When Acura developed their midsize luxury sport utility vehicle, no one ever expected it would achieve what it has. The Acura MDX boasts well appointed touches and a thrilling driving experience that its luxury competitors can’t offer for the same value. MDX is extremely invigorating to drive. From the comfort and security of its slightly bolstered front seats that are firm yet inviting, to the Soft Touch Materials used to dress the interior, there is a quality of refinement that you know will translate into behind the wheel excitement. Start the engine and the corners of your mouth start to curl upward into a smile. You’ll grip the steering wheel with renewed vigor, shift the nine speed transmission into drive, and stomp the accelerator. You’ll launch quickly to your desired speed, much quicker than you would have imagined. That slight smile has now turned into a full blown grin thanks to the 3.5liter V6’s 290 horsepower.
The Acura MDX’s cornering and handling are crisp and firm, and the Integrated Dynamics System console buttons provide a change in steering feel from a light touch Comfort setting to a snappy response on Sport mode. Super Handling All Wheel Drive (SHAWD) adds an extra level of traction and driving security that can get you through the toughest terrain you can subject your MDX to.
Compared with the Lexus RX, the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, MDX has an edge with its aggressive styling and iconic angular front grille which is adorned with Jewel Eye LED headlights. A plethora of standard safety features including AcuraWatch safety suite, Vehicle Stability Assist, and a rearview backup camera help Acura MDX achieve a top IIHS score of ‘Good’.
Check out the 2016 Acura MDX, available at Jay Wolfe Acura of Kansas City.