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8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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Reviewed by Marty Padgett
Editorial Director, The Car Connection
BASE INVOICE
$39,410
BASE MSRP
$42,930
Quick Take
With a few notable flaws in styling and features, the 2011 Acura MDX still impresses us with its friendly handling and gutsy power. Read more »
Decision Guide
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Styling
Performance
Quality
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Features
Mileage

'Techno-futuristic' but 'funky'

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Interior gets a 'thumbs-up'

Washington Post »

Ugly wood trim

Jalopnik »
Pricing and Specifications by Style
$42,930 $54,455
AWD 4-Door
Gas Mileage 16 mpg City/21 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 3.7L
EPA Class Sport Utility Vehicle
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style Sport Utility
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The Basics:

The 2011 Acura MDX is a seven-passenger, three-row luxury crossover vehicle. It puts its best foot forward with strong acceleration, a comfortable cabin and in great safety performance--while downplaying any extreme off-road ability.

However, it’s also an entertaining vehicle to drive and, despite some odd exclusions on the features list, a supremely confident family vehicle with a stellar safety record.

Pricing begins around $43,000 and reaches beyond $50,000 for fully outfitted versions. The MDX competes against luxury crossovers like the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT; the Volvo XC90; and the Buick Enclave.

 

Likes:

  • Impressive V-6 power
  • Nimble handling, especially for its size
  • Strong safety performance
  • Big and roomy for front five passengers

Dislikes:

  • The beer-opener grille
  • A busy cockpit design
  • Darty steering
  • Takes premium gas, and a fair amount of it
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