2014 Acura MDX Top Comparisons

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2014 Acura MDXReview
Ivan writes:
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Great economy vehicle with all new updates.

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GuruFZMWY writes:
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excellent, great value, excellent saleman&dealership great suv five star

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2014 Acura MDX FWD with Technology PackageReview
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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. Im not saying it isnt a good SUV (it is), Im just saying it wasnt for us. Acura has, unfortunately, transitioned the MDX from being an SUV to more of a low-slung, stylish grocery-getter, 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 upd the median MDX drivers 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 couldnt 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. Thats it. As such, the darn seats should be really comfortable and I have to say that the front seats arent (I am 511, 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 shouldnt 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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2014 Acura MDX Review
flogently says:
vs2014 Lincoln MKX
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Back Seats Ranked 2014 Lincoln MKX worse.
"the leg room and the space over all comfort"
2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology PackageReview
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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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2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology PackageReview
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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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2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD Review
alexcravey says:
extremely compact able and strong
vs2014 Toyota Highlander
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2014 Acura MDX FWD with Technology Package Review
GuruLJBQV says:
Great vehicle just no cargo space with 3rd row
vs2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 4MATIC
2014 Acura MDX FWD with Technology Package winning categories:
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Front Seats Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 4MATIC better.
"Leather seats are thicker and better quality ."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML 350 4MATIC better.
"Seal belt locks u in extra tight once fastened. If u go over lines in ur lane vehicle vibrates. Alarm sounds when another object is to close to ur vehicle"
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2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Technology and Entertainment Package Review
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vs2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package
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Back Seats Ranked 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package better.
"Great"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package better.
"Great"
2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package Review
KishanGolla says:
vs2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package
2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package better.
"Great"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance and Entertainment Package better.
"Great"

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Reviews From Other Years

2022 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By GuruCF9K4

The handling is great, lots of technology on the A-spec I purchased. The acceleration compared to my 4runner is not even comparable and the comfort is much better. The fuel economy is a bit lower, but... Read More

Review By SOFRESHSINCE85

I absolutely love it… sporty with enough room for family! I’m in the process of purchasing it for myself! Read More

2020 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By GuruWFCRK

2022 mdx is too big. bought a 2022 mdx for my wife but im looking to buy a 2020 for myself as a back up car. these cars are so smooth and great to drive Read More

Review By Concord9

Beautiful car inside and out. Handles very well. Excellent power. Read More

2019 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By Ruby

This is our 3rd MDX. We know the brand (also had 3 cars) so we know what to expect. The advanced package has all the features as standard that would be adders on comparable SUV’s. Try finding standard... Read More

Review By GuruHWCKH

It’s a beautiful car and dependable. Very nice, roomy, quiet Read More

2018 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By Guru9DJ861

Beautiful and durable car packed with modern technology features, best body design Read More

Review By Manuel

Is a good car for family nice and big Read More

2017 Acura MDX Reviews

Review By Shipwreck85

Top notch in luxury. Shifting is a little abrupt in the lower gears but it’s a smooth ride, especially for a 9 speed cross over (manual/automatic). I’ve read transmission problems are the most common... Read More

Review By Guru9L9MHR

There are definitely some advantages to this vehicle. It tough trying to find the features and specifications for the price I want. Read More

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