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