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2009 Acura MDX Consumer Reviews

4.7
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I own this car- and am HAPPY

by 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...
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 shocks to achieve roll stiffness does have a payoff: Acura MDX's ride quality is clearly superior to that in the sportiest SUVs, from BMW and Infiniti. Noise levels are very low- the new MDX seemed quiet to me on every road surface I've ever driven it on. The 2009 MDX seems an excellent value, especially given it's available competitors (Mercedes, BMW, Audi etc.)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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grate but gas is a killer

by from CHICAGO,IL on March 16, 2013

They say that is goes 15 in the city and 20 on highway IT IS NOT TRUE ON a highway it does 20mpg if you don't go over 70-80 but in the city 300horsep need so much gas for stop-go traffic it is not fun...
They say that is goes 15 in the city and 20 on highway IT IS NOT TRUE ON a highway it does 20mpg if you don't go over 70-80 but in the city 300horsep need so much gas for stop-go traffic it is not funny,best it can go is 12mpg but for short trips to Starbucks and back it is 9mpg in chicago SO IF YOU ARE WORRIED ABOUT GAS THIS IS NOT CAR FOR YOU IF NOT THIS IS GRATE CAR AND I DON'T SEE ANYTHING BETTER TO BUY FOR 30G
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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The Best Car

by from Plainsboro, NJ on May 9, 2009

Awesome! this is the fastest and best car in the market in the SUV range, take BMW and Mercedez-Benz, they only get about horsepower in the 260'range, but this gets 300! awesome ride handling and best...
Awesome! this is the fastest and best car in the market in the SUV range, take BMW and Mercedez-Benz, they only get about horsepower in the 260'range, but this gets 300! awesome ride handling and best comfort. i love this vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Wife is very happy

by from Camp Hill, PA on April 20, 2013

We've been shopping for about 2 months for my wife, looking at SUVs (Enclave, Toureg, X3, MKV) and this was my wife's favorite by far in looks, comfort and performance. Most SUVs need time to acceler...
We've been shopping for about 2 months for my wife, looking at SUVs (Enclave, Toureg, X3, MKV) and this was my wife's favorite by far in looks, comfort and performance. Most SUVs need time to accelerate, but the MDX having a honda motor, just goes when my wife wants to pass someone (very important to her). The car we got had both the Technology and Entertainment package, so basically has all the bells and whistles. She couldn't be happier. My only complain is you have to use premium gas, go with regular and the motor doesn't run as smoothly, but as most people say, if you can afford this car, you can afford the gas.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Outstanding SUV

by from La Quinta, CA on July 16, 2012

Great vehicle, I would not have parted with the vehicle except medical issues made it difficult to get into the vehicle. I already miss the vehicle.
Great vehicle, I would not have parted with the vehicle except medical issues made it difficult to get into the vehicle. I already miss the vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Excellent Luxury SUV

by from SW, OH on April 2, 2012

This is my first SUV and I could not be more satisfied with the MDX w/Tech package. Just the right combination of features, power, and comfort in a luxury SUV. I chose my certified preowned MDX based ...
This is my first SUV and I could not be more satisfied with the MDX w/Tech package. Just the right combination of features, power, and comfort in a luxury SUV. I chose my certified preowned MDX based on warranty coverage, safety ratings, standard 300hp V6, large screen GPS, powerful cd changer/stereo with subwoofer, Sirus/XM radio, power tailgate/rear camera, third row folding seats if needed, etc. Consumer reports rates this luxery SUV as one of the best and I do not disagree.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Our MDX has been a real joy to own.

by from Los Gatos, CA on October 23, 2008

Our MDX has been a real joy to own. The cabin is amazingly quiet which is nice on long trips. The sound system is impressive. The acceleration is ample. The turning radius is surprisingly tight for it...
Our MDX has been a real joy to own. The cabin is amazingly quiet which is nice on long trips. The sound system is impressive. The acceleration is ample. The turning radius is surprisingly tight for its size, which really comes in handy when it is time to fine a parking spot. The SH-AWD makes it feels like a much lighter car around the turns. The Navigation system is easy to use and especially to use and comes in very handy because it comes with a back-up camera. I feel the Sport version's rim complement the body style best. And most importantly I feel my children and wife are safe in it.
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Not a city SUV

by from Washington DC on September 19, 2011

If you are looking for an SUV that has quick pickup and response this is not your SUV. MDX is rated very high, but I am disappointed by its performance. We noticed that there is a delay in pickup and ...
If you are looking for an SUV that has quick pickup and response this is not your SUV. MDX is rated very high, but I am disappointed by its performance. We noticed that there is a delay in pickup and acceleration. In our typical DC commute, we want to change lanes quickly and takeoff. I noticed that there is a drag/delay with MDX that is quite frustrating when you try to accelerate from a signal, stop sign or change lanes. Acura added a lot of control buttons that will confuse almost every one. It will take you a while to see external temperature, reset your trip meter etc. Even the radio does not display station names or song titles. (My 2004 minivan does!). The Navigation system is not very friendly either. My $150 Garmin will display speed limits and street view, where as Acura's do not. There are other irritations too. If you open the sun-glass holder, the glass will fall right down because of the door position (very silly). The ride once you are on a steady speed is good and it handles the road and turns very well. I liked the 3rd row seat.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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High Luxury & great performance

by from Burlington, CT on July 13, 2011

This vehicle is solid...low road noise, upscale materials, great turning radius, bells & whistles beyond beleif. On the downside all technology is not easy to use...NAV is not intutitive & requires mu...
This vehicle is solid...low road noise, upscale materials, great turning radius, bells & whistles beyond beleif. On the downside all technology is not easy to use...NAV is not intutitive & requires much reading of the instructions to operate, and the voice recognition is tricky to use as well. Even though I don't need the 3rd row seat, it is nice to have. I feel safe in the MDX and it's fun to drive. If you want luxury and performance in an SUV, then this car maybe for you to!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

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Great decision

by from Dover, DE on November 15, 2011

I bought a 2001 Acura MDX when they first came out and loved that SUV. I finally traded that SUV after 11 years and 186,000 miles. I wanted another MDX since I loved the first one so much. I am still ...
I bought a 2001 Acura MDX when they first came out and loved that SUV. I finally traded that SUV after 11 years and 186,000 miles. I wanted another MDX since I loved the first one so much. I am still partial to the old styling but I like the 2009 MDX. The price was high so I decided to buy a used one with low mileage. The bells and whistles have really added a new dimension to the car. Ine of the features I wanted when I bought the car was the back up camera but that has taken some getting used to. I still loook at my rear view mirror instead of the screen when I back up. I love the nav. system and the stereo. Great car so far.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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