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2011 Acura MDX

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$10,282 — $20,654 USED
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Sport Utility
7 Seats
18 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Above-average reliability
  • Third-row seats standard
  • AWD performance
  • Handling
  • Power
  • Decent gas mileage

The Bad

  • Mixed opinions on styling
  • Center console doors
  • Second row doesn't slide forward and back
  • DVD video displaces MP3 jack
2011 Acura MDX exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2011 Acura MDX
  • Standard six-speed automatic
  • Available tech features
  • Seven seats standard
  • Standard all-wheel drive

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Our Take

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Vehicle Overview

The seven-seat MDX luxury SUV has a 5,000-pound tow rating and Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive. It competes against the BMW X5, Lexus RX 350 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. It's top rated in crash tests and has a history of above-average reliability.

New for 2011
The MDX receives no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
The current generation is now in its fifth year, and last year's styling tweaks gave the MDX a face that more resembles that of Acura's sedans. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • Standard xenon headlights
  • Optional auto-leveling xenon headlights

Interior
The MDX carries seven people in standard leather seats. It has eight-way power front seats, and the driver's seat can remember two settings. Both front seats are heated, with ventilated seats optional. There's also standard automatic three-zone climate control and a cargo area that can be configured six ways, depending on how the seats are folded. A number of tech features were upgraded for 2010, and among the features are:

  • Optional rear DVD entertainment system, power outlet in the center console and heated second-row seats
  • Optional voice-recognition navigation system with real-time traffic and rerouting information
  • Optional ventilated seats, metallic accents and sport steering wheel
  • Optional 10-speaker surround sound audio system

Under the Hood
The MDX's 3.7-liter V-6 turns out 300 horsepower and 275 pounds-fee...

Vehicle Overview

The seven-seat MDX luxury SUV has a 5,000-pound tow rating and Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive. It competes against the BMW X5, Lexus RX 350 and Mercedes-Benz M-Class. It's top rated in crash tests and has a history of above-average reliability.

New for 2011
The MDX receives no significant changes for 2011.

Exterior
The current generation is now in its fifth year, and last year's styling tweaks gave the MDX a face that more resembles that of Acura's sedans. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Available 19-inch wheels
  • Standard xenon headlights
  • Optional auto-leveling xenon headlights

Interior
The MDX carries seven people in standard leather seats. It has eight-way power front seats, and the driver's seat can remember two settings. Both front seats are heated, with ventilated seats optional. There's also standard automatic three-zone climate control and a cargo area that can be configured six ways, depending on how the seats are folded. A number of tech features were upgraded for 2010, and among the features are:

  • Optional rear DVD entertainment system, power outlet in the center console and heated second-row seats
  • Optional voice-recognition navigation system with real-time traffic and rerouting information
  • Optional ventilated seats, metallic accents and sport steering wheel
  • Optional 10-speaker surround sound audio system

Under the Hood
The MDX's 3.7-liter V-6 turns out 300 horsepower and 275 pounds-feet of torque. Mechanical features include:

  • Six-speed automatic transmission with sequential manual shifting
  • Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive
  • Optional active-damping suspension that varies shock-absorber firmness to smooth the ride and control body lean, with driver-selectable Sport and Comfort modes

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Dual-stage front airbags
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor for all three rows of seats
  • Active head restraints
  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Optional blind spot warning system and active cruise control with collision mitigation feature

 

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.6
54 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.4)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.6)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

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(5.0)

Excellent!

by GB from Blacklick, OH on December 10, 2018

So far...great! Comfortable and reliable! Plenty of power and luxury! Hope to drive for many years to come. Did my research and feel I made a wise choice. Read full review

(5.0)

Sport Handling of a Car, with Functionality of SUV

by Germinator from Salt Lake City, UT on October 31, 2018

This car is a very fun to drive and feels smaller than it is! The engine is powerful and can tow well for its class. The 7 seats are great! The front 5 seats about very plush with heated/cooled fronts ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2011 Acura MDX currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2011 Acura MDX has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Acura

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The MDX received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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