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New and nice
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By fishin8tor
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Keyless memory, power, steering, rear ac for rear, shifter.


Worst Features

More hooks in back. Provide a mechanism to hold up the rear small cargo hatch so that it can be used in the open position like the pilot.


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Best out there in its class [for now]
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By tastycakes
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2009 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

SH-AWD, usable 3rd row, excellent storage, bluetooth, efficient rear climate, aggressive exterior styling.


Worst Features

More standard features like blind spot monitoring, power liftgate, keyless entry, rearview camera. Better placement of latch connectors, update transmission, improve leather, replace fake wood trim with real wood. More seat heat settings.


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Questionable reliability
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By Sri
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2009 Acura MDX SUV Sport and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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2009 MDX with less than 4000 miles developed an issue with timing belt and timing belt pulleys. Got it towed to dealer. Dealer told us the front part of engine also got damaged. So they are trying to repair. Filed a complaint with Acura.So far as there was no action from their side as well. I did not pay 46K to get such trouble prone vehicle. People buy acura vehicles because their reliability. It looks like Reliability is getting questionable now.


Worst Features

There was no connection for ipod or Iphone.


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Great SUV
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By Carl R
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2009 Acura MDX SUV Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I just came out of an Audi A-8 yet needed a SUV. I normally would not even consider a MDX however my wife bought an Acura RL in April and loved the car; the quality and ride was excellent so I elected to look at the MDX. The ride is excellent and the finish is terrific. I felt the interior was nicer than the Q7. The sound system in the vehicle (with the Tech package) is exceptional and better then in my previous Audi, Jaguar and Lexus. I love driving it!


Best Features

Sound System and quality...exceptional! The Nav is excellent and easy to use...better than in my previous Audi and Lexus.


Worst Features

The exterior temp/mpg/range to empty are not as easy to operate as they should be. Nav has Traffic Control but not weather feature. Also should be able to download music.


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JUNKWAGON!
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By Kim
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2009 Acura MDX SUV Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Well, two transmissions in the first year of ownership should tell you something. Gas mileage is terrible. Never got more than 15mpg. Rattles like it has 100k miles on it. Dealer stinks and is not very knowledgeable. First and last Honda product.


Best Features

I liked the interior. The exterior ugliness, I thought I would get used to. WRONG.


Worst Features

Start over Honda. Train your dealership personnel better. Build a transmission that lasts more than 6 months


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