Bought my MDX in June '07 after testing all comparable w/3rd row seats (X5, Q7, GX 470). For the value, it won hands down. For the same items and options in others would have cost an additional 10-20K. Have 10K miles of city/highway driving, and love every minute of driving it! It's more like a sport sedan than SUV. Ride and acceleration are excellent; seating comfort great in front & back seats. Yes, 3rd row is for kids and small adults, but if you want a full-time 3rd row, get a full-size SUV. They work great when heading out with a few extra friends. No question this is a great combination of value, fun, and luxury in SUV skin. Wife has TL-S - loves driving the X!
Acceleration, sound system, SH-AWD pulls well in all conditions, overall comfort, interior lighting of all controls at night, nav, rear wiper turns on when front wipers are on and vehicle placed in reverse.
Improve the brightness or shield the sun somehow from the radio info screen and nav screen. Very hard to read in bright sunlight. Change nav programming to include the accouncement of the road/street name it's telling you to turn onto. Portables like Garmin can do it, why not Acura?