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Acura MDX
2017
Acura MDX 2017 4-door SUV Trim Shown: 2017 Tech 4-door SUV AWD Automatic

This functional, family-friendly luxury SUV is comfortable, quick, and quiet, with generous space for seven. The second row folds and slides forward with the touch of a button for easy access to the small third row. The 3.5-liter V6 is silky smooth and delivers ample acceleration. We measured a very commendable 21 mpg overall, but the nine-speed automatic is not always smooth or responsive and its push-button shifter is unintuitive to use. We also found it frustrating to use the dual-screen control interface. The MDX has a comfortable ride, and the cabin is quiet. Handling is mundane, but it's ultimately secure. The 2017 freshening brings a hybrid version with a seven-speed automated manual, as well as standard AcuraWatch, which includes safety features such as automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning.

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2016
2016 Redesign Year
Acura MDX 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 FWD Tech/Acura Watch Plus

The MDX has always been one of our top-Rated SUVs, with a strong powertrain, independent suspension, and standard all-wheel drive. The ride is firm but composed and handling is fairly agile. Stability Control is standard. The cabin is well-appointed and quiet, but road noise is noticeable. A welcome feature is a split third-row seat that can fold flat into the floor. The dashboard is confusingly crowded with buttons. The third row is tight for adults.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 N/A N/A
2014-2015
2014 Redesign Year
Acura MDX 2015 Trim Shown: 2015 Base

This edition of the Acura crossover SUV continued to reign as one of our higher rated models in the category. Improvements over previous versions include interior quiet and ride quality. Some of the sporty edge is diminished, but the luxury quotient is higher and the AcuraWatch Plus safety package brings automatic braking to lessen collision severity, along with lane departure mitigation technology. Other available electronic driver aids include blind spot monitoring, forward-collision warning and lane-departure warning. The best overall value is the Technology package, which includes the luxury equipment you'd typically expect in this class, as well as most of the available safety equipment.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $34,350 - $43,225 $31,275 - $39,875
2014 $29,875 - $37,900 $26,925 - $34,725
2007-2013
2007 Redesign Year
Acura MDX 2013 Trim Shown: 2013 Tech

During its time, this version of the well rounded seven-seat Acura MDX consistently outscored vehicles costing thousands more. We like its refined powertrain, quick acceleration, responsive handling, and controlled ride. We also like the optional rearview camera, though we wish it came online sooner. Interior fit and finish are impressive and the first two rows of seats are very comfortable. However, the third-row seat is tight for anyone but kids. The controls can also be daunting at first, but are easy enough to operate once you become familiar with them. The Acura's five-speed automatic transmission was upgraded to a six-speed for 2010.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2013 $25,050 - $30,575 $22,075 - $27,425
2012 $22,800 - $27,275 $19,760 - $24,110
2011 $19,450 - $23,250 $16,395 - $20,095
2010 $17,175 - $20,725 $14,130 - $17,575
2009 $14,975 - $17,275 $11,980 - $14,210
2008 $12,900 - $14,725 $9,990 - $11,690
2007 $11,150 - $13,325 $8,290 - $10,340
2001-2006
2001 Redesign Year
Acura MDX 2006 Trim Shown: 2006 Sport Utility

From the time of its introduction, the seven-passenger MDX has always been one of our Top Rated SUVs. We like its strong powertrain, independent suspension, and standard all-wheel drive. The ride is firm but composed, although handling can get a bit twitchy in emergency maneuvers, even with the standard stability control that arrived with the 2003 model. However, the cabin is well appointed and quiet -- though road noise is somewhat noticeable. While the split third-row seat is rather tight for adults, it does fold flat into the floor. The Acura's large cargo capacity and impressive towing capability are additional pluses. For 2003, power output of the V6 increased to 265 hp.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $7,525 - $8,325 $4,865 - $5,615
2005 $6,725 - $7,050 $4,095 - $4,395
2004 $5,950 - $6,275 $3,370 - $3,670
2003 $5,525 - $5,725 $2,970 - $3,170
2002 $5,100 - $5,425 $2,550 - $2,870
2001 N/A N/A