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Key specs of the base trim
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- Ride quality
- Front-seat comfort
- Sliding and reclining second-row seats
- Gas mileage
- Responsive automatic transmission
- Mushy brakes
- Vague steering
- Third-row space
- Forgettable styling
- Low second-row seats
- Second-row captain's chairs not offered
Direct-injected V-6 standard
Front- or all-wheel drive
Push-button third-row access standard
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Editor's note: This review was done in March 2014 about the 2014 Acura MDX. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.
What Is the 2015 Acura MDX?
The 2015 Acura MDX is a seven-seat luxury SUV that competes with the Buick Enclave, BMW X5 and Lincoln MKT. It's offered in three trim levels: 3.5L, 3.5L Technology Package and 3.5L Advance Package with Entertainment Package. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims but can be swapped for all-wheel drive.
What's New on the 2015 Acura MDX?
There are no significant changes for 2015.
How Does the 2015 Acura MDX Compare to Other Luxury SUVs?
The MDX was redesigned in 2014, and while it doesn't quite match the luxury and reputation of the five-seat Lexus RX, it offers more standard seats in a quiet, well-equipped cabin, plus good fuel economy. If you're considering the Buick Enclave - another three-row SUV - it's definitely worth comparing it with the Acura MDX.
What Features in the 2015 Acura MDX Are Most Important?
The MDX has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 290 horsepower. A six-speed transmission is standard, and drivers can choose between front- or all-wheel drive.
Standard features include 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, LED accent lighting, one-touch third-row access, heated front seats and leather upholstery. Significant options include 19-inch alloy wheels, remote start and a rear entertainment system with a choice of screen sizes.
As is required in all new cars of this model year, the MDX comes with front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Other standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats, a driver's knee airbag and side curtain airbags for all three rows. Forward collision warning with autonomous braking, lane departure prevention and a blind spot warning system are all optional.
Should I Buy the 2015 Acura MDX?
The Acura MDX isn't the most powerful or memorably styled SUV in its class, but it appeals to families with its smooth ride quality, quiet cabin and economical gas mileage. Seating arrangements aren't unpleasant, but could be better: Though the second-row seats recline for more comfort, they feel a bit low, and third-row passengers don't get much breathing room.
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