I've had my MDX for three weeks and can't say that I love it. Chose it over RX350 because I wanted something different - around here if you drive an RX you see yourself coming and going. Had 3 MB MLs, very happy with them, especially the last one, but didn't like the new ones. The MDX feels very solid and safe, and my daughters think the interior is huge. It is no longer than our ML, but it is wider. Acceleration kind of sluggish, mileage so far not as good as my MLs. The interior looks cheaper than my 2005 ML, but in fairness, so did the standard interior of the new MLs. Too much gadgetry for my taste, but my husband drove it to work one day and loved it. Hope it grows on me.
Exterior styling, solid feel, grips road well in curves.
Roof rails and side molding should be standard, better mileage, gearshift should be in center of console so you don't keep hitting it when you reach for controls. Wish they offered a dark gray interior - choices are either very light or black. I know my seats and mats will be dirty in no time.