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Acura MDX

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Base MSRP price range:
$42,865 - $57,080
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Ratings Category: Luxury sport-utility vehicles
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Acura MDX Overview

The MDX is a functional, family-friendly, and competitively priced luxury SUV. It's comfortable, quick, and quiet, with generous space for seven, as long as the third-row occupants aren't too big. The second row folds and slides forward with the touch of a button for easier third-row access, a simple solution that trumps the systems from other manufacturers. But the dual-screen control interface is frustrating to use. The 3.5-liter V6 is silky smooth and delivers more than adequate acceleration. We measured an excellent 20-mpg overall with the old six-speed automatic, which has been replaced by a nine-speed gearbox in the 2016 MDX. Idle stop, which shuts off the engine when the SUV is stopped, will also save fuel. The FWD version should have better fuel economy. Most trims include safety systems such as lane-keeping assist and forward-collision avoidance.

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