The comfort of the leather seats, both front and back, is outstanding. The stereo system is fantastic as well. My only complaint is the gas mileage. I bought the car used and have owned it for four years. No issues whatsoever. The grandkids love the third row. You can easily put three car seats in the middle section. I can't see me driving anything else now. Love it!
Loved this vehicle until the engine started burning oil at 115K miles. Online forums showed I was not the only one with this issue. Great ride and handling, lousy mileage with premium fuel. I would rate this vehicle a 5 star if it would have lasted as long as I was hoping it would.
2011 Acura MDX Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.7L 6cyl 6A)
The 2011 Acura MDX with Technology and Entertainment packages is a very good mid-sized SUV . Some reviews call it a large SUV, but to the owner of a Chevy Suburban and a GMC Acadia, it is mid-sized and shows it most in the third row seating. Other reviews have covered the high points - quality of materials, driving position, handling, power, transmission, and the fantastic ELS sound system among them - so I am going to focus on the few things that detract and may have all been corrected in the latest model. The backup camera at night that is so dark it is dangerous to rely on for backing up. The radio tuning knob seems to be geared at 50:1 - you'll know what I mean when you try to go from Channel 18 to Channel 176 on Sirius/XM. The side mirrors do not fold electrically. The tailgate that does not power open when using the outside hand release. The third row seats do not power up and down, an inconvenience when hands are full. And there is no push-button start/keyless entry, which is hard to explain when so many other contemporary, comparable vehicles have it. On balance, however, I enjoy owning and driving the 2011 MDX. The engine pulls well, the transmission always seems to be in the correct gear and drops down quickly for rapid acceleration, and the steering is quick. The relatively short wheelbase makes parking easy. The high-beam headlights are as outstandingly bright as the backup camera is dim at night. The center stack of the dashboard - the topic of broad criticism - is straightforward if you compartmentalize it into three sections: top for HVAC, middle for media, and bottom for navigation/information. The ride is compliant and not too harsh for an SUV. The buttery-soft leather seating is of a very high grade and the front and second-row seats are very comfortable. After 67,000 miles it looks brand new. A great mid-sized SUV that seats five adults comfortably and two children in the third row in a pinch.