Used 2004 Acura MDX Touring SUV Review


Edmunds Summary Review of the 2004 Acura MDX Touring SUV

Pros & Cons

  • 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.


Full Edmunds Review: 2004 Acura MDX SUV

A somewhat bland but otherwise utterly capable and perfectly useful crossover SUV.

2004 Highlights

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.

Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2004 Acura MDX in Virginia is:

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