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 with the optional all-wheel-drive. (Front-wheel-drive is standard.) However, the nine-speed automatic suffers in terms of shifting smoothness.

A modest 2017 freshening brought standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking to all trims, a big advantage. (Blind spot warning remains optional.) The update also introduced a hybrid model and included new front end styling.

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Every MDX comes with AcuraWatch, which includes forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Blind spot warning comes with the Technology package, which is a necessary building block for the other option packages. We'd get a MDX with the Technology package. If we lived where it snow...
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