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2014 Acura MDX: Weak Air Conditioning, Stuffy Seats

September 22, 2014

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If you don't live in Southern California, you may not have noticed, but we're having a bit of a heat wave. Triple-digits-in-the-day, too-hot-to-even-bother-going-to-the-beach, if-you-need-me-I'll-be-in-a-kiddie-pool-full-of-ice hot.

Our 2014 Acura MDX doesn't play well with this kind of weather.

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2014 Acura MDX: Multitasker

August 27, 2014

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Even though I feel tiny when driving alone in the gigantic 2014 Acura MDX, I can appreciate its appeal. When I have passengers, they are always happy.

I had one of those weekends with lots of errands and fun. The Acura MDX was a great companion. From a trip to the mall to dinner at a fancy restaurant, it served us well.

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2014 Acura MDX: Rear Climate System Works Well

August 20, 2014

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Not long ago I gave our long-term Nissan Rogue credit for having vents for the rear seat occupants. It was a small nod to a small, but useful feature. Of course, not long after that, it was reported that although the vents are indeed present they don't actually cool the rear compartment very well.

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2014 Acura MDX: Hypersensitive Collision Alert

July 15, 2014

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Okay, what's pictured above is actually our long-term 2014 Acura MDX's blind spot indicator and not the collision alert indicator, but bear with me.

The collision alert sounds an audio alert and flashes "BRAKE!" in the instrument cluster when it thinks you're about to crash.

Key word there: thinks.

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2014 Acura MDX: Weekend Trips

July 11, 2014

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Our 2014 Acura MDX saw holiday duty this past weekend. It ferried seven of us to a local Fourth of July fireworks show, then took three of us on a trip up the coast and to an auto museum. And you're not going to believe this, but it also handled a trip to the mall and supermarket. Road trips and shopping excursions are typically where a crossover SUV proves its worth. And the MDX did itself proud.

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2014 Acura MDX: Heat and Air at the Same Time

July 03, 2014

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I found a few ants in my house the other day. This happens every summer. They're looking for water or something. It completely freaked me out and I went on a cleaning frenzy.

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2014 Acura MDX: Obedient

June 26, 2014

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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.

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2014 Acura MDX: Oregon Road Trip, Part 1

May 28, 2014

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I'm not sure how this is possible, but I've lived in southern California for 14 years and I've only been to Oregon once. And that was simply passing through, driving a Subaru WRX down from a press launch in Vancouver, Canada.

Clearly this needed to be rectified. So I decided to take a four-day weekend and head north to visit a friend in Eugene and another in Bend. I called it my Trees and Trails Tour. We don't have much in the way of trees down here in SoCal, and I've heard the mountain biking is spectacular in Bend. I aimed to find out.

I loaded up my mountain bike and gear into our long-term 2014 Acura MDX and hit the road.

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2014 Acura MDX: Enjoyable for Long Distance Drives

April 11, 2014

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We've already used our 2014 Acura MDX for a couple of road trips, most recently on a trip to Mammoth. So far we've only had good things to say. I've collected a few thoughts as well on why I like I like driving our MDX on long hauls.

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2014 Acura MDX: Great for Passengers

March 20, 2014

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The first time I was in an Acura MDX I was a passenger. I was impressed with its comfort and many entertainment features. It's no surprise to find a wealth of features in a luxury crossover in this price range. But I think I actually prefer being a passenger is this car than driving it.

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2014 Acura MDX: Great Seat

February 25, 2014

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There's a lot to like about our long-term 2014 Acura MDX. But the supreme comfort offered by its driver's seat is near the top of the list.

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2014 Acura MDX: Second-Row Seating

November 21, 2013

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Sure, our 2014 Acura MDX has seating for seven, but the reality of comfort completely depends on the size, age and needs of the passengers

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