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2009 Acura MDX
2009 Acura MDX
Available Price Range $10,693-$20,445 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 17 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Acura MDX

Our Take

The seven-seat MDX luxury SUV has a 5,000-pound tow rating and Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive. The MDX competes against the BMW X5, Cadillac SRX, Lexus RX 350 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. It's top-rated in crash tests and has a history of above-average reliability.There are no sig... 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

  • Top crash-test ratings
  • Car-based construction
  • Seven seats standard
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Real-time traffic navigation


Our Expert Reviews

I've always had a crush on the Acura MDX, so getting a week to spend in it was kind of exciting. Of course, no fantasy turns out perfectly, and the reality of the MDX was somewhat less than perfect - as reality often is.While there were no major struggles, there were enough minor hiccups to push the MDX from "love" to "like." There were also a few bugs in the voice control system, which ma... Read full review for the 2009 Acura MDX

Consumer Reviews


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I own this car- and am HAPPY

by Maverick2008 from Chicago on February 15, 2009

Buy this car- you won't regret it!!!! The styling of the 2nd generation Acura MDX is a big improvement!! Furthermore its interior and handling in aggressive driving are impressive. The use of trick... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Acura MDX.

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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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