We've Cleared 10,000 Miles - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: We've Cleared 10,000 Miles

April 18, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

We're now at the halfway mark for a long-term test of our 2014 Acura MDX. For almost each vehicle in our fleet, we aim to rack up at least 20,000 miles in a one-year stay. We started our MDX test back in October 2013, so we should be on track.

So far, our MDX has been rock-solid and earned plenty of favorable comments.

The MDX has been to the dealer twice so far, but only for minor things. The first time was for a recall and the second was for a standard oil change and tire rotation service. Nothing else has broken or gone awry.

I'm enjoying having the MDX in our long-term fleet. It's comfortable, feels sporty to drive and ideal for family use. The next six months or so should be equally good. It will also be interesting to see how it compares to our recently added 2014 Toyota Highlander.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 10,000 miles


  • darkguy darkguy Posts:

    Highlander??? really? Are we comparing oranges to grapes today?

  • chuckie6 chuckie6 Posts:

    Right on, darkguy! Just test drove a Highlander last week. Not impressed. Truly oranges (MDX) and grapes (Highlander). And for the small price difference, ($49K MDX Tech vs $44K Highlander Limited) you'd be a fool to pile into the Muppet Mobile.

  • pqlyur1 pqlyur1 Posts:

    You all should add the 2014 Dodge Durango to your test fleet or at minimum road test it.

  • tyguy2k_ tyguy2k_ Posts:

    No way on the Dodge Durango. A very close colleague at work has had several problems with hers since day one - blinker lights not working and a serious back wheel suspension issue (NOT BOLTED IN! The dealer says it was a manufacturing oversight). All right off the lot brand new. It was on my list until I heard this. Hopefully it was just a one time issue, but it was enough to sway me. MDX it is for this future buyer.

  • chuckie6 chuckie6 Posts:

    Ha! Same day we test the Highlander we tested the Durango. Those were the only 3 cars in the running. Durango V6 AWD was fine but definitely felt kinda floaty and trucky. Nothing bad but you definitely feel you're in a big car. Visibility isn't good with the inline engine (probably can't see anything within about 8 feet of the front of the car). I shudder thinking about trying to parallel park this sucker in moderate street traffic. The engine does what you ask, but low end torque isn't great. I would really only buy this if I had to get teens/adults into the 3rd row regularly or needed to tow big stuff. By the way, Edmunds, how about an update? It's been 6 days since your last one. Sheesh!

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