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By Cars.com Staff
July 2, 2012
The seven-seat MDX luxury SUV has a 5,000-pound tow rating and Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive. It competes against the BMW X5, Lexus RX 350 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. It has a history of above-average reliability. New for 2013 There are no changes for 2013. Exterior The MDX wears Acura's prominent shield grille and has a chiseled appearance overall. Exterior features include:
Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
Available 19-inch wheels
Standard xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
Interior The three-row MDX can carry seven people in standard leather seats. It has eight-way power front seats, and the driver's seat can remember two settings. Both front seats are heated, with ventilated seats optional. There's also standard automatic three-zone climate control. Interior features include:
Optional rear DVD entertainment system, power outlet in the center console and heated second-row seats
Optional voice-recognition navigation system with real-time traffic and rerouting information
Optional sport steering wheel
Optional 10-speaker surround-sound stereo
Under the Hood The MDX's 3.7-liter V-6 makes 300 horsepower and 270 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:
Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual shifting
Super Handling All-Wheel Drive
Optional active-damping suspension that varies shock-absorber firmness to smooth the ride and control body roll, with driver-selectable Sport and Comfort modes
Safety Safety features include:
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor for all three rows of seats
Active front head restraints
All-disc antilock brakes
Electronic stability system with traction control
Optional blind spot warning system and adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation feature
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