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2005 Acura MDX

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
9.0
Out of 10

Based on 396 Ratings for the 2001 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.2/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.2/10
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Very Good Value Indeed

By on Friday, October 31, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great visibility, highly reliable, max value too."

Cons: "18 mpg avg, 3rd row seat is next to useless"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this used MDX in 2005 with 30k miles. It now has 200k miles and still has the original (not rebuilt) transmission. This seems unusual given all the tranny problems I read about with the MDX. The largest repair bill I've had over all these miles is $1,400 and that included timing belt replacement. One other time I spend $1,300 for a rear differential and some other bits, but nothing that was unreasonable. On the negative side the 2nd row seats are not very comfortable and the 3rd row... unless you are 5 yrs old forget about sitting back there. They should ditch that seat and make the 2nd row better. Brakes sometimes feel a bit soft and I am told this is "normal". I'd prefer a bit more resistance when firmly braking. Overall, this thing simply runs like a champ; very reliable and I am "chuffed to bits" as my British friends would say about owning this vehicle."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

1 $600 repair, 1 set of brakes

By on Wednesday, October 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 127,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "whole car"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"great car, expensive to buy, cheap to own"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

great car

By on Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 183,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"new trans w/waranty less than 2yrs. ago new tires new batery"

Great car and value even though expensive when new

By on Friday, August 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quality materials, paint, engine, body design"

Cons: "premium gas 14 MPG city"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We had a 2002 MDX and liked it so much in spite of the automatic transmission problem we bought a new one in 2006. It now has 94,000 miles and has had few minor issues but overall this car is so good my wife will not let go of it. It is garaged at home and work and I have changed the oil every 3500 in the engine along with the transmission every 30,000 miles. So far so good. I have a 2014 Avalon and I seriously think the Acura engine sounds better. Dealer service has been outstanding with quite a bit of good will provided by them and Acura. The handled the transmission issue in the old car painlessly and very honestly. I don't like having to use premium gas at 14 mpg city and never more than 21 highway but overall but it has been a small price to pay considering I think this engine will run forever. Resale is tremendous also. I think there is an MDX cult out there keeping the prices up."

11 people out of 19 found this review helpful

I still love my MDX

By on Sunday, July 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "good looking, good on snow, nice interior"

Cons: "big in the garage with another SUV"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my MDX new and had to order it because they were so new and so popular, you couldn't just buy one off the lot. It is great on snow, has a very comfortable interior, excellent leg room and interior height (my dad is 6'5" and my husband is 6'3"). I will drive it until it dies. It is 12 years old and has some door dings, but I still love it."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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