Room for seven passengers or serious amounts of cargo, gutsy V6 engine, well-balanced suspension, top-rated crash test scores, low price.
Limited off-road capability, below-average tow rating, ho-hum interior design and materials.
A number of interior, exterior and mechanical updates were made for 2004. The V6 engine added slightly more power and is now rated at 265 horsepower and 253 pound-feet of torque. Outside, you'll find a restyled front fascia, new chrome trim, dual exhaust tips, a new wheel design for Touring models, updated headlights and taillights and a rear wing spoiler. The interior now features trendy brushed metal-look trim for the center stack, leather armrests, auto-on/off headlights, new ambient foot lighting and enhanced functionality of the second-row seat for third-row access. Touring models get a new version of the Bose premium audio system and power lumbar support for the driver seat. Finally, safety has been improved on all MDXs with the addition of side curtain airbags and a tire-pressure monitoring system.
A somewhat bland but otherwise utterly capable and perfectly useful crossover SUV.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2004 Acura MDX.
This is the best SUV on the market. Here are
my only complaints: The switch for the
sunroof is located to the left of the drivers
wheel. Passenger can not control the sunroof.
The other annoying thing is the clock, located
on the radio which most times is not readable.
They should either locate it in the instrument
cluster or make it bright so I don't need
glasses to see the time. It would be nice to
make a time button on the Navigation screen.
5 out of 5 stars
2004 MDX reliable after 100,000
Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I have had my car for 4 years and reached 100,000 miles on it and still a great car to drive and dependable. Only changing the oil and brake pads. No problems with maintenance. This car is amazing while in town or traveling on vacation on the highway. Its an All Weather car also. Forget Toyota or Nissan, Acura has definitely made a quality car to last a long time.
5 out of 5 stars
400k miles strong
Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This car was the best investment in a car we have ever made. My husband bought it new for me in 2004. I have just hit 401,000 miles. It still has the original engine, but the transmission was replaced about 200k miles. Regular maintenance and an exceptional service department have given this girl of mine the longevity she deserves!! A lot of history and many miles on the road together have made this purchase over 12 years ago a wonderful gift. My next car will be an Acura, likely an RDX, as the new MDX is way out of my price point, and nearly matches what I spent on my first house. I would and have on numbers of occasions, without hesitation recommend buying an Acura to anyone who will listen.
5 out of 5 stars
Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I spent a significant amount of time preparing for and shopping for a used vehicle as a primary vehicle. My previous vehicle was dying and I needed a replacement. Highlander, Lexus 330, Traverse ... but once I drove the MDX, I knew that a 2007 or 8 was what I was looking for ... Then I found this 2004 with only 88K miles and 'imported' from San Diego to Denver area. What a bulletproof beast she has been for the last year. Pretty heavy travel year, and I'm now at 112K with only great performance. Little bit more money into it after the purchase than I anticipated: timing belt, 105K maintenance, 2 motor mounts, new tires, new leather on the passenger side. But, I love the 3.5, the ride and the performance in the snow ... and great road trip vehicle for 1,000+ mile trips. Probably, the best vehicle I've ever owned -- we'll see. Basically, looks brand new so I expect that I'll get 5-10 years out of it. I agree with all of the positives listed on these reviews. Like the previous Lady's review, if it lasts that long, I'd be happy to keep it to 400K, I feel.
UPDATE 6/20/17: By the time the 4th of July Holiday is over, I will have put over 40K miles on this 2004 MDX during my 18 months of ownership. I'm happy. Other than the above, the only other things I've handled on this vehicle is having the worn out leather redone on the drivers side. Change the oil every 5K (uses about a quart), rotate the tires and get it aligned on the unlimited package at Sears. When I get to 150K I'll have the front end redone and replace the sway bar (about $1100). Otherwise, I expect she'll just keep going. Great road-trip vehicle.
The Used 2004 Acura MDX is offered in the following submodels: MDX SUV. Available styles include Touring AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav and Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A), Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Nav (3.5L 6cyl 5A), AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and Touring AWD 4dr SUV w/Entertainment System (3.5L 6cyl 5A).
Pre-owned Acura MDX models are available with a 3.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 265 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 2004 Acura MDX comes with all wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 5-speed automatic.
The Used 2004 Acura MDX comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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