2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Integrated Dynamics Stays Where You Leave It

May 9, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

The Integrated Dynamics System button on our 2014 Acura MDX changes the steering weight and throttle response as well as adjusting the torque distribution to the wheels while cornering. It does all this across three modes: Comfort, Normal and Sport.

Not really groundbreaking stuff. A lot of today's cars offer a similar feature.

However, the MDX leaves itself in the mode you set across key cycles. Turn it off in Sport and it's in Sport when you restart the car. Most manufacturers default to a particular setting. The feature can also be linked to a key fob so it will set according to a particular driver's preference.


Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor @10,607 miles


  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    So my giant 3-row SUV will stay in "sport" when I put it in "sport." Wow - that's a relief. Now, HOW much is the carbon-ceramic rotor option on this thing?

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    So Acura can do this on an SUV, but just about every allegedly high -end sports sedan lacks this feature. No irony there. ;-)

  • chuckie6 chuckie6 Posts:

    In the setting menu, you can actually choose whether to leave it in the last IDS mode selected or whether to revert to a specific setting every time the car turns on.

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