl, and a 115-volt power outlet in the center console. The Advance package includes a stiffer sport suspension, leather trimmed heated front seats, auto-leveling headlights, and safety technology such as blind spot monitoring and alerts, adaptive cruise control, and a collision mitigation braking system.

SAFETY

The 2014 Acura MDX earned a five-star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) named the 2014 Acura MDX as a 2014 Top Safety Pick for its exceptional performance in various crash testing. The IIHS conducts up to five tests to determine how safe a car is, and gives four ratings: good, acceptable, marginal, and poor. In all five tests conducted, the 2014 MDX earned "good" ratings. IIHS tests how the front, sides, and roof of the vehicle respond to a crash and how the head restraints and seats protect against injury. Acura's Collision Mitigating Braking System will warn drivers with visuals and an audible signal if a collision seems imminent. If it is, the car will automatically apply full braking power.

NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE ACURA MDX

  • The 2014 Acura MDX earned the 2014 AutoGuide.com Utility Vehicle of the Year Award. It was recognized for its exceptional blend of luxury, performance, gas mileage, and advanced safety features.
  • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety commended the 2014 Acura MDX for its advanced safety features including its complex braking system and frontal collision warning. 
  • The 2014 MDX is approximately 300 pounds lighter than the previous model, which improves fuel economy while retaining its strong performance. Families who are looking for a vehicle that can tow their dirt bikes, four-wheelers, or small camper, but still get good gas mileage, should consider the Acura MDX.
  • Motor Trend named it a Contender for SUV of the Year 2014.