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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology PackageReview
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My Mdx Review...a Year Later. —

The best thing about the MDX is value. Loaded is standard in every trim level...ex. seat heaters, sun roof, floor mats, etc. Acura just includes them. By the time I equipped other luxury SUV's (BMW & Lexus) with what already came with the Acura, the price didn't compare...a difference of $10K or more! No kidding, try it yourself. Caution, while a loaded Suburban doesn't even compare pricewise, it does have more 3rd row space than an MDX...if that is important to you. The only real choice was whether I wanted navigation or not...I did. Acura navi is functional, easy and far superior to the Chevrolet Suburban and BMW navi systems...not sure about Lexus b/c I didn't try that one out. Have the sales guy demo the navi while on a test drive. Acura's operates the way you would want it to...and anywhere in the nation. Chevy's was terrible and I now know why Germans build cars not computers. BMW felt great to drive, but the price was ridiculous for a similarly equipped vehicle. Acura's V6 is very quick with superior handling. It felt as fast or faster than BMW...Chevy felt powerful, but very heavy with poor handling. MPG - it could be better, but on a recent road trip of 600 miles each way including driving in the Rocky Mountains, I averaged 23 MGP...cruise control set no lower than 65. In town, I get about 17. And these numbers are with Acura's full-time AWD! I don't know I think folks who get less than that are probably the ones who speed up just to get to the next stop-light first. If you have any common sense, you can beat Acura's estimated MPG. Caution...I do live in a pretty flat city...no hills or mountains to contend with on a regular basis. The car is easily the most comfortable I have ever had. I don't go off-roading or mudding, but the AWD is an absolute dream on icy roads on ski trips, and dirt roads and boat ramps at the lake. It has a great ride, seats, A/C in the entire car. The stereo couldn't sound better. The 2nd Row seats have plenty of leg room and even recline for comfort...other adults are always impressed. The 3rd Row seating is tight. It is neither roomy nor comfortable. I would never use it for adult passengers. If 3rd Row is important to you, nothing beats a Suburban. Space in the back is adequate. I usually don't haul much, but I've never needed more space. I don't know about dealer maintenance costs because I leased and bought the all-inclusive maintenance package. I have never needed to do anything other than oil, gas, wiper fluid. But I would rip any new car than was only a year old with regular miles and needed any other maintenance than that. BOTTOM LINE - MDX is the best car I have ever had. MDX was the first SUV I looked at. I thought they were a little too "carpool mom" at first so I looked around. After a couple of months, I came running back. There hasn't been a day in over a year that I wish I had gotten anything else. I would recommend it to anyone without hesitation. If you want the best SUV on the market, this is it.

Pros: High quality, superior value, excetional ride and features.

Cons: 3rd row seating is tight, goofy shield-like grille...but that is all.  

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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology PackageReview
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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.

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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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Sport PackageReview
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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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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Sport PackageReview
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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.

Pros: the way it made me feel

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

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2008 Acura MDXReview
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Very Nice Car Wonderful. — Magnificent seating position. Hard on gas (premium fuel). Great performance and exaust note from 300 hp normally aspirated v6 engine

Pros: Beautiful fast luxurious from the base model up.

Cons: horrible gas mileage

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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology PackageReview
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Acura Mdx Tech —

Katie and I just purchased a new MDX w. Tech package. Couldn't resist the January incentives plus we used a broker which made a $12k difference in starting price. Love it so far - in fact, Acura does a lousy job of promoting all the things the car can do (technology wise). The thing speaks to us and we use voice command to operate many of the creature comforts. It's firmer ride than the Lexus - more BMW, which we like - the Infinity FX also rides in a similarly sporty way. In fact, we almost went with an FX but found out that there was a mahor revision for 2009. Though the styling on the FX is better, the MDX is the better value proposition. Great acceleration - as quick as the BMW 3.0 and very secure handling. In fact, I was so busy playing with the controls as I left the dealership and headed out on the highway, I failed to notice someone cutting me off and the VSA (vehicle stabilization) systems saved my @ss. In my old car I ceratinly would have wrecked. Fit and finish are immaculate and on par with Lexus or Mercedes though a little more straight forward. As this has been only 2+ weeks with it - will wait to further review.

Pros: Everything

Cons: 17mpg (7.2km/litre), is a bit thirsty. But we only drive 26km/day so less than 10k/year so not a huge deal.

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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Sport PackageReview
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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

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.

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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package Review
Hunter says:
vs2008 Buick Enclave CXL FWD
2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2008 Buick Enclave CXL FWD worse.
"more comfortable"
Back Seats Ranked 2008 Buick Enclave CXL FWD better.
"more space"
2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package Review
JEDG says:
Great body style, plenty of room for family, navigation and entertainment pkg is wonderful. Solid, sturdy, safe SUV
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2008 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Sport and Entertainment Package Review
JEDG says:
Preferred the navigation and entertainment pkg. although this SUV is also a great purchase for someone looking for reliability, space, and a solid vehicle
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2022 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By jmojica88

My wife and I test drove countless SUVs and the MDX had the best driving feel. On top of that, the interior quality is the best that we have seen from the bunch. The MDX did not have the most power,... Read More

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2020 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By Steven

This is an all in one car for a dad of 3 kids who loves sports cars, but also loves having a big car. The MDX holds 7 comfortable for our family, it has the power to take off like a rocket, and it can... Read More

Review By Brent

Comfortable cabin and adequate power. Very stylish. Handles well. Read More

2019 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By Jeanexa

Honestly, not valuable for the price. In my opinion, is so simple. I was excited to see this car but was completely disappointed. Read More

Review By Thriftqueen2

So far so good. Still learning about vehicle. Satisfied with purchase Read More

2018 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By Guru9CDFWF

Comfortable, drives great, great gas mileage, feels like driving a sports car. Very beautiful and dependable suv , Im very happy with this vehicle Read More

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Great reviews very honest good prices will use again in the future purchase Read More

2017 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By David

Excellent luxury vehicle! Cannot be beat at that price point. Read More

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Good value for your buck. Very comfy and lots of tech . Read More

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