2014 Acura MDX: Obedient
June 26, 2014
Of course I understand that our 2014 Acura MDX isn't a pet. The MDX doesn't shed, clamor for attention, or get jealous if I play with another MDX. But like my beloved dog, it does have a personality. In my opinion at least. The best way to describe the MDX's personality is obedient.
The MDX seems to be just fine doing what I ask of it, and I rarely have to make adjustments to the way I drive. The Acura does a great job of letting me drive the way I want, and it seems to delight in making me happy.
If that means taking a tight turn without slowing down to a crawl, no problem. The grip provided by the SH-AWD system gives me the feeling that if I wanted to blow past the speed limit (I never would) I could, and the MDX would stay on course.
If I need the MDX to get up to freeway speed, it is more than willing. It moves as easily as a car, an aggressive car that handles really well and can seat seven.
SUVs serve a purpose, but they aren't always easy to drive, or fun. This one is.
While working at the dealership, I regularly met drivers who wanted out of their SUVs. Usually people were looking to get something better on gas. But quite a few drivers wanted out because they simply didn't like the way the SUV drove. I remember one shopper telling me she never really felt in control of her SUV.
While driving the Acura MDX, there hasn't been a moment where I felt I wasn't in charge. The MDX does what I ask it to do, no grumbling, no whining. Obedient.
And oh, to top it off, I got roughly 24 miles per gallon over the 450 miles or so I did over the weekend.
Matt Jones, Senior Editor @ 15,669 miles