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2005 Acura MDX

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A Little Overrated
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By VW
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I find the MDX to be more hefty and top heavy in driving dynamics than I expected. It's pretty thirsty at 15 MPG city. Engine seems rock solid and smooth. Ride suspension is tuned nicely -- not too firm, not too mushy. Should have HID and lane change signal without having to clicking on the signal arm. Stereo is pretty good quality. XM is nice. Navi and Handsfree link are a little awkward to use.


Favorite Features

Suspension and engine. XM radio. Rearview camera.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage. HID & soft lane change signal. Navi & Handsfree link. Lengthen arm rest & bottom seat length. Both are short, making it difficult to establish comfortable sitting position. Steering controls need backlight for evening visibility. Can't display outside temp & gas mileage at same time


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My favorite vehicle ever owned!!!
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By Michael Miers
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I love my MDX. Nothing wrong with it, and have had no problems. This is my favorite vehicle I have ever owned. Bluetooth works great!


Favorite Features

Bluetooth, and everything


Suggested Improvements

Better fuel economy


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2005 MDX Review
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By 2005 MDX
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the original style MDX because I just knew the new model wouldn't be as nice. I have never been so happy with a car in my life. It's a wonderful highway cruiser and up in the rockies, it just handles the whoop di doos very solidly, no floating around, just well composed ride. Mileage is 21 highway average at 75 mph and around town 13 (100% stop & go). I got the touring model with nav & the tow package. The AWD works wonderfully. I took it out in the desert near Moabe, Utah and it will go down creeks & up sand banks with ease. In snow it's a joy, give a lot of confidence in any type of bad weather. Reliability has been excellent with only the nav being replaced, have 75K miles


Favorite Features

Nav, awd, ride, composure on highway, quietness, quality, reliability, performance & mileage for an suv


Suggested Improvements

Leg room, I'm still trying to come up with a suggested improvement and can't think of one. It's just a wonderful car and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants an suv


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Love This Car!
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By Joanne
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought this car in February of 2005. Haven't had one problem with it since! Very reliable and very luxurious. Was coming from a 1998 Toyota Camry LE. Compared it to the Lexus RX 330. While the Lexus was nice, it couldn't fit 3 people across the third row comfortably. But my Acura can. The Bose stereo in my MDX simply superb and this car handles so nicely. The nav system is also extremely easy to use. Like the V6 and the AWD. I also like the visibility that comes with being higher off the ground. Will never buy anything other than an Acura. Unfortunately the gas mileage is around 12 MPG. I do mostly city driving but I was expecting more like 16 from a mid-size SUV with just a V6.


Favorite Features

Back-up camera, heated seats, nav system, bluetooth, visibility, great headlights, love the fog-lights, sunroof, stereo, everything about this car is amazing!


Suggested Improvements

Fit and finish could be better. Would like auto up/down on all windows, not just driver's. Slightly better gas mileage would be nice.


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Kumho Tires Transform the MDX
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By nIKKIMACH
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2005 Acura MDX Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The Michelins lasted 50,000 miles; at that point, I was thinking of trading the car. Too much road noise, and a jarring ride. Then I put on Kumhos and my MDX was transformed. The road noise I disliked was cut in half, the handling got sharper and the ride improved enormously. Replacing the windshield, which we have to do every few years because of grit on the highways in winter, costs a cool thousand bucks. I like the auto wipers, but it would be $500 bucks cheaper without them.


Favorite Features

Rock solid, great seating position, XM (escape from the soul-sucking garbage on AM/FM), nav system, build quality, value. Resale.


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