2012 Acura Mdx
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Another great car...

by from West Chester, PA on April 11, 2012

This is the 3rd MDX we've owned and the 2012 is, by far, the best yet. The biggest improvement is the 6 speed transmission which was my biggest dislike from our 2009 MDX. While the exterior has only c...
This is the 3rd MDX we've owned and the 2012 is, by far, the best yet. The biggest improvement is the 6 speed transmission which was my biggest dislike from our 2009 MDX. While the exterior has only changed slightly, the interior refinements are really nice like the LED interior lighting, hard drive for your personal music and other light things. While the MDX Tech / Entertainment package we have isn't cheap, we know what we're getting. In the 10 years we've owned the MDX's, we've never had a single mechanical or electrical issue. Can't ask for anything more!
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So far so good

by from Philadelphia suburbs on January 23, 2012

We've only owned it for a month, but so far we really like our new MDX. We got the Advance package, which is loaded with all the bells and whistles, and it really is quite a step up from our (beloved ...
We've only owned it for a month, but so far we really like our new MDX. We got the Advance package, which is loaded with all the bells and whistles, and it really is quite a step up from our (beloved but old) 2004 Honda Pilot. We are still learning how to use all the electronic voice command features, etc, but the driving experience is great. More car-like in its handling than most SUVs.
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great value

by from chicago,IL on March 19, 2012

My wife and I love our new mdx. Very sporty and very luxurious inside. Handles great. Space is what we were looking for than going to a bigger suv. Every acura seems to be loaded and you don't have to...
My wife and I love our new mdx. Very sporty and very luxurious inside. Handles great. Space is what we were looking for than going to a bigger suv. Every acura seems to be loaded and you don't have to puchase an upgrade which we liked. So happy car shopping.
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Better gas mileage than expected

by from Cincinnati Oh on July 28, 2012

I have had the MDX for a month now, and took mt first road test from Cincinnati to Niagara Falls. Surprise! We got 24 mpg on the hwy, averaging 70 mph. Was not expecting this. I wonder if Acura/Honda ...
I have had the MDX for a month now, and took mt first road test from Cincinnati to Niagara Falls. Surprise! We got 24 mpg on the hwy, averaging 70 mph. Was not expecting this. I wonder if Acura/Honda tweaked the engine mid year to achieve this? Compared this to the Pilot and was worried about the gas mileage. Price was the same (acura base vs Pilot touring). Handles exceptionally well and can't believe the performance. Tough choice vs the two. Strengths: Performance, handling. comfort. Weakness: Very little room in 3rd seat, but workable.
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Just love it!

by from MONTREAL CANADA on December 22, 2012

Just wish the technology package would include mexico in their teck pack. It s to bad that the dealers in canada are so greedy. I saved 10,000$ by purchasing this car practically brand new in the USA.
Just wish the technology package would include mexico in their teck pack. It s to bad that the dealers in canada are so greedy. I saved 10,000$ by purchasing this car practically brand new in the USA.
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love this cat!

by from San Francisco, CA on October 1, 2012

We love our new MDX. We owned a 2004 MDX which we traded in for a 2008 Toyota highlander Hybrid limited. Although the Highlander was tricked out, and was more expensive than our previous MDX, it did n...
We love our new MDX. We owned a 2004 MDX which we traded in for a 2008 Toyota highlander Hybrid limited. Although the Highlander was tricked out, and was more expensive than our previous MDX, it did not get any better gas mileage (likely due to my husband and I both having a lead foot)... All the while I pined for our old MDX (The on that got away). It took four years, but we finally got a new MDX, everything but the external sensors and air conditioned seats. Love, love this car. I wish it were a bit more fuel efficient. But it is a sweet ride, great for long trips, plenty of room for kiddies and pets. Very satisfied customers. :)
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Love our new MDX

by from Springfeild, MO on October 17, 2012

We drove the RDL and liked it a lot and considered a purchase and just for kicks we drove the MDX and guess what we drove home in our new MDX the same day. Great vehicle and Great working with the sta...
We drove the RDL and liked it a lot and considered a purchase and just for kicks we drove the MDX and guess what we drove home in our new MDX the same day. Great vehicle and Great working with the staff at the local ACURA dealership. We are into day our fourth day of ownership and still loving the great ride from the MDX. Thanks!
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Does everything well

by from San francisco on August 4, 2012

It's not the biggest, fastest, best looking or most luxurious 7 pass SUV, but it's good at all these things. Our decision came down to the GMC Acadia or the MDX. The Acadia just feels too big to drive...
It's not the biggest, fastest, best looking or most luxurious 7 pass SUV, but it's good at all these things. Our decision came down to the GMC Acadia or the MDX. The Acadia just feels too big to drive. The MDX is much sportier. While the MDX's 3rd row is less useful, we seldom use the 3rd row.
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Wow! I love the Acura MDX!

by from Toronto on April 23, 2016

I upgraded from an Acura TSX (which was the most reliable car I ever owned) because the family grew bigger. The MDX puts my old TSX to shame. It has a beautiful interior, the ride is very comfortabl...
I upgraded from an Acura TSX (which was the most reliable car I ever owned) because the family grew bigger. The MDX puts my old TSX to shame. It has a beautiful interior, the ride is very comfortable, I've seriously never been in a more comfortable car. The Honda engine has 300 HP and is very reliable, quiet and strong, although the premium fuel can get a bit expensive (an extra $150 per year or so). I wanted a 7 seat luxury SUV and the MDX was perfect. My wife thought the Lexus 7 seater was too boxy, as was the MB. The BMW X5 was not a comfort vehicle, and so the MDX was perfect. I'm really amazed at the price/luxury ratio.
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2012 MDX

by from houston, tx on September 16, 2012

Great vehicle so far. Interior is over the top beautiful. Technology is crazy, almost too much. Plenty of power, great handling, drives like a car. Bluetooth, nav, USB, Onstar, etc. Everything you nee...
Great vehicle so far. Interior is over the top beautiful. Technology is crazy, almost too much. Plenty of power, great handling, drives like a car. Bluetooth, nav, USB, Onstar, etc. Everything you need
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