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.
The MDX is truely a SUV with excellent handling and is fun to drive. I've had the MDX for one month and yet to find anything that requires me to go back to the dealer for. The craftsmanship is something else. I would highly recommend the MDX. I have no regrets with my purchase. My wife and I have driven our new MDX to the coast twice over the past month and it handles so good thru all the twist and turns on highway 1. What a awesome ride. Yet it is still a family SUV. The MDX is the complete package.
The sport handling AWD system really gives the MDX a edge over all other Mid size suv's. Also the sound system really rocks. The sound system is so clear at all volumes. What a system.
Would be nice to have Right & Left blind spot sensors.
2009 Acura MDX Sport Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased after looking at all the rest; BMW, Mercedes, Enclave, Audi, Toyota. Sport package took me over the edge to buy. Handling is fantastic. Seating excellent. Controls easy to use. Cost to own seems relatively strong in Edmunds. We will have to wait and see. After two years, this automobile should have 6 speed transmission. Looks like 2010 will finally have one. When I found out it had build parts in Canada, wanted to turn it back in to the dealer!
Sport suspension; Bluetooth; Milano leather seating. Rear gate lift is automatic. Sport Wheels; Galactic Grey.
Blind spot fix; easier to use Ipod connection; Wind noise, driver side; Fuel economy; build quality such as rubber gaskets around rear window came out; Engine hood rubber grommets poorly designed, come loose. Hide the windshield wiper blades.