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BASE INVOICE
$39,863
BASE MSRP
$43,030
On Quality
The 2012 Acura MDX feels luxurious, yet there's more than enough space and utility for most busy families.
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excels in 'comfort, versatility and refinement'
Edmunds

especially pleasing switchgear feel and movement
Consumer Guide

supportive bucket seats in the first two rows
Car and Driver

MDX even offers a minivan-like 10 cupholders
Kelley Blue Book


The 2012 Acura MDX has three rows of seating and a rather boxy exterior that promises a lot of utility. And even though the MDX is a luxury vehicle, it's quite the cargo workhorse for weekend projects.

There are three rows of seating in the 2012 MDX, and adults will find all-day comfort in any of the perches in the front two rows. The front seats especially offer great bolstering and support. As for the third row, it's child-sized, as are most benches in this class, but the second-row seat tilts and slides forward to expand access to the back.

Storage bins and cubbies are everywhere inside the MDX, and the rear cargo area is large enough to accept a lot of luggage, particularly when the third row is folded down. Keep the third-row seat in the upright position and you still have more than 15 cubic feet, or enough for most grocery runs. Both rear rows fold flat for a total of nearly 84 cubic feet of storage. A power tailgate, standard this year, makes loading cargo easier.

Though the instrument panel of the 2012 MDX is a bit too busy with all the buttons, lights, and controls, the cabin is crafted from high-quality materials. Acura has tinted the woodgrain trim a medium shade of brown, which warms up the cabin a bit from its former grey drabness. Fit and finish is excellent, typical for Acura, and the MDX is very quiet, whether on rough surfaces or in highway cruising. 

 

 

Conclusion

The 2012 Acura MDX feels luxurious, yet there's more than enough space and utility for most busy families.

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