2010 Acura MDX User Reviews
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- $25,812 - $31,847
- Ride is smooth, customer service effort
- Technical Glitches, minor errors, customer service inability and inexperience
Purchased As New
I have this new 2010 MDF from Feb 2010, and it is about 5500 miles now. All in all, I like it very much, as its ride is very smooth and quiet (compared to my wife's Volvo XC90), lots of high tech stuff in this car, voice command, blue-tooth phone, traffic report...etc..
But one big problem is the noise from bottom engine room during the car's acceleration. I sent this to the car dealer 2 times(Cerritos), and they can?t figure out what happened (I know they tried hard to solve it, but the problem still exists!) I also heard the same noise when I drove the brand new 2010 MDX loaner car, so I am guessing, all these new 2010 MDX probably have these glitches. To say the least, I have decided not to argue but accept the fact, especially since the dealership was so nice with everything, but I guess they just don?t have the tech back ground to fix this. It just doesn't make sense how the manufacturer churns out such an advanced car, but the dealerships simply don't have the skills and abilities to solve problems as simple as the one I have encountered.
Thus, as nice and helpful as they were, the dealerships and their customer service did not achieve what they were supposed to do. It seems like they tell you that they tried their best, and as soon as you (the customer) are convinced, our problem just isn't their problem anymore. So I just wanted to put this out there, especially for those of you who are seriously considering this car. It was my dream car, and to say the truth, I was pretty disappointed. I do plan to sell this car; I cannot bear to put up with the little defects of what could be a wonderful car--problems that the service would otherwise have been able to solve easily, but CAN'T!...read morehide
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- The interior is nice
- Paint wears off, headlights oxidize, engine / trans problems
Purchased As New
I purchased the MDX in 2002 as I thought Acura was dependable and would go high mileage. I take excellent care, change the oil every 3000, kept up on tires, all tuneups / maintenance. I've had to put over $10,000 back in this car on things breaking down, AC doesn't work, the AM radio has been fixed three times and doesn't work again. The paint started wearing off the top near my windshield (which I had to have replaced also), and the headlights are yellow - I had those rubbed out and came back in a week. I took to paint place and they told me this should have never happened, to take it to Acura. I did and they said "sorry, we think it is outside influence". They do not stand behind their product. I overheard someone who bought a new car and had battery problems, they were told "drive it more,we are not replacing". Very disappointed....read morehide
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- Standard features, 6 speed transmission
- New exterior plastic trims and grill, phone interface
Bought 2010 Base 3 month ago, traded in 2009 Base MDX.
I love 2010 model even more than 2009 model. 6 speed transmission changed a way this SUV drives and handles. I didn't see better gas milege as I expected. On a highway I was able to average 22MPG on 2009 and only 21MPG on 2010. Couple of new features are nice - like power lift gate , backup camera and compass. But I wish I could keep front of 2009. New Acura grill style is, in my opinion, the reason many potential byers go to competitors.
MDX is mainly my wifes truck, I get todrive it on family trips and it is comfortable and roomy and nice to drive. But when I compare some features to my Audi , one that stands out is a bluetooth interface - my Audi pulls my contacts and my recent calls from my iPhone and shows the list on two displays and I can choose and call number using controls on my steering wheel. On Acura I have to add numbers to its address book one by one using voice controls and call using voice tags. Unfortunately voice recognition does not work even as good as it was working on my 2006 TSX some years ago.
Another issue I noticed - second row seat can not be shifted forward. Related Honda Pilot has 3 positions for 2nd row seats which allows more room for 3rd row when needed....read morehide
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- Great looks; Complete package
- Steering Wheel Vibration since Day 1 and can't be resolved...
Purchased As New
Good value, and complete package in a reasonable cost. Interior is surperb and has excellent exterior....BUT recurring issue about vibrating streering wheel and looks like no resolution...had done many things...but no improvement. I am very frustrated and looking to trade this in over other brand. Acura should look into this more seriously.......read morehide
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- Sleek new look. Comfortable ride. Good sized SUV for a family of 4.
- Thirsty for fuel, especially during city driving. Overwhelming features, but I just got it..learning
Purchased As New
Just purchased the MDX Tech Package a week ago and so far I love it. With the addition of our second child we needed a bigger car because our sedans were just not cutting it.
I looked at:
BMW X5(way overpriced - smaller then MDX)
AUDI Q7(Overpriced - did not enjoy the ride)
Buick Enclave(GM quality is not so good after years of use and I plan to keep this car for 10 years)
I chose the MDX because the price was right. Another reviewer said that they dealer would not lower the MSRP..HA. I say that person has no negotiation skills. I got mine for $41, 700...a few hundred below invoice and over $4000 off MSRP. ($47,400 OTD). 1.9% APR is great too. BUY AT END OF THE MONTH!!
I like the smooth ride, it almost feels like a sedan. I had a Ford Explore several years ago...what a bumpy ride.
I love the new design, it looks very sleek. My friend owns the 2007 model and the 2010 model looks a lot better.
The seats are very comfortable and car itself is very roomy. I have 2 kids and there is plenty of room for all their stuff. There is plenty of room when you drop the third row. Seating 7 is kind of tight, the third row seating is mostly suitable for small children, not much leg room for adults or older children. One thing I absolutely hate is that you can only access the third row from the right side. I have a child car seat there and I can't get the slide the middle seat forward because of it. As a result, I have to put the child car seat in the third row and my other childs car seat on the middle row right behind the driver side. You can't really see your children when they are sitting directly behind the driver seat. I really hate this. So basically you can only slide one side of the middle row to access the third row.
The sound system is awesome, it has DVD audio. The sample DVD audio disc that the car comes with sounds amazing. Surround sound in a car...who knew? I like that you can insert your CD and it copies it to the HDD and you can play your music right from the hard drive...no more CDs in the car...LOVE THAT!! Search by Song feature is also nice, but it often confuses the song name. The USB IPOD connectivity is great and it is also controlled by voice. You can also play songs stored on a USB Thumb drive or an external hard drive.
The rear view camera is brilliant. So much easier to park now.
The NAV is the best out there, but it is a bit confusing. I don't like that sometimes it tries to auto find the address. I am trying to enter an address and sometimes it won't let me type in the correct address because the numbers are grayed out since the NAV thinks it has found the correct address. I am sure there is a way to turn that feature off, I just haven't found out how to do it. There are hundreds of voice commands to learn and sometimes the voice recognition will do something totally different from what you asked it to do. I just need to get used to it. It also auto reroutes you if it finds a traffic incident and if it can save you more than 2 minutes of your destination time. Make sure you set "TOLL ROADS" to MIN, or it will take you to a toll road every time if one exists on your destination route. I learned that after I paid a few times. (in Los Angeles BTW)
I like the Bluetooth hands free phone and also the Bluetooth audio. It will import your address book and it is very easy to use. All voice activated.
One of the things I did not like is that there are huge blind spots on both sides of the vehicle. I almost hit a car in the next lane because I thought it was safe. I can take care of this by simply adding blind spot mirrors. In the advanced package you have blind spot detection, not in the Tech package.
Overall this is a great SUV. My Family and I really enjoy it. I would recommend it....read morehide
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- never skids in snow, it's very powerful!
- the leather seats are very cold in winter!
Purchased As New
this car is basically a sports car-truck-with luxury+comfort! this is one amazing car! i adore this car because it is very powerful and offers a lot! it is in good condition after 2 yrs of use. i think thats gotta count for something
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- Great features and Technology.
- Not so good on gas when driving in the city.
Purchased As New
I just bought this car few days ago, and I have been using it for work. I find that the technology is impressive, especially the blind side system. It has the latest updated navigation system with better resolution. The car is very comfortable and smooth on freeway. The gas mileage on the freeway is a lot better than driving in the city. Overall I think this car is good....read morehide
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