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.
2007 Acura RDX Road Test by Edmunds' Inside Line
It might seem odd to be studying Italian while driving a Japanese SUV but we figured Honda is learning to speak a new language with its first turbocharged engine, so why shouldn't we? After one minute in the charismatic new RDX, we realized we should have been brushing up on our German. The RDX is a Japanese SUV, made for the American market, but it drives like a German sport sedan.
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 wagons.
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.
We have. You need that third row. But if that third row were in a minivan, you might find yourself filling a prescription for antidepressants. This leaves you to consider a crossover SUV of medium-to-large proportions.
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.
2008 Toyota Sequoia 4WD First Drive by Edmunds' Inside Line
During a day in the 2008 Toyota Sequoia, we end up visiting every small town within 100 miles of Raleigh, North Carolina. We're shooting a video of Toyota's redesigned full-size SUV as it motors along in suburban America. But it's easier said than done on roads dotted with housing subdivisions, school buses and even logging trucks.
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2007 Acura MDX A2576
Do you remember what it was like when you were a kid and saving up for that toy or bike that you really wanted? You perhaps went by the store just about every day, or stared at pictures and dreamed about the day you would own that particular thing. When that day came, you were overjoyed to be the proud owner and loved spending every possible moment enjoying your acquisition. That feeling can be yours again, with a little less wait time perhaps, with your new love: this gorgeous Formal Black 2007 Acura MDX AWD! With its 3.7 liter engine, 300 horsepower V6 engine with 5 speed automatic transmission, you'll have all the power and excitement you could ever want! All your trips will be enjoyable not just for you, but also for your rear passengers. You'll love the features this great car has to offer. Let's take a closer look at your new Acura MDX.
EXTERIOR: The exterior paint is called FORMAL BLACK and is an excellent fit on this vehicle. This is an extremely fitting color for this vehicle. You will without a doubt enjoy many compliments driving this sensational SUV! The 3.7L 300 horsepower V6 engine with 275 lb-ft of torque is very powerful and has enough power to get you up and going and to get you wherever you need to go! 18" alloy wheels nicely compliment the tires which are in good condition. The power mirrors are heated to get rid of any condensation so you'll always be able to see behind you and drive safely. Integrated into these mirrors are turn signals for added visibility as you prepare to change lanes or take a turn. As you look at the front of your MDX you will notice the halogen headlights and also the fog lamps that make you ready for any kind of weather. Many happy years of ownership await you because of its good condition and low miles, plus your new MDX comes with the remainder of the 4 year/50,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty and 6 year/70,000 mile powertrain warranty.
INTERIOR: The interior compartment is luxurious and impressive. A well-appointed EBONY color scheme is found in the seating, carpets and trim work along with well placed wood grain accents in the console area. The heated front seats feel like new and are in great condition. You'll be able to fit several passengers thanks to the folding second and third row seats. Get ready to let the day or night in with the power moonroof which features tilt and a sliding sunshade. The navigation system with voice recognition and rearview camera is a great part of the technology package and has awesome convenient features so you can find your way quickly and easily without bumps and bruises. You'll be doing your ears a favor by taking advantage of the great music and entertainment available through the XM satellite and stereo system. Don't forget, too, this system features a six disc in-dash CD changer as well as ten premium speakers! This Acura presents the following features to make your ride comfortable, yet invigorating: Homelink Garage door opener system, leather steering wheel with radio controls, cruise control, rear A/C controls and air-vents, 10-way power driver seat and 8-way power passenger seat, power mirrors, several cup-holders, tinted glass, information center (shows direction, fuel consumption, and distance to empty along with other data), and auxiliary power outlets. All the rear seats fold down to give you tons of cargo space. Your new MDX also comes with a complete set of factory mats and two keys (one with built-in remote).
Our goal is to make sure the overall condition of the car is as close to new as possible. This means a full detail that includes polishing any light scratches and professionally touching up chips. All dings are professionally removed. While our cars are close-to-new, keep in mind that they are pre-owned and may show some signs of wear. We will be more than happy to go over the car panel-by-panel with you on the phone for extra details. Also, think of the great savings you will have with this purchase. The car had a new MSRP of around $48,000, so think of the savings you'll have investing in this awesome preowned SUV! Please enjoy the many pictures we've taken to help you get to know your new car better. Get ready to feel like a kid again with your new 2007 Acura MDX AWD.
2011 Acura MDX Drive and Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 MDX is Acura's most popular model. Why? because it seats seven and with it's super handling all wheel drive hauls some serious butt...even in the snow.
Lexus ATC vs. Audi Quattro vs. Acura SH-AWD
AWD comparison test at AET (Automotive Enviro Testing) in Baudette, Minnesota. Audi's Q7 Quattro (TORSEN Torque-Sensing AWD) versus Lexus RX350 ATC (Active Torque Control AWD) versus Acura's MDX SH-AWD (Super-Handling AWD).
Crash Test 2007 - Present Acura MDX (Side Impact) IIHS
2008 Top Safety Pick 2008 Acura MDX: good performance in front, side, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control
SIDE IMPACT TEST WITH STANDARD SIDE AIRBAGS
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Injury measures Head protection Structure/safety cage
Head/neck Torso Pelvis/leg
Driver Good Good Good Good Good
Rear passenger Good Good Good Good
Important: Side impact crash test ratings can be compared across vehicle type and weight categories.
The Acura MDX was redesigned for the 2007 model year.
Driver — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Rear passenger — Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity.
Driver — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.
Rear passenger — The dummy's head was protected from being hit by any hard structures, including the intruding barrier, by a side curtain airbag that deployed from the roof.