2014 Acura MDX Consumer Review: Great car, lousy Nav/Ent/Voice

2014 Acura MDX - Consumer Review

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SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Great car, lousy Nav/Ent/Voice System
By danrhiggins on


2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


I have had my '14 MDX (white Advance) since June and now have over 13K miles.
I love the way the car drives.
But the Nav, voice command and entertainment software is sub-par and of poor quality.
Poor support for Apple products.
Poor voice command (fewer commands then other vehicles, some commands don't work, etc.), very poor Nav display (not clear, doesn't work with polarized glasses.)
Again, for a vehicle of this size it handles well and is fun to drive.
Good use of interior space.
Comfortable enough though the driver seat could use some more adjustment options.
LKAS, AAC, CAS, BSI pretty cool.
Nav/Voice/Entertainment very disappointing.

Best Features

SH-AWD. Adjustable driving experience. Excellent ride. Smoot enough for long trips but better handling than RX350. Lane Keeper Assist and Adaptive Cruise also excellent for long trips. Blind Spot Indicator works well. Crash Avoidance System seems to work. Good internal organizations and storage. Good gas mileage for its class.

Worst Features

Fix/improve/Replace the Nav/Voice/Entertainment system. This "version 1" is already behind the competition and of very poor quality. Lexus has more commands. Some commands don'e work. Can't say "Pause Guidance". Audi has a far better screen. Both work with polarized glasses and are clearer/easier to read. Should add 360 degree cameras, consider adaptive headlights, auto high beams like Lexus, folding mirrors and consider non-reflective surface on top of dash (more like Lexus). Also, rear lift-gate needs to go higher or provide adjustment. Dangerous for someone 6' or taller.
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