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Acura MDX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 5300 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 Acura MDX

  • A bland but otherwise utterly capable and perfectly useful SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful ULEV V6 engine, nicely appointed interior, seven-passenger seating, excellent on-road performance.

  • Cons

    No 4WD-low range, meager tow rating, protruding proboscis.

  • What's New for 2001

    Acura brings a new sport-utility vehicle to the marketplace, combining great on-road performance, class-leading fuel economy and…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (49 total reviews)

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Love this ugly car

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura MDX Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought it used from an individual with 100k on it. other than a transmission job at 190k, I have had no problems with this vehicle. It is by far the ugliest thing I have ever driven but I would buy another in a heartbeat! I now have 235k on it and I'm hoping to make it to half a mil!




Great vehicle

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura MDX Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I now have 168,000 miles on this MDX with virtually no problems, except 1. Two years ago, the Torque Converter went out. The dealer indicated that it would cost about $5,000 to repair unless Acura stepped. The dealer, Butler Acura in Ashland, Oregon contacted Acura and asked about it. Acura agreed to replace the entire transmission and torque converter (new, not rebuilt) if I would cover the labor cost. The car had 132,000 miles on it at the time. That is standing behind a car. The warranty was only for 100,000 miles, but they felt it should not have gone out, so they replaced it. The car does have a bit more road noise than I would like, but otherwise is a great performer!




Ultimately regretful

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Vehicle: 2001 Acura MDX Touring 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I did a lot of research on various models before deciding to buy my MDX. I was fortunate enough to find a one owner trade in with very low miles, with regular service. I thought despite a couple of annoying short comings of the first model year, that I'd have it for years to come, but no longer. AC hose replacement at 60K miles/ $1K. Power steering 83K mi/ $600. Transmission 84K mi/ $6000. Nav system & CD multi disc changer both broken. People still think it looks like a new car. I got several good years out of it, but for a Honda, this last year's reliability has been horrible. It should have lasted longer before the cost to repair was higher than the value. I may never go back.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 21
  • highway
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Full 2001 Acura MDX Review

What's New for 2001

Acura brings a new sport-utility vehicle to the marketplace, combining great on-road performance, class-leading fuel economy and outstanding all-weather handling with seven-passenger seating and cavernous cargo capacity.

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ycmdx
ycmdx
05-14-2008
Hi, I am new here and need your help. The trip computer (LCD screen) in my 2001 MDX is not working (no light/display). I tried all the buttons nearby including the brightness control. I would apprecia...


yekiot4
yekiot4
01-06-2010
FYI, took my 2001 MDX to Acura Columbus. Was hearing a noise similar to a rumble strip from the front right of the car. Acura Columbus said it was the torque converter and would cost $2000 to replace!...


buddyzippy
buddyzippy
03-16-2013
I purchased a 2011 MDX with Navi at the end of May 2011. Now, not quite 2 years later, I have racked up 49,300 miles. I anticipate continuing to drive about 25,000miles/yr for the next 2 years. Afte...



 

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