2008 Acura MDX User Reviews

2008 Acura MDX Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 18 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: 4.6 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 18 2008 Acura MDX reviews.

Alex writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

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

Cons

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

135

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.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
MDX
Looking for a Used MDX in your area?
CarGurus has 11,794 nationwide MDX listings starting at $2,895.
ZIP:
Apedrive writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

handling, looks, good on snow and ice, fun to drive

Cons

gas mileage is not great, they call it technology model, but it's really a nice base with a nav. and better speakers, wish it had a heated steering wheel

Apedrive
95

2008 Mdx -fun Car — I looked at and tried a number of SUVs. I had owned a Touarge, one is enough. I tried out every other brand except the American models, I'm almost ashamed to say. There was not one that handled better or was even close to being a better value for the price. I've had it almost a year and love it. We had an ice storm recently, and it handled great as cars were off the road all around me my whole trip. Acceleration is not nearly what my V8 Touareg was but still sufficient. Very fun to drive SUV.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
dunko writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

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

Cons

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
75

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Rick writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

for the suv it has nice power

Cons

too much gas

65

Go Mdx — nice space with 300 horse power nice navi. and back up camera. pretty good for a suv. it's suv....uses lots of gas but it's worth it when it rains and snows. i love it but little bit over priced.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
boomer46 writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Nice looking and very dependable in all kinds of weather.  A very smooth ride as well.

Cons

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

boomer46
45

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
RLMB65 writes:
2008 Acura MDX Sport Package Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

This is a great suv  the drive is superb looks awesome lots of room for a family of 5  any more cargo space inside is compromised but you can get a cargo holder for the roof this is a beautiful vehicle to drive in.   

Cons

like every suv with 300 hp. gas mileage is not very good especially if want to drive this like a sports car which it does very well. I am in the middle of trying some different devices to get me better fuel economy.

RLMB65
65

Acura Mdx Elite The Only Suv For Me — I ve wanted this vehicle the first time I saw it in car and driver, probably like most could not afford new :( so I purchased used with low miles and its still amazing just doesn't have the new car smell that I love. For me gas mileage is not really an issue for I only drive about 10000 per year.

Primary Use: Family transportation

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Elisha writes:
2008 Acura MDX Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

technology, power, design

Cons

smaller windows

65

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

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Len writes:
2008 Acura MDX Base Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Great value considering the German competition.

Cons

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

Len
35

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
loverainyfalls writes:
2008 Acura MDX Base Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

agility, appearance, room,

Cons

mpg

loverainyfalls
25

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!

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
leon0831 writes:
2008 Acura MDX Sport Package Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

23 MPG

Cons

none

leon0831
35

Great Every Day Car! — Great price for a great vehicle. Technology, style, and durability is awesome. The vehicle MPG was the biggest selling point of this vehicle. 21-24 MPG is awesome. I'm sure we are going to drive this vehicle until the wheels fall off.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 18 2008 Acura MDX reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 Acura MDX Reviews

Best Car I Ever Bought By kquan712

This car has everything that I was looking for in a family SUV, it has all the safety features that is to be desired and its built like a rock. My wife was actually rear ended in this suv recently an... Read More

Read all 2014 Acura MDX reviews

2012 Acura MDX Reviews

Just Plain Awsome!!! By goldfishguy

I love to drive this SUV every chance I can. It is great on trips with the family and nice to drive around town. Nights out with friends we travels in comfort and style. Everyone who rides or drives t... Read More

Read all 2012 Acura MDX reviews

2011 Acura MDX Reviews

Plain Jane Luxury That's Fun To Drive By buymycar2

The MDX handles the best, especially around corners! I get just average gas mileage in it, and i think I get around 20 MPG. the computer monitoring system doesn't really have a lot of options. This i... Read More

Love My 2011 Mdx By obrienb

Recently returned from driving the car over 2000 miles with my family. We had 3 people in the middle row for 1500 miles with no real complaints. While not ideal it worked for my 2 kids under 13 altern... Read More

Read all 5 2011 Acura MDX reviews

2010 Acura MDX Reviews

Rock Solid Car For Family Of 3 To 4. By chrisclark777

Overall, I am truly impressed with the Acura MDX. It's powerful, has great lines, fun to drive, and quiet. The transmission is so smooth, it shifts like a car. The interior is top notch. The leather i... Read More

Great Family Car With Some Pep By canokie

Great engine, very comfortable, highly reliable, holds value, and in addition, is fun to drive for an SUV. Good view of the road, safe, spacious cabin and cargo area. One of my best vehicles during th... Read More

Read all 8 2010 Acura MDX reviews

2009 Acura MDX Reviews

Luxurious, Technologically Advanced And Superior Handling By G

This car is loaded with desirable features from naivation to DVD players in the back to rear-view cameras. It drives really well for an SUV. With 300 HP, it produces a decent amount of power but could... Read More

Acura For Life By sticklert

I have had 4 Acura vehicles over the last 11 years. After I gave up my 05 MDX and got an 08 RDX I couldn't stop looking back at what I gave up. The RDX is a great little car but my MDX seemed to hav... Read More

Read all 6 2009 Acura MDX reviews

People researching a 2008 Acura MDX contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2008 Acura MDX Sport Package, exterior
Acura MDX
39% of the time
Honda Pilot
7% of the time
Toyota Highlander
6% of the time
BMW X5
6% of the time
MDX
Looking for a Used MDX in your area?
CarGurus has 11,794 nationwide MDX listings starting at $2,895.
ZIP: