This 2014 Acura MDX video review includes information about fuel economy, price, safety, competitors and what it's like to drive. If you're looking for a three-row, seven-passenger luxury crossover, it is one of our top choices. It's comfortable, responsive to drive and comes with tons of user-friendly features.
The only engine available is 290-horsepower V6 that returns 23 mpg with front-wheel drive, or 21 with the so-called super handling all-wheel drive. It's called that because besides providing extra traction in the muck and guck of winter, it also helps make the MDX one of most involving luxury crossovers to drive.
Pricing starts at $42,290, and a loaded one can cost $56,505. That's a big jump, and it represents a whole heap of high-tech equipment. The highlights include a great navigation system and 12-speaker stereo, the easy-to-use dual-screen interface that controls them both, and several active safety features that have your back should you zone out for a second or two.
Should you still get in an accident, the MDX got a "Good" rating from the Insurance Institute for side and frontal-offset crash protection.
Unlike bigger competitors that can fit adults in all its seats, the MDX's third row is for kids only. Both head- and legroom are tight, but this button makes it very easy to get the kids back there. And speaking of kids, here are two other features parents are likely to appreciate: stain-resistant leather and this screen which should keep the kids entertained.
For families with a healthy budget, the Acura MDX is a smart choice that won't make you feel like you're driving a giant, cumbersome family vehicle. It's definitely worth a test-drive.