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Great SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jbgraw
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great car. Plenty of room, hard to fit seven passengers and luggage. excellent fuel economy. 15-18 in town, we consistently get 25-26 on the highway. Average tank is always around 21. Super comfortable on the inside. Great in the winter.


Best Features

Rear A/C controls. Sitting up high. Good view out. Fuel economy.


Worst Features

Transmission issues. Started having troubles at 120K miles with transmission sticking. Heard from lots of other MDX owners that it is a common issue. Heard '07 and newer MDXs are just fine with this though. Also annoying that there is no front passenger temperature controls. AUX input would be nice.


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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DMP
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love this vehicle. Have 77,000 miles on it and no problems whatsoever. Love the touchscreen navigation that can be operated on the go. Bluetooth and Address Book are great too. Leather still looks like new and gas mileage has been great. Averaging over 20 mpg in city and highway driving. Have taken on several long road trips and the seats are great! Best I've ever sat in.


Best Features

Bluetooth, Navigation, Comfortable seats, available 3rd row.


Worst Features

Get rid of fake wood trim and put in real wood.


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Loved this SUV
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By CaptReg
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought MDX because it could be towed behind my RV and provide an upscale trim/features than other towable vehicles. Loved this vehicle. Never had a single problem in over 5 years of driving and towing, just scheduled maintenance. Interior has everything and well designed. I'd definitely buy a new one, but the new ones can't be towed - too bad. I highly recommend this vehicle - great family SUV.


Best Features

Full-featured interior: satellite radio, nav, DVD, rear display screen. Very smart inside and out


Worst Features

I like the body style of the later models a bit better.


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Been a Good SUV
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By GatorJeff
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall this has been a solid vehicle. The only problem has been the torque converter at 57,000 miles. Acura paid a large portion of the repair cost though. I really love the MDX and can't seem to find anything worth selling it for. I usually keep cars for three years but after 5 I want to hang on to it for a while longer. I really like the design and interior technology.


Best Features

Bluetooth (though will not import contacts or display who is calling), Nav is easy to use and really nice, voice command is cool.


Worst Features

Transmission problems should have been fixed since they started in the early MDXs. Hands-free needs to import contacts and display who is calling, would like softer ride but sporty feel is fine.


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Great after 4 years
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By Jay
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my pre owned MDX at 62000, driving it since then for 10 months I am a satisfied customer. I like the build quality and handling. at 69000 it still runs quiet on the road. during the recent snow it drives superb with great AWD controls and traction.


Best Features

Automatic wipers, bluetooth iPhone / Blackberry connectivity, voice recognition, rear view cam, Nav, rear entertainment and the Boss audio. Great power, 23 on highways and 17 on rural roads. No maintenance even for a used one!!


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