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A little disappointed
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By mark3840
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2010 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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This is my wife's car although I drive it often. I'm not a huge fan of the MDX. It suited our needs and was a good value compared to other luxury CUV's. Way too many buttons and very confusing to navigate the controls and nav system. Voice commands are useless - even difficult to make a simple phone call. (In the Genesis you just push 1 button and say, "dial home," for example.) Nav & stereo, although rated high, doesn't even belong in the same league as the Genesis. Seams are not tight. Quite a bit of noise for a lux CUV. Good power and ride as well as fairly comfortable. I like it overall but I hope Hyundai comes out with a luxury CUV soon, because it will blow away Acura.


Best Features

DVD is really good. Rides and handles well. Good power for a V6. Luxury dealer service.


Worst Features

Some seams have almost a half inch gap in them! Luxury means the vehicle needs to be quite!! The MDX is not quite! Get rid of all of the buttons. We have the DVD package, which does makes it worse. Why should I have to push 2 buttons to make a phone call. Name recognition for dialing someone doesn't work well. Sorry I keep praising my Genesis but the nav, voice commands and stereo are just outstanding - and it annoys me that Acura keeps bragging about their system when it's not even in the same league. Acura is falling way behind other luxury manufacturers in my opinion. Needs auto dim exterior mirrors. Rear camera is hard to judge and simple rain dirties it up too easily.


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The Sports Sedan of mid-size SUVs
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By SJ
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2010 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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Traded in a 2005 Honda Pilot. The Pilot's acceleration, cornering, and braking can't compare to the MDX. I have it out on the twisty roads of the Sierra Nevada. It feels like a decent sports sedan, not an SUV. The interior ambience if the MDX is way more luxurious than the Pilot. Another huge difference is road noise. There is very little road noise in the MDX. Gas mileage is disappointing. At 8,000 miles on the odometer, I am still not hitting the EPA highway mileage on longer trips. So far it is has not had a single reliability issue. If is is as reliable as my previous 3 Acuras, it will be a 10.


Best Features

SH-AWD, Commanding Driving Position, power tilt/telescope with memory, handling and acceleration.


Worst Features

Push-Button Start in base model.


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Awesome SUV
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By JR
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2010 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD w/Technology, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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The powertrain (engine and transmission) are unbelievable smooth. The six speed transmission is a significant improvement over the previous 5 speed one. Seat comfort is a perfect 10 as is the interior design. Handling is agile, especially for a vehicle this size. Outward visibility is excellent, the ELS stereo sounds fantastic along with its USB/IPOD integration and the ability to rip CDs right to the hard drive. The leather is soft and supple and the ride is extremely composed at all speeds. A sporty yet comfortable suspension is the way to go and this vehicle nails it. Gas mileage is as expected given this vehicles size & weight if no better than others for its size.


Best Features

Hi-def looking, hard drive based navigation screen and the power-train are the highlights (particularly the 6-speed transmission). Handling for its size, steering wheel thickness, and size, comfort, stereo, handling and braking (which is impressive). Console shifter is titled toward driver - nice.


Worst Features

Minor gripes - 1) Push button start (tech package anyone) should be standard, 2) quicker off the line scoot (once going though, this vehicle moves) 3) separate the blue-tooth phone system from the navigation so an initial call can be made without having to acknowledge the disclaimer screen first.


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Disappoited
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By Brent
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2010 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance Package (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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The audio system is both good and horrible. The AM radio is the worst I have ever heard on any vehicle, regardless of price. There is no mid-range at all, making it sound as though it is being played through a megaphone. Interestingly enough, when playing the hard drive, or CD, it sound much better.


Best Features

Adaptive cruise, handling, power.


Worst Features

Better AM radio, flat folding 2nd seats with head rest storage. An antenna that is not located smack dab in the middle of the roof. (If you have a luggage box or skis, etc. it covers you antenna and makes your GPS worthless.


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Impressive
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By CR1970
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2010 Acura MDX SUV 4dr SUV AWD w/Advance, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 6A)


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I purchased one of the last 2010 Advance/Entertainment MX's that the dealer had on the lot and couldn't be happier. We test drove a number of SUV's including the new RX, Highlander, and BMW. The vehicle handles so much better than the RX and just seems to have a good balance of sport and comfort. I love the selectable ride option as well as the blind spot warning indicators. The stereo system is AMAZING and light years ahead of my RX. Voice recognition and navigation system were much better than the BMW we looked at. The new 6 speed transmission shifts smoothly and pickup is impressive for a vehicle of it's size. Fit and Finish is also impressive.


Best Features

Bluetooth audio to stream Pandora and audio files from my Blackberry through the audio system. Ipod control with voice recognition. Cargo space. Surround sound. Perforated leather seating with the heated and ventilated seats. Performance and handling. Navigation control.


Worst Features

Rear camera is poor in low light conditions. Rain sensing wipers would be nice too. Other than that, I love everything about it.


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