2015 Acura MDX

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2015 Acura MDX
2015 Acura MDX

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • Quietness
  • Sliding and reclining second-row seats
  • Gas mileage
  • Responsive automatic transmission

The bad:

  • Mushy brakes
  • Vague steering
  • Third-row space
  • Forgettable styling
  • Low second-row seats
  • Second-row captain's chairs not offered

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Seven-seat SUV
  • Direct-injected V-6 standard
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Push-button third-row access standard

2015 Acura MDX review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

This car has been great for our family!

The MDX was perfect for mom! The 3rd row seat mas perfect for taking the whole crew! We never had expenses other than oil changes and normal maintenance!

4.9

Utility family vehicle

Bought it for wife's 50th in 2015. Low miles city runs, once to California and back. Smooth ride, excellent road handling and comfortable seats, drove non stop 14 hrs except gas and pit stops

5.0

I have owned 5 Acura’s

Love Love love this car. It’s reliable it’s comfortable it doesn’t require anything but maintenance. I would never drive anything other than that an Acura.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Acura
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Six model years and less than 80,000 odometer miles
Basic warranty terms
Precision Certified: 24 months or up to 100,000 miles
Powertrain
7 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
182-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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