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.