Bought mine used with about 30k on it. I now have 107k on it and could not be happier. I did tons of research before selecting this make and model. The instrumentation and navigation is excellent! No car I have ever driver beats its user friendly approach and boasts the same functionality. Acura service is fantastic. You get Lexus like service without the cost. Sure its more than my wife's toyota or a Honda, but only marginally. If I had to come up with a complaint it is this: I get all service done at the dealer and just about everytime I am in there they have some sort of recommended service. Then again, I think all dealers do this. It has plenty of acceleration when using the paddle shifters (which are great), but the std acceleration could be a tad better for those very heavy foot drivers. But the handling is great and the driveability is perfect. SH-AWD is money in the corners and about 18mpg with this is good enough for me - esp since I have a heavier foot. I am a big guy at 6'5" 260lbs and this car gives me plenty of room. Even the back seat is nice with its reclining seats. 3rd row is for small adults or kids. I highly recommend this vehicle to just about any driver - you will not be disappointed!!
2011 Acura MDX Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
In 5 years and 80k miles the repair bills have been $0, outside of routine maintenance. New tires & brakes last month, 79,000miles each and still had wear to go ( not much). Terrible nav system, Acura is UN-responsive and so is the supplier. Gets lost-can't even find the local hospital. Entertainment system is good but not worth the money. the Tech Package is a rip off. HVAC has some quirks but OK. Backup lights are weak - buy some LED "reflector" type bulbs from Amazon $20. gas milage is poor 18-20. ACC - adaptive cruise control is FANTASTIC. can't wait for lane holding etc. Super luxury it is not -but a nice car that always runs (so far) and doesn't break you wallet.
2011 Acura MDX Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Try and get the CPO with an extended warranty just for a clear mind, but you might not need it, vehicle is highly reliable in my opinion. Interior could have been made more attractive looking in comparison to other luxury vehicles but than again the MDX cost a little less. Audi Q7 interior is someone better but the car is less reliable, and cost more to maintain. I will highly recommend this vehicle, there may be others with more luxurious options but they would cost more to maintain. Just Be aware of some dealerships service personal creating a residual customer out of you.
2011 MDX - Tech Package. Decided to buy out our 2011 MDX lease...my wife loves it that much. This car is very comfortable on the road as it is reasonably quiet and seats have excellent support. Visisibility is good for an SUV. Room for luggage is minimal with all three rows being used, very good when only two rows. The SH-AWD works really well, but I would GLADLY give it up for a front-wheel drive version if GAS MILAGE would improve. Fit and finish is good, although I could live without the three square feet of PLASTIC wood on the dash. For a family of three, this is the perfect SUV. Fam of four would be ok, five would be tight. More than five is pointless unless going on short drives.
The power seats and tilt steering wheel. I like this car because the first and second rows have seats that compromise nothing in terms of comfort. The seat bottoms are long enough to support a man's thighs properly. Many three-row SUVs shorten the seat cushions to make more legroom for the third row - ala the Ford Explorer. The trade off is that the MDX's third-row only works for leg-less midgets.
ELS stereo - really good imaging and sonic quality. Blows the doors off the Bose system in my G37S as a comp. Engine power is noteworthy as is the handling. The MDX drives more like a car than a truck or SUV. Navigation system visuals are clear and rich in color. No quality issues yet at 24,000.
GAS milage is PATHETIC. 16 city - MAYBE 18.5 on the highway @ 70. If I could have gotten this car without the NAV - I would have (I wanted the ELS sys.). It is really, really bad. In the mid-west it is routinely 3-5 seconds too late for off-ramp directions. I have missed countless exits in the process. Inputting your destination is a crap-shoot. The phone number option is quickest as wading through the NAV menus is frustrating for a tech-savvy man. My wife doesn't even bother. The voice recognition is laughable. COMPLETELY useless. iPod/iPhone integration is average. Third row has zero legroom. Overall - I am not jazzed about the tech integration in the MDX. My Infiniti G37 setup is better.
I had this vehicle for 18 months and recently traded it in due to a couple reasons.
- on a combination of city and highway driving I was avg'ing 16 mpg. I understand its an SUV but find this number unacceptable.
- The interior in this vehicle is horrrible. Not only is the design bad but the leather is cheap and showed massive wear with only 10,000 miles on the vehicle. The dash is covered in fake wood and there were many rattles in the car.
The ride is extremely hard and road noise is prominent.
Exterior is really nice but the interior and gas mileage really started to weigh on me.
I guess thats what you get when you try to make a Honda a luxury car.