Needed a sooner than expected replacement after my 2005 X5 3.0 got totalled. After looking at 2012 X5, 2011 Q7 and 2011 MDX I ended up purchasing the MDX and I am not disappointed.
In terms of performance I did not feel it a lot different than the X5. Torque felt low but there is enough power when you need and the brakes feel good.
Been getting 17 mpg in mixed driving with 60-70% city using premium.
Kids like the third row though the access is difficult like all third row SUVs. Seats are comfortable and provide support. You will get used to the power tailgate and backup camera in no time.
Got the roof rails (should have been standard) so it looks like an SUV and I like the look.
This is my second Acura (first was a 2010 TL Tech).
I fell in love with Acura after my first one, this one is even better.
I came out of a 2007 Suburban into the TL.
Great for me but my kids (boys, 16 & 12) didn't have as much room as they would have liked in the back seat.
So.. traded it for the MDX.
This is, by far, the BEST SUV in it's class.
I wake up everyday and cannot WAIT to drive it!
Somewhere, anywhere, I don't care as long as I'm driving.
I live on a curvy, hilly road and this car handles like a sports car (I have a MINI S too, so I know).
Handling, braking, steering, interior, exterior- all perfect.
Only one thing... just a LITTLE too much road noise.
Still the best!!!
We've had the MDX for about 2000 miles now and absolutely love it.
It's extremely comfortable and has a very smooth ride which is balanced with excellent handling for something so large.
Power is always there, but shines with highway passing which is exceptional
Looks beautiful inside and out and has the most comforable interior I've even been in.
The controls take some getting used to but once you do that, the technology is excellent.
Very nice package - I've had about 30 different new cars and trucks over the years and this is a package that has sport, utility, technology, comfort, reliability, and safety all wrapped into a single package.
I have 2500 miles on my 2011 Tech with Entertainment system.
Not one thing has gone wrong.
Enjoy every ride / trip in it.
Plenty of power and nice powerband with 6 speed transmission.
I purchased the 2011 MDX in August and simply love the SUV.
I have always owned a Honda and wanted to own the luxury line of Acura.
I love the car but since I drove it out of the dealership I have had problems with the drivers side heated seat (back rest).
It feels like it is always on.
I have taken it back to the dealers and they ran tests on it but insist that it is fine. But my back always sweats.
They will not do anything about it but have told me that other people have brought in their MDX saying the same thing, that the back of the seat feels like it is always heated.
Does anyone else have this problem?
Maybe if enough people complain they will issue a recall.