Acura MDX

Acura MDX

About Acura MDX

With its versatility, reputation for reliability and value for the dollar, it's easy to see why the Acura MDX is a bestseller among 3-row luxury SUVs. Acura's flagship crossover SUV upped its game just a few years ago when it entered its third generation, offering impressive interior space and semi-autonomous driving features. Now, the 2017 MDX is significantly refreshed with new exterior styling, a host of safety and driving aids, and a forthcoming hybrid model. The MDX continues to employ a powerful V6 engine, but we found last year's move to a 9-speed gear-shifter not the smoothest compared to the transmissions in rivals like the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90 or Infiniti QX60. That issue aside, the Acura MDX offers even more to like for 2017.

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LATEST MODEL
2017 Acura MDX
What's new for 2017?
2017 Acura MDX

A host of updates for the 2017 Acura MDX includes the standard AcuraWatch suite of safety and driver-assist technology, restyled exterior including a new grille, and luxurious 6-passenger seating in top-line MDX Advance trims. The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is set to join the lineup later in the model year.

  • Expert Rating: 9.5
  • Consumers Rating: 7.6
  • MPG 20|27
2016 Acura MDX
What's new for 2016?
2016 Acura MDX

Acura has wasted no time in updating its best-selling SUV. The 2016 Acura MDX offers up a new 9-speed automatic transmission, a new all-wheel-drive system, and a new suite of active safety features known as AcuraWatch that includes camera-based Road Departure Mitigation, and the pedestrian-sensing collision mitigation and braking system.

2015 Acura MDX
What's new for 2015?
2015 Acura MDX

Fresh from its 2014 redo, the 2015 Acura MDX luxury crossover SUV cruises into the new year with no major changes.

2014 Acura MDX
What's new for 2014?
2014 Acura MDX

Now in its third generation, the Acura MDX is all-new for 2014.

2013 Acura MDX
What's new for 2013?
2013 Acura MDX

There are no major changes for Acura's MDX for 2013.

2012 Acura MDX
What's new for 2012?
2012 Acura MDX

There are no major changes for 2012.

2011 Acura MDX
What's new for 2011?
2011 Acura MDX

There are no major changes for 2011.

2010 Acura MDX
What's new for 2010?
2010 Acura MDX

The 2010 MDX see major changes in the area of design, power and technology. Acura's largest SUV sports a new front and rear end, a host of interior upgrades and a new Sequential SportShift six-speed automatic transmission. Improvements have been made to the rear suspension, as well as to the navigation and audio system. A new option this year is the Advance package, which offers a revised Active Damper System and larger 19-inch wheels.

2009 Acura MDX
What's new for 2009?
2009 Acura MDX

he biggest change for 2009 is the availability of a power rear liftgate on models equipped with either the Technology or Sport packages.

2008 Acura MDX
What's new for 2008?
2008 Acura MDX

In its second year of production, the redesigned MDX stays true to the formula that netted sales success in 2007---its 300-horsepower V6, performance-enhancing all-wheel-drive system and sharp sheetmetal continue to offer a sporting take on people-hauling.

2007 Acura MDX
What's new for 2007?
2007 Acura MDX

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.

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Consumer Reviews

A supercar among luxury SUVs

By on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,000

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handling, Acceleration, Features, Space,"

Cons: "Infotainment system is adequate"

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

"I'm a little biased as this is my third MDX. Having had the 2007, which I loved and the 2011 which I just traded in after 122,000 miles I have a lot of experience with these vehicles. I have a terrible commute each day that I would not wish on my worst enemy. Having had a Lexus before, I chose the MDX based on functionality and performance. In this class you'd have to go pretty far upmarket, Audi Q7 or Volvo XC 90, to find a comparable vehicle. It's huge, three rows of seating but drives like a true sport wagon with precision handling thanks to the SH-AWD and dynamic suspension. If it was up to me I would drive a sports sedan but my commute does not allow it. This is as close as I can get to one without giving up the durability of the SUV suspension and higher ground clearance for potholes. Yes the styling could be a little more fluid and I personally believe the vehicle's length could afford to shed a few inches, as the 2011 was at least 6" shorter and easier to park. Honestly while I loved my 2011 MDX the incredible technology Acura packed into their 2017 in not comparable. If you're looking for a Super Car Suv but do not want to pay the super car price, this is a fantastic option."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

One of the best SUV on the road

By on Thursday, December 29, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,100

10 10.0
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Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great for long road trip and good tech packages."

Cons: "Would be a lil. better w/addt 30-40- more hp."

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

"We had this car for a few months now and it's absolutely a pleasure to drive. The car is fully loaded with Advance, Entertainment, and Technology packages along with running board and roof rack. The ride (especially long road trip) is exceptionally comfortable and roomy. We test drove the Lexus GX460 (we had a GX470 prior), Audi Q7, and the 2016 Range Rover Sport. We end up picking the MDX over the rest. The overall function and practicality of the vehicle makes it an ideal SUV to own and drive. Once you get familiar with all the technology this car has. You'll appreciate it more for the "bang for the buck" value. I had already recommend this SUV to a few friends."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Awesome car, with very outdated NAV and AUDIO

By on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Excellent driving dynamics and semi-autonomous"

Cons: "Terrible NAV, stupid outdate Audio Search"

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

"Handles like a dream. The SH-AWD really, really corners well, not even considering this is a large SUV ! It drives so well. 9 speed transmission just fine, no complaints. Excellent gas mileage, just excellent for a full size SUV. So many great features I value highly. The semi autonomous driving features of lane keeping and adaptive cruise control really work quite well. It does truly add to driver safety. The interior quality is quite nice and car is super quiet. The only downside is truly the slow NAV computer, the Search function for NAV and Audio is really unsatisfactory. So here is what you do: buy the car, use Google Maps for your NAV, and get an iPOD to plug into the system and the audio search is not so bad."

15 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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