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Consumer Review of the Week: 2017 Acura MDX

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CARS.COM — Family cars don’t have to be all substance and no style. Acura’s three-row MDX SUV combines both. One owner found a lot to like about the MDX’s practical points — for example, the 360-degree backup camera — as well as its more luxurious side, calling out its classy, open-pore wood cabin.

MDX Family from Texas writes:

“Open-pore natural wood accents, contrast stitching and piping on the seats, second-row captain’s chairs and power folding side mirrors combine to take the step up the MDX Advance’s level of luxury. These features combined with a well-behaved nine-speed, and the venerable and efficient V-6 engine make for a drama-free ride. The 360-degree backup camera and parking sensors add a lot of confidence when backing in or out of a parking spot. These features are very helpful given the high hood and long wheelbase. On the downside, cargo capacity is small given the size of the vehicle. The high floor and low roofline limit the height of what can be placed in the back. There is a small enclosed area in the back floor, but a large family should seek other more practical options. Overall, it’s a fantastic vehicle that provides a level of features and refinement that matches competitors’ more expensive offerings. We’re expecting it to serve as a reliable vehicle for many years.”

Related: 2016 Acura MDX: Car Seat Check

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Editor’s note: Some comments have been edited to improve clarity.

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News Editor Jennifer Geiger joined the automotive industry in 2003, much to the delight of her Corvette-obsessed dad. Jennifer is an expert reviewer, certified car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats — many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer Geiger

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