2009 Acura MDX - Road Test Specs

2007 Acura MDX SUV

(3.7L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/Sport, Entertainment Package)
Vehicle
Model year2007
MakeAcura
ModelMDX
Style4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
Base MSRP$47,795
Options on test vehicleTechnology, Entertainment Package
As-tested MSRP$48,465
Drivetrain
Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3.7
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)275 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Transmission typeAutomatic
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLatitude Tour HP all season
Tire type4,578
Tire size, frontP255/55R18 104H
Tire size, rearP255/55R18 104H
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, reardisc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)5.3
0-60 mph (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph (sec.)11.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.0 @ 88.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)33
60-0 mph (ft.)134
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsEngine sounds rough at high rpm ? not very Honda-like. Also lacks punch down low ? very Honda-like. Brake torque launch doesn't help accel.
Braking commentsObvious fade after four runs despite consistent pedal feel.
Handling comments0.82g for a 3-row SUV is outstanding. Balance tends toward understeer (duh). Better than some many large cars. SH-AWD works its magic in the slalom by transferring torque in intuitive, easily controlled bursts during transitions. It's obvious what's going on and it's obviously working right.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)1121
Temperature (F)71
Wind (mph, direction)11
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)17 City / 22 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21
Dimensions & Capacities
Length (in.)190.7
Width (in.)78.5
Height (in.)65.9
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)38.7
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)38.6
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)83.5
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront, rear and third row
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbag rollover sensor
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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