2020 Acura MDX
Ratings & Reliability
This functional, family-friendly luxury SUV is comfortable, quick, and quiet, with 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 engine is silky smooth and delivers quick acceleration. We measured a very commendable 21 mpg overall, but the nine-speed automatic transmission is not always smooth or responsive, and its push-button gear selector takes some getting used to. 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. A hybrid version is also available. Standard safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane departure warning.