2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Connecting My New iPod

January 17, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

I finally got a new iPod Touch. It's the latest model and I was wondering if it would connect easily to our 2014 Acura MDX and our other long-term cars. My old player was so old that most cars in our fleet stopped recognizing it. I had to connect through the AUX jack, which allowed me to play my music but does not charge the iPod, nor does it allow for any control through the vehicle.

First world problems, right?

This new iPod has a much smaller connector. Fortunately, most of our cars offer a USB port instead of the built-in iPod-specific connector that was so popular a few years ago.

I forgot to bring my new lightning-to-USB cable so I had to use the 30-pin adapter with my old USB cord. But it connected just fine. Our 2014 Acura MDX didn't hesitate. I could play my music and charge at the same time.

I entered the modern world. At least until the next Apple update.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


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