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2008 Acura MDX User Reviews

2008 Acura MDX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 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

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PROS
"power" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Alex writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
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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 $$$$

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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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Rick writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
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for the suv it has nice power

Cons

too much gas

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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

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Apedrive writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
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handling, looks, good on snow and ice, fun to drive

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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
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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.

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boomer46 writes:
2008 Acura MDX Tech Package Review
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5

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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
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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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RLMB65 writes:
2008 Acura MDX Sport Package Review
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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
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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

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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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leon0831 writes:
2008 Acura MDX Sport Package Review
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23 MPG

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none

leon0831
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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

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Richard5575 writes:
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Highly rated safety

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Richard5575
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Gorgeous — Ride is so smooth and agile that it doesn't feel like a truck. Was not pleased with Dealer selling agent. The appearance of both exterior and interior are superb.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Len writes:
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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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Bob writes:
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Tons of features, great quality

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SUV fuel economy, but it is, after all, an SUV

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Great Suv! — Tons of power, lots of features... The MDX is one of if not THE best SUV in its class. We took a lot of other SUVs for test drives, including the Mercedes. We liked the MDX the best out of all. Power is great. Mileage is alright.. we get about 16mpg average, and 23mpg on the highway for longer trips. The backup camera is a great feature, however it is mounted off center-making it useless to help backing up with any sort of precision.

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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

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2011 Acura MDX Reviews

Great Car By profe

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Great Vehicle, Packed With Features For The Price By Scottski

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2010 Acura MDX Reviews

Love This Car! By Rldonaldson

I love the 2010 Acura MDX. Nothing but quality and luxury fit for a family. Easy access to third row, love the back up camera. Would highly recommend this car to anyone. Great Acura Care, comfortab... Read More

Awesome By Pat751

The safety feature of blind spot alerting is best. Saving CDs to a hard drive a real bonus. Ride, comfort and leg room are wonderful. Read More

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2009 Acura MDX Reviews

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

Nice Car, Fun To Drive, Too Bad About The Build Quality By PL

I am an ex Toyota guy (4 Runner) thought I was at least maintaining a similar quality level but not so. I like the vehicle, does what I want it to do but fit and finish is terrible. Inside dash to doo... Read More

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2007 Acura MDX Reviews

Fun To Drive! By T1965

The leather seats are Awesome, great quality . The blue tooth works well, My phone has always connected with system and it was easy to load contacts. I had a Taurus with Ford sync and it often disc... Read More

Great Value And A Technological Marvel By dearkriss21

Great looks, performance, acceleration, brakes, low maintenance. Would like more mileage, third row design and accessibility. I would recommend this to any friend of mine. A lot of great standard feat... Read More

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