With its all-new Megatron-faced 2007 MDX, Acura wants the MDX to be mentioned in the same breath as the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X5. Doing so required the new MDX to be a much hotter tamale than the lame-duck MDX in nearly every way, so Acura endowed the 2007 model with a formidable dynamic repertoire. Effectively negotiating the opposing tables of performance, utility and comfort is a delicate balancing act that the smarter, buffer MDX pulls off convincingly.
Battle of the Crossover SUV's: Honda v Mazda v Toyota
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We keep a couple seven-passenger crossover SUVs in our long-term test fleet
and they're indispensable for carting around kids, terriers and lawn
furniture. Of course, we still crack the obvious jokes. We'll tell you that
these are minivans with hinged doors, SUVs trail-rated for the Starbucks
drive-thru, tall wagons that think they're too good to be called tall
But there's nothing superficial or irrational about crossover SUVs like the
2009 Honda Pilot, 2008 Mazda CX-9 or 2008 Toyota Highlander. All three make
good on the crossover promise of a vast interior, easy maneuverability and
decent fuel economy. Maybe you're aghast that anyone would need three rows
of seating, but maybe you've never tried to cram three toddlers in Britax
car seats into a Honda Accord.
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Just about any current-day crossover will accomplish the basics, but the
diversity of this vehicle genre might catch you off guard. Even though the
2009 Honda Pilot, 2008 Mazda CX-9 and 2008 Toyota Highlander seem to match
one another airbag for airbag, their personalities are so different that
you can't drive them without taking sides.
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win respect based on pure performance, and they're not making any more
half-hearted explanations about any compromises required by their quattro
all-wheel drive. The 2007 Audi S6 is about pure power, pure cornering
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Hemi Buildup on a '55 Chevy Bel Air! - Roadkill Ep. 29
In Episode 8 of Roadkill we introduced you to the greatest engine swap
project ever—a Hemi into a 1955 Chevy Bel Air. Nearly two years later, we
finally get Mike Finnegan's Mopar-powered Tri-Five on the road, but not
without a few problems along the way. Blown head gaskets, frayed wires, and
severe sleep-deprivation are all overcome as Finnegan, Freiburger, and
friends push to get this polarizing project car running again in time for
an epic road trip.
The BlaspHEMI '55 Chevy rides on a Jim Meyer Racing Gasser tube chassis
with Viking coilover dampers and Firestone Cheater slicks out back. Up
front the car has a tubular straight axle, parallel leaf springs and tires
small enough to fit on a VW Bug. The rear axle is a John's Industries
9-inch with 5.43:1 gears. The Hemi began life as a 528ci Mopar crate
engine, which Finnegan rebuilt with a 0.030-inch overbore, ported aluminum
heads, and a Comp Cams solid roller cam. The mill is topped off with a
Hilborn stack injection system with EFI controlled by a FAST EFI ECU. An
Aeromotive Stealth fuel tank and pump provides the fuel while MSD provides
the spark. The engine is backed by a Tremec Magnum six-speed manual gearbox
with an American Powertrain installation kit and a twin-disc clutch. The
car was wired with a Speedwires kit and the guys built their own fenderwell
headers using parts from Hedman.
To save weight, the original steel front clip was swapped out for a
lightweight fiberglass tilt front end from Unlimited Products and the
windows were replaced with lexan parts from ProGlass. The rollcage is a
10-point arrangement built from chrome-moly steel and TIG welded to the
floor and frame. To save a ton of time, High Tech Auto Wraps covered the
car in flat black vinyl instead of paint while the last of the parts were
installed onto the car.
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2014 Acura MDX Review - Kelley Blue Book
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You'd be forgiven for thinking little has changed by just glancing at the
MDX, and that's the way Acura shoppers like it we're told. That statement
makes me scratch my head just a little because the 2014 model still sports
the Acura "beak," the most controversial style decision Acura has ever
made. Admittedly Acura has toned down the proboscis just a little from last
year with less chrome and a more upright hood that accentuates the toothy
smile a little less. We do have to keep this in perspective however:
nothing about the MDX is overdone, the only reason anyone complained about
the beak in the first place is that Acura has long been known for
conservative design cues. This love for conservative, evolutionary design
is why the MDX is instantly identifiable as an Acura despite riding on an
all-new MDX-exclusive platform and sharing little beyond some transmission
parts with the outgoing model. Yep, you heard that right, the MDX is no
longer platform buddies with the Accord, et al., although it still builds
off of Honda's structural design portfolio.
Bringing the MDX's signature shape up-to-date we have standard full-LED
headlamps which (if I am not mistaken) will make the MDX the least
expensive vehicle on the road with the snazzy beams. Since we only had a
limited time with the car in the day I can't say how they perform at night,
but the color temperature of the lamps is a pleasing neutral color rather
than the harsh blue light some LED lamps are known for. While Acura is
gettin' jiggy with the LEDs up front, the rear continues to use regular old
incandescent lamps. Probably leaving Acura something to swap for a
Acura continues to stick to their formula of traditional injection molded
dashboards and plenty of convincing fake wood. I would be interested to
hear your opinions on this choice, so be sure to sound off in the comment
section below. While i like the look and the materials are premium in feel,
it can't match the visual impact or feel of a stitched leather/pleather
dash, something that the refreshed Buick Enclave does incredibly well. The
MDX continues to do have a very uniform feel with perfect seams and gaps
and a consistent quality level throughout, something that Buick's CUV
continues to struggle with (the lower dash and door plastics in the Enclave
are still a bit cheap.)
The MDX's front and middle thrones still sport the Acura hallmark "Lady
Gaga horny shoulders," a design cue frequently imitated but never
duplicated to the same effect. Like Lexus and Infiniti, Acura still hasn't
discovered seats that more in more than the same basic 8-10 ways as any
$25,000 family sedan. Despite having only half the "ways" as BMW's sport
seats, I find the MDX's redesigned thrones to be among the most comfortable
in the segment for my body shape. The flip side of that is that I'm a
statistical "average American male" at six-feet and 185, so if you deviate
from the "norm" you may find the seats less to your tastes due to the lack
For 2014 Acura has swapped out the tried-and-true 3.7L V6 for their latest
V6. The 3.5L "Earth Dreams" V6 trades displacement for direct-injection and
"Variable Cylinder Management" which allow the V6 to drop to a 3-cylinder
mode on the highway. To quell the inevitable 3-cylinder vibrations, the MDX
score's Honda's unique active engine mounts which generate vibrations
opposite to what the engine produces to cancel them out. (Think Bose noise
cancelling headphones.) Despite the DI treatment, power is down from 300HP
to 290 and torque takes a small drop from 270 to 267 lb-ft as well. The
power reduction is all in the name of efficiency however since this is the
same engine that Acura drops under the hood of the 310 horse RLX sedan. To
counter the power loss, Acura spent considerable time shedding weight with
the MDX dropping a significant 275lbs in the redesign. The weight loss and
improved low end torque (thanks to the direct-injection) mean that
performance is up even with the power down. We weren't able to verify this
however since we didn't have an appropriate track to perform 0-60 testing,
so be sure to check back when we get our hands on an MDX for a week.
Music by Kevin MacLeod
2007 Acura MDX
This is sehment Three from The Fuel Show 12/31/06. The team look at the all
new 2007 Acura MDX