After having owned the BMW X3, the MDX is a pleasure to drive. Reliability is great for 25,000 miles. Only things wrong are Bluetooth; rings and cannot hear whose on the other end and many viable addresses do not show up on Navigation system. Dealer service excellent. A few miss-steps in design; no lights for A/C controls at night; rear view pic doesn't come on in reverse for 10 seconds, some wind noise, transmission can be rough and erratic. No ipod plug which I didn't realize until after I purchased. Front end design could be improved, very masculine. Sounds like a lot but I do really like this car. Also test drove BMW X5 and Lexus 400.
Handling, size, reliability, comfort, great Michelin tires.
As above, Ipod plug, Navigation system, bluetooth, inside wind noise, transmission smoother, and some lights to see A/C controls at night. Rear automatic hatch door should be standard. Could not get that feature without technology package.