2008 Acura MDX Consumer Review: Another great Acura

2008 Acura MDX SUV - Consumer Review

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Another great Acura
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2008 Acura MDX 4dr SUV AWD w/Power Tailgate, Sport Package (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Traded in 04 Pilot which was an extremely great vehicle - but this is sooooo much better. This handles like a sports car, when in sport mode. There is no wind or road noise. No rattles. OK fuel economy, considering it's an suv. SH-AWD is truly amazing combined with Dynamic Ride Control in sport mode. My other car is an 04TL 6MT/nav - no issues, love the car. Looked at Audi Q7 before MDX and I liked it, but MDX felt better during test drive, and handling is better on MDX. Acceleration seems smoother with MDX, and feels more powerful at any speed. Transmission (too bad only 5 speed) is very smooth; This is my 4th Acura so far - and so far very pleased with all of them.

Best Features

Bluetooth is great. Nav system great, although like the TL touch screen better. Seats are very comfortable. SH-AWD, SPORT MODE DRC; Michelin tires are lovely. Self-leveling headlights; auto on/off lights. Backup camera; power liftgate great; resale value; 7 passenger seating. Reliability.

Worst Features

Bigger rear cargo area opening; thicker steering wheel; touch screen nav, like the TL; thicker side Glass for even better soundproofing; roof rack should be standard; backup sensors should be standard;
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