2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Getting Used to the LED Headlights

November 18, 2013

2014 Acura MDX

At first, I wasn't a fan of the Jewel Eye LED (light-emitting diode) headlights on our long-term 2014 Acura MDX. The five individual elements inside the headlight housing were hard to get used to in the daylight. But over the weekend I discovered that they look much better at night.

2014 Acura MDX

When I drove around after dark, the headlight beam was clear, giving a well-lit path down the road and they became much more attractive as well. While the row of LEDs that light up when you remotely unlock our Cadillac ATS are elegant and crisp, and the headlight beams are powered by HID's, Acura's design is appealing too.

 Cadillac ATS

All things being equal in terms of headlight functionality, which style of design would you choose?

Travis Langness, Associate Editor

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By duck87
on 11/18/13
8:21 AM PST

Guys... per Donna's October 31st update, the very first comment by hank39 was "How about some pics at night against a wall so us headlight geeks can get a glance at the beam battern?". As se_riously noted, these kinds of posts have no value to us unless you do an actual comparison shining the light against the wall and do a comparison to other cars as well.

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