Quiet Ride - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: Quiet Ride

November 14, 2013

2014 Acura MDX

In the past, Hondas and Acuras have not really been known for having quiet cabins. But the new 2014 Acura MDX is actually peacefully quiet. Road, wind, and engine noise are kept to a minimum.

This is something new. I have an older Acura and as a friend once said, it sounds like I'm driving a skateboard.

Not this MDX. Its quietness is a pleasant surprise.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


  • To be specific road noise was the problem for Honda. Engine noise is a good thing if it is a well tuned engine. And Honda is the master of engine refinement. The silky sounds of a Honda V6 at redline should not be hushed or quieted.

  • wasabi911 wasabi911 Posts:

    How does it compare to the Infiniti JX or the Hyundai Sante Fe?

  • explorerx4 explorerx4 Posts:

    Is it really quiet or does it use active noise cancellation?

  • emajor emajor Posts:

    It took Honda how many years to figure out that not everyone wants to hear tire roar reverberating through the cabin?

  • ba27 ba27 Posts:

    Our 2008 MDX is running like a champ at 115K miles. The ONLY things I don't like about it are that it's not as quiet as it should be, and the infotainment is now feeling out of date. That said, I see us getting another MDX to replace this one - the refresh addresses pretty much every one of the previous model's shortcomings, and the extra MPG will be very welcome.

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