Acura’s MDX was already a hit with families looking for an upscale three-row crossover. The redesigned-for-2014 model is an improvement. Easy, one-button third-row access, a cavernous backseat and three sets of Latch anchors in the second row should make families even happier.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two. We were able to install three child-safety seats in the second row, but the seats were set too close together to allow a child’s hand to reach the booster seat’s buckle, so it didn’t meet our fit criteria.
How many car seats fit in the third row? Two
What We Like
- Both the rear-facing convertible and the infant seats went in easily and had plenty of room in the second row; we didn’t have to move the front passenger seat forward to accommodate them.
- There are three sets of Latch anchors in the second row;that’s one more set than usual.
- The Latch anchors are in slits in the leather and easy to use.
- The second row slides and reclines.
What We Don’t
- Although the booster was easy to install and had plenty of room in both rows, the second- and third-row buckles are floppy, which makes them harder for kids to use.
- The forward-facing convertible installed and fit well in both rows, but parents might get confused when connecting the top tether strap. There are several cargo hooks behind the second and third rows that should not be used as a tether anchor.
- The second row easily slides forward with the push of a button, but the resulting opening to the third row is pretty small.