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Not what I expected from Acura
By Papa Leo on 10/02/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

13 months into ownership and I have nothing but a trouble with that car. One week into ownership, Air Bag warning came up. It was found that side B-pillar air bag was lose. Another 2 month, car started to pull to the side badly (car had only 3K miles on it), it was found to be misaligned. Another 2 month, gas door wouldn't keep close (replaced under warranty). Another 6 months into ownership and drive side window wouldn't open (window motor bad). My previous '03 Mitsubishi Montero didn't see repair shop for 6 years I owned it (55K miles), only oil changes, tire replacement, and one new set of brakes before drunk driver plunged into me and totaled it. This is my first and the last Acura.
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The Ususal Well Built Honda
By acurahappy on 04/07/10 12:38 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Have owned two Honda's before the MSX, and have been happy with the reliability of both vehicles. Was looking for another SUV, but more upscale from my 94 explorer. All the other stuff out there didn't appeal to me or was too expensive. Since I have had the mdx (sept. 09) I am completely happy with my purchase. The ride is very comfortable and quiet. Has been a pleasure to drive in the city, long trips and in the mountains. The all wheel drive system makes it handle very well on turns of windy roads. My mileage in the city has averaged 18-19 mpg, and up to 25 on the hwy. Impressive for a 300 hp motor. I like the style. Don't mind the "beak" in front. It gives it its character. A lot of car for the money.
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Overall, a great vehicle
By Yoshodeep on 02/14/10 07:58 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Having driven the car around town as well as some long trips, I am satisfied with the vehicle. 3rd row seating works fine, albeit not for tall people by any means. Nice pick up. More spacious than I thought from the outside. SH-AWD works great in slick snowy condition. I bought the base pkg, and the sound quality is plenty good. Leather seats are not at par with BMW standards. Bluetooth is somewhat cumbersome (voice recognition only). Can't say enough about the leg and shoulder rooms enough. It is fun to drive, from the SUV perspective. At this price, expected scheduled free maintenance though. Overall one of the best buys in the segment.
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First Time Acura Owner
By cegledi on 12/05/09 19:15 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

I'm excited to finally own an Acura. It's my first glimpse into the luxury world and am not a least bit disappointed. Wish they beefed up the standard features (back-up sensors, power tail, USB cable, etc.). However, I think the overall value and the performance of that sweet V6 makes me not care about much of the other stuff. So far, so good. Life is good.
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New and nice
By fishin8tor on 11/30/09 20:59 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Only had the car for two weeks, but really like all the features, especially the way this car customizes everything from the drivers seat, ac, and keyless memory system. Steering is accurate and direct on center, but took some time to get used to as used to drive a Odyssey. Power is soft at first, but comes on strong when you push it. Love the transmission and shifter as it is quick on the shifts and doesn't hesitate like other systems. The SH-AWD is kinda neat, and haven't used it but once in a turn, but it's nice to have and gives great confidence when driving. Mileage on is 20 on trip to bay area, and city seems around 16. So far, so good! I am looking forward to years of driving.
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Best out there in its class [for now]
By tastycakes on 11/29/09 22:49 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Buying the MDX felt like an arranged marriage, not true love. For cargo storage, vehicle size, functionality, AWD and price compared to competitors, the MDX is great. But driving...well I don't know who said this is a fun drive. 5-spd tranny feels dated and sluggish to accelerate. Feel disconnected from the road more so than other CUVs. Lacks features like keyless entry/ignition, blind spot monitoring. Leather seems cheap compared to all competitors. Fuel economy disappointing at 14 mpg (80% highway) after 3 tanks. Lacks small touches in design - example is doors feel light and flimsy when closed. Chose MDX over CX-9 for the badge but have been feeling regret since purchase.
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Best SUV in its class
By 2009MDXFAN on 08/08/09 14:23 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

The 2009 MDX is a good mix of luxury and performance. Interior styling is visually pleasant but Acura should not have skimped on quality of material such as the plastic interior handles and plastic fake wood. The strengths of the MDX is definitely the handling quality compared to other SUVs.
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Solid SUV
By Dmitriy on 07/23/09 18:45 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

This is a very well-built SUV. Great interior, audio, engine, transmission. Exterior design will be updated, no doubt. Fuel-economy is a really big down side. Otherwise, better-priced then BMW and Audi. Way better, than Mazda and American-made SUVs.
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So Far So GOOD!
By ljndsl on 06/01/09 12:45 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

Picked up this vehicle one month ago and so far logged 3200 miles without any problems. The vehicle runs great and is very comfortable for a guy who is 6'5" tall and 280lbs. I researched all AWD high end vehicles and went with the MDX. I had the car in for service at the dealership I purchased it and they were fantastic and extremely professional, so maybe Honda has listened and read all the consumer complaints. Last, I own a BMW X3 also... this SUV smokes the X3 in regards to service maintenance. A BMW oil change is 250.00 plus... a Acura oil change is 39.00 with a free car wash!
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Great 3-row SUV
By J. Isman on 05/31/09 15:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)

Review

For comfort and luxury it can't be beaten....design is sharp, esp. front grill and badge....wish the city gas mileage were a bit better...not bad tho' on the highway...
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