I bought a new MDX in 02 and was very happy with it. The few things I didn't like were resolved in the 07 redesign. For a sport ute I'm happy with the ride quality, reduced road noise, seat comfort, power and handling. At 38 K miles the AC quit but was repaired under warranty. The 1st of 4 Acuras to ever go in the shop for a repair. I don't like the vertical spoke at the bottom of the steering wheel where my hands want to rest on long drives. I think it's a bargain relative to the price of the BMW or Porsche.
Very comfortable front seats. Superb sound system. All driver controls are placed perfectly. Nav system very good and easy to operate. Hands free link works very well.
I think it could use a better looking set of wheels. Put a power source in the console with the aux input. Get rid of the vertical spoke on the steering wheel.