2008 Acura MDX User Reviews

2008 Acura MDX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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amtcat writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech + Entertainment Pkg Review
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5

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I love this car.  I call it my snowmobile.  The handling is fantastic and it has great get up and go for an SUV.

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The maintenance costs are high and tires for it are more expensive than I would've guessed.

amtcat
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Snowmobile Suv — Great car for the snow and ice. I haven't had a problem getting where I need to be. The braking is incredible. It takes some getting used to driving to know where the car is around you. Accelerates like a dream!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Phlashe writes:
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4

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Very reliable and easy to service.  I was surprised by how well this vehicle handled pulling a large trailer.

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I've had to replace the blue tooth module.  The remote start does not allow you to enter the vehicle. The front bumper has to be removed to replace the $160 headlamp bulbs.

Phlashe
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Great Utility For The Urban On-roader — This is rock solid vehicle. This vehicle has plenty of cargo space and works well for the weekend trips to Home Depot and Lowes. This vehicle will not disappoint you in most situations. That is unless you are following your friend's Grand Cherokee off-road. The MDX is dressed for a Starbucks line, not the Rubicon.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Alex writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Pkg Review
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Good acceleration
Great handling (for an SUV)
Luxury features abound
Good looking inside and out
Great stereo system
Lots of buttons
Dealer provides  free loaners when getting serviced

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Terrible MPG
Engine sounds raspy when accelerating
2nd row cannot be adjusted forwards and backwards
Expensive dealer service $$$$

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Good Looking Suv Inside And Out — If you are concerned about MPG, don't even think about it. We had a Honda Pilot before this one and with the Pilot, we got a decent MPG so we didn't think too much about MPG when getting this one. Let's me tell you. This will give you 12 MPG in the city. The best highway MPG I got was 20 MPG. My wife drives this mostly around town so guess which MPG we are getting? Other than MPG, it's a nice SUV. It seats 7 but it's not a monster like Navigators or Suburbans. It's nicely equipped (We got the MDX with the Tech Package) with Nav, XM, 10 speaker 410 Watt 6 DVD in-dash changer, leather and moonroof. It's got the SH-AWD and it really works pretty well. The car drives the outside wheels faster when going around the corners and it really tightens the driving line noticeably. It's got 300HP 3.7 V-6 which moves the SUV swiftly. It's a great people mover with good pricing. The comparable competitors from Germany and Japan costs a lot more than this one with less options.

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Rodney writes:
2008 Acura MDX Sport Pkg Review
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the way it made me feel

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knowing every make after it would be garbage. stay away from this brand

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Eh. It Was Fun While It Lasted. But Im Not Really Trying To Go Back And Try Again — nice rear. good handling. amazing acceleration. not very reliable. has had a few loose screws floating around causing problems. but nothing i couldn't handle with a good tune up. this is the best its gets. anything after is garbage. i can expect future busts.

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Massimo writes:
2008 Acura MDX Sport Pkg Review
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The Mdx — I've been in one. It's pretty nice inside, has a nice sound when you accelerate. It's also pretty spacious and luxurious.

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loverainyfalls writes:
2008 Acura MDX AWD Review
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5

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agility, appearance, room,

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mpg

loverainyfalls
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Awesome Suv — great handling, agile SUV. Truly a utility vehicle. Has lots of room for storage. All wheel drive will take you places where regular cars just can't. Sporty looking, not your avarage suv. Very reliable and smooth. Decent maintenance cost. Great SUV!

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dunko writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Pkg Review
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4

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Handling is like a sports car, great navi, customizable driver settings, 3rd row seat while small is fine for small kids, great power, towing ability is very good

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gas milage is ok but that is price you pay for power. front seats are for me and my wife, hard to get comfortable in. bluetooth is hard to pair with iPhone5

dunko
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Great Family Car With A Touch Of Sports Car — love the style so fun to drive, great handling great power, very functional space, great storage. I like the style better than the new body style. I tow a dual axel motorcycle trailer ad it does a great job and has plenty of power to pull it. Have taken in on many a 1000 mile trip and enjoyed every mile.

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Len writes:
2008 Acura MDX AWD Review
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Great value considering the German competition.

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Poor gas mileage-but is is a SUV that can seat up to 7 so................

Len
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Overall A Good Luzurious Suv — Got a great year end deal on an 08 in December 2008. Considered the Totota Highlander and the Mercedes RL. Likes: Acura/Honda reliability, great handling, looks, comfortable, luxurious, quality, generous standard amenities, drives like a sporty sedan. Dislikes: thirsty V6

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Elisha writes:
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technology, power, design

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smaller windows

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Ultimate Luxo-cruiser — Best luxo SUV out there. powerful 3.7 L V6 producing 300 hp. tows 5000 lbs.Love the technology it has. Love the navigation and the sound system. Only owned it for 2 years. Probably going to keep it for far longer. no problems what so ever. Has around 35 kkms. Only thing about the exterior design that is worse than the previous generation is the rear windows. they are smaller and make rear visibility a bit compromised. Very spacious and comfortable. SH-AWD is a huge improvement over the VTM-4 on the previous generation.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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boomer46 writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Pkg Review
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Nice looking and very dependable in all kinds of weather.  A very smooth ride as well.

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Tech Equipment sometimes bother me, usually the emissions and All wheel system warnings.

boomer46
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Worker Or Black Tie Vehicle — I like the third row seats and the rear storage. The MDX is very versatile and is a pleasure to drive around town or on "road trips" with the family or friends. Very well equiped vehicle with enough power, but I might appreciate a little bit more horsepower. I have heard of adding a computer chip to enhance power and fuel economy.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2001 Acura MDX Reviews

Just A Great Car Can't Beat It By Arday

It's a great SUV I have had nothing but I bought it with 129,000 miles and now have 227,000. I changed my oil and bought tires love this vehicle want another just like it just passed it to my 16 year ... Read More

One Of The First Awd Crossover Suvs By ROPAZ

It has always looked aggressive and especially so when we added 17"x8" powder coated wheels and some light truck tires. Handled like a million bucks in the pouring rain at 75 mph as well as on every b... Read More

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2002 Acura MDX Reviews

Very Good Veichale By Eviebe

liked the reliability and the cargo room and third row seating.it wasn't sluggish like some other suvs it can get it self going. don't like bad gas economy. but other than that it was a very god swee... Read More

Capable Sport Utility Vehicle By Michael

Great car, comfortable. Off road capable. The more you drive it the more you love it! Still looks new when clean. Photo is after going up Pike's Peak in a blizzard with five people and no issues.... Read More

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2003 Acura MDX Reviews

Great Dependable Car! By wvangel

AWESOME in the snow or mud. I never have to lock in the AWD it pulls right out where other cars get hung up. It is roomy and has 3 row seating, lots of cargo room for grocery time or luggage. It is a... Read More

Economic, Classy And Dependable By gigilu03

Very dependable car , for god sake it's Japanese these cars last for ever!! I love this croos over! It has space like a SUV but yet it drives smooth like a car. Very beautiful outside and expensive lo... Read More

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2004 Acura MDX Reviews

Best Family Ride (for All Ages) By kimgsea

I loved this car. Loved the look, the drive, and the space. It is fun to drive, and will keep you entertained. Maintenance over 120K will get expensive, everything starts to go around 120K. Also,... Read More

5 Star Vehicle Well Worth The Money By uswhitey1

there is nothing i don't like just a great vehicle to own its not a cheap vehicle but you will get your money worth out of buying this vehicle. i also own the 2009 acura mdx and found that the newer m... Read More

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2005 Acura MDX Reviews

Acura Mdx Rules By Ponto24

handles the back country like a true 4x4 and not a pricy knock off like Lexus and infinity. also tows like there is nothing there. interior is great and very spacious. handeling on the freeway is ama... Read More

Love This Suv! By LSX605

I love my Acura MDX! It handles really good in Kansas snow! Plenty of space in the rear and trunk area. The third row seat is comfortable but not a lot of leg room for bigger people. I love having... Read More

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