By MS on
2009 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (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.