Now over the initial new- vehicle "crush," I'm still very impressed with what this car is capable of. Lives up to the designation "luxury-performance SUV." I have subjected this vehicle to all kinds of conditions: towing a 4000 lb camper through 60-mile per hour gusts, plowing through white-outs on snow- covered roads in the Sierras, carrying three kayaks over dirt roads and sandy beaches. In all these adverse conditions, this vehicle kept its cool and did its job with grace, power, and control. It kept my family of five comfortable and safe with its arsenal of super-handling features. All of this, for a good $3000 below that of competitors with comparable features. You do the math.
Versatility, handling, and comfort. Hands down. Plus, 410-watt surround sound, plush leather in Sport package, NAV&BT, 300 hp, and XM radio.
Got it a month ago after thorough study and many colleagues bought MDX previously. Overall it is a nice SUV and worth with its price. Good handling and smooth drive although steering wheel is too restrained to turn. For exterior I like front design, but tail looks terrible. Power is good, especially like the manumatic shift to satisfy sporty drivers. A typical sport SUV.
Navigation, power, smooth handling, some nice accessories. manual/automatic transmission.
Steering wheel too tight, too few small storage containers(actually none), seats could be roomier.
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.
I've had my Tech Package MDX for about 6 weeks now. I love it. This is an amazing vehicle. Comfort, power, handling, technology and the sound system is amazing. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone shopping in the luxury SUV market.
Stereo, handling, comfort and power
Thicker steering wheel. Nothing else this is a great SUV.
2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD w/Sport, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
Driven my Sport/Ent MDX for 12000 miles now. The drive-ability of this SUV is impeccable. As in other reviews, I'm not sure it has 300HP, but it is enough. The smooth and quiet ride is why I bought it. Stereo is good, but not earth shattering. Nav is good, but has too many 'warning' prompts. Can program on the fly, unlike others. I really like driving at night and the headlights are great. Have had one problem with compliance bushings, but dealership is very accommodating with loaners. I don't like the key fob and think this league auto should have keyless options. Not sure about the transmission, which is designed to help you brake, is all that comfortable, but it is sporty and smooth.
Handling, quietness, technology, comfort, reliability and overall value. I think this is the best vehicle in its class, especially for the price.
Air conditioned seats, keyless ignition, MUST RELOCATE/REDESIGN ALL HEATED SEAT BUTTONS (they're too easy to mistakenly turn on), add reverse sensors as standard along with side mouldings!