2008 Acura MDX Consumer Review: The Verdict after 1 Year of Dr

2008 Acura MDX SUV - Consumer Review

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By qwik_footed on


2008 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Had the car 1+ years now and can now give objective feedback without the bias of "new car purchase" emotions. My wife's been the primary driver to haul around our daughter (now 16 mo. old) and she loves it. Bold exterior style & big interior compared to other vehicles (RX330, FX35) was a big reason for buying. We went with the Entertainment system as it was the only way to get the power tailgate at the time, but it's been great for entertaining the baby on trips. The car has been perfect EXCEPT for a constant, infuriating rattle around passenger door area (even at low speed) that shouldn't exist on a $40k car (dealer couldn't fix). Overall, love it, but it's really a 2nd tier luxury SUV.

Best Features

Exterior styling, comfortable interior, navigation system, XM radio.

Worst Features

Acura really needs to improve "fit and finish" on the vehicle. Quality of materials is OK, but squeaks and rattles shouldn't really start appearing right away on a $40K vehicle that considers itself a "luxury" brand.
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