2009 Acura MDX User Reviews
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- $23,423 - $27,276
- Comfort/handling, fuel economy for the size.
- Confusing controls.
Purchased As New
Make no mistake - it does not handle like a sports car, but considering the size it is impressive. The transmission gears are tuned to save gas and it does a great job delivering the mileage as promised on the sticker, unlike some other cars. When quick acceleration is required the manual shift comes handy.
Controls are kind of busy and take some getting used to. Not only the number of buttons on the console, and especially the steering wheel is ridiculous, the buttons are too flat and very difficult to recognize without looking. To be fair the voice recognition is excellent.
Seats and front visibility are very good; you can drive all day and feel relaxed. Driving at night is easy thanks to the xenon lights. Instruments and info display are easy to read at all conditions but main display could be hard to read on a sunny day. Automatic climate control works well and has a separate panel for the rear passengers.
Nice sound system, kids love rear video with wireless headphones. The second row seats are quite comfortable for two passengers with a nice middle armrest. The third row seats are useful but not easy to access for some people.
There are clearly not enough storage compartments for the driver, there is nowhere to put a cell phone or stuff like coins, the little cubby behind the shifter is ridiculously small and hard to use with the 12v power outlet inside. Luggage space is generous with the third row seats folded, although it is a little bit high to load. Towing capacity is decent at 5000 lbs.
This is a great family vehicle for the families with 2-3 children for the people who doesn?t like minivans and appreciates good handling and towing ability. Also these days it is easy to get a good discount at the dealership....read morehide
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- Roomy going from large SUV, unlike some of the other reviews my has GREAT power any time I need it.
- GPS system is second rate
Purchased As New
Great smooth riding vehicle. I travel for business I can fill up and drive until the tank is empty. I also tow an 18' fishing boat with no problem. Handles better than any other SUV I driven or driven in. Sound system is great. Car has every option you will need.
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- Poor quality, low mileage and bad after sales service
Purchased As New
Very poor quality! Within two weeks, the battery died and the igniter for the head lights blew off.
Very disappointed with the quality of the car after paying so much money.
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Purchased As New
just got the car for 10 days. and already have several problem with it. Steering wheel has clicking noise, and it just got replaced just 3 days after receive the car.. Now the car wont start, still at the dealership to find out what the problem is. Very disappointed
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- Handling, agility, and 7 seats.
- Busy dashboard control;
The handling is much better than I thought. In my personal opinion, better than Acua TL and Mercedes ML350. However, busy dashboard control makes it hard to locate the right button to set up the function you want. We love the entertainment package because of our young kids. We were consdiering Lexus GX470, RX350, Mercedes ML350, GL 450. After test drives, we settled to Acura MDX. I was not a fan of Acura. Still not. However, ACura MDX is really a good buy. Overall, we like this car....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy
- Brakes sometimes clank
Horsepower is too low comparing with old models. The MDX has good handling for a heavy, midsize SUV, although it is larger than the 2001-2006 model it replaces. It is several inches longer, lower and wider and feels bulkier under some driving conditions.New suspension geometry and calibrations help roadability, as does Acura's Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, which is new and standard for the MDX.Working with an anti-skid system, SH-AWD enhances cornering ability because it distributes the optimum amount of engine torque between front and rear axles and also between left and right rear wheels....read morehide
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- Every convenience features you can expect
- bad fuel milage, irratatinf turn signal loud clicking noise, need more accessorial 12v outlet
Overall, it's a safe and good family car. However, very suprised at the power although it's claimed 300hp. Drives more like 180hp. Also the most annoying thing is the loud turn signal clicking sound. One last thing, all 3 Acura dealerships in AZ is very unprofessional (sales). Had to get my car from CA....read morehide
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noisy brakes,poor visibility(blind spots)terribe gas mileage and premium required,not very peppy for the rated horsepower if its real. honda has been known to embellish their ratings. outside mirrors too small.rear seats a joke for real people.this vehicle is overated and over priced not to mention basically butt ugly. i will get rid of mine very soon.it has not been enjoyable....read morehide
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