For years, the upscale MDX has been a popular choice in both America's suburbs and among Consumer Reports readers. It's easy to see why it is one of our higher-rated SUVs: this is a well-rounded, functional, and competitively-priced vehicle that does most things well. The hushed cabin and supple ride provide the refinement expected of a luxury SUV.
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Acura MDX Road Test

For years, the upscale MDX has been a popular choice in both America's suburbs and among Consumer Reports readers. It's easy to see why it is one of our higher-rated SUVs: this is a well-rounded, functional, and competitively-priced vehicle that does most things well.

The hushed cabin and supple ride provide the refinement expected of a luxury SUV. The 3.5-liter V6 engine is responsive and refined, plus delivers an impressive 21 mpg overall. While the move to a nine-speed automatic for 2016 slightly improved fuel economy and acceleration, the new transmission suffers in terms of shifting smoothness and uses an unintuitive push-button shifter.

The MDX has a roomy, comfortable, and very functional cabin that can hold up to seven people. Access to the third-row seat simply requires pressing a single button--a clever, user-friendly design that should be a benchmark for competing models. Such interior flexibility makes the MDX an excellent soccer-mom SUV.

Best Version to Get
The best overall value is the Technology package. It includes the comfort and convenience features that you'd typically expect in this class, as well as desirable safety equipment.
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