2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Easy-To-See Blind Spot Monitoring Light

November 28, 2013

2014 Acura MDX

Our 2014 Acura MDX has an optional blind-spot monitoring system, which comes as part of the Technology package. I happen to like the layout of this monitoring system.

Specifically, I'm referring to the placement of the indicator light. It's mounted inside the car, near the front roof pillar. Some automakers put the light for their blind-spot monitors in the mirror itself. But the MDX's location, being closer, is easier to see in my peripheral vision, and that means I can keep my eyes more focused on the road ahead. Since the light is in the car, there's also less chance of it getting washed in very bright sunlight than if it was in the mirror itself.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,185 miles

Research Models


Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Acura MDX in VA is:

$168 per month*
* Explanation