This 2008 Acura may look like a thoroughbred, but it has the power of a draft horse.
The Auto Channel reports that with the MDX, Acura's new 3.7-liter V-6 is "the largest and most powerful ever in an Acura," not only beating the previous model, but with 300 hp, it's the most powerful six-cylinder SUV on today's market. This is borne out by the vehicle's 2.5-ton towing capacity (a 1,500-pound improvement over the previous model), which is more than adequate for a large house or camping trailer, wooden sailing vessel, or horse trailer.
The MDX, according to ConsumerGuide Automotive, averages 15.5 mpg, but less-than-stellar fuel economy is to be expected with a vehicle of this type--and for what this vehicle is, the 2008 MDX's mileage is actually not too bad. EPA estimates according to Forbes Autos are actually 17 mpg in city driving and 22 mpg on the open road.
This 2008 Acura's 5-speed automatic works like a charm when it comes to acceleration and passing, and is the perfect mate for the workhorse powerplant. The automatic can be shifted with paddle controls. In addition, the Acura's all-wheel-drive setup works well to send power to all wheels, Forbes Auto says.