Like BMW, Audi, WRX STI, only judge the MDX after it has a minimun of 8-10K miles. Improvements in power, suspension performance, quietness, door seals/wind-noise occur. Fast, smooth, 300 HP. Experience 17-22.5 MPG. Computerized SHAWD/Delphi-Magneto-Rheological Shocks and Michelins, corner like on rails with no tire noise/squeal. Suspension allows powering through steep/fast turns like no other car. Comfort Switch allows MDX Sport a Lexus-Ride (leveling tar-strips!) or in Sport Mode, MDX will exceed any other SUV's handling capability. Min. hydroplaning and goes through snow like tank.
Short-throw brakes, by-wire throttle, self-leveling 190 deg. Headlights. 5-Speed-auto does NOT search; it is always in sweet-spot of gear. Want to play, use Manual-Mode either up or down in gear. Sound system is fantastic, but you must first fine-tune 20 computerized controls to your liking.
100 more horsepower. Exhaust pipes and mufflers (seen from rear) rust fast. Should always appear silver using stainless, galvanized or paint. Sanded and painted mine with silver-chrome high temp engine paint. Looks sharp! Otherwise perfect!