Did not like the look of Pilot. Needed 7seats. Don't want truck based SUV's
because don't really need off road capability(just rough road cap. is fine).
Fullsize is too bulky and cumbersome. Volvo is expensive and has
questionable reliability. ===========> Acura MDX was my choice.
better interior material, Three memory settings for seats instead of two, cut
cost further by eliminating rear locking diff, sunroof switch location is bad,
Make all windows one touch operatable both up and downward with pinch
protection. In other words, learn from BMW's.
I owned and Explorer, Grand Cherokee
and an X5 before buying this one. It
drives extremely well on and off road,
provides luxury and utility in large
doses and has a great sound system.
There is also the added benefit of
Acura (Honda) quality and I haven't
even had a small rattle yet.
6 disc in dash CD changer
On-board computer screen space could
be used a bit better.
I have had an extrordinary experience
with my MDX. The ride is excellent and
the most features are convenient. I
have not been able to get the home link
to work with my garage door opener, but
otherwise it has been great. The only
bad thing to say is the Acura
dealiships know they have a good car
and are sometimes a little arrogant.
Navagation system has come in real
handy and easy to use in comparison to
some of the others I have seen.
In addition to direct and easy as
options, the navagation system should
have an option for shortest distance.
Often the direct route turns out to be
I love this car...er,truck...er,SUV.
I've owned it 2 yrs & have found
nothing that I seriously dislike & a
whole bunch that's great. I live in the
So.Cal. mountains & spend a lot of
driving time on curvy, up & down roads.
The MDX handles super. It is fun &
stable to drive. On ice & snow the AWD
really comes through. It has an amazing
amount of interior space considering
the outside appearance. The biggest
negative with the vehicle is the dealer
network. Having owned two MB's and two
Lexi, I've become spoiled by excellent
service. Acura dealerships(I've been to
three)are about on a par with Ford. Not
what you expect of a supposed luxury
Comfortable seating. Excellent handing.
Third row seating (for kids and
grandkids). Navigation system.
The navigation system, although very
good, needs a better database and
method of finding businesses (I dare
you to find a local Home Depot)