2005 Acura MDX consumer reviews

$36,900 starting MSRP
side view of 2005 MDX Acura
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.9
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4.7

I am in love with my vehicle

I bought this vehicle used from a dealer. Got very good deal at end of year. Only had it a couple of months, but I do have a 1996 RL and love it also. Would always recommed Acura.

5.0

Best Car i have owned

My Acura MDX 2005, is the best vehicle i have owned. IT is very comfortable, excellent in winter driving, dependable, in short, it is worth evey penny. The only things i could possibly complain about are cabin noise, which is higher than it should be for a luxury vehicle, and gas mileage. But the mileage is decent on hwy, i have gotten 23 mpg, which is reasonable.

4.9

Great Value!

I bought this car used in 2008 with 40k miles and it performs like new. Never had any problems and never went to the shop. It's comfortable, the handling is great, the leg room and cargo space are good size. The only negative i can think of is the milage wich i am getting about 17mpg on average which i guess you kinda expect from a mid-size suv.

3.6

Overall good but not great

Reliability has been very good. Cabin is noisey, road noise pronounced. Door unlocking process is a pain.

4.1

Good but not great....

We have put 80,000 miles on our MDX and, overall, it has been a good but not great vehicle. Driven day to day, and on long highway trips, the MDX performs very well. Engine & transmission performance, ride, handling, and NVH are all excellent. Fuel economy is consistent with the revised EPA ratings of 15 city/ 21 highway. And overall build quality is exscellent. That said, we have had the following problems: -- the brake rotors are clearly undersized and prone to warping. We have had to get them recut or replaced four times. -- the dash vents are flimsy, and three out of the four have broken over the years -- the AC system recently developed a leak and lost its refrigerant charge. Our local (excellent) mechanic could not locate the leak with either a leak detector or using the dye method. He recharged the system, it seemed to be working well, but lost its charge again after one month -- every few months since new, the stability control warning light comes on when the car has been parked overnight. Stopping the car, turning the engine off, and restarting corrects the problem. Nothing seems to be wrong with the system, and no diagnositc code is recorded.

5.0

I love the car!!!

I have been using MDX SUV for over five years. I have two kids and long communte to work, this car is very safe and reliable. It's one of the most popular SUV for family and good for winter time. No wonder it is the best sold SUV for Chicago area.

5.0

Our 2nd MDX, very pleased with both

Bought a 2001 for my wife, when they first came out. This was her first SUV after years in a mini van. One day Acura called and asked to set up an appointment to replace the transmission FREE after it was out of warranty. So, we became fans of this brand. We put 115,000 miles on it around town, highway, pulling small trailer occasionally, and off road in Colorado. She loved it, so I bought her a 2005 Black one. This one now has 88,000 miles, no problems. Only wish it had an Aux input for MP3 player. Will probably sell this one to my son for his wife & child next year and get another new one. Bought a new '09 Acura TL for myself 6 months ago because of our MDX experience. The dealer has actually even stepped up their game since 2005 purchase.

5.0

I like my MDX!

I only wish I liked the new body style and interior - I'd get a new one. I sell real estate so this is my portable office. It's been very reliable.

5.0

Best vehicle I have ever owned

Great looking, totally reliable and great in snow. Reasonable gasoline mileage of 19 or so on the highway. Plenty of power. So far have 40,000 miles with no problems. Will probably drive for at least 120,000 miles.

4.3

TL COOL

THE TL IS A GOOD MOVE UP FROM AN ACCORD MORE POWER LESS MPG 22, GREAT STYLING AND FEATURES INSIDE AND OUT. BOUGHT CAR WITH 24K MILES BRIDGESTONE TIRES ARE SEPARATING TREAD. THE SPOILER MAKES IT TOUGH TO SEE BACKWARDS USING THE REAR VIEW MIRROR ...THE PRICE ONE PAYS TO LOOK COOL