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 found it frustrating to use the dual-screen control interface. The MDX has a comfortable ride and the cabin is quiet. While handling is mundane, 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 systems such as lane-departure warning and forward-collision avoidance.