I love my MDX. I have a black MDX w/technology package. I opted for the roof rails and sport side steps. It is a beautiful SUV. It has a great ride, ample storage, terrific acceleration and handles like a sports sedan. I was considering the Audi, but the Audi's handling does not even come close to the Acura. The BMW handled well but was now where near as luxurious or comfortable. MPG are quite reasonable considering the performance of the engine. I've had the vehicle for 9 months now and have had zero maintenance issues. If you're looking for a fantastic luxury SUV, look no further.
SH-AWD, Stereo is the best I've heard, Smooth ride and acceleration.
Could use a push button starter and blind spot recognition, but that's trivial compared to the overall vehicle positives.
2009 Acura MDX Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
great all-around mid-sise SUV. Exterior styling wears well, looks striking in black, with the red/brick leather. amazing sound system, has to be heard to be believed. As an enthusiast, amazed at how well the car responds when pushed hard. Car seems to prefer being pushed hard rather than cruising. Can at least chase my brother in his STI. Ride is a bit firm on long trips, active damping with a comfort mode needs to be standard. Needs better quality interior materials and leather. Simplified button arrangement on dash. Car is very sporty, maybe adding Brembos, and 50bhp would fulfill its potential.
SH-AWD. Handles like a heavy sports sedan, amazing sound system, feels very planted on the road. nice sound when pushed hard.
needs a comfort mode to ease the firmness when cruising, especially on long trips. less road noise (typical of all Honda products, but better than other Hondas) better quality int. materials, softer leather, and simplified interior buttons. 3rd row is really not that useful, make it optional.
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.
Sh-awd system. Separate ac/heat/thermostat controls for the back. The ability to roll the Windows down with the remote is great on hot days when the car has been sitting closed up in the sun. Storage in back behind 3rd seat. One touch open and close on the sun roof, and with key off. Too much to list.
Key fob/switchblade too big. Prefer push button start, or separate key like old days. Back window separate from the lift gate. Used a lot on the explorer. Did it with the pilot, and should have followed suit with the mdx. Separate compartments in the center console. Nothing major needed, all is good.
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.
Front and rear legroom and climate control, peppy pick up, storage, price
Interior build quality (check how BMW does it's leather seats), Simpler Bluetooth, better gas mileage (should be at least 3 mpg more than it currently is). Need at least a simple compass in the base configuration.