2014 Acura MDX User Reviews

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    vs2014 Lincoln MKX
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    "the leg room and the space over all comfort"
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    The New Acura Venza —

    One day, during a 300-mile road trip, our 2011 MDX popped some engine codes and went into a "limp-home" mode. We made it to a dealer and our loaner was a 2014 Base MDX w/ Tech. Had it for about 96 hours and as we were already going to start shopping for a replacement, this turned out to be a good opportunity to put the new MDX through its paces. // Overall, we were seriously disappointed. I'm not saying it isn't a good SUV (it is), I'm just saying it wasn't for us. Acura has, unfortunately, transitioned the MDX from being an SUV to more of a minivan-shaped SUV, much like the Toyota Venza. The vehicle is shorter, fatter, and longer. If you need or want an SUV-shaped minivan, then this is the vehicle for you. To note, in one fell swoop Acura engineers up'd the median MDX driver's age by 15 years. Now all the old folks driving Buick Enclaves are cross-shopping the MDX. Well done. All the 30-40 somethings who couldn't afford X5s, but wanted style and handling are SOL. Thanks Acura! // The good. Gas mileage, reasonable acceleration for an SUV, streamlined interior design, fit and finish was solid. Acura also vastly improved the map menu and voice recognition features. It is also quieter then the MDX it replaces. The adjustable suspension and steering work fairly well, although the sweet spot is probably in between the "normal and sport" settings. A properly tuned, non-adjustable suspension would have been fine. // The bad. While the cabin design flow is pleasing, some materials are cheaper than the previous MDX. The leather is noticeably degraded in feel and grain and the seat cushions are thinner and feel less substantial. Much more Honda-like than the $47K base price would impart. An SUV has ONE job - transport people (and things) comfortably. That's it. As such, the darn seats should be really comfortable and I have to say that the front seats aren't (I am 5'11", 180). The short seat cushions leave my thighs hanging off, which is particularly uncomfortable on long trips. Next. The touch-screen interface is dangerous and frustrating to use underway. I shouldn't need to use voice prompts or have to wade through multiple touch screen menus to turn on the seat heater. This is ergonomics 101 stuff. Not everyone wants an iPAD experience in their friggen car. More. Somehow, Acura ruined the ELS sound system. It is nearly devoid of bass (lighter drivers perhaps?). Finally. The exterior of the car looks like a larger version of the RDX and not a flagship SUV. // In summary, it feels like Acura was hell-bent on reducing weight and did not factor in the sum of those efforts. A pity. Make sure you test drive the new MDX thoroughly before committing.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Fuel eco, handling, slightly above average NVH for this segment.

    Cons: Lame exterior styling. Too much Honda in the interior.  Poor interior ergonomics (touch screen menus).

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    I Would Buy It Again — I can't get over the handling. So responsive with a very tight turning radius. Lots of power, nearly 300 HP. The engine has the ability to shut down three of the six cylinders under certain steady state conditions so the highway mileage is usually around 27-28 mpg. Highly recommend this vehicle. I have owned about 70 cars thus far and would put this one in the top three. A few years back I wrote a book about 40 of the more interesting ones, titled Forty Cars That Owned Me. I'll have to add this one when I revise the book to bring it up to date.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great handling, comfortable ride, powerful, and good fuel economy.

    Cons: Kind of pricey. I paid about $52K.  I wish it were about $10K less.

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    Best Car I Ever Bought — 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 and you almost couldn't tell it was in a accident where as the ford truck that hit it was demolished with liquids spilling all over the freeway.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Car looks beautiful and handles very well on wet and slippery surfaces.  its been a great family car and we've used it for a few family road trips so far.

    Cons: The gas mileage for city driving is a bit horrendous however its to be expected from a large 8 passenger suv with all wheel drive.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 Acura MDX Reviews

    The Greatest! By AANOUMOU

    I love this car and the overall design. it's very roomy on the inside and also reliable. Moreover, it has the best all-wheel drive system in the competition. I totally recommend for all family. It dri... Read More

    2012 Acura MDX Reviews

    Good But Very Costly To Own By Arulanandan

    Very easy to maintain and overall ownership cost is low but the usage cost is very high due to the fuel economy. Very good look compared with his it's 3rd competitors but having very limited options w... Read More

    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

    2011 Acura MDX Reviews

    Probably The Best Handling Suv Below $60k By bgf18

    Purchased a 2011 Acura MDX w/ the Tech Package. To be brief: This may be the best handling SUV below $60K thanks to the AWD system. It corners flat (for an SUV) and really inspires confidence in gen... Read More

    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

    2010 Acura MDX Reviews

    Great Reliable Family Car By PMA1979

    I like that this car is a great family car. Car is very reliable, fun to drive, and reasonably priced. Third row seat is great for long family trips and truck space if sufficient for extra cargo. I... Read More

    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

    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

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