January 30, 2014
Edmunds reported back in December that American Honda was recalling 19,197 of the all-wheel-drive version of the 2014 Acura MDX.
The recall was to tighten the propeller shaft bolts. The NHTSA campaign describes the problem, "The bolts that attach the drive shaft to the automatic transmission transfer assembly may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the bolts could loosen possibly allowing the shaft to detach."
January 29, 2014
When I was driving home the other evening, Santa Monica and my entire commute to the South Bay were socked in with fog. It's hard to take a picture of fog. These photos don't really show it.
I had the headlights set to Auto and was wondering if the 2014 Acura MDX would automatically put on fog lights. But then I realized it doesn't have any fog lights. Not that I really needed them. But I wanted to know for sure.
January 24, 2014
The more I drive our long-term 2014 Acura MDX the more enamored I become with this luxury crossover. With every mile I find this seven-seater to be extremely comfortable and easy to drive, but with more than enough performance and driver engagement to keep me interested.
It's a vehicle that proves people movers do not need to be needlessly boring. Performance and fun do not have to come with comfort and drivability sacrifices.
January 17, 2014
I finally got a new iPod Touch. It's the latest model and I was wondering if it would connect easily to our 2014 Acura MDX and our other long-term cars. My old player was so old that most cars in our fleet stopped recognizing it. I had to connect through the AUX jack, which allowed me to play my music but does not charge the iPod, nor does it allow for any control through the vehicle.
First world problems, right?
January 15, 2014
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?
December 24, 2013
The "Top Safety Pick" winners were announced by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and Honda received a list of top picks.
December 13, 2013
Uh, oh, Honda is recalling nearly 20,000 2014 Acura MDX SUVs with all-wheel drive to fix loose drive-shaft bolts.
November 18, 2013
At first, I wasn't a fan of the Jewel Eye LED (light-emitting diode) headlights on our long-term 2014 Acura MDX. The five individual elements inside the headlight housing were hard to get used to in the daylight. But over the weekend I discovered that they look much better at night.
November 4, 2013
This comes as no surprise, but the 2014 Acura MDX earned the top score overall in NHTSA's New Car Assessment Program. Acura's RDX model did as well.
October 31, 2013
Our 2014 Acura MDX has the same jewel eye LED headlight lenses as the new Acura RLX. While the RLX has a double row of lenses, the single-row MDX lights work on the same principle.
This video does a good job of demonstrating the headlights.