What's This Button Do? - 2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX AWD Long-Term Road Test

2014 Acura MDX: What's This Button Do?

January 15, 2014

2014 Acura MDX

With its placement near the shifter, you can assume this button has something to do with customizing your driving experience. But would an average consumer know what a button labeled "IDS" means?

IDS stands for Integrated Dynamics System. You use this button to "modify the dynamic character of the vehicle."

In other words, you use this button to switch between Comfort, Normal, and Sport modes. The three choices appear on the screen in front of the driver on the instrument panel and you can toggle through them.

2014 Acura MDX

Couldn't Honda just label the button Comfort and Sport?

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


  • evodad evodad Posts:

    Our 2007 has the sport package and this button is actually labeled 'comfort' with a little graphic of the mdx going over a bumpy road. Sport is the standard mode and it does not have a normal mode, perhaps the addition of a 3rd mode on the new one necessitated (in somebody's mind) the change to the button, although keeping the graphic would have helped people get it I'm sure

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    Or the "select how you want to deviate from a good calibration" button.

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    And here I thought it meant Idiot Destruction System. You hit the button and all idiot drivers within 5 car lengths have their cars instantly pull over to the should clearing the way for the MDX driver.

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