Cars are no longer perceived as just a means of transportation. Nowadays, they not only get you from point A to B, but they showcase the status of the owner as well. When you are driving on the road, you want people to notice and envy your four-wheeled friend. This makes buying your next car a bit difficult as you want to get maximum bang for minimum buck. The Acura MDX comes in as an impressive mid-size luxury SUV and a crossover SUV with a three row seating system. It has caught the interests of families everywhere looking for luxury and an upscale seven seater vehicle.
We will provide all the information one needs to know about this car. It is known as the HONDA MDX in Japan and Australia. Production is under the Japanese company Acura, and have created what is believed to be the first crossover SUV which offers a three row standard sitting system. This car was launched into the market in late 2000 in its first form: the 2001 model. From looks to performance, everything suits your desires. It is a cross between a great luxurious SUV, and the performance of a sports car.
The all new Acura MDX has an athletic and hunkier appearance which does justice to its sporty character.
First Generation MDX
The Acura brand was first introduced in the 1980s and 20 years later, unveiled the first edition of the MDX in 2000. The 2001-2006 models promised much better mileage than other competitors in the market. The first generation model made it easier for it to establish its stand in the market. The first generation model used 5- speed transmission which fetched in lots of problems and dissatisfaction from consumers. It was further revised with smoother transmissions and better interiors.
Second Generation MDX
The second generation of this vehicle maintained its image of a family friendly car. To make it even better, it also enhanced its styling and performance. From the previous models, we can see that the MDX had a much wider track and frame. During the second generation, Acura made the wheelbase much longer. Since the redesigning of the model, it has won over many new customers and has quickly become Acura’s bestselling car in Canada.
For the most recent model, it would not be wrong to say that ‘the best just got better.’ The current model offers a sporty performance without compromising the luxury. Undoubtedly, the current MDX offers more bang for your buck. The redesigning has been so well structured that it will make any owner fall in love with it.
APPEARANCE AND FEATURES
Key Interior features include:
- Telescoping steering wheel
- Bluetooth phone connectivity
- Rear view camera
- Milano leather seating
- Rear seat DVD system
- Three zone automatic climate control system.
This vehicle has very well tailored interiors which offers great comfort while driving. The center console is a bit cluttered but the Milano leather and wood grain trim makes up for it. It surely does maintain an awesome image by offering good looks and better comfort.
The newest model without a doubt beats all its’ competition when it comes to performance. It comes with many improved features including 300-horsepower. It has also upgraded to 3.6 liters, V6 and 6-speed automatic transmission which gives amazingly strong acceleration taking it from 0 to 60 in just 7 seconds.
Many MDX reviews conclude that the car has top-notch handling which includes All Wheel Drive (also known as SH-AWD). This considerably reinforces its handling and the drive and feel of the ride. SH-AWD has the ability to transfer 100% of the power to just one wheel. The impressive part is that it allows faster acceleration on the outer wheels while turning, which no doubt makes handling better and smarter. The magnetic electronic shocks and base suspension further enhances the performance and balance. All the innovations and upgrades has made for a ‘hell-uva’ smooth ride!
There is no question that it offers amazing performance and impressive looks, under a very reasonable price. The base price starts at around $52,000 for the newest model. With what the MDX offers, it is definitely not considered overpriced. Due to this, it has become a very popular choice among various sub-urban families looking for looks, comfort and a sporty touch.
The all new MDX is not just a SUV, but it’s the entire package SUV everyone is looking for that suits both your desires and your pocket.