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2007 Acura MDX

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2007 Acura MDX Review

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By combining manageable dimensions with seven-passenger capacity, a comfortable highway ride with responsive in-town handling and car-like construction with respectable off-pavement capability, the MDX has been one of our favorite SUVs since its introduction for the 2001 model year. In fact, as it trails only the Lexus RX 350 in category sales, the MDX has proven a favorite of many. For 2007, Acura introduces an all-new MDX, designed with new emphases on performance, technology and styling. Fortunately, all the characteristics that made the original MDX so appealing have carried over intact, if not improved.

You'll Like This Car If...

The perfectly practical MDX is also the most powerful, most tech-savvy V6 SUV on the road, giving it assured access to the top tier of any premium midsize SUV shopping list.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you prefer the softer, tamer side of a premium lifestyle, you might be more comfortable in the Lexus RX 350.

What's New for 2007

While the all-new, second-generation MDX is even more family-friendly than its predecessor, a new 300-horsepower V6, performance-enhancing all-wheel-drive system and sharp sheetmetal team up to empower the SUV with newfound attitude and ability.

Driving the MDX

Driving Impressions The fact that Acura introduced the all-new MDX on a racetrack–-alongside six-cylinder versions of the BMW X5 and Porsche Cayenne, no less–-says quite a bit. The fact...

that it was indeed the MDX that put the biggest smiles on our faces says even more. When pushed hard, the MDX's 300 horsepower, sophisticated all-wheel-drive system and optional active damping system combine to deliver an SUV that's fun to drive even at or near its limits. We were also impressed by the MDX's off-road ability, which we were able to sample on a short but extreme course. Fortunately, because very few will ever negotiate a racetrack or even a muddy trail, the newly athletic MDX is even more pleasing around town and on the highway than its exemplary predecessor.

Technology Package
With a navigation system that provides real-time traffic info and an audio system that delivers amazing six-channel surround sound via DVD-Audio disc, we'd be hard-pressed not to check this option box.

SH-AWD
Squeeze the throttle mid-corner and the MDX's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system transfers more torque to the rear outside wheel, delivering truer steering response and perceptibly higher cornering limits.

2007 Acura MDX Details
2007 Acura MDX photo Interior

In its pursuit of greater performance, the MDX has given up nothing in practicality. For example, the MDX offers 15 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the third row, which is just two cubic feet less than the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe. For bigger loads, both rear rows fold flat. The reclining second-row seats offer enough legroom for those six feet tall and more, while the third row is best suited for smaller folks riding on shorter trips. The MDX even offers a minivan-like 10 cupholders. Up front, the MDX is an attractive mix of sport, luxury and technology, with highlights that include perforated leather or premium leather seats, wood-like or metallic trim and a collection of intuitive controls.

Exterior
2007 Acura MDX photo

Complementing its wider, lower, more aggressive stance, the bolder new MDX features a shield-like take on Acura's five-sided grille, thick wheel arches filled with 18-inch wheels and prominent oval tailpipes. HID headlamps, mirror-integrated turn signals and LED taillamps further the cutting-edge appearance, as does a radio antenna that's been cleverly integrated into the rear spoiler. The MDX is longer, wider and taller, by varying degrees, than the BMW X5, Lexus RX 350 and Volvo XC90.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

Some of the bigger features included at base price include the powerful V6 and sophisticated all-wheel-drive system, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather seats, power and heated front seats, power moonroof, HID headlamps, Bluetooth hands-free phone interface, an impressive audio system, three-zone automatic climate control, steering wheel-mounted controls, six airbags and electronic traction and stability controls.

Optional Equipment

All of the MDX's optional features are bundled into three packages. Technology Package highlights include a sophisticated navigation system with real-time traffic info and Zagat restaurant reviews, plus a DVD-Audio surround sound system. Sport Package features include an active suspension, premium leather and an exclusive wheel design. The Entertainment Package includes a DVD rear entertainment system and power open/close tailgate.

Under the Hood

The MDX features Acura's most powerful engine ever, connected to a five-speed automatic transmission and the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system that distributes torque not only between the front and rear wheels, but also between the left and right rear wheels. In addition to cornering advantages, the system also makes for a less-intrusive stability control system. The available Active Damper System, in which the shock absorbers can change from soft to firm in milliseconds, helps mitigate the traditional trade-offs between a comfortable ride and spirited handling. The MDX features unibody construction and a fully independent suspension, and can tow up to 5,000 pounds with the added benefit of a Trailer Stability Assist feature.

3.7-liter V6
300 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
275 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 17/22

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2007 Acura MDX Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 258 Ratings for the 2007 - 2013 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Great midsize SUV

By on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

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: "Great looks and perfect for big families."

Cons: "My wife doesn't let me drive it enough."

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

"First, I really like the styling of the MDX. It has an understated luxury look without being too flashy. The interior is comfortable with seating for seven, which is great for our family of 6. The cargo area with the third row seat up appears small, but there is more room back there than you think. With the third row folded down, the cargo area is especially roomy. The best part is driving and parking. Many of our friends have suburbans, and they have a difficult time parking them - you see them backing in and out trying to fit into the spaces, but with the Acura, we have all of the passenger room without all the wasted space of the full size SUV. Lastly, everyone knows Hondas and Acuras are basically bulletproof, so even at 100,000 miles, it barely feels broken in. We highly recommend this vehicle."

Most happy with our choice

By on Saturday, July 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,166

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

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

"comfortable for long trips as well as city driving. Its higher seating gives us a better feel for traffic. it has all the bells and whistles for our driving habbits and most of all the back-up camera is a great feature."

MDX is amazing

By on Thursday, June 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Value, Value, Value"

Cons: "Rear Seating not best for large people."

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

"I have had 4 SUVs between myself and my wife. I have had GM, Mercedes and Audi. The Acura MDX is my favorite. Its is a 2011 and I have 80000 miles in less than 3 years. The maintenance is non-existent other than oil changes. Great handling, great economy and it looks amazing."

5 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Extremely good-looking SUV and comfortable ride

By on Friday, June 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 38,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Large load capacity; comfortable"

Cons: "Hard to steer; easy to over-correct; blindspots"

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

"Steering is slightly too tight and over-correcting a problem. Loud road noise on Interstate Highways. Otherwise, a great vehicle!"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Thanks for SH AWD

By on Thursday, June 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

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: "Nice SUV that you can depend on during snowy icy"

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

"I own 2 2007 Acura MDX. One with sport package and the other one (wife) with Entertainment package (Rear DVD for our kid). I do have to go to work during ice storm or snowy days in Arkansas. This SUV grip the road during ice storm. Adjust my speed to road condition/ drive slower just fine without chain on the wheels during ice storm."

I'm 66, owned over 10 new cars, this is the best,

By on Monday, May 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 163,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Comfortable, reliable, great sound system."

Cons: "Uses only premium gas,"

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

"This is by far the best car I've owned. The only down sides are :1)the road noise is a little loud, but normally with a radio on or with conversion it isn't noticeable. 2)the gas gauge is partially hidden behind the steering wheel, so when it's low you have to lean forward to see the gauge. Partly due to the adjustable steering wheel. 3) it uses only premium gas which is much higher than regular. However It rides great, it's a solid heavy vehicle , looks great, has plenty of room and is very comfortable. At 66, I have purchased more than 10 new cars, and this is only car I've kept for more than 3 years. I now have 163,000 miles on it and it is 7 years old and it's value us roughly $12000. Pretty good, and it gets 23 mpg on the highway"

11 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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