2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
I researched this car for over 1 year before purchasing. While I test drove the BMW X5 (3.0) and the Audi Q7 I always came back to the MDX (Tech/ent). While the other SUVs offered some minor technologies not found in the MDX, those features would have satisfied less than 1% of my needs but when they were configured with all the features of the Tech/Ent MDX the competitors were $8k-$10k more. The performance of the car is really great and even when taking a bend at a high speed it seemed to handle the road better than my coupe. The exterior design is very nice and gives the SUV and aggressive look. My wife and I love the SUV but really miss the efficiency that we once had with a sedan
The handling is better than expected. The interior is well designed and comfortable. Performance is better than expected but with a 300HP engine I should have anticipated it would have a better acceleration than some of the other SUVs I tested. The navigation system is one of the best and so is ELS
Gas mileage is poor but better than some in its class. Handsfreelink is poorly integrated with nav and should only have been one voice recognition button for nav and HFL. The engine does have more noise than some other SUVs but it is more of a respectable growl worthy of the aggressive look.