2015 Acura MDXChange Vehicle
of the 2015 Acura MDX base trim shown
From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team
- 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
- Seven-seat SUV
- Direct-injected V-6 standard
- Front- or all-wheel drive
- Push-button third-row access standard
Editor's note: This review was written in May 2013 about the 2014 Acura MDX. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2015, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.
The 2014 Acura MDX trades visceral driving fun for family-friendly refinement, which should appeal to most shoppers for the seven-seat luxury SUV.
Now in its third generation, the MDX faces a new competitor in the Infiniti JX, which wasn't around when the previous generation arrived. Other options include the BMW X5, Buick Enclave, Audi Q7 and, if you can do without the third row, the ever-popular Lexus RX.
Like many Acura cars, the MDX comes in one well-equipped base trim, though there are several option packages that essentially serve as trim levels: Technology, Technology with Entertainment and Advance with Entertainment. For 2014, front-wheel drive becomes available with all packages; previously all-wheel drive was standard. At a media preview in Portland, Ore., I drove a number of the all-wheel-drive MDX SUVs with Technology and Advance packages alongside its predecessor and several competitors.
The outgoing MDX's bumper inlets sat high enough to give a mustachioed expression. Its successor has shaved, thankfully, but styling otherwise stays put. The biggest shift is the headlights, which adopt standard LEDs for a sort of reptilian appearance. In back, the MDX loses its exposed tailpipes for chrome-... Read more
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.
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