2010 Acura MDX

Base AWD 4-Dr Sport Utility V6

2010 acura mdx Reviews and News

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Despite the fact that both play in the sport-luxe automotive arena, Acura and BMW aren’t usually head-to-head rivals. Not many will cross-shop the RL and the 5-series, for instance. The TL might turn the head of the occasional 3-series sedan intender, but it certainly isn’t that BMW’s main rival. So it’s a bit surprising to see how closely the current Acura MDX compares to the BMW X5.
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Even with nineteen-inch wheels, the MDX rides surprisingly well, much better than our Four Seasons Audi Q5. Acura's 300-hp V-6 powers the chunky MDX with authority, and it sounds good doing so. This vehicle is a little more annoying to get into and out of than the Audi, particularly in back (with a high step-in and narrow door aperture), but cabin space is good. Of course, there is the standard third-row seat, for those who need cramped occasional quarters for two more. Massively thick pillars, large rear headrests, and a shrunken tailgate window mean rear-quarter visibility stinks, making the blind-spot warning system a near necessity. The interior is nicely finished, not a work of art but uniformly good materials quality and no fit or finish issues. Lots of buttons on the dash could be better grouped by system, but even as is, it's better than wading through onscreen menus, and there are knobs for some important functions.
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To me, the MDX offers by far the best canvas for Acura's current razor-blade-and-origami styling theme. What looks bulbous and disproportionate on the brand's cars and smaller crossovers looks at home on this medium/large crossover. I especially like the cool-looking graphite-colored wheels on our fully loaded test vehicle. Even the many-buttoned center stack that Joe mentions seems less annoying here, for some reason, than in smaller Acura products.
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If the MDX isn't the best vehicle Acura currently sells, it's at the very least the best Acura that Acura sells. As Rusty noted, its vast expanse of sheet metal provides a proper canvas for the brand's new design language. More important, the MDX doesn't try to bring a knife to a gunfight. Whereas other high-priced Acuras, particularly the RL sedan, have always been missing a bit of the necessary hardware and swagger to compete toe-to-toe with rivals, the MDX offers every bit as much power, luxury, and refinement as its full-size competition. That makes all the better the fact that the base price is actually priced closer to small luxury crossovers like the Audi Q5 and Lexus RX. Even our fully loaded test car costs only a grand more than a similarly equipped Cadillac SRX that came through the office around the same time.
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The Acura MDX continues to be one of my favorite SUVs in the luxury segment, mostly because of its looks. And for 2010 the big MDX got a minor facelift, including front bumper redesign. The muscular exterior design is nicely complemented in this example by the large 19-inch graphite wheels and the dark cherry exterior paint.
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What Acura needs is an infotainment controller ala BMW's iDrive, Mercedes' Comand, or Audi's MMI. The center stack is littered with more than 50 buttons that are quite daunting to sift through. Acura already has the large knob/joystick that interfaces with the display, but the dynamic nature of the screen is underutilized. Most of the onscreen functions are mere repetitions of what you can achieve with physical buttons.
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It's been nearly ten years since Acura introduced the MDX, and I still find it to be an attractive entry in the luxury-brand, seven-passenger crossover segment. Actually, the MDX was a crossover before we really even knew the term "crossover," as it was based on the platform of the Odyssey minivan from the get-go a decade ago. It's always been car-based.
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For 2010, Acura's MDX crossover receives a mild facelift and some extra content -- and, of course, a slightly higher price tag. The 2010 MDX starts at $43,040 (including a $810 destination charge), about $2100 more than the 2009 model.

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2010 Acura MDX Specifications

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Engine
3.7L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
Horsepower:
300 hp @ 6300rpm
Torque:
270 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
70,000 miles / 72 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR ACURA 2010 MDX VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN OCTOBER 7, 2009 AND NOVEMBER 14, 2009. A BOLT USED TO ATTACH AN INTERIOR TRIM PIECE TO EITHER THE DRIVER'S OR PASSENGER'S SIDE A-PILLAR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INSTALLED DURING MANUFACTURING.
Consequences
IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH RESULTING IN SIDE CURTAIN AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, THE TRIM PIECE MAY NOT REMAIN PROPERLY SECURED TO THE A-PILLAR, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND/OR FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE INTERIOR TRIM PIECE OF THE A-PILLAR AND IF A BOLT IS MISSING IT WILL BE INSTALLED FREE OF CHARGE. FOUR VEHICLES WERE PURCHASED BEFORE THE STOP-SALE WAS ISSUED AND ALL THE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN INSPECTED AND REPAIRED IF NECESSARY.
Potential Units Affected
644
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
N/R

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