2010 Acura MDX Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Acura MDX - Road Test Specs

2010 Acura MDX SUV

(3.7L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
Style4dr SUV AWD With Advance, Entertainment Package (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$54,565
As-tested MSRP$54,565


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)3,664cc (224 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainSingle overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)11.2
Redline (rpm)6,750
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)300 @ 6,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)270 @ 4,500
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I: 3.359; II: 2.095, III: 1.485; IV: 1.065; V: .0754; VI: 0.556; R: 2.269, Final: 4.250


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelLatitude Tour HP
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size, front255/50/HR19 P103
Tire size, rear255/50/HR19 P103
Wheel size19-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.7
0-60 mph (sec.)7.1
0-75 mph (sec.)10.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.3@91.0
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).084
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.5
@ Full throttle (dB)75.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.9

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBrake torque seems to help very little off the line. Neither "Sport" mode nor manual shifting seem to quicken acceleration times. Sub-7-second raw 0-60 times are impressive, however.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsImpressively, the MDX managed to avoid the usual fourth-run Honda brake fade by actually shortening its distance. Nice.
Handling ratingVery Good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Can feel rear torque distribution working here and it does its job by intuitively pointing the MDX where its driver wants it to go. Slalom: Impressively athletic for a three-row SUV. These numbers eclipse the AWD CX-9. Solid, responsive and impressive performance. A joy to drive.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)51.94
Wind (mph, direction)6.06

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)16 city/21 highway/18 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)21.0

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,627
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,623
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)55.8/44.2
Length (in.)191.6
Width (in.)78.5
Height (in.)68.2
Wheelbase (in.)108.3
Track, front (in.)67.7
Track, rear (in.)67.5
Turning circle (ft.)37.6
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)38.7
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)28.7
Headroom, front (in.)39.2
Headroom, rear (in.)38.6
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)35.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)61.6
Shoulder room, rear (in.)61.5
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)57.1
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)15.0
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)83.5


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain6 years/70,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsDual front
Head airbagsFront, rear and third row
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control
Rollover protectionSide curtain airbag rollover sensor
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemPre-collision safety system, blind spot warning
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistance4 stars

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