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2008 Acura MDX
2008 Acura MDX
Available Price Range $8,976-$18,884 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 17 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2008 Acura MDX

Our Take

The seven-seat MDX enjoyed a complete redesign for 2007, adding more horsepower, a 5,000-pound tow rating and Acura's Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, so changes for 2008 are few. There's a new paint color called Sterling Gray Metallic, and the automatic-dimming rearview mirror is now st... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Navigation control knob
  • Mixed opinions on styling
  • Center console doors
  • Second row doesn't slide forward and back
  • DVD video displaces MP3 input

Notable Features

  • New paint color for '08
  • Top crash-test ratings
  • Car-based construction
  • Seven seats standard
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Real-time traffic navigation


Our Expert Reviews

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Aucra MDX

by SPECEL ED from Potomac Falls, VA on May 10, 2010

I have a 2008 and I love this SUV. I've owned a Highlander, Explorer and a Redeo and this truck is by far the best. Granted it is a better quality to begin with. Handling for a SUV is great. Fast, com... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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