Used 2007 Acura MDX SUV Consumer Reviews
Wife and I were in market for vehicle with 3rd row of seating. We don't like the large truck-like SUVs and also do not like minivans. We decided to look into the luxury SUV segment and narrowed our choices to the BMW X5, Volvo XC90, LandRover LR3, and the Acura MDX. After test driving all and reviewing the numbers, the MDX was the obvious choice. Unbelievable extras for the money. When compared with these other luxury SUVs, I would have had to pay around $60K to get the same amount of features. Acura navigation currently head and shoulders above competition. Love the combination of luxury, utility, and convenience.
We love our MDX Sport. Smooth, powerful, stylish, great looks, handles like a sports sedan. We've had lots of snow and ice lately and this Acura handles it like a champ. The vehicle stability control, ABS, big tires, and 300hp V6 make for a formidable all weather machine. Driving it inspires confidence. We get 14mpg in city, best ever is 24 on highway.
I have about 1,300 miles so far and do enjoy it. Tested RX 330, XC90, Touraeg and this is it. Acceleration a little touchy at start, maybe software upgrade to transmission needed. Ride is excellent, super quiet, luxurious interior. I purchased base model and has great features for price point. Mileage about 19 mpg with mostly suburb driving. Mine came with Bridgestone Dueler tires with B/B rating, I would expect best quality for this vehicle. You get Mich. A/A when you buy other trim lines. Shame on you Acura. Telescopic steering wheel could go another inch, I'm 6'1" just to be safe.
Good vehicle, good overall value. Handles well, lots of nice technological items inside. High seating.
We purchased this with 140K miles, in immaculate, well-maintained condition despite being such an old, high-miles car. It's a beautiful, well-made car inside and out, with great safety features. We now have put +28K miles on it with no problems, including trips to the East and West Coasts (from KS). The front seat comfort is amazing, and the second row seat comfort is great for all but people with very long legs. The third-row is only for short trips or smaller than average people. Short people in my family are comfortable there indefinitely but I'm 6' and I wouldn't want to be there for more than an hour. The cargo capacity with the third-row down is excellent -- easily fits luggage and camping gear for four adults on a cross-country trip. For an SUV, the power and handling of this are terrific and will put you off most other SUVs, even most new ones. The acceleration is better than most sedans on the road and the braking is good. It's almost a sports car! But it's also a luxury car: very quiet and easy to control even cruising in high crosswinds at Western Interstate speeds. The Navigation system is great but you have to buy a DVD from Acura if you want to update it from '07. Although I highly recommend this car as a great used, high-miles SUV, there are cons. It requires expensive premium gasoline, the gas mileage is lower than average in class, the leather on the seats is thin and fragile, the back-up camera picture is easily washed out by bright sunlight, the radio has poor FM reception with the stock antenna, and (like in many other Honda cars) leg movement is restricted in the front passenger seat by the dash-console design. This came with a doughnut instead of a real spare tire. There is room enough for a real spare unless you install a hitch mount like I did. With a hitch mount you have to settle for a doughnut as your spare.