Used 2016 Acura MDX

2016 Acura MDX
2016 Acura MDX

Pros

  • Generous number of features for the money
  • adept handling
  • good fuel economy
  • confident acceleration
  • quiet cabin
  • excellent crash-test scores.

Cons

  • Distracting tech interface with subpar graphics
  • cabin looks and feels less luxurious than rivals
  • modest cargo space behind the third row
  • dim-witted adaptive cruise control.
Acura MDX years

Used 2016 Acura MDX for Sale

Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
41,918 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Advance Package
(10)
AutoNation Honda Dulles
3 mi away
List$31,890
Est.Loan: $581/mo
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One Owner ~ This is MDX has a clean carfax and the Advanced package. It comes with features like a Navigation system, 19 alloy wheels, Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, and 8 display, Surround sound 501-watt Premium Audio System with AM/FM/ SiriusXM, MP3/Windows Media Audio compatibility, Dolby R Pro Logic II and 10 speakers including subwoofer, Acura Link connectivity system, Blind Spot Information system, Cross Traffic Monitor system, Hard disk drive (HDD) media storage, Perimeter/approach puddle lights, Rain-sensing windshield wipers, Tri-zone front and rear synchronized automatic climate control with humidity control and air-filtration system and sun position detection system. It also has the remainder of the factory warranty for about 39 months or 28,070 miles. Don't forget about the 4 Michelin tires that have a lot of life on them. For peace of mind, it has been through a 125 point mechanical inspection, comes with a dealer warranty for 90 days/ 4,000 miles, and 5 day/ 250 mile money back guarantee. This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed.*Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
37,879 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$28,998
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
32,419 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages
(2)
Jerry's Leesburg Chevrolet
6.1 mi away
List$30,889
Est.Loan: $562/mo
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Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
41,011 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
Virginia Luxury Motors
8.1 mi away
List$30,680
Est.Loan: $559/mo
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CLEAN CARFAX**1 OWNER**ALLY WHEELS **3RD ROW SEATING NAVIGATION**BACK UP CAMERA**EXTRA CLEAN!! NO SCRATCHES, NO DINGS, NON-SMOKER...Finance Rates Start at 3.99% ON APPROVED CREDIT.....Over 20 Lenders - High Approval Rates...APPLY ONLINE at WWW.VLMAUTO.COM ....FOR BEST BUYING EXPERIENCE, CALL NOW at 703-957-4600. All Our Cars go through a Rigorous 80 points Full Inspection ..OUR CARS ARE CERTIFIED THROUGH OUR MECHANICS AND COME PRE-INSPECTED. OPEN 7 DAYS...TRADES WELCOMED... WE SHIP EVERYWHERE... COMPREHENSIVE EXTENDED WARRANTIES AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. Visit Virginia Luxury Motors online at www.vlmauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-957-4600 today to schedule your test drive. We try our best to list all options and details carefully however typos and humanmachine errors are possible, please call in advance to confirm any specific options, colors, condition related questions to avoid any confusions. We train our sales staff regularly however any verbal claims or promises made by the employees of the dealership are not valid unless expressed in writing. Price does not include a dealership processing fee of Six Hundred and Ninety Five dollars. All sales are AS-IS unless expressed otherwise in writing. Vehicle accessories such as extra keys, floor matts, books, navigation disc, shift knobs etc may not come with the vehicle however we can always order these items at our discounted dealership prices which are to be paid by the customer. APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN OPEN MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY: 10AM TO 7PM SUNDAYS: 12PM TO 5PM
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
30,572 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(1)
Moore Cadillac of Dulles
8.3 mi away
List$31,000
Est.Loan: $564/mo
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Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
66 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(3)
Audi Chantilly
9.3 mi away
List$25,989
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Acura MDX 2016 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
52,330 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
Base
(57)
Pohanka Acura
10.2 mi away
List$25,900
Est.Loan: $472/mo
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Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
45,297 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(1)
Ted Britt Ford Fairfax
14.8 mi away
List$28,998
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
44,659 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(3)
Jaguar Tysons Corner
14.9 mi away
List$27,999
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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REAR BACK UP CAMERA, SIRIUS XM, BLUE TOOTH, LANE DEPARTURE ASSIST, ORIGINAL MSRP $50210.00E, Acura Navigation System w/3D View.Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Clean CARFAX.For more information about this vehicle or to schedule an appointment, please call our sales department today.
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
35,363 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology and Entertainment Packages
Alfa Romeo of Tyson's
15.3 mi away
List$31,997
Est.Loan: $583/mo
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Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
39,302 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Advance Package
(6)
Stohlman Volkswagen
15.3 mi away
List$33,000
Est.Loan: $601/mo
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ACURA MDX 3.5L ** CLEAN CARFAX ** ONE OWNER ** SUNROOF ** SOS ** NAVIGATION ** BACK UP CAMERA ** HEATED SEATS ** AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL ** LEATHER SEATS ** BLUETOOTH ** MEMORY SEATS ** AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS ** LANE ASSIST ** COLLISION WARNING ** PUSH BUTTON START ** OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS..STOHLMAN HAS BEEN SERVING THE AREA FOR OVER 80 YEARS.
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
39,987 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD
(1)
Ourisman Fairfax Toyota
15.6 mi away
List$28,491
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
33,323 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(2)
AP Fairfax
16.2 mi away
List$30,997
Est.Loan: $564/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2016 Blue Acura MDX SH AWD 3.5L w/Technology Pkg LOW miles, All Wheel Drive, Sun/Moonroof, Leather Interior, Back Up Camera, Blind Spot Monitor, Bluetooth, Cross Traffic Alert, Heated Seats, Keyless Start, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Multi-Zone A/C, Navigation, Premium Sound System, Rain Sensing Wipers, Memory Seat, Woodgrain Interior, and TOO many more options to list...A MUST SEE!!!
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
48,822 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(3)
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
List$29,795
Est.Loan: $543/mo
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2016 ACURA MDX TECH PACKAGE** ONE OWNER** SH-ALL WHEEL DRIVE**NAVIGATION SYSTEM** REAR BACK UP CAMERA** THIRD ROW SEATS** LEATHER INTERIOR** HEATED SEATS** BLIND SPOT MONITOR** LANE DEPARTURE ASSIST**PANO ROOF** XENON LED HEADLIGHTS** REAR POWER LIFTGATE** PUSH BUTTON START*** FOR MORE INFO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL DIRECTLY AT 703-368-7777 -
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
37,837 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(4)
Rosenthal Acura
16.9 mi away
List$32,480
Est.Loan: $591/mo
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*** 2016 Acura MDX w Technology Package *** One Owner *** Clean Carfax *** Navigation *** Backup Camera *** Bluetooth *** Voice Activated Commands *** Heated Leather Seats *** Sunroof *** Lane Keep Assist *** Premium Sound System *** Steering Wheel Audio Controls ***View our entire inventory online at www.RosenthalAcura.com.At Rosenthal Acura of Gaithersburg, we strive to provide outstanding professional service in all areas of our dealership. We serve Maryland, DC, Virginia and southern PA. For your next used or new car or truck, visit us at www.RosenthalAcura.com! The Pre-Owned Department at Rosenthal Acura is comitted to outstanding customer service throughout the entire sales process. We offer some of the best quality Pre-Owned vehicles in the country.
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
26,742 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD
(8)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$28,500
Est.Loan: $519/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**SH AWD less than 27000 MILES**MOONROOF**SPORT SEATS with LEATHER INTERIOR**REARVIEW CAMERA**PREMIUM SOUND**HEATED SEATS**POWER TAILGATE**FACTORY WARRANTY till SEPTEMBER 2021**OFF LEASE from ACURA**1 OWNER**CLEAN CARFAX with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee* All Wheel Drive, never get stuck again!! Gassss saverrrr!!! 26 MPG Hwy** Very Low Mileage: LESS THAN 27k miles!!! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Stability control...Other features include: Leather seats, Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Sunroof... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
96,814 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Advance and Entertainment Packages
CarMax
18 mi away
List$25,998
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Acura MDX 2016 SH-AWD w/Technology Package 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)
37,967 miles
Used 2016
Acura MDX
SH-AWD w/Technology Package
(1)
Jim Coleman Cadillac
18.3 mi away
List$31,500
Est.Loan: $574/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Offering familiar comfort, value and performance plus a slew of updates, the 2016 Acura MDX is a top pick among three-row luxury crossovers.

vehicle overview

Shoppers have flocked to the reasonably priced Acura MDX for years due to its strong resale value and reputation for reliability. The 2016 MDX boasts numerous updates, including a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and a widely available AcuraWatch Plus bundle that provides cutting-edge safety technologies. Add the MDX's rewarding driving dynamics to the mix and you're looking at one of the best picks for a three-row luxury crossover SUV this year.

The popular 2016 Acura MDX receives a few changes this year, including a new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Notably, the AcuraWatch Plus package isn't completely new, although it does mark the debut of both rear cross-traffic alerts and a camera-based lane-keeping assist system that Acura calls "Road Departure Mitigation." Many of its features were offered on the 2015 MDX, too, including lane-departure and blind-spot warning systems, adaptive cruise control and a collision mitigation system with automatic braking. In order to get them, however, you had to specify the top-of-the-line Advance package, whereas AcuraWatch Plus is available across the lineup. That means safety-minded consumers can save a hefty chunk of change for 2016 by specifying AcuraWatch Plus on lower-priced MDX models.

On the road, the 2016 Acura MDX remains one of the more satisfying three-row crossovers to drive, with a quiet interior at highway speeds and surprising athleticism when driving around turns (especially with all-wheel drive). The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine lacks the strong low-rpm torque of some turbocharged rivals, but wind it out a bit and you'll find that the MDX is still one of the quicker vehicles out there.

Add it all up and this versatile, well-made and feature-packed Acura is arguably the most sensible choice in the midsize luxury SUV segment. As such, we gave it an "A" rating, but know that there are other options out there that can be more desirable, if not more sensible. The 2016 Volvo XC90, redesigned at long last, has wowed us with its slick styling, exquisite interior and strong yet fuel-efficient power plants. When similarly equipped, it also offers similar value to the MDX. The overhauled 2016 Audi Q7, meanwhile, has a more restrained design, but it offers a sumptuous cabin, an advanced infotainment interface and an available turbodiesel V6.

Other popular picks include the BMW X5, which serves up the most engaging performance of the bunch but has less third-row space and a substantially higher price. The Infiniti QX60 is well-equipped and spacious, but is comparatively slow and unexciting to drive. We would also be remiss if we didn't mention the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot, which gives up little to its pricier Acura corporate cousin, while being less expensive and offering even more utility. All are worth a look, but the well-rounded MDX may represent the best balance of value, utility and luxury of them all.

2016 Acura MDX configurations

The 2016 Acura MDX is a luxury crossover SUV that seats seven. Standard features include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, heated mirrors, a power liftgate, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, keyless entry and ignition, heated eight-way power front seats (with driver power lumbar), driver memory settings, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, leather upholstery, tri-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Technology highlights include twin dashboard displays (lower 7-inch touchscreen and upper 8-inch information display), a multi-angle rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, Siri Eyes Free voice controls for compatible Apple devices and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod/USB interface, Pandora and Aha compatibility and satellite radio.

The AcuraWatch Plus package adds a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, Road Departure Mitigation and adaptive cruise control.

A navigation system is standard on the 2016 Acura MDX if you select the Technology, Entertainment or Advance option packages.

The MDX Technology (available with or without the AcuraWatch Plus package) adds a navigation system, voice controls (navigation and audio), a color driver information center, AcuraLink and a 10-speaker Acura/ELS surround-sound audio system with HD radio. Also included with this package are 19-inch alloy wheels, rain-sensing wipers, rear-door keyless entry, GPS-linked and solar-sensing climate control and a trio of safety systems: lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring (with rear cross-traffic alert) and a forward-collision warning system (but without the automatic mitigation braking that's part of the AcuraWatch package).

The Entertainment trim level requires the Technology package and adds a 110-volt power outlet, heated rear seats, rear door window sunshades and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with a 9-inch screen and an additional speaker. AcuraWatch Plus is again available for this MDX combination.

The Advance trim level includes the contents of the Technology and the AcuraWatch Plus package, and it adds roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, remote engine start, automatic engine stop-start, auto-dimming sideview mirrors, upgraded leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, power lumbar for the front passenger and heated second-row seats.

You can also get the Advance and Entertainment trim level, which combines the respective features of those two lower trim levels while adding an upgraded rear-seat entertainment system with a bigger 16.2-inch screen, another speaker (bringing the total to 12) and an HDMI input.

2016 Highlights

The 2016 MDX gets a standard nine-speed automatic transmission with push-button gear selection, an optional suite of safety technologies called AcuraWatch Plus and a revised all-wheel-drive system that Acura says is lighter and more responsive. Other changes include a standard frameless rearview mirror, Siri Eyes Free voice controls for compatible Apple devices, an easy-entry driver seat and (via the Advance package) auto stop-start.

Performance & mpg

The 2016 Acura MDX employs a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive (SH-AWD) available as an option.

EPA-estimated fuel economy starts at 22 mpg combined (19 city/27 highway) with front-wheel drive. Adding the Advance package with its auto stop-start feature to the front-wheel-drive MDX bumps the rating up to 23 mpg combined (20 city/27 highway). As for the AWD models, they return 21 mpg combined (18/26) in standard form and 22 mpg combined (19/26) with the Advance package.

In Edmunds testing, the 2016 MDX with SH-AWD went from zero to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, making it a solid, mid-pack performer. Properly equipped, the MDX can tow up to 5,000 pounds.

Safety

Standard safety equipment for the 2016 Acura MDX includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front-seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag, side curtain airbags and active front head restraints. A rearview camera is also standard, and AWD models come with a stabilizing function for trailer towing. Optional or standard, depending on the trim level, are blind-spot monitoring (with rear cross-traffic alert), a frontal collision warning system, automatic braking for frontal crash mitigation, a lane-departure warning system, lane keeping assist and Road Departure Mitigation. The latter essentially combines the functions of the camera-based lane-keeping system and the automatic braking system to help you avoid drifting off the road into roadside objects.

In Edmunds brake testing, an MDX required 122 feet to stop from 60 mph, which is a decent stop, but it displayed brake fade on subsequent stops. This could be an issue on mountain roads and grades.

In government crash tests, the MDX earned a perfect five-star overall rating, with five stars each for total frontal impact safety and total side-impact safety. The MDX also aced the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's crash tests, earning the top score of "Good" in all categories and additionally garnering a second-best "Advanced" rating for its optional frontal collision mitigation system.

Driving

The MDX's V6 is a sweet engine with a nice-sounding snarl when you plant your right foot. Nine-speed transmissions have a tendency to produce odd low-speed tendencies and inappropriate gear selections, but that's not the case with this new-for-2016 automatic gearbox. It's smooth, smart and has resulted in improved acceleration and fuel economy, although its automatic stop-start system included with the Advance package can send some uncouth shivers through the car when it's stopped. We also aren't enamored with the optional adaptive cruise control, which is too quick to slam on the brakes, too slow to speed up again and generally mediocre at keeping the set speed.

Thanks to its strong V6 and composed handling, the 2016 Acura MDX is pretty sporty as three-row crossover SUVs go.

We do know that the Acura MDX rides a little more firmly than some competing crossovers on the highway and around town, but most owners likely won't find it objectionable. Overall levels of wind and road noise are quite low, an area in which the MDX has improved markedly in recent years. Should you elect to hustle this three-row luxury crossover along a winding road, you'll be rewarded with responsive steering and composed handling. The all-wheel-drive version is particularly adept at powering out of turns.

Interior

The Acura MDX is one of the more functional luxury crossovers. Its front seats are nicely shaped and supportive even if it lacks the extra adjustability offered by certain competitors in the segment. The second-row seats slide fore and aft for added flexibility, providing generous legroom in their rearmost position. It also slides forward for third-row access at the press of a button, though the resulting pass-through is rather small -- especially compared to the Infiniti QX60. The third row is best suited for kids, as only small, limber adults will fit back there, but that's actually pretty good for a luxury seven-passenger SUV. If you want something bigger, you'll have to go for a non-luxury model.

Interior storage is excellent, with big cupholders and door bins, plus a deep center bin that can hold a small purse or tablet. The MDX doesn't give you much room for groceries with all three rows of seating in use, but folding those rearmost seats opens up a respectable amount of space suitable for lengthy road trips. When you fold both the second and third rows, its maximum cargo capacity is better than most two-row midsize crossovers, but considerably less than in mainstream models like the 2016 Honda Pilot.

Behind the second-row seats of the 2016 Acura MDX you'll find about 40 cubic feet of cargo space.

The MDX's cabin is meticulously well-constructed with quality materials, but it lacks the style and luxurious ambience of competitors like the Lexus RX and Volvo XC60. It just feels less special. There are also a few Honda-grade plastics and switchgear if you look closely. Some unintuitive controls are also problematic. The push-button gear selector is gimmicky, requiring you to pull a switch for Reverse and push buttons for Park and Drive. The dual-screen infotainment system is confusing as well, especially for the audio system. You use the lower touchscreen for many functions, but others such as media player control require the multicontrol knob and upper display screen. Certain climate controls are also in the touchscreen, resulting in multiple button presses for things like heated seats that used to require only one. Neither screen boasts the super-crisp graphics we've come to expect in this class either.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

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Would Love IT Except...Horrible Transmission
mps_,07/03/2015
Purchased: 2016 MDX Advance. This is my second MDX (my wife's car) and while I am big fan of the vehicle, Acura made some horrible tweaks to the car. If I were to buy this car again, I would try to find a 2015 model. Pros: The interior is beautiful with great materials. The ride quality is excellent and always gives confidence. Cons: The are 3 man issues with this car 1) The transmission is truly horrible. I am car guy who has owned many cars and have never experienced such a bad transmission. PLEASE release a software update to fix this 2) The auto-idle is poorly executed and there is no way to permanently turn it off. 3) Infotainment system is dated and the GPS in mediocre
Great, responsive car. Terrible interface.
G. Adams,07/27/2015
Before buying, I test drove a 2016 Pilot EX-L and a 2015 MDX. In my opinion, the MDX felt more agile and responsive than the Pilot, and I preferred the MDX's interior and exterior styling over the Pilot. The Good: Car handles incredibly well. Accelerates, turns, and brakes superbly. If you're looking for a three-row SUV, I can't think of anything that would come even close to the same level of performance and value, except perhaps a Pilot. The only other option I considered was the Volvo XC90, but it would cost around 25-30% more, and although I greatly prefer the Volvo's interior and user interface, my friends with Volvos have had issues with reliability. Audi Q7 also looks great, but again price and reliability issues steered me away. So, from a price-performance-reliability standard, the MDX is very hard to beat. I took the MDX on a curvy, secluded mountain highway, and it was truly the most thrilling drive I've ever had. I'm happy with the car. The Bad: The user interface is disgraceful. Acura's worst yet, and that's saying something. Even though the dealer set up the car for my wife and me, my wife's first solo drive in the car had her near tears because of the maddening user interface. For instance, getting the car to accept her phone's bluetooth connection instead of mine was crazy complex, and you have to go through two entirely separate menus if you want to transfer both the phone operations and the phone's media (e.g., Pandora) from one source to another. Even everyday tasks like turning on the seat's heaters, adjusting the A/C, or tinkering with the audio settings (e.g., fade/balance) all take multiple levels of menus, requiring too much of the driver's focus and attention. I sorely miss when I could do any of those things with a single gesture (flip a switch! turn a dial!) without having to take my eyes off the road. Now, I have to find the 1 cm square on the display panel that takes me to the menu to adjust the fan. Then the menu changes, and I have to navigate my hand to the "+" and "-" icons. Even when I know what to do -- which isn't often the case, because the menu system is poorly laid out -- my eyes leave the road for what'd I guess to be about three seconds... just to adjust the fan! Speaking of user interfaces, the displays in the car are terrible. Just plain old washed out and "fuzzy." I'm wondering if Acura got a deal on surplus parts from circa 2001. Backup camera quality feels like it's made from Soviet-era parts, and the touchpad was probably made from leftover Microsoft Zune panels. Resolution and clarity are shameful. Other annoyances: The glove compartment light apparently only comes on if the headlights are on. I, personally, tend to open the glove compartment when the engine is off, and even if it's light outside, the back of my glove compartment is still pretty dark. The chrome trim used all over the center stack reflects the sun like a mirror, creating an annoying and blinding distraction. My wife and I each experienced this independently, so I don't think I'm being nit-picky. Look for a recall on this in future months, where your dealer installs non-reflective stickers over the chrome trim to solve this safety issue. ;-) With Acura's button-based transmission system, it seems impossible to park the car, turn off the engine, and keep the radio on. There's a ridiculous "car wash" mode that lets you turn off the car and keep it in neutral, but good luck remembering the proper sequence of brake, button, and transmission to put it in this mode, and I'm still not sure how practical this mode is anyway. Suspension is... bumpy if not jarring. Too much hard plastic. Acura dealer mentioned crazy expensive parts when trying to upsell on warranty. Do headlights really cost $1,100!? Notes on AcuraWatch Plus: AcuraWatch plus is a suite of features like adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. Unfortunately, it does not include blind spot monitoring. I had great hopes for both adaptive cruise and lane keep assist, but neither seem quite ready for prime time. Adaptive cruise is a little too slow to react, especially when speeding back up either when the car in front accelerates or when you change lanes to go around a slower car. Lane keep assist is at times too aggressive while at other times too oblivious of the car's drifting across lanes. It also seems to continually "test" if the driver is actively steering by subtly turning the wheel slightly back and forth. After a couple of hours of driving, my arms and shoulders were sore from subconsciously fighting these small, constant tugs on the steering wheel. On the other hand, I have had at least one successful driving experience where I let the car do most of the steering while I barely assisted. That was kind of fun, but I don't foresee those opportunities arising often, due to typical traffic and road conditions. Overall: Great car, terrible tech.
Dealer invoice is BS! Love my 2016 AWD Acura MDX!
Jim Wickstrom,01/05/2016
Three days after we purchased the Acura MDX, we drove it 500 miles to Lake Tahoe through blizzards! The AWD works better than my 4/4 Toyota Sequoia! We passed cars, trucks with chains. .stuck! We drove right though. At one point in time we were up to our door panels in snow! On the way up we got 24 mpg and on the way home to San Diego, 28 mpg, thanks to a nine speed transmission and half the cylinders shutting down on cruise control! It is unbelievable how well this works with 290 hp to boot. Consumer reports rated this vehicle an 89 rating, tops in the luxury mid size SUV category. To be clear, we looked at SUVs from Porsche, BMW, MB, Lexus but none of them have the top rating and best repair service record as the Acura MDX. BTW, if you are buying a car, "bait' each dealership against each other. That is how we got this MDX for $44,500 when list was $50,250! Do not believe the "dealer invoice" number as it is fabricated. You should be able to beat dealer invoice by at least a grand! As it seems, even Edmunds believes this BS dealer invoice number, too. Oops!
This SUV almost got us hurt
Carlos,08/26/2016
We got a new 2016 MDX and before it hitting 3 months, our new MDX almost got my whole family hurt (or could have been worst). While driving on the freeway it just suddenly stop while I was changing lane. Luckily the car behind us managed to stop and avoid hitting us. I tried to restart the engine and when it did, it move very slow and roughly to the shoulder of the freeway. After restarting the engine, ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS came ON including Break System Failure or Malfunction. It scared my whole family and it was the most horrible UNSAFE DRIVE HOME for hours worrying if we still have break system working. Dropped of the MDX at our local dealership and until now (about 9 days now) still trying to figure things out.. We feel like this vehicle is just so UNSAFE now and it basically traumatized my whole family being in this MDX. Will review lemon law and make sure we don't become the CRASH TEST DUMMIES for this. And I hate hearing them say "Oh it must be because of the computers and technology"!.... We got this vehicle because of the SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY advertised by Acura.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
19 city / 26 hwy
Seats 7
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.4%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2016 Acura MDX Overview

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