2014 Acura MDX: Interior Controls Not Always Easy To Use
August 11, 2014
At first glance, the control layout in our 2014 Acura MDX looks like it would be easy to use. Just look at the size of that dial, it's huge.
In practice, it's a mixed bag. I say this after using it for everything from setting up the Bluetooth connection on my phone to plugging in addresses for the navigation system.
The biggest issue is the lag time between how quickly you move the knob and what happens on the screen. The screen struggles to keep up, so I inevitably crank the knob too far. Then I go back, and then forward again. Needless to say, at that point the system gets frustrating.
On the flip side, you can accomplish quite a bit with this one big knob once you get the hang of it. The fact that it moves directionally in addition to rotating gives it plenty of functionality, as long as you're patient.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 19,565 miles